In a sea of book series, the standalone novel can be a breath of fresh air. What are the virtues of the standalone novel and what makes for a good one? Might there be a resurgence of the standalone novel in the near future?
These days, the term trope is often used as a sign of derision, but not all tropes are bad! There … More
Poetry hasn’t always been my thing. Then, I spent a year and a half reading slush for an online Americana … More
Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series has led to an explosion of YA speculative fiction that explores mythology and folktales through the adventures of modern-day characters. What made this subgenre so popular? And who are some authors to pick up after Percy Jackson? And how has the genre expanded to feature non-Western mythologies?
I believe strongly in reproductive rights and bodily autonomy. Many of these beliefs were encouraged through the science fiction & … More