Sally Sapphire

curiosity, diversity, and imagination
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (4 of 4)
Location: Ontario, Canada
Birthday: Oct. 3
In My Own Words:
I am proud in pink, a transgendered gurl who loves exploring the fluid, ambiguous, ever-changing definition of gender. After a lifetime in the closet, I am enjoying the love, acceptance, and support of my wonderful spuse (and couldn't be happier).

My passions are curiosity, diversity, and imagination. The world is what we make of it, so why should we ever be content with what others tell us it s… Read more

Interests
I love imagination . . . the escape from reality . . . the freedom to be someone, something other than ourselves. Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror are always on the top of my reading list.

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She's My Dad by Iolanthe Woulff
She's My Dad by Iolanthe Woulff
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
You know the old adage about never judging a book by it's cover? Well, this is one of those instances where I found myself twice passing over what turned out to be a wonderful novel. The title is cute and kind catchy, but it doesn't at all reflect the depth of the story within. With She's My Dad you get the literary equivalent of the kind of prime time drama you might find on Showtime, HBO, or the BBC.

Much of the story revolves around a conflict between Windfield College (a wonderfully diverse institution where the LGBTQ community is not just welcome, but founding members) and the surrounding conservative North Virginia town. Key characters include Nickie Farrell (the school's… Read more
The Lion's Eye by Mary Gentle
The Lion's Eye by Mary Gentle
I brought a copy of Ilario: The Lion's Eye with me on vacation, and my only regret is that I didn't bring the companion volume, Ilario: The Stone Golem, with me because I devoured The Lion's Eye on the first day.

**MINOR SPOILERS FOLLOW**

This is a book about art, gender, family, friendship, and politics . . . and not necessarily in that order.
First of all, let's talk art. The driving force behind the story is Ilario's quest to study the new art of painting the thing itself - the world as it appears to the naked eye, rather than the iconographic representation. It's odd to think of a time when realism and perspective were undiscovered concepts, and it makes for a… Read more
I Will Fear No Evil by Robert A. Heinlein
I Will Fear No Evil by Robert A. Heinlein
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Before we get into things, let's deal with the most common complaint regarding the book. Yes, it is sexist, anachronistic, and often patently offensive in it's portrayal of BOTH genders. It's also a book that was first published in 1970, and is the work of a man who began writing science fiction as early as 1939. Critiquing Heinlein for not being properly progressive regarding women 40 years ago is like lambasting Mark Twain for not being politically correct regarding race 135 years ago.

Anyway, the book introduces us to Johann, an elderly, crippled, bitter old man who also happens to be exceedingly rich. He knows his body is dying, but his brain is just fine. So, he comes up… Read more