Birdverse novella “Portrait…” is out

While I was away from the computer for a rather dramatic and unpleasant move, my Birdverse novella A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power became available for free at Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

Part 1:

Part 2:

A 5-hour long EPIC audiobook/podcast narrated by the indomitable CSE Cooney:

This is one of the best things I have ever written, and it is a difficult story; content warnings for kink/edgeplay, past trauma,  in-depth discussions of consent and living with the aftermath of trauma, some violence.

…this novella is a must-read – it delves deep into the history, spirituality, and mythology of that world. Love, transformation, magic, lust, longing, pain and desire – so many threads are woven together in this tale. Breathtaking storytelling.Maria Haskins

I will do a reviews roundup a bit later. Meanwhile, if you read this piece and enjoyed it, please consider leaving a Goodreads review, and/or leaving a comment at the Beneath Ceaseless Skies website.

With gratitude to Corey Alexander, without whom this piece would probably not have been finished; and thanks as always to Bogi Takács, Charles Payseur, Ada Hoffmann, Scott Andrews, and CSE Cooney, as well as my Patreon supporters past and present, who keep me going when the going gets hard(er).

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R.B. 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, Crawford, and other awards.

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