Category: Grimpink

Them there strong female characters again…

It won’t go away, will it? There are authors out there (Sophia McDougall, Juliet McKenna, Kate Elliott, Melanie Rawn, Robyn Hobb * to name a few) who do write more than the stereotype, they go beyond the usual kick-ass girlie wins every time tropes. But. Kick-ass sells. Strong, intellectual, reasonable, packed full of wisdom leading…


Lost on Fury Road

When Mad Max: Fury Road came out, the world melted at the greatness of it.Yes I wanted to see the movie, I’ve a soft spot for the first two in the series. Cars, grimness, explosions. Good stuff. The movie is a great conversation starter. “Hey what did you think of the new Mad Max?” Everyone…


Long Live Grimpink

  This article happened this week. http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2013/oct/11/fantasy-novel-elves-orcs-tolkien I get what Damien Walter was aiming for. With the World Fantasy Con happening in Brighton, it’s a hot topic inside the industry. There are plenty of authors, publishers, agents, superfans and readers too, all heading to England. But he caused a bit of a fuss across the…