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Rose Lemberg is a queer, bigender immigrant from Eastern Europe and Israel. Their work has appeared in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Unlikely Story, Uncanny, and other venues, and has been a finalist for the Nebula, Tiptree, Elgin, Rhysling, and Crawford awards.

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“Portrait…” is going to be an AUDIOBOOK!!

I have wonderful news to share with you today. As I have already written here, “A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power,” the Birdverse origin novella of queer/trans supermages, consent, power exchange, and giant flaming birds, will be published by Beneath Ceaseless Skies. We now have publication dates: the first part will appear on 7/6/2017,

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Birdverse Podcast!

On the Birdverse Patreon, I have been experimenting with new stretch goals. The first of those is the Birdverse podcast, in which I will answer questions from readers (patrons get priority in the queue, but all are welcome to ask questions)! Once we reach $150 a month, the podcast will become a free, monthly feature.

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Reviews and thoughts, March edition

ICFA concluded today. I was not there, but hope to be next year. I heard it was a great con, and I heard that my poetry book Marginalia to Stone Bird was mentioned, as a Crawford finalist. Still really honored by this. I do not know if the timing was accidental or not, but Ada Hoffmann featured

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Glassmaker and Jeweler story tile

Uncanny Magazine made this beautiful story tile for my Birdverse short story from the January/February 2016 issue, “The Desert Glassmaker and the Jeweler of Berevyar“. I just love this. This story is eligible for Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy in the short story category.

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“Book…” reviews and recommendations roundup

My Birdverse novelette “The Book of How to Live” has been getting attention from readers and reviewers, for which I am very grateful. “Book…” is on the Tangent Recommended Reading list – two stars. Fran Wilde posted “Things to Read While Rebooting: An awards Post of Sorts” in which she recommends “The Book of How

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“Cloth….” illustrated (and grief)

I have mentioned before that I have been very fortunate to work with Renne Chon of Science Fiction World, to get my Nebula-nominated novelette “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” translated into Chinese. I have posted some translation Q & A with Renne Chon on my Patreon as a rare public entry. In November, I received two issues of

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Award Eligibility 2016

This is my customary award eligibility post for the year. I did not have as much short pieces out because I was concentrating on longer work, but I am very proud of what I did publish this year. I have bolded pieces I feel are most deserving of award consideration. Short fiction nominating folks, if you

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“Book…” at the Monthly Round

My Birdverse novelette “The Book of How to Live” made The Monthly Round at Nerds of a Feather: Bracing. Spicy. Lightly bitter. It’s how I would profile a Session IPA, a drink that speaks to me of autumn and the smell of burning leaves. It’s also how I imagine “The Book of How to Live”

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A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power

Friends, this has been a difficult week. Devastating for many of us. I have spoken at length on twitter about my feelings about this election, and will continue to do so there: @roselemberg. I posted on Twitter last night that I am reluctant to announce the sale of my novella — it feels weird to have good

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New reviews, and a poem!

My new Birdverse novelette “The Book of How to Live” has received some positive reviews. The first from Tangent, by reviewer Michelle Ristuccia: Rose Lemberg brings us another moving LGBTQIA fantasy piece set in the Birdverse, the novelette “The Book of How to Live.” Lemberg’s love story follows two strangers who struggle to be accepted in

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