Speculative Fiction Sucker Punches, Part 3 – Upper Cuts, Body Punches and Haymakers

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So we’ve covered convenient magic and uber leetness as speculative fiction sucker punches; the right hook and left hook, respectively.  Now we’re going to bring it on home. A strong corollary to the uber heroine is the female character written by a man who is clueless about women.  So many good male fantasy fiction writers just [….]

Goodread’s Choice Awards 2012

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As the year approaches an end, readers, and Goodreads members, are now given the opportunity to vote on their favorite books of 2012. “Choose the best books of the year with three rounds of voting. The Goodreads Choice Awards are the only major book awards decided by readers.” The following are a few of our [….]