Title: Chicks in Chainmail
Editor: Esther M. Friesner
Short story anthology
Genre: Humor, fantasy, portal fantasy, feminism, fairytale
I just got Chicks in Chainmail in the mail today, I ordered it after reading Tansy Rayner Roberts great post On Influence. I wanted to read some of the older works in the genre (this is 20 years old by now) so I decided to order it. I am reading the stories as part of my 100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge.
Don’t let the cover fool you, this is a feminist book, but it is is feminism with a big smile on it’s face and a wink. It is clever and it is funny.
Shortly after I came home from work today the doorbell rang and a postman delivered not just one amazon packaged but two. For some crazy reason one was shipped from Italy while the other was from Germany. The ways of amazon is miseries. Inside was four books out of the five I had ordered, the last one is on its way. But anyway, yeah books!
I was actually just ordering one book a few weeks ago, but it was so cheap it seemed silly not to order some more and there were some books I wanted.
I have been ill with the flu a lot this month to my great annoyance and adding stress to my work. While I have been ill and recovering I have not really been able to read much regular fiction. I simply have not had the energy which is why I am now going on week two of reading the same novel. However comics have been the perfect fit for my bored but low energy mind. I have not just read a comic or two but a whole host of them! I thought it would be fun to list them all. Some of them I probably don’t have a lot more to say on than FUN. Ok enough babbling lets see some comics.
So the 2013 Nebula nominations is out, which you have probably heard already. So why I am writing about it? Well Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie is nominated for best novel – which I totally called! When I read the book, I was about half way though then I told my boyfriend that I was sure that this book was going to be on all the award nomination lists this year. And boy has it ever!
The Nebulae nomination is far from the only recognition that Ancillary Justice has gotten so far. It has also been nominated for the: British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel; Philip K. Dick Award; Tiptree award and it has won The Kitschies for Golden Tentacle. A huge congratulations to Ann Leckie! I for one can not wait for the next novel in the series. Read my review of Ancillary Justice.
You don’t get invited to stuff that is going on in the peer group. You are not invited to parties, to hang out after school, to go shopping, to the movie night, to play a game, to the meeting… A normal form of bullying is exclusion from social events.
You might think, not getting invited to stuff, getting left out… that is not bullying! Think again…
Author: John Scalzi
Genre: Science fiction, space opera, satire, humor
I am writing this review because it has just been announced this month that FX is making Redshirts into a short tv-series. And I’m pretty excited about that! Scalzi is to be the executive producer on the series, so hopefully that should keep it from being cut into scraps and put together like Frankenstein’s monster.
Ok so what did I think about the book? You guessed it I liked it a lot…