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Sunday recs: Issue 10 of inkscrawl

Longlong time no recs. I’ve been wandering the fields of exhaustion; the novel project is still ongoing, and I’ve got far too many other things heaped on my plate as well (work, of course, is the main thing). The novel … Continue reading

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Sunday recs: Hopeful fiction

The world’s been an awful place lately, so I think it’s a good time to read some hopeful fiction. So here are three such stories: Songbird by Shveta Thakrar (in Flash Fiction Online): a gorgeous tale about music and identity, … Continue reading

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Sunday recs: Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers

Long time no rec on the blog – I’ve been posting occasional recs on Twitter, but this blog has been quiet. But now — it’s Mothers’ Day in Finland, and how better to celebrate than by recommending a creepy story? … Continue reading

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Sunday recs

Three powerful stories this Sunday: A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers, by Alyssa Wong (on Tor.com). This story about weather-bending sisters and apocalypses is quite personally painful for me. But good, so good! Not an easy story, but … Continue reading

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Sunday recs: poetry from the classroom

I’m teaching a literature tutorial this spring, and in our final class on poetry, I made my students read some speculative poetry. I wanted them to see that poetry can involve any genre, and be more than just the classic … Continue reading

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Sunday recs: Rose Lemberg’s Birdverse

Rose Lemberg is a wonderful writer (and editor! but I’m concentrating on her writing here). I’ve recced many things by her in the past too: she writes beautiful poetry full of word-magic, for instance. But today, I want to highlight … Continue reading

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Sunday recs: strange bees

The smallest of recs but an utterly gorgeous one — a tiny story that I just read on Strange Horizons: Telling the Bees by T. Kingfisher. Poetic, strange and utterly wonderful. Such a short read that you’ve no excuse not … Continue reading

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Sunday recs: Stories + novels

Sunday recs! Featuring three delightful short stories, and two excellent novels. Tomorrow When We See the Sun by A. Merc Rustad (in Lightspeed) – a weird and cool space opera. A dark atmosphere but so beautiful. Merc’s worldbuilding is great, … Continue reading

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Sunday recs: Sunshine

The world’s a horrible mess right now, even more than usual. As an antidote for all the hate and attacks worldwide, here is a story to read that gave me the warm fuzzies. Reader, I hope it brings you joy … Continue reading

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Sunday recs: Bone Swans

I just finished Bone Swans, a collection of stories by C.S.E. Cooney – very highly recommended! A great collection of stories, poetry singing along with the narrative (and often included, too, to dazzling effect). C.S.E. Cooney’s writing just has this … Continue reading

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