Getting into any new genre is difficult and often intimidating. You know you’re interested in the idea, but there’s so much out there, of so many different quality levels, and even your best friends’ tastes just don’t line up well with yours. Plus, you’re used to one kind of story and the formula of another kind can be jarring at first.Continue reading “Romance For Newbies: Reader’s Advisory and The Freebie Problem”
First installment in our new ongoing series tackling our contributors’ first encounters with genre texts we’re embarrassed we hadn’t engaged yet.
Between a BA in English Lit and a PhD in Cinema & Media Studies, there is literally no limit to the number of things I am deeply mortified to have not read or seen yet. High on this list was Octavia E. Butler’s dystopic classic, Parable of the Sower. Thanks to a timely loan this week and firm nudge to my ribs, I can finally cross this one off my bucket list as of last night, but it’ll be with me for a long time yet.Continue reading “Late to the Party: Parable of the Sower”
The Society Pages is a twice-monthly column about stories and feelings, through a sociopolitical lens. Because these are analyses of full narratives rather than reviews, they almost certainly contain spoilers for major plot points and narrative elements. Proceed with caution.
Today: E.K. Johnston’s A Thousand Nights and the Hero’s Journey.Continue reading “The Society Pages: A Thousand Nights”