And then there was Sasha.


Recently I’ve been on about what I do and don’t like in science fiction, so I thought today I’d round it off with another post-from-the-past, peeking at what I didn’t like about female roles in early sci-fi and explain how I managed to end up with Sasha, only I don’t quite manage that explanation – maybe because I don’t know how she got to be there, it was certainly not a conscious choice (but my male characters liked her A LOT and it’s true that you do actually get some women like that, so I guess that equals an uncomfortable realism that has to stand).

For all her fluffy-headedness, she’s quite cute and she does evolve into someone serious about what she wants, sneaking in a few surprises for me at the end of the first book and into the second.

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