Review of The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

“Prediction is the business of prophets, clairvoyants, and futurologists. It is not the business of novelists. A novelist’s business is lying”. Le Guin, in her own introduction to the novel My journey to Le Guin started with a dim awareness of her via a Ghibli adaptation, falling in love with Earthsea, and then carving myContinue reading “Review of The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin”

Has Doctor Who lost its edge? Morning Star column 30/09/2015

IT’S the story of a suspiciously human-looking alien. With a magic box. Travelling through space and time. Having adventures. You’ve probably seen it. I’m talking Doctor Who here, as series I love. Though it may not be that important in the cosmic scheme of things, it’s a jewel in the BBC’s crown which is adoredContinue reading “Has Doctor Who lost its edge? Morning Star column 30/09/2015”