Tag Archive: Meg Elison

Mar 17

The Book of Etta by Meg Elison

I loved The Book of the Unnamed Midwife. It was raw and unfiltered, uniquely exploring the issue of female reproductive rights in the middle of an apocalypse. I loved it so much that after reviewing it on my blog I suggested the book to Kirstyn for The Writer and the Critic podcast. I then applauded …

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Jan 01

My Top 14 Books for 2015

This year I read 104 novel, 4 of which I didn’t finish.  My two favourite novels of the year – that is two books you should read immediately if you haven’t already, were: A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James (the book that won this year’s Man Booker Prize); and Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson …

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Apr 05

And the winner of the Philip K Dick Award is…

… the magnificent The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by first time author Meg Elison. Not only did I rave about this book as part of my review of the award finalists but I also hoped it would win.  Elison has written a genuinely brutal post apocalyptic novel that also deals with gender and sexual identity.  So …

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Feb 02

Who Should Win the Philip K Dick Award?

Here’s a reminder of the nominees with handy links to my reviews: ELYSIUM by Jennifer Marie Brissett (Aqueduct Press) THE BULLET-CATCHER’S DAUGHTER by Rod Duncan (Angry Robot) THE BOOK OF THE UNNAMED MIDWIFE by Meg Elison (Sybaritic Press) MEMORY OF WATER by Emmi Itäranta (Harper Voyager) MAPLECROFT: THE BORDEN DISPATCHES by Cherie Priest (Roc) REACH …

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Jan 27

Book Review: The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison

What’s It About A plague has wiped out most of the population.  The bulk of those who have survived are men, which makes women a scare resource.  Our protagonist was once a nurse.  Now she survives by masquerading as a man and offering her services as nurse and midwife.  But what hope is there in …

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Jan 09

And So It Begins… The PKD Award nominees

The PKD Award nominees have been announced.  And the nominees are: ELYSIUM by Jennifer Marie Brissett (Aqueduct Press) THE BULLET-CATCHER’S DAUGHTER by Rod Duncan (Angry Robot) THE BOOK OF THE UNNAMED MIDWIFE by Meg Elison (Sybaritic Press) MEMORY OF WATER by Emmi Itäranta (Harper Voyager) MAPLECROFT: THE BORDEN DISPATCHES by Cherie Priest (Roc) REACH FOR …

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