The Worst Books in Existence

A while back, I had a post chronicling the three best books I’ve ever read.  So now, inspired by a fantastic post at World’s Strongest Librarian, I bring you the exact opposite of my earlier post: A collection of books that, for one reason or another, I completely...

Twilight: An Outsider’s Perspective

The final installment of Anti-Twilight Week is brought to you by my wife, Jennifer.  She may have never read the first word of Stephenie Meyer’s “saga”—lucky her—but she certainly has some valid opinions on why the series is not all it’s cracked up to be. Enjoy! When...

Stephenie Meyer’s Writing is an Insult to Fanfic

Let me say this first: I don’t particularly like fan fiction. I appreciate that it can be a terrific way for up-and-coming authors to develop their storytelling chops without dealing with the in-depth processes of characterization or worldbuilding; however, the...

Anti-Edward Cullen: A Treatise

This post is brought to you by VampyChronicles, two 20-something, self-professed anti-fans of Twilight. They’re currently reading through Stephenie Meyer’s series, snarkily blogging as they go about chapters, bad merchandise, the movies, and whatever else comes to...

Don’t Touch That Book, or Why Twilight is Not for Girls

Today’s post is by Bonnie Norman, who analyzes speculative fiction works from a lesbian, feminist, and anti-racist perspective in order to foster discussion about the issues that plague SF and society in general. She can be found at her review blog, A Working...