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We are Earthseed.

And the Destiny of Earthseed

Is to take root among the stars.

Does Octavia Butler have a crystal ball? That was the main question I asked myself as I read this book, so much of what Butler wrote (back in 1998) seems to speak to not only the early 2000s, but right now, literally right now as the US elections are only days away and the...

At a time when the people of Britain (and now the US) seem to be moving further and further apart politically and the voice that shouts the hardest and loudest is the one that is listened to, Ali Smith steps in to calmly and beautifully lay out her case for humanity, for love, for learning, for understanding in a way that only a writer of her calib...

He hated becoming Thomas Ripley again, hated being nobody.

The plot of Highsmith’s novel is perhaps best known from the 1999 film: it is essentially a character study, the character just so happens to have a knack for forgery, imitation and murder. We follow Tom Ripley as he leaves New York (and a bunch of income tax scams) to undertake the task of...

June 2015 and September 2016

What was it to love someone, what was love exactly, and why did it end or not end? Those were the real questions, and who could answer them.

This review is long, winding and spoilery…


This novel is at its heart a love story, a girl meets woman, a fall in love at first sight love story, a coming of age story, an artist’s s...

“I think we are only afraid of ourselves,” the doctor said slowly.

“No,” Luke said. “Of seeing ourselves clearly and without disguise.”

You may have seen Shirley Jackson’s name bouncing around the web-literati lately, she’s having a bit of a resurgence due to a new biography by Ruth Franklin published in October. It’s one I welcome.

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