Author Archives: Margaret McGaffey Fisk

Shadowblade by Anna Kashina

Shadowblade is a wonderful story about loyalty, honor, and doing the right thing in an environment ripe with treachery and scheming. While having some similarities to high fantasy, this world has a distinct Arabian Nights feel in both the scenery … Continue reading

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Stray Thoughts About Pronouns

Note: I’m posting this stray thought as I prepare for this year’s BayCon, the science fiction convention I have been going to in various roles for more years than I can count. This essay was prompted by the article in … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 05-17-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Innovation (Cancer Treatment) A new approach to cancer treatment is showing promising results where synthetic proteins are trained to attack cell behaviors present only in cancerous cells. http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2019/05/synthetic-biology-used-to-target-cancer-cells.html Courtesy (Pronouns) … Continue reading

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The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker

Thanks to reviewing for NetGalley, I read a lot of “new to me” authors. Enough so the names don’t always stick. I started reviewing for this very reason…so I could remember why I wanted to pick up another of their … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.168: Ice Sculpture

This seems an appropriate smile when we’re expecting snow again on Thursday in the winter that never ends, but when life gives you ice, make art, right? An artist talks about what makes ice sculpture special to him and his … Continue reading

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