A decadent tale of becoming overpowered by pleasure.
Rising Phoenix: An Interview with R. F. Kuang
R.F. Kuang's The Poppy War is "a big, messy mashup with inspirations ranging from World War II to Ender’s Game to Avatar: the Last Airbender."
I Got Profiled by Graphite Publications!
This week I got profiled as a creative-to-watch with Graphite Publications.
Futurographer: An Interview with Pablo Valcárcel
Pablo Valcárcel tells the story of a Futrographer's search for a revolution that does not devour its children.
On the Virtue of Forgetting
We are enslaved to the past. So when is it best to forget it?
Why Writing the Other is Always Radical (Part II): How the History of Medieval Romance Shows Us Why Representation Matters
--This post is a continuation of my reflection on "Why Writing the Other is Always Radical"-- Photo by Ricardo Cruz on Unsplash Representation matters. It's a movement, it's the #ownvoices hashtag, and it's been pushing institutions like the book publishing industry and Hollywood to find more diverse creators and to cast more diverse characters and …
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City of the Shrieking Tomb by Patrick A. Rogers
Reading City of the Shrieking Tomb made me feel as if I was seeing something that, as a tourist, I was not meant to see. In fact, it was as if I’d been expressly forbidden from seeing it.
Archival Hauntings: A Review of The Bone Mother by David Demchuk
David Demchuk, who attended Montreal's Blue Metropolis festival earlier this year, is the author of a Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated collection of horror short stories, The Bone Mother. This was quite an accomplishment for a horror writer, especially since writers of horror fiction are so often excluded from the literary mainstream. The Bone Mother, set in …
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An Occult Rebellion: a Review of The Flaw in the Stone by Cynthea Masson
The Flaw in the Stone, Cynthea Masson’s second novel in her Alchemists’ Council trilogy, explores the occult origins of the Rebel Branch’s revolution against the Alchemists’ Council. In a world where manuscript scholarship is the key to harmonizing the universe’s dimensions, the balance of power is about to be thrown off kilter. Genevre, an outside …
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What are the Seven Pillars of Wisdom?
I loved you, so I drew these tides of men into my hands
and wrote my will across the sky in stars
To earn you Freedom, the seven-pillared worthy house,
that your eyes might be shining for me [...] (ln. 1-4)