Review: A Country of Ghosts by Margaret Killjoy

Review: A Country of Ghosts by Margaret Killjoy

Margaret Killjoy’s A Country of Ghosts is a work of beautifully crafted utopian fiction that reminded me of nothing so much as Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Dispossessed–except in a country called Hron where there is enough for everyone, as opposed to LeGuin’s moon Anarres, where there are precious few resources.

Highly recommended.

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Links: Finding our way through the fog, only to find that there is no end.

Links: Finding our way through the fog, only to find that there is no end.

I feel like we’re all sort of fumbling in the fog, trying to find out way out of what is going to be the worst mass disabling event of our lifetimes–and as I’ve found out over the past almost-four years, there is no way out, there is only through and there is no end. Therefore, I give you a few waypoints that may help you on your journey.

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Review: The Windrose Chronicles by Barbara Hambly

Review: The Windrose Chronicles by Barbara Hambly

Well, it's a review of the first three books. A look at Goodreads shows that there's at least one additional novel and a number of shorter works. And, to be honest, after reading these three--The Silent Tower, The Silicon Mage, and Dog Wizard, I have no desire to ever read anything in this setting ever again. I wanted to like these books, I really did....

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I’m a two-time Hugo loser!

I’m a two-time Hugo loser!

As expected, I did not win the Hugo for Best Related Work; instead Maria Dahvana Headley's transcendent translation of Beowulf did and I couldn't be more pleased at this outcome. Maria and I have been con-friends for a number of years now, and she was a co-panelist on the very first panel I was ever on at Readercon--and she was so kind to extremely anxious...

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Hello! I'm Natalie Luhrs.

 I write about books, culture, disability, and whatever else strikes my fancy. I have many opinions and I have long ceased giving any fucks.

I am a two-time Hugo Award loser, in 2017 for Best Fan Writer and in 2021 for my essay “George R.R. Martin Can Fuck Off Into the Sun, Or: The 2020 Hugo Awards Ceremony (Rageblog Edition)” in the Best Related Work category.

Please do not offer me medical advice. I have something like 10 doctors and it’s already pretty challenging to keep up with what they want me to do. I do not have the bandwidth to process any advice that doesn’t come from one of my doctors, no matter how well meant the advice may be. Thank you!

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Look, I know it’s crass, but I’m unemployed and not going to have an income until my SSDI goes through and who knows when that’ll be, so here’s some wishlists in case you want to buy me something. I try to keep them reasonably up to date.

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