Seven Losses is up

My story “Seven Losses of Na Re” is up today at the Daily Science Fiction website. There seems to be a debate at the Daily SF facebook page as to whether it’s genre at all.

I’d rather not defend my story’s genre cred. But I hope you enjoy it nonetheless.


  1. Well, only one person said so and even he liked it as (gasp!) “literary fiction” — the old false dilemma again.

    • Rose says:

      I counted four and a bunch of people who agreed with the four.

      Jewish magic realism predates genre; it’s its own thing. I am glad it was published and am quite happy about the fact that it was my third and last SFWA-qualifying sale.

      • I just counted the guy who said he rated it low because it wasn’t speculative fiction by his dim-bulb lights.

        It’s definitely magic realism, so the bleatings about genre boundaries are invalid (leaving the quality of the writing entirely aside).

        • Rose says:

          Judging from its overall score on the DSF webpage, he cannot be the only one who rated it low due to perceived non-genre-itis. But yeah…

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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, Crawford, and other awards.

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