Monthly Archives: September 2015

THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT and Queer Responses

My review of Seth Dickinson’s The Traitor Baru Cormorant is up at NPR Books. This is a taste of it: To read The Traitor Baru Cormorant is to sink inexorably into a book that should not be anywhere near as absorbing … Continue reading

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Down and Safe: Episode 9 – Phlegmatic Science Fiction

  Rejoice and make merry, for there is a new episode of Down and Safe, the podcast in which Michael D Thomas, Liz M Myles, Scott Lynch and I discuss each episode of iconic British SF TV show Blake’s 7. Something I said made … Continue reading

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Embersong – Banjo Apocalypse Crinoline Troubadours’ First Video

Last year, Rose Lemberg invited CSE Cooney, Caitlyn Paxson and myself — in our capacity as the Banjo Apocalypse Crinoline Troubadours — to write a song for her Kickstarted anthology, An Alphabet of Embers. We did so — and in May, … Continue reading

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NPR Books: STEP ASIDE, POPS by Kate Beaton

My review of Kate Beaton‘s new collection, Step Aside, Pops, appeared at NPR Books today. I read the book in Ottawa, started reviewing it in Halifax, and finished reviewing it in Glasgow, so it’s a well-travelled sort of thing. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Lightspeed Column: UPROOTED, LAST FIRST SNOW, WICKED + THE DIVINE vol 2, ZER0ES

My review column for Lightspeed magazine is available online today! I look at Naomi Novik’s Uprooted, Max Gladstone’s Last First Snow, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s The Wicked + The Divine: Fandemonium, and Chuck Wendig’s Zer0es. Here’s some thematic rationale: We’re approaching the harvest time of … Continue reading

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Podcasts: PodCastle, Uncanny, Down and Safe

Podcasts! So many podcasts! Throwing my voice about like a ventriloquist! Also I feel a peculiar sort of glamour at being a jet-setting podcaster, Snowball mic in my hand luggage as I wheel across oceans and land masses in pursuit of … Continue reading

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NPR Reviews: SORCERER TO THE CROWN and UPDRAFT

Catching up on rather a lot of work post-wedding and honeymoon! Here’s a double bill of brilliant fantasy debuts I’ve recently read and reviewed for NPR Books. Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho  Absolutely everything about this book is … Continue reading

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Wedding Photos – Highlights

So I’m married now. I married this guy. I wore something old something new something borrowed something blue and silver sixpence in my shoe. It happened on August 22. The day was perfect, and I feel part of me is … Continue reading

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