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NPR Review: EVERFAIR by Nisi Shawl

My review of Nisi Shawl’s much-anticipated steampunk alt-history novel Everfair is now up at NPR Books! Behold its stunning cover by Victo Ngai! Rejoice if you, like me, have been excited about this book’s creation for at least the last six years! Here’s a … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Lightspeed Column: Language, Roads, Intersection

My Lightspeed column for March is now available online! In it I review Sofia Samatar’s The Winged Histories, Carlos Hernandez’ The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria, and Rose Lemberg’s Marginalia to Stone Bird. Here’s the logic of the assemblage: This month’s books contain … 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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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 Review – LUNGDON by Edward Carey

First there was Heap House. Then there was Foulsham. Now the final volume of Edward Carey’s exceptional Iremonger trilogy has been released, and I’ve reviewed it for NPR Books. Lungdon is relentless. Peril piles on peril, points of view tilt and whirl, and … Continue reading

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NPR Review – WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Travel, travel and yet more travel have delayed my writing a bunch of neat things up — many of which happened while travelling! — but as I play catch-up, here’s a bit from my review of the Welcome to Night Vale novel I totally forgot … Continue reading

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NPR Review: CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell

My review of Rainbow Rowell’s first fantasy novel, Carry On, is up at NPR Books! I’ve been looking forward to this for months, and it more than lived up to my expectations. Also it gave me the opportunity to link — FROM … Continue reading

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