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Two Stunning 2013 Short Stories You Should Read

I knew I was missing some great short stories in my rush to read as much as I could (and failing to get to anywhere near what I wanted). I have since found two more gorgeous pieces that I wish … Continue reading

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Interview with Eileen Gunn

Short story writer Eileen Gunn (author of the collection Stable Strategies and Others which you should read) was recently kind enough to do an interview with me for the SFWA Bulletin. We didn’t end up using anywhere near enough of … Continue reading

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“If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love” Nominated for the Nebula Award

I am thrilled to announce that my short story, “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love,” has been nominated for the Nebula Award for short story. I am particularly pleased because I love my category. I’ll be thrilled to see … Continue reading

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Publication News! “Detours on the Way to Nothing” and “How the World Became Quiet”

I have two pieces of publication news that I wanted to put out through the blog! Of course, they’re both a couple of weeks late. ;) Detours on the Way to Nothing First, I am really pleased to say that … Continue reading

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Rachel Swirsky’s Novelette Recommendations, 2013

Methodology same as short story. Guilt identical as well. ;) MY FAVORITE NOVELETTES: “Paranormal Romance” by Chris Barzak – This rang really true to a lot of my experiences which I’m sure is part of why I like it. Also, … Continue reading

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Rachel Swirsky’s Short Story Recommendations, 2013

Again, due to my time pinch, I did not have a chance to read everything that I wanted to. I'm going to try to cram in a few more stories before the end of the reading period but since that's … Continue reading

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Rachel Swirsky’s Novella Recommendations 2013

I admit that I'm partially writing this because I want to draw attention to Veronica Schanoes' "Burning Girls" which I think might have slipped between the cracks when it doesn't deserve to! MY NOVELLA FAVORITES THIS YEAR: "Burning Girls" by … Continue reading

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Rachel Swirsky’s Young Adult and Middle Grade Novel (Norton) Recommendations, 2014

In order to create this list, I read sixteen young adult books. That's not very many, but I knew this wouldn't be a very comprehensive list. Four more books were on my list as things I wanted to read. There … Continue reading

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Interesting Bloggy Debate About Inclusivity

in·clu·siv·i·ty ˌinklo͞oˈsivitē/ noun 1. An intention or policy of including people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized. I thought this inter-blog debate was interesting. It started with Apophemi, whose views I mostly agree with (at least in this post). … Continue reading

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Pre-transition Pronouns: Some Guiding Thoughts

A dear cousin of mine, a feminist who was very vocal when I was growing up, did me the courtesy of asking me a question which I paraphrase thus: Thinking of you as Grace is easy enough now, but how … Continue reading

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