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“The Truth About Owls” Translated to Arabic

To my surprise and delight, a kind fellow named Salman Zaid wrote to me asking for permission to share his Arabic translation of “The Truth About Owls.” I’m bowled over and honoured to grant that permission. My father, Oussama El-Mohtar — who has … Continue reading

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Uncanny Magazine Issue 5

I’m very happy to see Uncanny Magazine‘s Issue #5 arrive today, bringing with it exceptional essays, stories and poems. Thus far I’ve only read Sofia Samatar’s “Writing Queerly: Three Snapshots” and Mary Robinette Kowal’s “The Midnight Hour” but both are utterly … 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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“Madeleine” up at Lightspeed

Today my story “Madeleine” was released online from the Queers Destroy Science Fiction issue of Lightspeed magazine. It’s accompanied by a gorgeous illustration by Orion Zangara (whose work has also graced a past issue of Goblin Fruit!), and a wonderful reading by Paul Boehmer … Continue reading

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QDSF Lightspeed Column: Queer Communities

My review column in the Queers Destroy Science Fiction (#QDSF) issue of Lightspeed is now available online, with a focus on friendship, chosen family and queer communities in Nicole Kornher-Stace’s Archivist Wasp, Elizabeth Bear’s Karen Memory, and Hal Duncan’s Scruffians! collection of short stories. Enjoy! #SFWApro

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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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Rich and Strange: “The New Mother” by Eugene Fischer

This week on Rich and Strange, I take a look at “The New Mother,” a novella by Eugene Fischer headlining the current issue of Asimov’s. Tess Mendoza is a freelance journalist writing a high-profile piece on the social implications of Gamete … Continue reading

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Lightspeed Column: Aqueduct Press’ Congress of Ghosts

Today is the day my first Lightspeed Magazine column goes up online! You can read it here. It features a triple bill of Aqueduct Press titles centred around echoes, ghosts, and hauntings: Lisa M. Bradley’s The Haunted Girl, Jenn Brissett’s Elysium, and Sonya Taaffe’s Ghost Signs. … Continue reading

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Rich and Strange: “And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead” by Brooke Bolander

This week’s Rich and Strange looks at a blazing, fast-paced, relentless sort of story by Brooke Bolander: “And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead,” published this month in Lightspeed magazine. In the far-future there are fully synthetic humans … Continue reading

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