Author Archives: Meg

About Meg

Author, essayist, winner of the Philip K. Dick award.

Starhawk’s of City of Refuge: the Fading Magic of Nostalgia

This year, Starhawk’s “City of Refuge” was the gift I bought myself. I backed the Kickstarter and couldn’t wait for it to show up. Getting the third book in this series brought a lot of things full circle for me. … Continue reading

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Guest post: Ten Principles in Search of a Story

Meg’s note: This post was written by my husband, John Elison, who has no blog of his own. He likes to tell long stories, and I like to hear them. Hope you do, too.  The Man first burned in ‘86 … Continue reading

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9 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Burning Man

I’ve spent a lot of words here trying to define an experience that is ultimately indefinable. It’s something different for everyone, and you will likely have different wishes after your first burn.

It was the best and worst vacation I’ve ever had. Continue reading

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LA Review of Books Raves about TBOTUM

From the front page of the L.A. Review of Books: “In 2015, Elison’s novel won the Philip K. Dick Award, in part because it offers an equally compelling — although markedly different — re-imagination of gender and sexual roles. Elison, … Continue reading

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Palimpsest: the Most Beautiful Book I’ve Read in Ages

One of the shittiest things about growing up (and there are a great many shitty things about growing up) is the forfeiture of your magical inheritance. As a child, your passport got you stamped into the Shire, into Fantasia, into … Continue reading

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NorWesCon 38: a Glorious Blur

Memory is the ghost of time trapped in meat and it doesn’t always work. It works even less when the meat is excited. First, an old friend. I was met at the hotel by my friend Julian. I have moved … Continue reading

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SoCal Book Tour

Traveling is both the privilege and the curse of a writer’s life. I spent the the end of March driving all over Southern California, some time in LA followed by a long stint in the Inland Empire. I did three … Continue reading

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