Official website of Arwen Spicer,
science fiction writer, filmmaker, teacher

Recent Blog Posts:

Logan Review: X-Men back on Form

Logan does what big, established franchise films should: it uses its built-in budget and audience to do high quality, authentic storytelling rather than safe-bet replication of the usual action-hero(es) formula. Imagine: the entire movie—employing 15,000 people, the end credits tell us—has not one youthful action hero-protagonist at the height of (or discovering) his powers. Instead, it has a ...


Ways to Help, Especially the Climate

To keep it positive, here's a small linkspam of ways to fight climate change and generally promote positive social action:

How to search for a socially responsible credit card. (Note: Credo/Working Assets are served by Bank of America.)


Favorite Fictional Couples

Goodreads has just asked author's to weigh in on their favorite fictional couples. I love the question, so here's my answer on the blog...

Naoe and Kagetora from Mizuna Kuwabara’s boys love light novel series Mirage of Blaze, which is about samurai spirits vying for control of modern day Japan while our plucky group of heroes (also samurai spirits) attempt to thwart them. Uesug...




I was born and raised in wine country, California and love it to death, though I can't tell a white from a red. My far-future sci-fi universe, the Continuation, is (to borrow Ursula Le Guin’s term) an ambiguous utopia, a place where lots of things go wrong but there is always hope for Earth-based life and the human spirit. I’ve been writing Continuation-based stories since I was fifteen and have published two novels, Perdita and The Hour before Morning. My short science fiction has appeared in Challenging Destiny and Mytholog. I also proudly write and love fan fiction. I did doctoral work in science fiction studies and hold a BS in biology, all of which I mainly use to write science fiction. I currently live in Oregon with my partner, our two high octane kids, and our household goddess/cat. And, yes, I was named after that Arwen.