Author Archives: Rhube

The Apocalypse Allotment No. 2: Planting and Paths

Things move fast in March, and I don’t just mean the new suped up zombies. You’ll find there are a number of things you’re trying to get done at once, but it’s OK to take things a bit at a time. … Continue reading

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‘A Receipt for a Novel’, by Mary Alcock

I enjoy celebrating women’s voices on World Poetry Day, as they are so often forgotten. A few years ago I recorded Aemelia’ Lanyer’s fiery ‘Eve’s Apology’; this time, I’m going for something a bit more lighthearted. ‘A Receipt for a … Continue reading

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The Apocalypse Allotment No. 1: Starting Out

A few years ago I wrote a series of posts for The Girls’ Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse called ‘Dig for when the Canned Goods Run Out‘. They were fun, and I’m still proud of them, but it’s long been … Continue reading

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Bad Representation vs No Representation

Guest Post by Jessica Meats [trigger warning for discussion of eating disorders]. Representation is an important subject when thinking about books and writing. It’s something I’m trying to do better at in my own books and something I try to … Continue reading

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Hey, who wants to see Star Wars from Leia’s perspective?

[Cross-posted from Tumblr.] Imagine the ‘New Hope’ is Princess Leia, not her farm boy twin. Imagine the tale starting with how the princess becomes a youthful senator, but when her idealism hits the corruption of the Empire, it doesn’t crumble, … Continue reading

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2015 – that was a year that happened, didn’t it?

I wasn’t going to write one of these. 2015 is… exhausting to think about. I was so poor, and depressed, and ill at the start of the year. A week into January I had to ask for your help to … Continue reading

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Review: Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones is dark and thorny and sometimes difficult to watch, but it is also the best superhero fiction I have viewed in a long time. I want to recommend it, but not without caution. Jessica Jones should come with … Continue reading

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Today I cut up and threw away a friend

Melony the cactus has been my companion for the past 18 years. That’s longer than any pet I ever owned, and equals the longest I ever shared accommodation with any person. She lacks a central nervous system, so I doubt … Continue reading

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Lazy Vegetarian Recipes #3: Pumpkin Guts Soup

It’s post Halloween. You got a pumpkin. You carved it. You saved the guts (the stringy flesh inside that you scooped out) with the vague sense that you paid £3 for a piece of food and it just feels plain … Continue reading

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Review: The Martian

The Martian is a very silly film. It wants to be Apollo 13, or Silent Running, or 2001: A Space Odyssey, or some Joss Whedon film (it’s not sure which one, but it probably involves Iron Man) and it ends up … Continue reading

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