My books pass the Bechdel Test

The Internet taught me about a little something called the Bechdel Test.

Basically, the test asks, “Does this work have (1) at least two women (2) who talk to each other (3) about something other than a man?”

Granted, there are excellent movies and books that fail this test, such as Back to the Future and The Dark Knight, but male characters tend to dominate the fiction landscape. Balance is a good thing.

I’m pleased to report that Earths in Space easily passes the Bechdel Test many times over, and the upcoming sequel will continue that.

RIP seems more ambiguous. Of the two main female characters, one can’t directly perceive the other. Nevertheless, even if we disqualify any Serissa/Kalli interactions, there are still scenes of Kalli talking with female students, and not all of Serissa’s chats with female ghosts revolve around Rip. It might not earn the ‘A’ Earths in Space does, but it passes.

So, in Kermit the Frog voice, yaaayyyyy!!!!