Wherein I find that Terry Pratchett disappoints me

At some point, when I was fourteen or fifteen years of age, someone said to me, “If you like Piers Anthony, you really should try Terry Pratchett!” This recommendation resulted in my avoiding Pratchett for ten years. I did eventually discover that this comparison was misleading, and gleefully tore my way through Pratchett’s immense corpus, […]

Vala Mal Doran on Stargate SG-1 in Season 10

Love her or hate her, Vala Mal Doran on Stargate SG-1 was introduced as a strong and vibrant character who was able to take advantage of great numbers of people or any situation. She used sex and sexual innuendo to keep people off guard, but she was also clever, intelligent, and shrewd. Her relationship with […]