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UberWench loves science fiction, fantasy, and horror. She is very fond of the Oxford comma, and owns five varieties of riding crop, but no horse.
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    Author Interview: David Bowles on Inclusive Literature, the Hugos, and the Future of Genre Fiction

Author Interview: David Bowles on Inclusive Literature, the Hugos, and the Future of Genre Fiction

 

 

David Bowles is an author, poet, scholar and folklorist who lives in south Texas. His book Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry was awarded the Texas Institute of Letters’ Soeurette Diehl Fraser Award for Best Translation. His short fiction has recently been featured in Apex Magazine and Strange Horizons. 

GeekaChicas: Greetings to author, scholar and folklorist […]

Witness! Mad Max Fury Road

In the interest of complete honesty, the trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road filled me with Meh.  It looked cool and explosion-y, and I have vaguely fond memories of seeing Mad Max movies on VHS, but that wasn’t enough. (Also, I generally have a hard time looking at Tom Hardy’s face and not seeing […]

Fright Night Remake – Unnecessary But Anticipated

 You may have heard about the upcoming (and unnecessary) Fright Night remake.  I say unnecessary because, well… Fright Night was a campy horror/comedy classic. The promos for the remake appear to be playing it totally straight horror, though.  It may just be the trick of the trailer. You decide:     Hmm. On the one hand, vampires are hot right now. On the other, scary vampires are NOT hot right now. Now is the time of the sparkly, boy band, My-Little-Ponies-with-fangs vampires.    (You thought I was kidding, didn’t you?) The original was saved from the ick by humor (and by Roddy McDowell and Chris Sarandon being funny/campy and serious by turns). This one might be saved by- Wait, what was I saying again? Oh, yeah. This new Fright Night has Anton Yelchin as teen protagonist Charlie Brewster, Colin Ferrell as Jerry Dandridge, the vampire (I buy him as scary and menacing because he’s always creeped me out a little. It’s the eyebrows, man),  and DAVID TENNANT as Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowell’s character in the original). DAVID-FREAKING-TENNANT, Y’ALL!!! In guyliner.   David Tennant is a very fine actor. (So is Colin Ferrell, for that matter. *shudder* If you’re into that sort of thing.) I mean, Tennant’s Hamlet was awesome, and he made an absolutely indelible Doctor in Doctor Who. TruFax. That said, the rest of this post is mostly eye candy and carnal squee, because I want to and I can. Collected promotional images from Fright Night (2011) below the cut.   […]

By |June 21st, 2011|MyBlog|2 Comments|

Leviathan Wakes: A Chat with the Authors

 The new novel Leviathan Wakes (first in the Expanse trilogy) has been described as a space opera for its grand, sweeping setting and powerfully emotional content. Set in a distant future world in which humans have colonized Mars and several sizable asteroids, it is a story of conflict on a large scale and personal, human struggle. I caught up with the authors, Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (who write collectively under the pseudonym James S. A. Corey) via Skype, to talk about the book, their influences and writing process as well as some observations on trends in Urban Fantasy.   These guys are a riot. You’ll see what I mean below the cut.   […]

By |May 17th, 2011|MyBlog|4 Comments|
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    Tween Girl’s Design for a TARDIS Used in “The Doctor’s Wife”

Tween Girl’s Design for a TARDIS Used in “The Doctor’s Wife”

 That’s right! The BBC kids’ show Blue Peter had a contest for their viewers —  send in designs for a TARDIS console to actually be used in an episode of Doctor Who.  Here is the winning design by Susannah Leah, complete with details you may have missed as well as the ones most notable […]

By |May 16th, 2011|MyBlog|0 Comments|

The Flailing Flail of Doctor Who Series Six Flaildom

 I am incoherent with anticipation. All my fannish nit-picky whinging about Eleven and Moffat and this or that detail is temporarily washed away in a torrent of SQUEE. This is why:   Neil Gaiman tweeted about how happy he was to hear Matt Smith say his line, and now I have ridiculously high hopes for the […]

By |March 30th, 2011|MyBlog|2 Comments|

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

 Here’s a video to warm the cockles of any Geek’s heart. Or at least make ’em giggle. 

By |February 14th, 2011|MyBlog|0 Comments|

Some Awesome Videos by Geek Femmes

 In teh various realms of Geekdom, Geek Femmes are often overlooked (though always present). There are some awesome things out there created by women, and here are a few of them. Feel free to share your own finds in the comments! A snappy earworm by meekakitty:    And the first YouTube music video by Singer/Song writer […]

By |February 3rd, 2011|MyBlog|3 Comments|

New Year’s Benediction

 I shared this on my private journal and in other places, but I didn’t think to share it here. My Bad.     All right, GeekaChicas, Let’s surprise ourselves this year!

By |January 6th, 2011|MyBlog|0 Comments|

GeekaChicas’ Top Ten Articles of 2010

 It’s that time of year when people take a look back, and since statistics are near and dear to my geeky little heart, it seemed appropriate to share a few of them, in traditional list form. This listing was arrived at through a combination of individual statistical hits and the interest of readers based […]

By |December 31st, 2010|MyBlog|2 Comments|