Aug 4, 2021

I’ve been really enjoying stories set in patriarchal societies lately. Not because I enjoy the patriarchy, but because I appreciate reading about strong women rising up against it. Deka lives in an oppressive world—one in which you’re judged “pure” if your blood runs red and “impure” if it runs gold. And, of course, you can…

Jul 21, 2021

This is the first book I’ve read by Catherynne M. Valente, and you can certainly tell it’s not the first book she’s written. The prose sings. The story demands you read it slowly to digest its poetry and the subtle references to Earth-that-was. It’s written in a more literary style than your average sci-fi novel,…

Jul 7, 2021

“I don’t usually like alternate history or period pieces, but this is really good!” my husband said as we were listening to the audiobook together. I had been thinking the exact same thing. I also don’t normally seek out zombie fiction. I nabbed the audiobook of Dread Nation from our library because we were heading…

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Allison Alexander is the author of Super Sick: Making Peace with Chronic Illness, the Editorial Director at Mythos & Ink publishing, and a co-host of the Wayfarer’s Guide to Worldbuilding podcast. She regularly writes about how disability is represented in fiction and reviews sci-fi and fantasy books.

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