Castration Anxiety and the Monstrous-Feminine in 'Thor: Ragnarok'

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at the gender politics of 'Thor: Ragnarok,' specifically in relation to Hela.

The LitReactor Hanukkah Gift Guide: 8 Crazy Books for 8 Crazy Nights

Column by Christoph Paul
December 8, 2017 (2) comments
Young or old, there's something for everyone on this holiday list. (Costume not included.)

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2017 (part 1)

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2017.

Why I Am Writing Under a New Name

Column by John Mantooth
John Mantooth's first book tanked. This is how he got back in the game.

10 Hot Caribbean Authors to Keep You Warm This Winter

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Got the Winter blues? Time to head south for some great writing.

Netflix's 'The Punisher': Aggressively Average

Column by BH Shepherd
December 5, 2017 (3) comments
A look at how faithful the new Punisher Netflix series is to its original source material.

Write Who You Don’t Know?

Column by Kat Hausler
'Retrograde' author Kat Hausler ponders the question: Should you base your characters on people you know? Well, yes and no...

10 Tips for Authors to Avoid Book Promotion Burnout

Column by Steph Post
Ten suggestions to help authors find creative ways to avoid burning out when promoting a new book.

Octavia's Daughters: Meet the New Queens of Spec Fic

Column by Susan DeFreitas
November 30, 2017 (2) comments
Miss the late, great Octavia Butler? Rejoice, for the Black female speculative tradition is alive and well and kicking all kinds of ass. (Sorry about your TBR pile.)

Thank You, Louisa May Alcott, For Writing the Perfect Book For Me

Column by Karis Rogerson
I've always loved "Little Women," despite the things about it that nagged me; I think that's why it's such a great book.