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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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NPR Review: LAGOON by Nnedi Okorafor

My review of Nnedi Okorafor’s Lagoon went up this morning. Here’s a bit of it: Lagoon absolutely teems with characters, perspectives, and Englishes. Everything about it is diverse and varied: In structure it feels part oral tradition, part theater, part screenplay, … Continue reading

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NPR Reviews: THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS and SHADOWSHAPER

A couple of reviews of mine have gone up on NPR Books recently! Here are snippets from them. First, Jo Walton’s The Philosopher Kings, the second book in her Thessaly sequence, following The Just City. Jo Walton’s The Just City, which came out … Continue reading

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Queers Destroy SF + Uncanny Magazine 4B

Well, it’s June. June is a thing that is happening. I am distracting myself from how very June it is (in name more than climate) by gazing out at a trio of cormorants on the river, weaving in and out … Continue reading

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NPR Reviews: Naomi Novik’s UPROOTED and Hannu Rajaniemi’s COLLECTED FICTION

I have been reading books! Amazing books! Great tremendous books! Here are some things I have written about those books! Collected Fiction is what Golden Age science fiction might look like if it were written today by someone who loves … Continue reading

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Two Reviews and a Reading: The Grace of Kings, The Hobbit Films, and The Eaters

It’s wonderful in a whirlwindy sort of way when things you’ve been working on for a couple of months all come to fruition on the same day. To that end! I wrote an essay on Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films for issue 3 … Continue reading

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Some Reading Recommendations for 2015 Award Consideration

I read A LOT of stuff last year. I’m still trying to sort through it to figure out what I loved best. Here, while I try to figure that out, are links to a bunch of reviews I did and … Continue reading

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Rich and Strange: “No Vera There” by Dominica Phetteplace

This week I look at a story from the ever-excellent Clarkesworld. “No Vera There” is one of those stories that simultaneously engages parts of my brain that appreciate very different things: in this case narrative and structure. There’s something supremely … Continue reading

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Linkstravaganza: Uncanny Issue #1 and the BUTT Panel

A bouquet of links for you today! First, Uncanny Magazine has launched its inaugural issue! It’s bursting at the seams with fantastic content: Featuring new fiction by Maria Dahvana Headley, Kat Howard, Max Gladstone, Amelia Beamer, Ken Liu, and Christopher Barzak, classic … Continue reading

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