Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Mysteries of Udolpho

What even is this book. 10 pages in: wandering the Pyrenees. 60 pages in: still wandering the Pyrenees. 100 pages in: DEATHS! still in the Pyrenees. 200 pages in: there are many orange trees in Italy and also cypresses. Also … Continue reading

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To Write My Way Out

If there’s one thing I’ve found difficult to explain, these last six years, it’s how much the news stops me. I read about the attack in London and reach for my loved ones and see the Arabic name that will … Continue reading

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Reviews & Reviewed: Praise for Sequels and also Djinn

Two quick items of news today! First, my March column for Lightspeed is now available online, talking about how and why so many sequels last year were wonderful, with special focus on Mishell Baker’s Phantom Pains and N. K. Jemisin’s The Obelisk Gate.  Second, The … Continue reading

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Equinox

Walking to my office today, the day tending to warm, the earth thawing into mud, I kept thinking, this is my first spring in Canada in a long time. I felt this very deeply, even as I asked myself how that could … Continue reading

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Last Two Days for Hugo Nominations

If you’re trying to raise your STEALTH stat, you could do worse than study award nomination deadlines, as they successfully sneak attack me multiple times a year. The Hugos! From the ballot guidelines: The deadline for nominations is 17 March 2017 … Continue reading

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Max Gladstone’s CRAFT SEQUENCE Omnibus!

AAHHH! All five Craft Sequence books are available as an e-omnibus for $12!!! If you don’t know my feelings about Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence you probably haven’t known me very long. But you’re in luck! I reviewed the series (up to the … Continue reading

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In Lieu of Tweets, This Post

I miss the Toast. Where else can I pitch an article about Beyoncé and writing fantasy and trust it will find its truest audience? * Today I’m wearing a key on a necklace. It turns no locks. It hangs between … Continue reading

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Max and Amal Go to the Movies

(We didn’t take the swords to the movies.) One of the stretch goals for Uncanny‘s Year 2 Kickstarter campaign was a movie column by Max Gladstone and me, in which we chat about a film we’ve seen recently, kicking it podcast-style … Continue reading

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THE DJINN FALLS IN LOVE Available Today!

Today sees the release of The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories worldwide in ebook and in paperback in the UK; it’ll be released in paperback in North America on March 14. I just read this review of the anthology … Continue reading

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“Anabasis” Live on Tor.com

My contribution to Tor.com’s Nevertheless, She Persisted collection is called “Anabasis,” and it’s live. In addition to the prompt, it draws on this news story. I’ve been reading everyone else’s contributions with awe, marvelling at what different things we all did, … Continue reading

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