It’s time for another Many-Titled Strange Horizons Article!
Intertitles: “Do Not Wither/Look at Me”: Feminist Identity as Supernatural in Orlando and I am Dina explores two movies that take very different approaches to a very singular focus – a heroine whose feminist identity overlaps with a supernatural trait.
I think both are strong examples of the speculative as metaphor rather than plot-driving premise (no one in Orlando tries to duplicate her gender-bending immortality, and absolutely zero people I am Dina would want Dina’s ability to commune with the dying), and… Read more »
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reviews Girls at the Kingfisher Club: "There’s a second world under the one everybody sees..."
The Washington Post reviews Girls at the Kingfisher Club: "Genevieve Valentine weaves a mesmerizing, surreal retelling of 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses'."
Ten Reasons You Should Be Watching Penny Dreadful, io9.com, June 2014
The Musketeers is a cheeky, swashbuckling good time, AV Club, June 2014
Book Your Trip (various), NPR.org, June 2014
[Fiction] "Eighty Miles an Hour All the Way to Paradise," Robot Uprisings, April 2014
Some literal signage from Drunk History.
September 2014 marks 100 years since the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. It’s estimated that the population of these migrant birds fell from 3.7 billion individuals to 0 in about 40 years, largely due to human impact, habitat destruction, and a lack of regulation on hunting, trapping, and their use in competitive tourneys.
Remember Martha, the last of her kind, and what she represents as not just a hallmark of her species, but as a symbol for our fragile environments today.