Monthly Archives: December 2014

Rich and Strange: “Nkásht íí” by Darcie Little Badger

In this week’s Rich and Strange I take a look at Darcie Little Badger’s “Nkásht íí,” published in Strange Horizons. Josie and Annie are friends in ill fortune, homeless runaways who offer to listen to people’s problems on the street. … Continue reading

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“Turning the Leaves” Wins the Rhysling Award

My birthday was this past weekend, and in addition to enjoying a fantastic evening of good food, good drink, and good friends sharing their art with me at an open-mic style celebration in my favourite cafe, my poem “Turning the … Continue reading

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Rich and Strange: “No Vera There” by Dominica Phetteplace

This week I look at a story from the ever-excellent Clarkesworld. “No Vera There” is one of those stories that simultaneously engages parts of my brain that appreciate very different things: in this case narrative and structure. There’s something supremely … Continue reading

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A List of Upcoming Life Events

The weather’s astonishing today, as Scotland endures an aptly named “weather bomb” of highly gusting winds and rain from skies alternating between ice-blue, wine-gold, and slate-black with disorienting speed. That last makes it particularly appropriate to talk about this year, … Continue reading

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Rich & Strange + NPR Best Books of the Year

This week’s instalment of Rich & Strange is up at Tor.com! I reviewed Max Gladstone’s “A Kiss With Teeth,” which was also published on Tor.com. That may seem odd at a glance, but when I agreed to host the column on Tor.com … Continue reading

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