Elora Powell

Elora Powell is a Bible college student from Portland, Oregon who spends her time analyzing, writing, and loving science fiction, and occasionally talking about herself in the third person.

Review: The Door Into Summer

By Elora Powell / October 25, 2016 /

Author: Robert A. Heinlein Publisher: Doubleday Genre: Science Fiction Robert Heinlein, one of the greatest authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction, originally serialized The Door Into Summer in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction from October to December of 1956. Interestingly, a song performed by The Monkees in 1967 shares a title…

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Review: Bird by Bird

By Elora Powell / October 21, 2016 /
"Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird."

In Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott shares deep and gritty insights into the life of a writer.

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Review: Pop Sonnets

By Elora Powell / September 30, 2016 /

Author: Erik Didrikson Publisher: Quirk Books Genre: Parody/Poetry The idea for this collection — like many of the most bizarre, wild, and entertaining ideas of our day — began on the internet. More specifically, it began on a Tumblr blog called “Pop Sonnets.” It features Top-40 pop songs from the past 50-some years, set in…

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The Women Who Boldly Went

By Elora Powell / September 22, 2016 /

Star Trek is often recognized for its diverse, strong, and nuanced cast of female characters. Women like Nyota Uhura, Captain Janeway, and Nurse Chapel are certainly inspiring role models for both men and women. A Star Trek subject that sometimes gets less discussion is its cast of incredibly talented and dedicated non-fictional women who helped…

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Review: Every Day

By Elora Powell / September 10, 2016 /

Author: David Levithan Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Genre: YA Fantasy/Romance David Levithan has edited several anthologies, including some for young people and the LGBT+ community. He has co-written several novels with Rachel Cohn, (including Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist), and with other authors such as John Green, David Ozanich, and Chris Van Etten. Every Day…

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