Reviews, essays and other guest pieces for various SF and political magazines. I don’t publish much non-fiction these days but what there is lives here.
“How To Use Scottish Gaelic In Your Novel: An Example” – a guest post on how to use Gaelic in English-language fiction (complete with excerpts from my novel-in-progress, The Listener’s Book!), at the request of my friend Dr Emily McEwan, at her blog, Gaelic.co (May 2019)
“Tread softly, for you tread on your own history: Doctor Who 11×06, ‘Demons of the Punjab'” – Doctor Who does the Partition of India (November 2018)
“When All This Is History: North London, the Land, and Life with a Neurological Disorder“ – on cluster headache, land and history, for Catapult (July 2017)
“A’ghaillean: on language-learning and the decolonisation of mind“, an essay on being a lapsed Hindi speaker and Gaelic learner, for The Toast (May 2016)
“In praise of Leslie Knope: feminism and small-town politics“, a feminist analysis of Parks and Recreation for The F-Word (December 2013)
“All The Way Out To The Stars“, in Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who (2012, Mad Norwegian Press)
“Body Politics: Eve Ensler’s Political Poetry“, in YM: New Work In Poetry (summer 2011)