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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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Reading Cassandra Khaw for UNCANNY

It’s no secret that I read poems and stories for Uncanny magazine‘s monthly podcast. I love doing it, not least because in months heavy with other kinds of work it feels really good to know that I’m guaranteed to read at … Continue reading

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October Appearances

If playing catch-up were a sport I’d be a star in the big leagues. So much has been going on — in the last several weeks I’ve moved from the countryside to the city, picked up my husband and cats … 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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Poetry News: George Johnston Prize and VERSeFest

So much has happened these past few days! Here’s some welcome poetry-related news. I wrote no poetry at all last year. Wait, that isn’t quite true; I wrote two poems for Brenda Vellino’s graduate course on The Modernist and Contemporary Long … Continue reading

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WFC 2015 – Revisiting

In 2007, I took my first solo road trip: a five-hour jaunt from Ottawa to Saratoga Springs, there to attend the World Fantasy Convention and room with people I only knew from the internet. I was 22, had been publishing Goblin … 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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Rocket Talk: Nesting Responses to The Traitor Baru Cormorant

Following my previous post on the subject, the latest episode of Tor.com’s Rocket Talk podcast features Kameron Hurley and me talking with Justin Landon about The Traitor Baru Cormorant and the discussion surrounding its representation of queerness. Says Justin: Recently released from Tor, Seth … Continue reading

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THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT and Queer Responses

My review of Seth Dickinson’s The Traitor Baru Cormorant is up at NPR Books. This is a taste of it: To read The Traitor Baru Cormorant is to sink inexorably into a book that should not be anywhere near as absorbing … Continue reading

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