Lovely post, Mark. I've always had an appreciation for Star Trek without ever dedicated anytime to watching a lot of it. But even a non-fan like myself
Edward has it in a nutshell - it originates as a phrase with good intentions - highlighting work that deviated from the (then) norm in mainstream media.
I read Sword-Dancer this morning -- and, indeed, it was a lot of fun.
I do have some complaints. First, Tiger seemed remarkably self-aware
I disagree to some extent. 'Strong female character' was cool when Ripley did it in Alien, but, today, it's as tired a trope as the female character of
Thanks! I've heard of her, of course, but I haven't read anything of hers yet. She's already on my list, but with your added rec I'll move her up towards