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AI finds herself, a family, & a future

A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers is a science fiction novel of such literary quality yet such approachable prose, characters, and relationships that I honestly feel like it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read. I don’t say … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman likes my books!

Yesterday I went down to Wild Iris Books to hang out during their Feminist Block Party (and pick up a sno cone!) and a staff member, friend, and fan was there with her AWESOME cosplay.

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Rivka as Paul Bunyan

Paul Bunyan, usually accompanied by his blue ox, Babe, is a legendary lumberjack from North American mythology. Since he’s a folk hero with reported superhuman qualities, it seemed like a perfect fit for a Rivka cosplay. (Besides, making Paul Bunyan … Continue reading

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The press likes to pit lady musicians against each other, but that’s not how music works

Esther and Liora, the two violin stars from A Harvest of Ripe Figs. Popular gossip would paint them as rivals, but women don’t have to compete — they can work together and enhance each other, and be talented in different … Continue reading

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He should love what makes you amazing

Ladies who have a male partner — this better be how he reacts to your strengths (physical and otherwise!) The warrior Rivka and her smitten wizard Isaac are from these books and were drawn here by Yeaka.

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Rivka at eight years old

“When you grow up — not soon enough for me, you funny child,” — Mitzi massaged her own brow — “you’ll be a lady, and you certainly won’t be swordfighting. Even with candles.” “Yes, I will. I’m going to be a … Continue reading

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Queer feminist fiction — with dragons!

Today, paperback copies of Climbing the Date Palm hit the shelves at Wild Iris Books, our local feminist/LGBTQ+ bookstore! The bookstore’s owner and I are holding it up with the first book in the series,The Second Mango.

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