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Love in the Time of Starships: One Ordinary Day, with Werewolves

Joyce Chng writing as J Damask. Heart of Fire. Fox Spirit Books. Jo Thomas. 25 Ways to Kill a Werewolf. Fox Spirit Books. (intro;  excerpt) Disclosure: These books both come from my personal library, and coincidentally come from the same … Continue reading

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Goals, midweek check-in

This weekend I spent at work on my writing website (look at the lovely new menus above this post! *preens*) At time of writing, there are over 450 posts on this blog, fortunately well tagged. Nonethless, it took some time … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: Humor, Horror, and the Mystery of It All (Polenth Blake’s ‘Sunstruck’, Leckie’s ‘Ancillary Sword’)

This week’s review was delayed because I had far too much to say. I’ve fallen decisively in love with both of the novels I am reviewing, so the technical challenge was to steer between two extremes:  “inarticulate flail and squee … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: Quiet Ones to Watch Out For, or the New Hard SF (Polenth Blake, Yoon Ha Lee)

Polenth Blake. Rainbow Lights Yoon Ha Lee. Conservation of Shadows Additional stories: Polenth Blake’s bibliography, on-line fiction by Yoon Ha Lee. The usual disclaimer: books above come from my personal collection, funded by the readaholic who is writing the review. … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: The Long Look Back and the Promise of the New (Kate Elliott, E. E. Ottoman)

Note: This review is based on pre-publication review copies from the publishers via NetGalley. Publishers linked below are thanked for these free review copies. Additional process notes
: This was my first time reviewing pre-publication copies, which was interesting in itself … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: Grit, Struggle, and Fierce Love (Koyanagi’s ‘Ascension,’ anthology ‘Fierce Families’)

A few years ago, I saw a student performance of Fierce Love, created by the groundbreaking performance group PoMo Afro Homos (one of whom, Djola Branner, was my Father in the Art). These performance vignettes tell a story of love … Continue reading

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Preview of Coming Attractions!

This week has been full of excitement, by which we mean (a) tax preparation and (b) dental work, part 3 of my root canal aka road construction in the mouth. Due to the latter, I’ve been sleeping a bit more … Continue reading

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