I ordered a 1st edition copy of 'Killing Time' on ebay for $4 a couple of weeks ago after seeing this. It arrived in the mail half an hour ago. By page 3 I was done.
Let’s not talk about the effect Star Trek novels had on my developing young mind. Some were … wow.
This makes me feel much better about never having gotten around to finding a copy. Apparently I wouldn’t have even been able to make it through a chapter without expiring from Bad Epithets poisoning.
Fetishizing ‘power’ in women characters – having them kicking ass and always being ready with a putdown - isn’t the same as writing them as human beings.