As readers and writers orbiting and inhabiting Luna Station, it’s a safe bet that most of us seek out not only fiction and poetry, but editorials, articles, and tweets about “strong female characters.” We apply the Bechdel Test to everything. We demand an answer: where are the women? I submit to you Karen Lord’s Redemption …

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It’s not often that an author records the narration for their own audiobook. Sure, you can go to public readings or listen to podcasts, but a recording of the whole dang book? Not likely, unless you’re Stephen King. Sometimes there’s good reasons for that – after all, a professional writer is not usually a professional voice …

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Once upon the late 1990’s, I worked at a library in Wyoming, and I had the privilege of developing the sci fi and fantasy book collection (talk about a dream come true). My friend was in charge of the romance books, a collection development post I never, ever could have championed, but I so admired …

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At first I could not help but think of N.K. Jemisin‘s The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms as a fantasy prime time soap opera – addictive and dangerous like Revenge meets…well….uh…there you go. I can’t invite any mashups or comparisons, because there aren’t any. Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy (of which The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, published in 2009, is …

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My biggest regret about reading Five-Twelfths of Heaven recently is that it took me so long to get around to it.  Melissa Scott‘s novel was originally published in 1985, and it’s still relevant thirty years later, not to mention it’s a captivating story. The first book of Scott’s Roads of Heaven trilogy, Five-Twelfths of Heaven …

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