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And I’ve got a story in it! Amazon | Goodreads About the Anthology Roll up, roll up… The circus has long been that dream palace, intoxicating with so many lights and sights, sounds and smells. Sawdust, popcorn, strange animals, make-up, and the sweat of the roustabouts. The circus intrudes…
When an assassination attempt goes awry, Regan is left with no memory of who, what or where he is. Club singer Evelyn Calliope – like Regan, more than she seems – takes him under her wing. But they live in a quarantined police state, and Regan is on a Kill List. Welcome to Parole, the doomed city suspended above a river of fire.
Always open to recommendations (LGBT sci-fi/fantasy is my favorite, doesn’t have to be romance-heavy. As is anything with actually diverse/inclusive casts – including disabled/ill characters, preferably who don’t die – with a lack of tragedy fixation on any of the above. I think everyone knows what that means/the difference. Ownvoices are preferred). Recs are especially welcome for short fiction, with which… Continue reading The To-Be-Read, Spoons Willing Pile
Excerpt: Even when [marginalized people are] writing our own stories. We get hit with the “unrealistic” criticism. Because marginalized people existing and doing heroic things is just hard to believe, even if it’s just one, but especially if it’s two or more. That’s just outside the realm of possibility. And if you’re a marginalized author writing any of the above… well, you should really just rein it in, tone it down, and write something a little more… believable.
You know, like dragons or starships with Warp Drive.
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Entertainment website Moviepilot.com recently sent me to an advance screening of biopic “Eddie the Eagle,” on the true story of British Olympic ski-jumper Michael “Eddie” Edwards, and I wrote this piece focusing on the real guy behind the upcoming film. It was honestly one of my highlights of the new year, because the movie (which I recommend even as someone who has never seen an athletics-themed movie basically ever) is essentially an explosion of earnest optimism and unpretentious happy, which in a sea of grimdark ‘gritty’ reboots is… just. Kind of a ray of hope. And something I personally needed.
Three Partitions by Bogi Takács
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is the first piece of short fiction I’ve read by this author, and it left me wanting much more. Centering on a group of Orthodox Jews living on a planet that is living itself, this story explores ideas about community and individuality, the gender binary and fluidity, rejection and acceptance, inclusion and hope. And like all fun science fiction, it does it with exciting concepts like “planet minds,” telepathy and shapeshifting aliens.
I regularly contribute featured articles at entertainment news site Moviepilot.com, and this is one I’m most proud of. It’s my best shot at laying out why the underappreciated gem of a cult classic Disney series Gargoyles deserves a new lease on life, this time in movie form.
Excerpt: A Gargoyles movie isn’t a bad idea. In fact, it’s a really good idea. Because Gargoyles was an amazing show then, and would be great now – especially with ’90s nostalgia in full swing, and several other animated Disney series from the same era getting the full reboot treatment. Wouldn’t even have to be live-action, though that would definitely be amazing. The show had a phenomenal voice cast and art style, and a super high-end animated reboot would rock.
And most significantly, it had some very important stories to tell.
The beauty of animation is voices are pretty much forever, and everyone’s still alive and kicking. And as you’ll see at the end of this article – willing. If the dream movie was animated, and we went for a full cast reunion… Well. Dare to dream.
So really… why not?
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