Haruka and Michiru – My First Lesbians

Haruka and Michiru – My First Lesbians

Yash’s great post on same-sex relationships in school stories got me thinking about my own experiences with diverse literature, especially as a young person. I started to wonder: when did I first encounter a fictional same-sex couple? I’m one of the older members of The Book Wars team, and suffice it to say, children’s literature […]

Women In Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures

Women In Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures

Being a life-long science fiction nut and borderline Trekkie, I’ve decided to embrace this month’s space theme in all its nerdy, nerdy glory and share some of my favourite space-themed fiction and nonfiction titles. I’m going to kick things off with a real bang with Women In Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, […]

In Other Words, Marvelous: The Girl is Murder

In Other Words, Marvelous: The Girl is Murder

What’s the story, morning glory? The Girl is Murder* by Kathryn Miller Haines is set in New York City, autumn 1942. Following her adored mother’s suicide and the return of a veteran father she barely knows, Iris Anderson is in for some rough waters. There isn’t money anymore, and Iris and her father have to […]