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Upcoming October Appearances: Can*Con, Surrey International Writers’ Conference

It’s all gone a bit autumn at last, and part of me breathes easier for it, even as deadlines and imminent travel loom on the horizon. Here’s a sketch of where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing for the … Continue reading

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Bookburners: FIRE & ICE

Guys I did a thing! Backstory: there is this thing called Serial Box, which is kind of like HBO for ebooks: it runs serial fiction in novelette-length “episodes” to which you can subscribe, and have them turn up on your … 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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Writing the Margins from the Centre and Other Moral Geometries

This blog post is written in fulfilment of a Kickstarter reward claimed during Uncanny Magazine‘s Year One Kickstarter (with apologies for the delay, as the Year Two Kickstarter is presently underway, about which more later!) I was asked to write about the following: How can … 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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“The Truth About Owls” Reprinted at Strange Horizons

I’ve been bursting with this for a while: “The Truth About Owls,” my story in Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy, has been reprinted in Strange Horizons. There’s also an interview with Kaleidoscope editors Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios, and you can also listen … 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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Weird Fiction Storybundle — One Day Left!

Jeff VanderMeer has graciously included The Honey Month in his Weird Fiction Storybundle, a collection of works from Cheeky Frawg Books. This delights me, as it places me in the company of Michael Cisco, Karin Tidbeck, Desirina Boskovich, and Leena Krohn, not to mention … Continue reading

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Women Destroy Science Fiction: Texts in Conversation

In reviewing Christie Yant’s editorial in Women Destroy Science Fiction, Ryan Holmes of Tangent Online imagines a fable in which Yant* “a bright, female scientist—a science-fiction fan—” builds a time machine in order to meet women writers of the past: Her goal is not … Continue reading

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Reading Dialect in Celeste Rita Baker’s “Name Calling”

I’ve seen a lot of discussion about the use and representation of dialect in fiction recently, sparked off by Daniel José Older’s response to this review of Long Hidden, which led to Wendy S. Delmater and Tonya Liburd of Abyss & Apex writing a … Continue reading

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