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Old Stories Into New: Come Take My Class on Retellings!

Hey! Come take my class on retellings! October 7, 2017. (Secret: If you join my newsletter, or sign up for my Patreon at $1 or more a month, you’ll get discounts.) (It used to be called Retellings and Retaleings.) Authors … Continue reading Continue reading

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Speculative Poetry Class tomorrow!

Come take my first ever speculative poetry class tomorrow! Poetry requires intense linguistic control. Every word matters. Whether you’re a poet who wants to create fantastical verses, or a prose writer who wants to learn the finely tuned narrative power that … Continue reading Continue reading

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Weekend read! Firebirds, ed. Sharyn November

Firebirds

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Firebirds Rising

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Firebirds Soaring

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Weekend Read! Accessing the Future, eds Kathryn Allan & Djibril Al-Ayad

Accessing the Future, eds Kathryn Allan & Djibril Al-Ayad

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Weekend read! DARK MATTER, ed. Sheree Thomas

DARK MATTER: A century of speculative fiction from the African Diaspora
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DARK MATTER: Reading the bones
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Friday Read! “Shard of Glass” by Alaya Dawn Johnson

“Shard of Glass” by Alaya Dawn Johnson: That day, my mother picked me up from school, wearing the yellow sundress and shawl I remembered from our trip with Father the year before. She looked just like she did most days … Continue reading Continue reading

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Friday Read! “Remembrance Is Something Like a House” by Will Ludwigsen

“Remembrance Is Something Like a House” by Will Ludwigsen: Every day for three decades, the abandoned house strains against its galling anchors, hoping to pull free. It has waited thirty years for its pipes and pilings to finally decay so … Continue reading Continue reading

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Friday Read! “Useless Things” by Maureen McHugh

“Useless Things” by Maureen McHugh: I wake at night sometimes now, thinking someone is in my house. Abby sleeps on the other side of the bed, and Hudson sleeps on the floor. Where I live it is brutally dark at … Continue reading Continue reading

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Friday Read! Eugie Foster’s “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast”

Before Eugie Foster was taken from us last year, she gave the world hundreds of short stories. We are lucky that she was so prolific, and it’s our loss she died so young when she could have written so many … Continue reading Continue reading

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Friday Read! “The Lifecycle of Software Objects” by Ted Chiang

Ted Chiang, as they say, needs no introduction — if you follow the contemporary science fiction and fantasy short story scene. In case you don’t, Chiang is a powerhouse, not only one of the masters of the short form, but … Continue reading Continue reading

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