Author Archives: Amal El-Mohtar

Rich and Strange: “The Scrimshaw and the Scream,” by Kate Hall

This week on Rich and Strange, an announcement: beginning next week, this column will be running on Tor.com instead of here on my blog, though I’ll make sure to post notifications here. Thank you so much to everyone who’s donated and supported me up … Continue reading

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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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