Category Archives: Books

Time to Judge a Book by its Cover

There is no part of getting my work published that isn’t exciting, but lately two things have really brought it home for me. I got a package in the mail that I assumed was just another thing I had ordered … Continue reading

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S E Q U E L

There are things you think will make you a REAL WRITER. And then they happen, and you're still just you. I'm real. You're real. Write. — Meg Elison (@megelison) February 4, 2016 I have been sitting on some good news … Continue reading

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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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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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Atlanta Burns: Like a house on fire

I get really excited about a book that gets me to read a genre I usually don’t like, and makes me love somebody in the process. I don’t usually like noir, although if the secondary genre of this book is … Continue reading

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Philip K. Dick Award Finalist

My debut novel, THE BOOK OF THE UNNAMED MIDWIFE, is on the shortlist for the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award. This is the coolest thing that has ever happened to me. I don’t know who nominated me, but I’m so … Continue reading

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Fat Vampire: What the hell was that?

It’s been a long time since I’ve been fooled like this. Authors generally suck at concealing where they’re going. They telegraph their intentions through tropes and foreshadowing and I am hardly ever surprised. Fat Vampire is full of surprises. Fat … Continue reading

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