Strange New Worlds, Three Episodes In

Una and La'an on either side of a table in the Entreprise lounge

We’ve gotten no less than four new Star Trek shows these past few years, five if you count the Short Treks anthology series. It’s a lot, but last month has marked the launch of yet another series, the first live-action…

Chrono Trigger: Blast From the Past?

Spiky-haired Crono attacks a hulking creature, his sword bathed in fire thanks to a teammate's magic

I popped the cartridge into the 2DS with a measure of trepidation. I’d bought the handheld months prior to catch up on a generation of games that had passed me by. We had several of these in the house, gifts…

Playing Chess With My Sister

Close-up of a chess board

I’m an introvert, the kind who’s spoken fewer words in her life than you’ll find in the average short story. As such, it can be challenging to keep in touch with my friends and family, who live nearly 3,000 miles…

Societal Progress Is Not Linear

Picture of a pendulum in a circular pit, by Mike Von

Nowadays, it can feel like the precious societal progress we thought we’d achieved has been inexorably slipping backwards. Extreme conservatism and hate in the US, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the unwillingness to act to ensure our species’ survival keep…

Oh, Picard

Now that the trailer for the second season of Star Trek: Picard is upon us, I feel the time is right to unleash a rant about my one big gripe with season one, which I enjoyed overall. So Timely Yes,…

I Am Faye

A few weeks ago, I didn’t know I was Faye. You might expect someone in their thirties to know who they are already. I thought I did. I have been role-playing in online games and on forums since I was…

Tea-Brewing at the End of Humanity

A story of mine was published in Issue 262 of AntipodeanSF (July 2020). It is a short story of some 800 words that I will share with you here. You can also find it on AntipodeanSF’s website. Content warning: suicide…

Writing the Truth at This Time in History

Discussing our craft feels small and unimportant at the moment. Protests over the deaths of George Floyd and so many others have been taking place all over the country for more than a week. They are even now erupting in…

What Have I Been up To?

It’s been a while since I wrote on my blog. What have I been up to since last we met? A novel, twice finished These past few months, I was working on my first novel. Again. I previously thought it…