In this episode, Asala and Niko are heading for Hypatia as they follow the trail of the eponymous missing ship – but they’ve got an unexpected third party aboard their cruiser. Cue much awkwardness, and some very tense situations. Let’s discuss The Vela. Spoilers follow for this episode.
Hooray hooray, it’s a new serial day! The Vela is one of the latest new releases from Serial Box Publishing and has been on my 2019 watch list for a while, because the lineup of writers associated with it knocked my geeky socks off: SL Huang, Becky Chambers, Rivers Solomon and Yoon Ha Lee. I mean. It’s like rock star levels of writer collaboration, if you’re a modern sci-fi nerd. And I love me some modern sci-fi. So let’s dive …
Last May, myself and a pair of like-minded fantasy nerds took the plunge into a month-long celebration of all things fantasy. We invited all other like-minded fantasy nerds to the party, and we called it Wyrd & Wonder. This year, it’s back. Yeah, baby. We’re getting a sequel.
So I blinked and missed February. Huh. Not a lot got written about this month (thanks, Anxiety), but I’m telling myself that this is OK. My disposition is a bit sunnier now, and plans are being made! Let’s take a quick look at what February did.