REVIEW: THINGS A BRIGHT GIRL CAN DO, BY SALLY NICHOLLS (2017)

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which gave British women the right vote—though only women who were relatively wealthy and/or educated. (It was only in 1928, with the Equal Suffrage Act, that women were given exactly the same voting rights as men.) As my own small way … Continue reading REVIEW: THINGS A BRIGHT GIRL CAN DO, BY SALLY NICHOLLS (2017)

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REVIEW: THE DEVOURERS, BY INDRA DAS (2016)

TW: rape. The Devourers is a book about werewolves in India. Some of it is set in the present, and some of it is set during the Mughal era, specifically in the 1640s, around the time the Taj Mahal was about halfway done. When I first added it to my to-read list, almost two years … Continue reading REVIEW: THE DEVOURERS, BY INDRA DAS (2016)

BOOK REVIEW: A TASTE OF HONEY, BY KAI ASHANTE WILSON (2016)

A man is taking a tame cheetah for a nightly walk when a foreign soldier calls out, "Hey beautiful!" So begins Kai Ashante Wilson's A Taste of Honey, a Tor.com novella that's just been nominated for a Hugo Award. Like three of Wilson's previous stories--Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, Super Bass, and Légendaire--A Taste of Honey is … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A TASTE OF HONEY, BY KAI ASHANTE WILSON (2016)