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Speculative fiction books with disability list 3.0

Updated list! Thanks again to everyone who’s been helping. Please send more relevant titles my way! I’ve been compiling a list of speculative fiction books with disabled characters; a HUGE thank you to everyone who has contributed thus far! I would really appreciate help in improving this list: adding books, filling in blanks and so on. Feel free to comment on this post, tweet at Dark Matter Zine or email me. My goal is to find at least 1000…

The Strain s01e02: The Box

A review by Nalini Haynes Director: Guillermo del Toro Writers: Guillermo del Toro (creator, novels), Chuck Hogan (creator, novels), David Weddle (teleplay), Bradley Thompson (teleplay), Justin Britt-Gibson (story editor) Stars: Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mía Maestro, Sean Astin Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 This is the review for episode 2; if you don’t want episode 1 spoilt, don’t read it. You have been warned. In my previous review I…

Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2014 – New Zealand SF, fantasy & horror awards

Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2014 Nominees announced for New Zealand’s science fiction, fantasy and horror Congratulations to all nominees! The Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2014 recognise excellence in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror By New Zealanders in the previous year. The Sir Julius Vogel Awards are given for work By fans and professionals that was undertaken, completed or released in the year prior to voting. This year the works being…

Answering my critics on diversity

I was told today that I should take responsibility for promoting diversity in Victoria’s science fiction and fantasy community. Update Straight white male objected to my post commenting that only two women and one non-white male were nominated out of nine categories of Chronos Awards this year. Straight white male told me that I should do more to promote diversity in the awards. After this post listing things I did in 2013 to promote…

Dragonslayers: from Beowulf to St. George by Joseph A. McCullough

Myths and Legends Series Review by David Gibson Dragonslayers is the second book in the Myths and Legends series which aims to explore ancient myths in which heroes battled monstrous beasts we call Dragons. Dragonslayers gives a good first impression with an excellent front cover. The cover maintains the design of the Myths and Legends series, getting straight to my heart – I have a soft spot for illustrated covers – with a picture of the…

Disney Princess Film Festival 2014: Pocahontas (1995)

A review by C J Dee Director: Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg Starring: Irene Bedard, Mel Gibson, David Ogden Stiers, Russell Means, Christian Bale Other notable appearances: Billy Connolly, Linda Hunt, Frank Welker, John Kassir Running time: 81 minutes Watch this if you liked: Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 When the English land in the ‘New World’ they are searching for gold and glory. What Englishman John Smith doesn’t…

Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

A review by David Gibson Blood Song is a pureblood epic fantasy that provided exactly the fantasy kick I was looking for when I dived in. The book opens with an account in first person perspective from a time near the end of the book, which excellently establishes a sense of mystery around our protagonist, Vaelin Al Sorna. The rest of the book is then spent unpacking that mystery, delving into the myriad events and people who shaped Vaelin’s…