Aug. 23rd, 2012

100 SF/Fantasy Stories 015: Will of the Empress by Tamora Pierce

I'll blog more later, but have a book for now.

I read most of Tamora Pierce's Song of the Lioness Quartet as a teenager, before the modern YA trend got started. And, well, she writes a good blog and is sort of local to me, and I have several friends who are fans of her. And, honestly, once I got past my teenaged years, I got a lot less insecure about reading 'kids books'.

So, I picked up her other world of books, the Magic Circle ones, which follow four orphaned youngsters from different backgrounds who end up having a semi-rare sort of magic for a certain craft or set of things. )

Jun. 13th, 2011

Random Thought

So, I was thinking about something we find out about Dr. Alexander Kellis from Mira Grant's (aka [ profile] seanan_mcguire Newsflesh series. Basically, in the 'Countdown' series of shorts, it's mentioned that Dr. Kellis is married to a nice man who puts up with his workaholic ways. Later, Dr. Kellis happens to create a viral cold cure that ecoterrorists* release into the wild before Dr. Kellis is finished testing it, and the virus ends up making friends with another virus, and they go on to create the zombie apocalypse (except the world doesn't end, it just adapts to the fact all large mammals now occasionally become zombies).

Now, the interesting thing to me is not that a minor character is gay )
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