Recommended Reading: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

Friends! You want to read The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells, starting with All Systems Red. Here's the back blurb: "In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. "But in a society where contracts are awarded … Continue reading Recommended Reading: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

Recommended Reading: Fuck Neoliberalism… And Then Some! by Simon Springer

Fuck Neoliberalism... And Then Some! by Simon Springer is a short pamphlet that is currently free to download. Get a brief overview of how hierarchies destroy us and the planet and how we have the power to enact networks of mutual aid and cooperation where we do everything different. I highly recommend reading Springer's brief … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Fuck Neoliberalism… And Then Some! by Simon Springer

My Original Fiction: Dear Reader

This story is available in WSQ's Together Issue out from Feminist Press. Much love to everyone at Feminist Press & WSQ for letting me post this story now, when we really need it. This story is the direct result of funding from the 2018 Minnesota Artist Initiative grant I was awarded to develop new models … Continue reading My Original Fiction: Dear Reader

My Original Fiction: The Triplets

“The Triplets” originally appeared in Shadows & Tall Trees, Vol. 7 (March 2017) The Triplets Their mothers had been careful to conceive the girls under the same blue moon. Kaylee’s mother had heard from her sister-in-law, who had heard from her tennis partner, who had heard from her hairdresser that there was an old Chinese or … Continue reading My Original Fiction: The Triplets

Recommended Reading: Pandemic Installment: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

I'd already started reading Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer before the Covid-19 stuff really took off and a pandemic was declared. Once everything started spiraling, Braiding Sweetgrass became my touchstone, my comfort, my tether in this unraveling world. It was already everything I needed in … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Pandemic Installment: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Recommended Reading: (H)afrocentric by Juliana “Jewels” Smith

My local library is small and a bit sad, with lots of empty shelves. But I looked around anyway, and while I couldn't find many novels of interest to me, I did pick up this Volume 1-4 collection of (H)afrocentric comics by Juliana "Jewels" Smith, illustrated by Ronald Nelson, out from PM Press. I sure … Continue reading Recommended Reading: (H)afrocentric by Juliana “Jewels” Smith

Recommended Viewing: Gentefied

Ok, so this just dropped on Netflix two days ago, and I already watched it all, then cried about how long I'll have to wait for a new season. It's got everything I want in a good story: fleshed out characters with diverse identities, overlapping problems, no easy solutions to anything under late capitalism in … Continue reading Recommended Viewing: Gentefied

Recommended Reading: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

I'm as guilty as the next person of judging books by their covers and assuming I know what certain genres and sub-genres are and aren't, and which aren't for me. Had I not been gifted this novel, I never would have read it, despite knowing it won the Hugo AND Nebula awards. War, space ships, … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Teaching at The Loft this Spring: Through the Looking Glass: Write & Revise a Story in Six Weeks

I did this class once before, and it was fabulous! People had a great time and wrote cool stories. There's NO PRESSURE! Such a relief! Sign up HERE. Class Through the Looking Glass: Write & Revise a Story in Six Weeks Artists Harmony Neal We'll go through the process of drafting and revising a short … Continue reading Teaching at The Loft this Spring: Through the Looking Glass: Write & Revise a Story in Six Weeks