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“Anabasis” Live on Tor.com

My contribution to Tor.com’s Nevertheless, She Persisted collection is called “Anabasis,” and it’s live. In addition to the prompt, it draws on this news story. I’ve been reading everyone else’s contributions with awe, marvelling at what different things we all did, … Continue reading

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NEVERTHELESS Stories for International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! LONG AGO, all the way back on MONDAY, I noted that today would be the day Tor.com would release the flash fiction stories written in response to “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she … Continue reading

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Nevertheless, She Persisted

In the wake of some truly beautiful poetry being unexpectedly spoken by Mitch McConnell in an attempt to silence Elizabeth Warren, Tor.com is launching a flash fiction collection inspired by it, scheduled to run on March 8, International Women’s Day. I’m honoured … Continue reading

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NPR Review: THE DREAM-QUEST OF VELLITT BOE by Kij Johnson

My review of Kij Johnson’s The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe is up at NPR Books today! Reading it was — appropriately — a trip. Here’s a bit of the review: This book held me spellbound from start to finish. It put me … 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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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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Rich and Strange: “Tiger Baby” by JY Yang

This week’s story, from the ever-superb Lackington’s, glances against the Lunar New Year, so I’m very glad my review of it appears today! Please also note the absolutely gorgeous artwork accompanying it, by Likhain. The story is mostly slice-of-life, the stylized … Continue reading

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Rocket Talk + Fulcrum Interview

A couple of weeks ago, at Justin Landon’s invitation, I had a long, rambly, hilarious, intense conversation with him and Natalie Luhrs over Ethics in Literary Journalism (for real). Justin Landon is, however, an absolutely brilliant curator of people’s speech, … 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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Rich & Strange + NPR Best Books of the Year

This week’s instalment of Rich & Strange is up at Tor.com! I reviewed Max Gladstone’s “A Kiss With Teeth,” which was also published on Tor.com. That may seem odd at a glance, but when I agreed to host the column on Tor.com … Continue reading

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