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Further thoughts on the nature of metafiction

Further thoughts on the nature of metafiction

I defined metafiction in this post over here, but I find this short list of meta-related definitions to be helpful also: meta- : a prefix originating from the Greek meaning “after,” “along with,” “beyond,” “among” or “behind.”  (dictionary.com) metafiction : fiction about fiction, or fiction that draws attention to the fact that it is fiction...

#FridayReads: Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne

#FridayReads: Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne

As I am currently in California fangirling my heart out at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, I thought it would be appropriate to feature the latest Star Wars book for my #FridayReads column. Unfortunately, I am not enjoying the book so far. This disappoints me, because I have been looking forward to this title since it...

Exploring cultural crevasses in Good Indian Girls

Exploring cultural crevasses in Good Indian Girls

Ranbir Singh Sidhu’s debut short story collection, Good Indian Girls, is full of dark and disturbing tales that wander through the depths of the human psyche. Although most of the stories focus on the experiences of Indian immigrants in America, these are not the typical “adjust to American life” or clash-of-culture tales. Instead, Sidhu writes...

#FridayReads: Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Weibe

#FridayReads: Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Weibe

Yes, I know it’s Saturday. Yesterday I was busy having a migraine and trying to pack everything I own. I always get a bit nervous about men writing female characters, especially in comics. Historically, these women have been one-dimensional with giant boobs and giant asses and backs that behave more like a slinky than a...

Metafiction defined

Metafiction defined

When I tell people I blog about metafiction, I often hear “What’s metafiction?” So I thought rather than examine a particular work this week, I’d discuss metafiction and perhaps arrive at a working definition for the purposes of this blog.