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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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Rich and Strange: “Tiger Baby” by JY Yang

This week’s story, from the ever-superb Lackington’s, glances against the Lunar New Year, so I’m very glad my review of it appears today! Please also note the absolutely gorgeous artwork accompanying it, by Likhain. The story is mostly slice-of-life, the stylized … Continue reading

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Review: TOUCH by Claire North

My review of Claire North’s utterly brilliant Touch is up at NPR Books. [T]his book…is about entities who can inhabit and move through human bodies with only the faintest of skin-to-skin contact, and whose hosts have no memory of the time … Continue reading

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Rich and Strange: “In Loco Parentis” by Andrea Phillips

January was full of settling back in to life in Canada — or rather, figuring out ways to navigate remaining thoroughly UN-settled, as my life has been such that I’ve still not found time to unpack my suitcases — and … Continue reading

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2014 Award Eligibility – Short Fiction and Goblin Fruit

Last year was the first year I made a living from writing: a mix of reviews, articles, games, poetry and fiction. It still feels pretty incredible. I had four short stories appear in 2014. Here they are: “Mon pays c’est l’hiver,” Lackington’s … Continue reading

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Some Reading Recommendations for 2015 Award Consideration

I read A LOT of stuff last year. I’m still trying to sort through it to figure out what I loved best. Here, while I try to figure that out, are links to a bunch of reviews I did and … Continue reading

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