Tag Archives | gender politics

Despite the name of this tag “gender politics” these posts do not have to be about gender per se, they just have to have some mention of gender, or the role of women/men in it that made me go hhhhmmmm.

Stray

Okay, first off the cover to this is awful. Really, it is. And second of all, I did have huge […]

God’s War

War is hell. Especially on a planet torn up between warring religious countries. Nyx has done her time at the […]

Brutal women

Author Kameron Hurley has been getting a bit of coverage in the sff-world lately on account of her debut novel […]

Delusions of gender

How our minds, society, and neurosexism create differences ISBN: 0393068382 ; Quotes I liked Suppose a researcher were to tap […]

The Stainless Steel Rat omnibus

When I spotted this in Chapters bookshop I knew I had to buy it, if only because it is the inspiration for Carl’s blog. Plus, you know, it is one of those sci-fi adventures that you really should have at least flicked through at some stage.

Slippery Jim is our narrator, and our hero, of sorts. He is also the Stainless Steel Rat, or at least that is how he describes himself. Slipping through the technological world and committing many daring acts of thievery and innumerable cons. Safe and secure in the knowledges that his wits, charm and logic will get him out of danger. Until, that is, he is caught. The Special Corps, so special that no one is really sure they exist until, of course, they catch you, succeed in arresting him. But instead of throwing him in jail, or punishing him they offer him a job. Come and work for them. So he does, after all, he was never a bad man, just one who wanted his bit of freedom.

Singled out

Full title: Singled Out: How Two Million British Women Survived Without Men After the First World War ISBN: 9780670915644 In […]

Bedelia

by Vera Caspary
It is Christmas, 1913 and Charlie Horst sees himself as the luckiest man in the world. He has a beautiful wife who completes his life. And this is to be their first Christmas together. Bedelia, whose whole life revolves around making her husband happy, has decorated their home lavishly for their Christmas party. But a new neighbour, Ben Chaney, begins to show an interest in Bedelia and her past. And then there is Charlie’s case of “severe indigestion”. Is there more to Bedelia than meets the eye? Could she possibly be “the wickedest woman who ever loved”?

An instance of the fingerpost

ISBN: 009975181x Read with HistoricalFavorites Marco da Cola, gentleman of Venice, respectfully presents his greetings. This was a wonderful read. […]

Daughter of Henry VIII

I enjoyed this book a lot more than i had suspected I would when I picked it up. But it […]