Author Archives: Amal El-Mohtar

NYT Otherworldly Column: Princesses, Priestesses and Time Travel

Daniel Mallory Ortberg’s THE MERRY SPINSTER, Aliette de Bodard’s THE TEA MASTER AND THE DETECTIVE, Kelly Robson’s GODS, MONSTERS, AND THE LUCKY PEACH, and Tessa Gratton’s THE QUEENS OF INNIS LEAR Continue reading

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Social Media Hiatus: April 15 – June 15

I’m pulling back from social media for the next two months to focus on academic work. I’ll check email and approve blog comments, but that’s it. If you’re reading this on Twitter or Facebook, it’s a crosspost; I won’t see … Continue reading

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Drip: Last 20 Hours of Founding Period + Giveaway!

There are only 21 hours left to become a Founding Member of my Drip account! Here’s what you get by so doing: An exclusive poem for you, called “Foundations” First crack at switching into limited edition tiers when spots open up … Continue reading

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AMA on Twitter with Drip! April 4 at Noon EST

What it says on the tin! So last week I launched a Drip account, a subscription service affiliated with Kickstarter. Now Drip’s invited me to do an AMA with them on Twitter next week! (If you’ve never taken part in … Continue reading

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Drip Launch!

So today’s the first day of 2018’s first Mercurial Retrograde. Let’s skip the part where you’re an eminently sensible person who doesn’t believe in such nonsense; Mercury’s Retrograde believes in YOU. It believes in your capacity to miss deadlines, travel poorly, succumb to accidents, and drastically miscommunicate with your fellows, and it is here to support you in all these endeavours.

In other words, it’s the perfect day to launch a subscription service!  Continue reading

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Upcoming Appearances: Penguicon, Blue Met Festival, Wakefield Writers Festival, CONvergence

Happy day after the Vernal Equinox (in the Northern Hemisphere), friends! I hope you all felt empowered to Skip Leg Day. I’ve got a ton of academic work to get through between now and June, so I’m very sad to … Continue reading

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First OTHERWORLDLY column at the NYT Book Review

My first column for the NYTBR is here! The print version will be in this week’s Sunday edition. In it I review Del and Sofia Samatar’s Monster Portraits, Subterranean Press’ Weight of Words anthology, and Jo Walton’s Starlings. Here’s a taste: More than any … Continue reading

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Appearances: Washington DC Fly-by Visit!

Oyez! I’m going to be in DC tomorrow through Friday doing some really neat public events that it’d be great if you could come to! Canadian Authors: S.K. Ali, Amal El-Mohtar and Canisia Lubrin Wednesday, Feb 14 4:30 PM – … Continue reading

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NPR Reviews: Nnedi Okorafor’s THE NIGHT MASQUERADE and Kim Purcell’s THIS IS NOT A LOVE LETTER

A couple of reviews I wrote went up on NPR these last couple of weeks! Here are samplings of them: Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor The Night Masquerade picks up where Home left off, with Binti learning, through her newly enhanced … Continue reading

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LeVar Burton Reads “The Truth About Owls”

I’ve been waiting since October to talk about this. S2 ep2 is a wonder filled story, “The Truth About Owls” by @tithenai aka, the seriously talented, Amal El-Mohtar.#bydhttmwfi #getyousomehttps://t.co/XxZcDFsdEE — LeVar Burton (@levarburton) January 23, 2018 Back in October, on … Continue reading

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