Monthly Archives: December 2015

Bewitching Bios in THE BESTIARY

So I have a story in Ann VanderMeer’s Bestiary anthology, about invisible grief-eating leeches called Weialalaleia. That’s not the important thing. In addition to writing stories, the contributors of the anthology were asked to write semi-fictional bios to accompany them. Those … Continue reading

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Lightspeed Column: RADIANCE, THE BURIED GIANT, BONE SWANS

My Lightspeed column for the December issue is now online! I take a look at Catherynne M. Valente’s Radiance, Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant, and CSE Cooney’s debut collection Bone Swans.  My rationale for reviewing these wonderfully varied books together is the strong fairy tale through-line … Continue reading

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NPR Books Concierge: Best Books of 2015

Behold this magnificent enterprise! This is NPR’s guide to the Best Books of 2015. You can search by tag for something you’d like, or just browse aimlessly and gaze at the pretty covers. I do both. Below are the recs … Continue reading

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The Starlit Wood Anthology

Just about a year ago, my now-husband, then-fiancé’s niece asked me to tell her a fairy tale. I made one up, liberally mashing “The Black Bull of Norroway” with “The Glass Mountain” in order to tell her a story about girls … Continue reading

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End-of-Year Reviews, SF Mind Meld and a Beast of a StoryBundle

We made it to December. I get a bit breathless thinking of how much work there’s still to do before the end of the year — but it’s also a great time to pause and reflect on the year’s reading. … Continue reading

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