Tag Archive: Caitlin R Kiernan

Mar 28

Agents of Dreamland by Caitlin R. Kiernan

Agents of Dreamland by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a novella that mixes together Lovecraft’s mythos with men in black suits and Area 51 (the Dreamland of the title). In one sense the novella feels like a throwback to the 90s when the X-Files was popular and every second slice of pop culture had something to …

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Feb 10

Book Review – Black Helicopters by Caitlin R Kiernan

The Charles Fort quote at the start of Black Helicopters possibly provides a clue to the novella’s intentions. According to Wikipedia, Fort was a researcher in anomalous phenomena. Black Helicopters is over toppling with anomalous phenomena. We’ve got secret organisations, CIA skulduggery involving psychics and drugs, a Lovecraft inspired apocalypse and sections set in the …

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Mar 06

Tiptree Awards

Most of you who read this blog will know that the Tiptree Award for 2012 was announced a day or so back. I’m super excited to see that the award has gone to The Drowning Girl – joint winner with Kiini Ibura Salaam’s collection of stories. Ancient, Ancient Kirstyn and I, with our special guest …

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Dec 14

Gender Bias, Case Number #219067

On the latest episode of Live and Sassy*, Jonathan Strahan, in responding to a question from Alisa Krasnostein, says that a lazy default for any sort of anthology or collection should be a 30% – 70% split.  That is 30% female and 70% male.  He goes onto emphasise that this is the lazy default and …

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