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Category Archives: Reading
I like stuff that falls between categories, and creatures with motivations difficult to comprehend.Here are four of my favorites. This is not the list of Comprehensible Scary Humanoid Monsters. It’s the list of Holy Shit What Does It Want-Humanoids, which … Continue reading
I was listening to this song this morning, and got hit with the sledgehammer of vemod, and that’s how I ended up writing a long post about a famine.
Tove Jansson has been important to me ever since I was a child. BBC published a lovely article about her today, which I would recommend to anyone who thinks she was just about pudgy Moomin trolls.
Haven’t been able to read for a while, because of intense writing. But I’m catching up with reading again, and it’s mostly stuff that I’m sorry I haven’t read before:
Because I teach creative writing, and because I write myself, and because I generally like such things, I frequently use and read books about writing. Stephen King’s On Writing was the first good book I encountered on the subject, for … Continue reading
This essay: “We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative” by Kameron Hurley, which is a look at how we talk about women’s role in history and how screwed-up most people’s image of “realistic” is. It’s an … Continue reading
So, Saturday. Working on a story draft that doesn’t know if it wants to be a short story or a novella. Hopefully it’ll tell me soon. I just finished Elizabeth Hand’s Available Dark. Not only is it a brilliant story … Continue reading
Went to Swecon, which was good. Sat on some panels, geeking out about writing with doctor of fantasy Stefan Ekman and Caitlin Sweet; interviewed the wonderful (and almost frighteningly sharp) Kelly Link; told Joe Ambercrombie I was suspicious of GMs … Continue reading
I peeked in at Dark Roasted Blend for the first time in months, which never fails to suck me in: a magnificent time-waster with some excellent dream and nightmare fuel. Found some pictures of Siberian ghost cities that I used … Continue reading
Igår var det släppfest för Jenny Milewskis debutroman Skalpelldansen. Jag är igenom första tredjedelen, och det är verkligen inte någon vanlig splatterhistoria – jag läser den också som en metakommentar på skräckgenren, skrivprocessen och kultursfären. Intertextualitet är det rätta ordet, … Continue reading