Category Archives: sci-fi and fantasy

Hugos and SJWs

Personally I am just beyond tired of the “good vs. evil” narrative embraced by the “anti-SJW” types who populate the internet (and what does it say about you when your conception of “good” is that which directly opposes social justice?). … Continue reading

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State of the Kate: February 25, 2015

I’ve been quiet for the last week because I’ve been juggling four writing projects. But here’s the skinny: My next LGBTQ column for Twin Cities Geek is going to be ready to submit by the end of this week. It’s … Continue reading

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Jupiter Ascending: The movie we never knew we wanted

I’ve had Jupiter Ascending rolling over and over in my brain for the last 18 hours and my conclusion is this: Damn if I didn’t know this at the time but this is exactly the kind of film we should … Continue reading

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Post-NaNo Wrap-Up

I wrote 50,000 words of fantasy novel (with the currently-unremarkable working title of Warrior Clans and Faerie Queens) in November. I’m not saying that I wrote a 50,000 word fantasy novel, because I didn’t – this manuscript is looking more like … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding: NaNoWriMo Style

I started writing a fantasy novel last week and it’s been going pretty well so far by following the tropes. I’m hinting at some social problems here and there. Elves and humans are both pretty self-satisfied that they’re socially superior … Continue reading

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Military Industrial Accountability: The Military Science Fiction Connection

While I enjoy reading military sci-fi, one of the tropes in it often concerns me – the idea that military budget cuts cannot come from a conscientious appreciation of a nation’s priorities, but necessarily have to come from a desire … Continue reading

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SAVE MARY SUE!

We Need More Mary Sues went up on another blog today and it reminds me that I wrote a post on the same topic shortly after my blog went live.

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