Hey all! It's #CanCon2019 starting, like, right now, and so, a quick post on where I'll be and when. The con is sold out (which is freaking incredible) but if you're in the area the Dealer Room is open to the public. (Oh, and sidenote: whilst not in these places, when the dealer's room is … Continue reading #CanCon2019 — Where I’ll Be!
The first of the flash fiction pieces in People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction, this piece by Teresa Naval did a brilliant little job of characterization and world-building all in one, which is pretty damn sharp for a flash fic. Told partly in flash-back, and partly in the present, this is a world flooded and … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—An Offertory to Our Drowned Gods by Teresa Naval
I think I've mentioned a few times now as a whole Queers Destroy Science Fiction (the audiobook) was fantastic—but also often a massive downer. It took me longer than most anthologies to listen to because of that point. It wasn't a quality thing, just that I was listening to it in the middle of winter, … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—The Lamb Chops, by Stephen Cox
This story, from We Shall Be Monsters, is so intrinsically queer and—something I freaking adore—queerly empowering that I basically fell in love from pretty much the get-go. From the nonbinary lead POV, to the slow revelations of the narrative, this is a contemporary fantasy with the perfect amount of magic and fantasy to counter the … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—The Patchwork Girl by Evelyn Deshane
As someone who writes contemporary spec-fic, I'm a little embarrassed to admit it took me almost until the end of this short story from Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction to spot the science fiction. The story here is a woman visiting her niece on her niece's birthday, bringing a present, and being very nervous as … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Birthday Girl by Rachel Swirsky
This week, I was super lucky and was asked to step in at the last minute to talk to a local writing group about queerness, as a replacement. Now, before anything else, I want to say it was a really good overall experience, it went about as well as I ever expect it to, and … Continue reading When They Don’t Get It