Eleanor Oliphant’s story, and why it doesn’t belong to the author who wrote it.

Make yourself a cup of tea, buddos. This is going to be a long one. My last post examined the "not your story" issue from the position of having white privilege. Now I’m going to look at it from the position of someone who is marginalised. This isn’t going to be about male SFF writers … Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant’s story, and why it doesn’t belong to the author who wrote it.

That’s not your story to tell. This is, however, your blog post to read.

When I started writing stuff on the “not your story to tell” topic, it kept pulling into two halves and I was trying to work out why. It should have been obvious really. I’m white, I’m middle class, I’m educated. I’m also queer and autistic with longstanding health issues. Inevitably I am approaching this topic … Continue reading That’s not your story to tell. This is, however, your blog post to read.

Surprisingly unsavage reviews: The October Man; The Silence of the Girls; Space Unicorn Blues

We're back to the Savage Reviews Channel, and your usual savage host appears to have been replaced by someone less savage because I do not have nearly enough bad things to say about these books. Today on the agenda: The October Man by Ben Aaronovitch The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker Space Unicorn … Continue reading Surprisingly unsavage reviews: The October Man; The Silence of the Girls; Space Unicorn Blues

The limbic system and how to prevent it from making you join ISIS: Part 1

You may be thinking this is a bold title, and you’d be right (obviously). It’s going to take a whole lot of Cantatrice drivelling on about neuroscience while you, perhaps, smile and nod. But this is why you should bear with me (RAWR): 1: Neuroscience is hella interesting, and you know I’d only pull out … Continue reading The limbic system and how to prevent it from making you join ISIS: Part 1