Monthly Archives: September 2014

Roundup on Diversity and Equality in Sci-fi and Science

Somehow, this turned into an equality roundup. Here’s an interesting essay that won a Hugo this year: “We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative” by Kameron Hurley, at A Dribble of Ink. I like it because … Continue reading

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Favorite Moments from Legend of Korra: Book 3

Genre: Fantasy/steampunk Synopsis: Korra is the Avatar, charged with bringing balance into the world, and she just made a huge decision that changed everyone’s reality. Now she and hers have to deal with the consequences of that decision, good and … Continue reading

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Anticipation for Fall 2014

Fall 2014 has got a lot going on at the TV stage. I’m going to be trying a lot of things–I anticipate dropping a lot of shows quickly, and keeping a solid few. Some of the shows I intend to … Continue reading

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Terrier, Bloodhound, Mastiff: Tamora Pierce’s Tortall

Eventually, I’m going to get around to all of Tamora Pierce’s Tortall books. They’re just so satisfying. Genre: YA Fantasy Synopsis: Beka Cooper comes from a poor family in the Lower City that got lucky–the Lord Provast of the city’s … Continue reading

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Science in Media: Multiple PhDs

In Agents of SHIELD, Coulson informs us that Simmons has two PhDs in fields he can’t even pronounce. In another example, Tess from Eureka has three PhDs (why would anyone do that to themselves?) I’m sure there are more. For some reason, … Continue reading

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Outlander, and Claire’s Surprisingly Good Balance of Competence and Vulnerability

Genre: Historical/Drama/Romance (based on a novel I haven’t read, but is reputedly very good) Synopsis: A WWII nurse gets mysteriously transported to 18th century Scotland. Series: 1 season of 8 episodes; there will be a season 2 I’ve Watched: The … Continue reading

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