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I found a Tristan retelling where Marke/Brangäne is canon!

I’m going to explain the premise, pitch, and demographics of The White Raven by Diana Paxson first so you know whether or not you’re interested and then give you the recipe-blog ramble afterward, so that you aren’t sitting there for the first … Continue reading

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Spirits Abroad: 15 short stories of Malaysian fantasy

Zen Cho’s Spirits Abroad Malaysian and Malaysian-diaspora fantasy shorts collection brings extremely intimate and personal concepts into the sphere of fantasy fiction–like unexpected difficulty in schoolwork or performing arts after being at the top of your class, or blooming into your suppressed … Continue reading

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Free short science fiction: nonbinary Jewish fiction by nonbinary Jewish author

I am so glad that there is nonbinary Jewish sci-fi out there, and what’s more, it’s free. “None of you have been helping her maintain her shape,” the planetmind said. “We were promised the community would help her maintain her … Continue reading

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Review: Regency hetero romance with Jewish hero

True Pretenses by Rose Lerner first got on my radar this summer, as a much-needed anecdote to my anger upon discovering a trope in mainstream romance of Jewish women being paired with Nazi officers. After spending an appropriate amount of time … Continue reading

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J. L. Douglas writing about her impressions of The Second Mango

    Shira Glassman’s characters came across to me, the avid-yet-sometimes jaded reader of LGBT-YA romance, as much more than just points on some PC focus group checklist (as sometimes happens in this genre unfortunately). I really felt like these were … Continue reading

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