Ten Years of New Who

Shockingly, terrifyingly, it's been a decade since the new series of Doctor Who began. I'm trying to remember if I ever imagined that New Who would last ten years, back when the new series was first announced. I suspect not. I think I was so caught up in the excitement of having all those new…

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Cranky Ladies of History, ahoy!

As we all know from, um, watching movies and stuff, timeliness is for losers. Thus, despite being released on International Women's Day, it's only now that I write this blog post on the ridiculously gorgeous anthology Cranky Ladies of History edited by Tansy Rayner Roberts and Tehani Wessely, in which I have a story, 'Little…

Ten Random But Excellent Facts About Historical Women for International Women’s Day

1 – If Meryt-Neith had a man's name she'd be regarded as a pharaoh of the First Dynasty of ancient Egypt (ruling circa 3000 BCE) and the world's first know queen regnant. But since she has a women's name many historians don't consider there to be enough evidence to say with reasonable certainty that she…

Trek movie rewatch: Star Trek The Motion Picture

The recent passing of the rather wonderful Leonard Nimoy had prompted me to do a Trek movie rewatch. I've never actually watched them all in order before, I suspect because it's quite a tricky thing - once you've seen it and know what's about to happen - to make yourself sit through The Motion Picture.…