Penny Dreadful: “Resurrection”
Penny Dreadful: "Resurrection"Penny Dreadful gave us something of a slow episode last week, so we’ll pretend an homage to the pacing shift is the reason I am only getting this blog post up on Friday for an io9 recap that went up Monday. On the other hand, slowing down doesn’t mean it was terrible.…
“The Insects of Love”
"The Insects of Love"It’s alive! “The Insects of Love,” a story about sisterhood, stars, and the entomology of space-time, is available now from Tor.com. (The gorgeous cover art is the work of Tran Nguyen, who won the Spectrum for it! Clearly I’m a biased vote, but I’m so excited for her well-deserved Gold.) Before Fairuz got the tattoo, I’d never even heard of the beetles.…
Mad Men and Petals in the Wind
Mad Men and Petals in the WindI spent the weekend at WisCon, which was as absorbing as usual, which means I have a news post backlog! Two today: Before Sunday’s finale, I wrote a piece about how this season of Mad Men (yes, it’s a season, this half-season split is BS) pulls so deeply on its characters’ pasts.…
Decoys and Seances
Decoys and SeancesI have two things alive on the internet! Firstly: I got to write up one of my favorite “lost” TV shows for AV Club’s One-Season Wonders. I have enjoyed plenty of doomed shows in my time, but most of them are in the Kings mold, where at least there’s enough of a record of them existing that you can obtain the episodes and relevant press materials.…
Reign Report: “Slaughter of Innocence”
Reign Report: "Slaughter of Innocence"It’s over! It’s all over! It does not feel like it’s over, because we are just sprinting through history (“history”) on this show, but the season has ended. It’s like a fantasy! (Well, sort of. io9 asked me if the show was fantasy enough to write about, and I made an extremely long “Weeeeeeeeeeellllll” and then tried to hash it out a little, because it’s not that it is, but it’s also not that it isn’t.…
The Kingfisher Club Launch Party!
The Kingfisher Club Launch Party!Last time a book of mine came out, I threw a circus. For Girls art the Kingfisher Club, I wasn’t about to let me show myself up, and there seemed only one thing to do. It’s official: I’ll be throwing a speakeasy for The Girls at the Kingfisher Club on Tuesday, June 3, and everybody should come!…