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Citadel of the Sky: F-BOM Book of the Month Review

Here’s our spoiler-free review of Citadel of the Sky by Chrysoula Tzavelas. Get your copy by becoming a member today and then join us in the F-BOM forums. We look forward to hearing your thoughts! On Chrysoula Tzavelas’s author website she describes Citadel of the Sky as the first installment of a pentalogy that explores “what happens generations… Read More The post Citadel of the Sky: F-BOM Book of the Month Review appeared first on F-BOM.
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Into the Drowning Deep: A Feminist Book Review

In 2015, Imagine Entertainment sent a ship filled with media personalities, scientists, and crew to discover whether or not mermaids exist. No one truly expected for the made-for-TV voyage to be successful, but when the ship turned up weeks after being lost at sea with horrifying video and no bodies, it was obvious they had… Read More The post Into the Drowning Deep: A Feminist Book Review appeared first on F-BOM.
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Summer 2018 Flash Fiction Contest Winners

Here are the winning stories from F-BOM’s Summer 2018 flash fiction contest, Lead Astray, judged by Fiona J.R. Titchenell. Did you miss the contest this quarter? Our next topic will be revealed in November. Follow us on Facebook for updates. Click here for submission guidelines. First place: Longing for Addiction by Catriona Huber It caught the sun just right, always.… Read More The post Summer 2018 Flash Fiction Contest Winners appeared first on F-BOM.
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Spring 2018 Flash Fiction Contest Winners

Here are the winning stories from F-BOM’s Spring 2018 flash fiction contest, Someone Is Watching, judged by C.A. Hartman. Did you miss the contest this quarter? Our next topic will be revealed in August, during our interview with Fiona J.R. Titchenell. Follow us on Facebook for updates. Click here for submission guidelines. First place: Societal Ants by Agajem Jemima Japhet… Read More The post Spring 2018 Flash Fiction Contest Winners appeared first on F-BOM.
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Out of the Pocket: F-BOM Book of the Month Review

Here’s our spoiler-free review of Out of the Pocket by Fiona J.R. Titchenell. Get your copy by becoming a member today and then join us in the F-BOM forums. We look forward to hearing your thoughts! Angela Ironwright is a sixteen-year-old girl that I am very familiar with. Insecure? Check. Self-conscious… Read More The post Out of the Pocket: F-BOM Book of the Month Review appeared first on F-BOM.
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Happy Birthday, F-BOM! Here’s Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

It’s our birthday!  Well, kind of. We began in November 2016 when Lindsey registered F-BOM as a business with the state of Minnesota. And before that, we were a media review blog Her Story Arc. And before that, we were Lindsey’s personal blog. As they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day. But one year… Read More The post Happy Birthday, F-BOM! Here’s Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going appeared first on F-BOM.
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The Werewolf Whisperer Book Review

This past weekend I was lucky enough to get to sit down with Camilla Ochlan and Bonita Gutierrez, co-authors of The Werewolf Whisper, an independent urban fantasy series about a pair of women who team up in the aftermath of a “werewolf apocalypse”. When the Kyon Virus infects huge portions of the population, it has… Read More The post The Werewolf Whisperer Book Review appeared first on F-BOM.
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WisCon 42 Roundup

We love WisCon! F-BOM founders Cecelia and Lindsey have been attending WisCon for the last 5 years and each time it has been a wonderful experience. For those who don’t know, WisCon is a feminist science fiction and fantasy convention. Located at the Concourse Hotel in Madison every Memorial Day weekend, the con features panels,… Read More The post WisCon 42 Roundup appeared first on F-BOM.
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What Do We Look For In An F-BOM Author?

In order to demystify our process, and hopefully take down another barrier for indie authors, we want to talk about what we look for when authors submit their work to us. Read More The post What Do We Look For In An F-BOM Author? appeared first on F-BOM.
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Best Feminist Art Inspired By The #MeToo Movement

Friends, there’s a part of me that dares to hope we might actually be in the midst of a lasting cultural shift. The explosion of attention on sexual harassment of women has reached every corner, from high-powered actresses to your Facebook feed. Living with, talking about, and managing sexual harassment isn’t new for women. What’s… Read More
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Feminist Book Review: Illuminae

THIS BOOK IS ABOUT ZOMBIES IN SPACE. Not really, I mean, there a lot more going on than that in this ambitious book. But nothing gets people’s attention like zombies in space. Presented as a dossier of IM, email, video, transcripts, diary entries and more, Illuminae is a modern epistolary novel. This format can be… Read More
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TheRealLindsey

TheRealLindsey

 

Feminist Book Review: Romeo and/or Juliet

Every so often the debate arises: Was Shakespeare a real person? Did he write the plays he is famous for? Or did he collaborate with other writers, or steal their work, or was his name just a pseudonym? Ryan North has the answer–Shakespeare stole his famous tale Romeo and Juliet from Ryan himelf. “How?” you… Read More
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TheRealLindsey

TheRealLindsey

 

Feminist Book Review: The Summer Prince

The city of Palmares Tres rises above the post-holocaust wasteland that was once Brazil. Men destroyed the world so now, in Palmares Tres, women rule. But every five years, the Queen chooses a king. When June Costa is just 16 years old, a young man named Enki is crowned king. June and Enki bond over… Read More
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The Heaviness of Knowing: F-BOM Book of the Month Review

We are pleased to announce Sharolyn G. Brown’s The Heaviness of Knowing as our Winter 2018 F-BOM Book of the Month. Here’s your spoiler-free review of the novel. Then, download your copy here and start reading. We look forward to hearing your personal reviews in the F-BOM forum! Not offensive to women = 1/1 pt… Read More
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Fall 2017 Flash Fiction Contest Winners

Here are the winning stories from F-BOM’s Fall 2017 flash fiction contest, Magic Always Has A Price, judged by Intisar Khanani. Did you miss the contest this quarter? Our next topic will be revealed in February, during our interview with Sharolyn G. Brown. Follow us on Facebook for updates. Click here for submission guidelines. First place:  The… Read More
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Her Story Arc’s Best Feminist TV and Movies of 2017

2017 was some year for feminism. From the Women’s March on Washington to the #MeToo movement, women’s voices are being heard louder than ever. Throughout the year, feminist movies and television provided additional bright spots of representation. Whether or not you believe these shows represent a cultural shift, they provided comfort, distraction, motivation, education, and hope… Read More
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TheRealLindsey

TheRealLindsey

 

Her Story Arc’s Best Feminist Books of 2017

This was the year Her Story Arc became F-BOM, the Feminist Book of the Month. Not to be conceited, but we consider ourselves pretty qualified to pick a good book! Working with self-published women authors to promote their work and give them more time and money to focus on their art has been an inspiring… Read More
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TheRealLindsey

TheRealLindsey

 

Star Wars The Last Jedi: A Feminist Movie Review

***This review is spoiler-free until the last paragraph*** *Cue theme song* Like many nerds, I was a big Star Wars fan growing up. However, my love of Star Wars faded as I got older, because I noticed how little of the story involved women. *Cue the reboot* With women and other underrepresented groups taking up… Read More
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TheRealLindsey

TheRealLindsey

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