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Lightspeed Column: THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER and THE REFRIGERATOR MONOLOGUES

The September issue of Lightspeed magazine contains, among many other fine things, a column in which I review Theodora Goss’ The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter and Catherynne M. Valente’s The Refrigerator Monologues. These books make a beautiful double bill, and reading … Continue reading

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Reviews: AMBERLOUGH, RIVER OF TEETH, MORMAMA, THE CHANGELING

It’s been a while! As I try to line up my notes about all the beautiful things that happened in May, here’s a bouquet of reviews that went up recently. Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly for Lightspeed: As the present US … Continue reading

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Review Column in March Issue of Lightspeed

It’s the first of a new month, and with it comes a shiny new issue of Lightspeed!  I have a review column in this one, in which I talk about sequels and what I think made so many of them … Continue reading

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New Magazine Day: UNCANNY and LIGHTSPEED

Daunting as it may be to begin a whole new month, it’s always exciting to me to see new issues of my favourite magazines drop, especially when I have something to do with them. In the May issue of Lightspeed, I … Continue reading

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Reviews: THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi + May Lightspeed Column

May! It’s May! Never have I wanted to shout Mayday quite as earnestly as this past Sunday. New months oughtn’t to begin on the weekend; a week should be allowed the grace of ending without a new month beginning. How lovely … Continue reading

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NPR Reviews: MIDNIGHT TAXI TANGO by Daniel José Older and BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker

I have been remiss in posting about my NPR reviews as they go up! Here are excerpts from a couple of recent ones; my review of Ken Liu’s The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories goes up at the end of this week, but … Continue reading

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“Madeleine” Nominated for Nebula

“Madeleine” is a Nebula finalist for Best Short Story. Look at that ballot. Look at it. I start to vibrate with delight as I run down the list of works and names and find my story among them. I owe … 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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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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“The Truth About Owls” Wins the Locus Award

It’s been a rollercoaster of a week. I’m writing this beneath a rainbow banner WordPress has put up to celebrate SCOTUS’ decision to grant equal marriage rights in the US. This week “Madeleine” appeared online in Queers Destroy Science Fiction. People have … Continue reading

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