Author Archives: Amal El-Mohtar

NPR Reviews: Naomi Novik’s UPROOTED and Hannu Rajaniemi’s COLLECTED FICTION

I have been reading books! Amazing books! Great tremendous books! Here are some things I have written about those books! Collected Fiction is what Golden Age science fiction might look like if it were written today by someone who loves … Continue reading

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PodCasts: Rocket Talk and Down and Safe

I’m learning to accept that as much as I’m a regular blogger in my head, the reality is that I’ll keep that head down for months at a time working on various things only to have them all come to fruition … Continue reading

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Angels of the Meanwhile

Elizabeth McClellan, stunningly talented poet and good friend, has had a run of really dreadful medical-insurance wrangling, detailed here. As a consequence, Alexandra Erin took it upon herself to help by asking writers to contribute to an e-book collection, Angels of the … Continue reading

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Two Reviews and a Reading: The Grace of Kings, The Hobbit Films, and The Eaters

It’s wonderful in a whirlwindy sort of way when things you’ve been working on for a couple of months all come to fruition on the same day. To that end! I wrote an essay on Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films for issue 3 … Continue reading

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Hugo Puppies and the News

I live in a very rural place, and have for about half my life. Living where I do has always meant a long commute into town for school and work accompanied by the very early morning news. The news is never … Continue reading

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Rich and Strange: “The New Mother” by Eugene Fischer

This week on Rich and Strange, I take a look at “The New Mother,” a novella by Eugene Fischer headlining the current issue of Asimov’s. Tess Mendoza is a freelance journalist writing a high-profile piece on the social implications of Gamete … Continue reading

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Lightspeed Column: Aqueduct Press’ Congress of Ghosts

Today is the day my first Lightspeed Magazine column goes up online! You can read it here. It features a triple bill of Aqueduct Press titles centred around echoes, ghosts, and hauntings: Lisa M. Bradley’s The Haunted Girl, Jenn Brissett’s Elysium, and Sonya Taaffe’s Ghost Signs. … Continue reading

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Review: PERSONA by Genevieve Valentine

My review of Genevieve Valentine’s Persona went up this weekend, and here is a bit of it: Suyana Sapaki is the Face for the recently-formed United Amazonian Rainforest Confederation — a C-lister for all intents and purposes, new to the scene, unloved … Continue reading

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Review: SHADOW SCALE by Rachel Hartman

My review of Rachel Hartman’s Shadow Scale, the sequel to Seraphina, is now up at NPR Books. Shadow Scale picks up where Seraphina left off, with the Queendom of Goredd coming to terms with the existence of half-dragons, a civil war among … Continue reading

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Rich and Strange: “And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead” by Brooke Bolander

This week’s Rich and Strange looks at a blazing, fast-paced, relentless sort of story by Brooke Bolander: “And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead,” published this month in Lightspeed magazine. In the far-future there are fully synthetic humans … Continue reading

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