Author Archives: Amal El-Mohtar

Rich and Strange: “Santos de Sampaguitas” by Alyssa Wong, Part 2

Last week I reviewed Part 1 of this story; this week I’m reviewing Part 2, as well as reflecting on the story as a whole. Briefly: it made me gasp and cry in that mixture of shocked, satisfied pain that … Continue reading

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Rich and Strange: “Santos de Sampaguitas” by Alyssa Wong, Part 1

In preparing for today’s review I had to think about what boundaries I wanted to set for this recurring feature. I said in my statement of purpose that “I’m going to focus on magazines as much as possible, and have … Continue reading

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Rich and Strange: Sam J Miller’s “We Are the Cloud”

Welcome to the first instalment of Rich and Strange, a weekly review of short fiction I’ve really enjoyed! Set in a near-future New York where the disenfranchised sell a portion of their brains to “cloud-porting” — functioning as living nodes processing wireless data for … Continue reading

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A Commitment to Reviewing Short Fiction

Yesterday I tweeted the following: No better rec for a story than Tangent bigoting at it. Read @sentencebender‘s WE ARE THE CLOUD http://t.co/gdRiXvr1zQ pic.twitter.com/08AXcOBw19 — Amal El-Mohtar (@tithenai) September 30, 2014 I hadn’t yet read Sam J. Miller’s “We Are the … Continue reading

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A Miscellany: NPR, Lightspeed, and PodCastle’s DRINK ME

I genuinely thought September would be something of a respite from the busy-ness of the summer, in which I’d be able to catch up on everything a few things before the end of the month and go into October with … Continue reading

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Attack of the Space Unicorn Limericks

So Uncanny Magazine is for real a thing! It hit every last one of its stretch goals! I couldn’t be prouder of Lynne and Michael Thomas, or more excited to be part of their project. However! Last night, while excitedly … Continue reading

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Nine Worlds Schedule

And here is my Nine Worlds schedule — which begins TOMORROW, eep! Friday Suffering Sappho! Queer representation in superhero comics Connaught B, 1:30pm – 2:45pm (LGBTQAI Fandom) The Doctor’s Privilege Royal C&D, 3:15pm – 4:30pm (Doctor Who) Saturday   If … Continue reading

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LonCon3 Schedule

My LonCon3 schedule, let me show you it! It’s pretty packed. I’ll note up front that in addition to panels I have an autographing session and a Kaffeeklatsch, so those are places where I am guaranteed to be in a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Appearances: Nine Worlds, LonCon3, Waterstone’s Glasgow Argyle St

I have existed in a near-constant state of travel since June 25, and it’s far from over! But here’s where I’ll be over the next two weeks: August 8-10: Nine Worlds Geekfest 2014 I’m on the Doctor Who and LGBTQAI tracks, … Continue reading

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Two Kickstarters: Alphabet of Embers & UNCANNY

I’m involved in the following two projects being funded through Kickstarter, and very excited about them both. Launched by Rose Lemberg, a brilliant editor and writer whom I love and admire, An Alphabet of Embers is “an anthology of unclassifiables –- … Continue reading

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