Author Archives: Amal El-Mohtar

Verified! A Play in One Acct.

I can hardly even believe this happened! For those of you unfamiliar with Twitter, that little blue checkmark next to my name is the coveted VERIFIED badge, confirming that “an account of public interest is authentic.” My account is of … Continue reading

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I don’t think you’re ready

…for this jelly. And not counting the pile by the sink, there are still two full buckets of apples to get through! Everything is apples! Beautiful fragrant delicious apples! Meanwhile the day is rainy and cool. Today is for tea … Continue reading

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The Hugo Awards!

THE LIST OF WINNERS! I watched the livestreamed ceremony! I saw Lynne, Michael and Michi accept Hugos for Uncanny (AAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!) while looking extraordinarily fabulous! I saw Jessica Jones win a Hugo! I saw ASTRONAUTS accept a Campbell and a Hugo on behalf of … Continue reading

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My Apple Tree, My Brightness

I woke at 6:30 and worked until evening, alternating between academic stuff and being absorbed into Nisi Shawl’s Everfair, except for a blissful interlude with my sister and nephew. As the evening dipped into pink and gold, my mother exhorted me to Take a … Continue reading

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NPR Review: THE OBELISK GATE by N. K. Jemisin

My review of N. K. Jemisin’s The Obelisk Gate — the second novel in her Broken Earth series — is up at NPR Books! A taste: Beyond the meticulous pacing, the thorough character work, and the staggering ambition and revelations of the narration, Jemisin … Continue reading

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UNCANNY Year 3 Kickstarter Complete!

It’s done! You did it! Another year of Uncanny magazine with all stretch goals met! A total of 999 backers pledged $34410 to make this happen, and I’m thrilled. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed, whether by pledging or signal-boosting … Continue reading

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Final 8 Hours of Uncanny Year 3 Kickstarter

Hello friends! Last night, in the final hour before I turned into a social media pumpkin for the next three weeks, I saw the delightful news that Uncanny‘s Year 3 Kickstarter had reached its penultimate stretch goal: MAX AND AMAL GO TO … Continue reading

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Social Media Hiatus, August 16-September 6

So I just made an announcement! A big life-changing announcement! Attached to which was a brief summary of just how much work I need to do over the next two weeks. In order to accomplish said work — moving, finishing … Continue reading

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Landing Myself a Husband

A week from today, Stu and I will be celebrating our first anniversary as a married couple. We’ll be doing so apart: he’s still in Scotland, I’m still in Canada, as has been the case since January 2015. For much … Continue reading

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Serial Box Blog: More about “Fire & Ice”

Yesterday I mentioned that my guest-episode for Serial Box’ Bookburners went up; today I say a bit about what prompted it over at Serial Box’ blog. A taste: During my time abroad I’ve watched with mounting shame and horror as the … Continue reading

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