Tag Archives: short fiction

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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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 Review: THE PAPER MENAGERIE by Ken Liu

Ah, this book. This review was very hard to write. Reviews are usually relatively simple work for me; I read a book, and as I’m reading it I figure out the things it’s doing and what I want to say about … 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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Artemis Rising and THE BESTIARY

Few items of post are as joyful to receive as contributor copies. To whit! Edited by Ann VanderMeer, illustrated by Ivica Stevanovic, and containing work by all these infamous creatures, it’s a gorgeous collection I’m looking forward to reading. You can … 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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Bewitching Bios in THE BESTIARY

So I have a story in Ann VanderMeer’s Bestiary anthology, about invisible grief-eating leeches called Weialalaleia. That’s not the important thing. In addition to writing stories, the contributors of the anthology were asked to write semi-fictional bios to accompany them. Those … 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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The Starlit Wood Anthology

Just about a year ago, my now-husband, then-fiancé’s niece asked me to tell her a fairy tale. I made one up, liberally mashing “The Black Bull of Norroway” with “The Glass Mountain” in order to tell her a story about girls … Continue reading

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End-of-Year Reviews, SF Mind Meld and a Beast of a StoryBundle

We made it to December. I get a bit breathless thinking of how much work there’s still to do before the end of the year — but it’s also a great time to pause and reflect on the year’s reading. … Continue reading

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