In Short: March 2018

In Short: March 2018

I swear, I picked these four stories at random--the only thing I thought they had in common was that I read them all this month. It was only when I started writing that I realized that they're all about pivotal moments in their protagonists' lives--some for good and others for more complicated. They're all about change and how it can affect us and our...

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In Short: March 2018

In Short: February 2018

This month’s theme is hidden stories and secrets—and it came together inadvertently; I read a bunch of stories over the weekend and these were the ones that really spoke to me. There's so many stories in the world and it's often worth our time to look for those around the edges--as Joanna Russ says in How to Suppress Women's Writing, it's the edges where...

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In Short: January 2018

In Short: January 2018

I read some short fiction in December and January that I liked. Maybe you'll like it too. Most of these six stories share a general theme: what does it mean to belong and, perhaps more importantly, how do we belong? This is something I've been thinking about a lot lately as I read the news and look at what's going on both in our world and in our community....

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In Short: December 2017

In Short: December 2017

Welcome to the latest iteration of In Short, my short fiction review series. I’m changing things up a little bit from the first part of the series where I limited myself to two stories and published substantial reviews weekly. That wasn’t sustainable for me, for a lot of different reasons, but mainly because my workload at day job increased to the point...

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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.

I am a two-time Hugo Award finalist, 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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