Monthly Archives: May 2014

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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