Tag Archives: fantasy

Long Time, No Blog

I haven’t been around much, as the first half of the year I was working on a bigger, more important project, and so far I haven’t had much energy in the second. So: onto a frenetic burst of blogging to cover … Continue reading

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Two Novelettes

I read two novelettes last week. “Fabulous Beasts” by Priya Sharma is a grim fairy tale about a snake-girl held captive in generational violent entrapment; Andrea Hairston’s “Saltwater Railroad” is a Caribbean historical fantasy about the matriarch of a community … Continue reading

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Short Fiction Second Quarterly Survey + Roundup

Vote for your favorite short fiction of April, May, and June here. The deadline is Monday, August 17 — which means that if you would like to catch up with issues of zines you missed, you’ve still got a bit … Continue reading

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5 2015 Fantasy Books To Look Forward To

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest Once upon a time two best friends created a character together and told her adventures in comic book form. When one of the pair dies in a tragic accident, so ends the storytelling … Continue reading

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Short Fiction Fridays: Fangirlgasm

I reviewed Phantasm Japan, a 2014 anthology edited by Nick Mamatas and Masumi Washington, on Skiffy and Fanty today, and this post title is the resultant completely unintentional bad pun that brings me shame, but I am constitutionally unable to … Continue reading

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Short Fiction Fridays: Long Hidden

It’s difficult to do justice for a collection like Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History. When I first came across it, I knew what I expected: narratives that were non-Anglo in origin, perhaps with some LGBTQ and … Continue reading

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Books To Look Forward To

Scale-Bright by Benjanun Sriduangkaew, a novella from Immersion Press to be published August 31. I’ve actually already read this as the author was kind enough to send me an ARC; but I’m looking forward to rereading it, which I’m going … Continue reading

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Short Fiction Fridays: Women Warriors

Trying something new: a weekly post spotlighting and micro-reviewing two short stories — one science fiction, one fantasy — both featuring diversity. The theme of this week is women warriors. “Makeisha in Time” by Rachel K. Jones: A time-traveler lives … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones full of romance, sex, feelings.

I read this book Game of Thrones a while back and it was just so full of emotions and angst and romance that it’s icky. It opens with this scene that clearly indicates the brutality of the culture of Westeros, … Continue reading

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LGBT lit recs.

I began this LGBT speculative fiction reading challenge a few months ago and it’s broadened my reading experience a lot. I started this and the women authors of color challenge for reasons that were political, a means to try to … Continue reading

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