Author Archive

Bogi Takács’s “Three Partitions,” and the rabbinical approaches to nonbinary gender

Caveat: I am a close friend of the author, and so this is not an objective review (if such is even possible), but rather a combination of dialogue, musings, and disputation. Bogi Takács’s “Three Partitions” is story is important for me to discuss, my friendship with Bogi aside, because it combines two elements much on

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Poem sale, and a future kickstarter

My poem “Baba Yaga Tries to Donate Money” has been accepted for publication at Apex. I am very happy about this! This is a humorous (of sorts) poem about the perils of fundraising. Speaking of fundraising, this June I am planning to kickstart for an anthology of short, weird, surrealist pieces of up to 1200

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Tidbits from around the web

Charlotte Ashley’s review column, Clavis Aurea, has migrated from Chizine to Apex. In her first Apex column, Charlotte writes about my story A City on Its Tentacles: Rose Lemberg paints another ambiguous setting in her stunning story “A City on Its Tentacles” (Lackington’s #1). The City is Luba’s city, a wondrous place on the Undersea

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An audio reprint and a review

“Giant,” my magic realist flash piece about Alan Dundes, will be podcast at Toasted Cake. I love Tina Connoly’s podcast work, and am looking forward to hearing the story in that format. Sofia Samatar has a lovely review of the first issue of Lackington’s magazine. She has this to say about my story: A City on

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Replacing “old” with “hegemonic”

This is an expanded summary of what I said on Twitter (see under @roselemberg).  Regarding various ongoing conversations in the SFF field, I see, from all sides, multiple references to the speakers’ ages (‘the Young’, ‘children’, the ‘Old’, ‘the Old Guard’, ‘they will die off’) that make me uncomfortable. I am convinced that these labels

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The Rotten Leaf Cantata

Today, my poem “The Rotten Leaf Cantata” was published as a part of Strange Horizons speculative poetry issue. The issue looks wonderful – with editorial roundtable, reviews, and poetry. I am looking forward to reading it. “The Rotten Leaf Cantata” is a divorce poem. It tore out of me, like my best work does sometimes,

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“A City on its Tentacles”

My short story “A City on its Tentacles” has appeared in the first issue of Lackington’s magazine. It is a very beautiful issue, and my story has been illustrated by the Hugo award-winning artist Galen Dara. The painting captures the story perfectly, and I am beyond pleased. The issue also contains stories by Amal El-Mohtar,

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A smattering of good news, a whiff of controversy

The ToC for How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens (aka Immigrant SF) has been released, and it’s a thing of beauty. I am happy to share a ToC with Ken Liu, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Sonya Taaffe, Nisi Shawl, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Bogi Takács, Bryan Thao Worra, Zen Cho, and oh so

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Stone Telling 10: Body

The new Stone Telling is here, after a long wait. “Body” is a double issue with 23 poems, and it is especially hard-hittng. We are now reading for ST11, so if we’ve never published you before, please send us your work. If we have published you before, please nudge other poets our way!

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A short post

…to report two poetry acceptances. My poem “Landwork” will appear in Goblin Fruit (spring 2014), and my poem “The Three Immigrations” will be reprinted in How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens. Happy new 2014, everyone!  

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