In defense of fun

(I’m listening to a song featuring the lead singer of Nickelback  as I start writing this, appropriately.  If you don’t get the connection, just say the name “Nickelback” to the nearest music geek and watch their head explode.  And now I’m listening to Taylor Swift.  I swear I wasn’t planning this!) The blog post I linked to […]


Can we quit saving the universe all the time, please?

Posted by Shannon Haddock on November 6, 2014 in Firefly praise, Rants |

In an interesting bit of serendipity, I read a wonderful short story recently, “Freedom, Spiced and Drunk” by M.C.A. Hogarth, that provides a wonderful example of what I was planning to talk about today. Today’s topic is:  Not every sf/f story needs to be about saving the world/galaxy/universe. I know this should be bloody obvious, but […]


Some things that need to stop

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 17, 2014 in Firefly praise, GI Joe praise, Rants |

I had another post in mind for today, had a clever title even, then something happened in a book I’m reading, something I’ve seen far too much lately, and I need to vent a bit now.   Author of the book?  If you happen to see this, remember, it’s not about you.  You didn’t do […]

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