Monsterhearts, Night Witches, Tabletop RPGs

Feminism and Tabletop RPGs

At Continuum 13, I had the pleasure of sitting on the Tabletop Gaming panel with Aidan Doyle, Darryl “Owlbear” Brown, Laura Wilkinson and Bryce Campbell. The discussion was a mix of designer and player perspectives, and remained an upbeat conversation throughout. We could have continued for hours. One of the things I touched on in […]

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Rift Riders, Becca Lusher, Wingborn, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea.

Rift Riders by Becca Lusher

Published: Self-published in March 2017 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Wingborn #2 Genres: Fantasy Source: Author Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The author is a friend. I have done my best to give an […]

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Continuum 13

Trigger Warning: This post contains a realistic depiction of brains. You can thank Seanan McGuire. Last weekend, I attended Continuum 13 in Melbourne. It was also the 56th Australian National Science Fiction Convention. The Guests of Honour were Seanan McGuire and Likhain. I took a bit of a different approach to the convention this year. […]

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Rosemary and Rue, Seanan McGuire, October Daye, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

Published: September 2009 by DAW Books Format reviewed: Mass Market Paperback, 346 pages Series: October Daye #1 Genres: Fantasy, urban fantasy Source: Library Available:Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo October “Toby” Daye, a changeling who is half human and half fae, has been an outsider […]

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Chai, Real chai, Loose-leaf Links, Earl Grey Editing, loose-leaf tea

Loose-leaf Links #41

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi, fantasy and romance I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is Real Chai’s original blend. As with most proper chais, it needs milk and sweetener in order to taste good. I’m in favour of […]

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Behind the Mask, superhero anthology, Tricia Reeks, Kyle Richardson, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Behind the Mask by Tricia Reeks and Kyle Richardson

Published: May 2017 by Meercat Press Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction Source: Publisher Available:Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Behind the Mask is […]

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Mt TBR, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books, Words Are My Matter, Ursula Le Guin, Year of the Orphan, Daniel Findley, Ms Marvel, G. Willow Wilson, Queens of Geek, Jen Wilde, Rosemary and Rue, Seanan McGuire, Nimona, Noelle Stevenson, The Year's Best Asutralian Fantasy and Horror, Liz Grzyb, Talie Helene

Mt TBR report: May 2017

It’s official: the Hugo Awards have broken my Mt TBR. The voting packet arrived this month and I am suddenly drowning in books. There’s still some that came in the voting packet that I haven’t yet recorded on my TBR. Nevertheless, I’m quite delighted. In addition to the things listed below, I also made my […]

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Continuum 13, Tabletop Renaissance, Earl Grey Editing

Tabletop Renaissance

Next Friday I’ll be down in Melbourne gearing up for the start of Continuum 13. Continuum is this year’s National Science Fiction Convention and will be running until Monday 12 June. The Guests of Honour this year are author Seanan McGuire and artist Likhain. Both are 2017 Hugo nominees. Speaking of awards, I’ll be attending […]

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Bad Beginnings, Nicole Field, Less Than Three Press, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Bad Beginnings by Nicole Field

Published: May 2017 by Less Than Three Press Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Anchors #2 Genres: Contemporary romance, LGBTQIA Source: NetGalley Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest […]

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Australian Grapefruit, Adore Tea, sencha, green tea, Earl Grey Editing, Loose-leaf Links

Loose-leaf Links #40

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi, fantasy and romance I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is Australian Grapefruit from Adore Tea. It tastes like a plain sencha at first, but finishes with a strong citrus aftertaste. Awards News The […]

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