Category archives: Literature

Five reasons to love sci-fi!

A pretty simple post, here are five reasons to love sci-fi! 1.) Sci-fi isn’t afraid to tackle BIG issues Sci-fi stories can be set far in the future, they can take place on distant worlds. But, really, they’re about the issues that affect us in the here and now. For… continue reading »

The myth of eBooks vs paperbacks

I watch the news more than anything else (bit of a junkie, really) and when a story about books or publishing crops up, out comes the remote, up goes the volume. I love it when the literary world gets a bit of TV coverage, not just because I’m interested in… continue reading »

Why I love (and write in) the YA genre

I remember the moment I first wanted to become a writer. I was sitting in my early-teenage bedroom reading The Amber Spyglass between stints of homework, GameCube and playing electric guitar badly, when *spoiler alert* star-crossed adolescents Lyra and Will were forced into parallel universes never to see each other… continue reading »

Why I love post-apocalyptic fiction

Our world will end. This is not conjecture, this is a stark and unavoidable fact. Unless we can master interstellar space travel, the sun’s evolution into a planet-engulfing red giant will ultimately spell the end for humanity. Fortunately, it’s a few billion years before we have to worry about that.… continue reading »