A decadent tale of becoming overpowered by pleasure.
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."
This week I got profiled as a creative-to-watch with Graphite Publications.
Pablo Valcárcel tells the story of a Futrographer's search for a revolution that does not devour its children.
We are enslaved to the past. So when is it best to forget it?
--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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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)