The Lemberg Sampler

This is a page for folks who’d like to try my work, but aren’t sure where to begin. This sampler changes as new material comes out, but it contains no more than 6 pieces at any given time.

Birdverse Novelette: Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds. Queer and trans family members, generations, autism, very many carpets. Bonus notes! [Nebula Award nominee; Tiptree Award longlist]

Flash length Story: Seven Losses of Na Re. Permafrost, Yiddish, Soviet Jews. [Reprinted in Ann and Jeff VanderMeer’s Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology].

Unclassifiable: Bone Shadows. All kinds of things wash up at the Lost and Found of days.

Science Fiction poem: Archival Testimony Fragments/Minersong. A poem from the Boundless universe. Bonus podcast of this poem by C.S.E. Cooney is amazing (starts at 27:40). [Locus recommended Reading List, Rhysling award nominee.]

Epic Fantasy poem: Long Shadow. A Journeymaker Cycle poem about a ghostly child, and the struggle to find a solution to past wars. [Rhysling award nominee, 2nd place in Strange Horizons Readers’ poll.]

One Comment

  1. Helen Shay says:

    Enjoyed browsing the work, especially Bone Shadows, which you say is ‘unclassifiable’ but which struck me as very dramatic and probably would work great as a spoken word performance piece.

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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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