Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

I have a number of things to get done, and you are quite obviously someone who gets things done.” (p. 346-347) As I mentioned earlier, Stacey Lee’s Outrun the Moon has my new favourite protagonist, Mercy Wong, THE most indomitable, march into your heart and take no prisoners young woman I’ve had the pleasure of reading […]

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, […]