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Pride and Prejudice – Class, Money and Birth

I recently read Longbourne by Jo Baker, which is a retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice from the point of view of the servants. It’s a great book that I’d actually like to talk about, but that’s not what … Continue reading

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DragonRiders of Pern Issues: Sexual Politics

Issues. Oh, my goodness, do I have issues. Let’s start with the ones that really make my head spin – the sexual politics. Because they are vast and ugly and often convoluted, and form huge swathes of the plots, so … Continue reading

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Part 1 – Pern

The most important thing about Pern is not the dragons. The most important thing about Pern, the real gimmick of the world building, is Thread. There’s a whole lot of handwaving sciency stuff to explain it, but it’s not really … Continue reading

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Dragonriders of Pern: Introduction

When I was a teenager back in the seventies, I discovered a wonderful world. It had dragons that could transport through space and time and Lords and Ladies, and a terrible menace from the skies but it was also NOT … Continue reading

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Now with extra book reports

I’m a fan of Adam Lambert, and sometimes I like to talk about him. I’m also a fan of reality (and other) television, and I sometimes like to talk about that. But what I mostly am is a fan of … Continue reading

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