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Weird Fiction Storybundle — One Day Left!

Jeff VanderMeer has graciously included The Honey Month in his Weird Fiction Storybundle, a collection of works from Cheeky Frawg Books. This delights me, as it places me in the company of Michael Cisco, Karin Tidbeck, Desirina Boskovich, and Leena Krohn, not to mention … Continue reading

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My Readercon Schedule

My Readercon schedule, let me show you it! I can’t freakin’ believe I booked an autograph session. I’ll look forward to nattering at Gemma if no one turns up! Thursday July 10 8:00 PM G Power Differentials in Reviewing. Kevin … Continue reading

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NPR’s #BookYourTrip Summer Reading List

NPR Books has done something a little different with this year’s summer reading list; they’ve decided to organise their book recommendations by different modes of transportation. I contributed 8 mini-reviews in their Car, Time, Hot Air Balloon, Rocket Ship, and … Continue reading

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Women Destroy Science Fiction: Texts in Conversation

In reviewing Christie Yant’s editorial in Women Destroy Science Fiction, Ryan Holmes of Tangent Online imagines a fable in which Yant* “a bright, female scientist—a science-fiction fan—” builds a time machine in order to meet women writers of the past: Her goal is not … Continue reading

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Reading Dialect in Celeste Rita Baker’s “Name Calling”

I’ve seen a lot of discussion about the use and representation of dialect in fiction recently, sparked off by Daniel José Older’s response to this review of Long Hidden, which led to Wendy S. Delmater and Tonya Liburd of Abyss & Apex writing a … Continue reading

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Review: The Memory Garden by Mary Rickert

My review of Mary Rickert’s The Memory Garden is now up at NPR Books. This is the novel debut of an acclaimed and award-winning writer of short fiction (M. Rickert), and I’m always fascinated to see what results from that … Continue reading

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Covered in Bees: Reviewing Laline Paull & Dave Goulson

My double-header review of bee books is up at NPR today; covered are Laline Paull’s debut novel The Bees and Dave Goulson’s popular science book about bumblebee conservation called A Sting in the Tale. Here’s a snippet of the review: … Continue reading

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May Day Miscellany: Lightspeed, Kaleidoscope, and the Auroras

So many wonderful things happening, I must separate them with numbers! 1) Two of my poems, “Lost” and “Turning the Leaves,” are nominated for an Aurora award. This is administered by the Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Association. The last … Continue reading

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Review: Najwan Darwish’s NOTHING MORE TO LOSE

My review of Najwan Darwish’s Nothing More to Lose, masterfully translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid, is live at NPR Books. This is the reined-in version of what was at first an almost incoherently effusive review, as I tried to figure … Continue reading

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Kim Harrison: The Good, the Bad, and the Bad-Ass

Today marks the 10-year anniversary of Kim Harrison’s Hollows series, and in honour of twelve books of witches, vampires, pixies, werewolves, demons, and elves, I’ve written up a recommendation post for NPR’s My Guilty Pleasure. The final book in the … Continue reading

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