A little recap: C L Moore and Anne McCaffrey

Hello, 2017. Look, I'm jet-lagged, I'm about to set up house in a different country to where I currently live, and I start a new job next week. I'm a bit distracted. Please amuse yourself with these short reviews written for the SF Ruminations series on short stories by female sf writers published before 1969: … Continue reading A little recap: C L Moore and Anne McCaffrey

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Gender-neutral military service in Elizabeth Moon’s Once a Hero

Elizabeth Moon writes sf about the space navy, making combat and military command truly gender-neutral: I did a podcast on her back in 2012. I first came across Moon when she co-wrote volumes 1 and 3 of a space trilogy with Anne McCaffrey, called Sassinak and Generation Warriors. I was powerfully struck by these novels because … Continue reading Gender-neutral military service in Elizabeth Moon’s Once a Hero

Flying with the brain ships in Anne McCaffrey’s The Ship Who Sang

I'm having a private Anne McCaffrey festival today, since I'm simultaneously posting a review of her son's memoir of her, Dragonholder, over on Vulpes Libris. This post draws a line under the mini-series of podcast scripts about gentlemanly thrillers that ended here last week, and begins a new series on feminist science fiction. It also follows up … Continue reading Flying with the brain ships in Anne McCaffrey’s The Ship Who Sang