Jinn, Incorporated, Tékumel, Family, and Other Things

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Becky Chambers talking about her (alien) family at Tor.com

Erin Lindsey talks Incorporated for WIRED's Geek's Guide to the Galaxy

Molly Tanzers's short story "Demure" at Great Jones Street... isn't.

Caspian Whistler's A Profound Waste of Time is available for pre-order.

Lessons learned writing (and editing), over on Terrible Minds, with Mahvesh Murad and Jared (...and Claire North and James Smythe and Saad Hossain and Sami Shah)

Mahvesh and Jared pick djinn-adjacent recommendations for Barnes & Noble

...and full-on-jinn reading for Tor.com.

Jared talks Tékumel over at r/fantasy

We're inescapable.


The Last Dangerous Visions

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The Last Dangerous Visions might be the most famous science fiction book to never exist. 'TLDV' was the long-mooted and nearly-almost-published sequel to Dangerous Visions (1967) and Again, Dangerous Visions (1972) - two vastly important and influential publication in modern speculative fiction.

This ambitious anthology, seemingly intended to be the final word in contemporary SF, was delayed for numerous reasons, documented elsewhere by both Ellison and many others. The anticipation, the delays, and the numerous authors it affected made for, to put it mildly, a great deal of drama. 

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Now You’re Thinking With Portals

Portal fantasy (via British Library)

Anne Jefferies was nineteen years when she first encountered a world only she could see. It was customary in 1640s Cornwall for the wealthiest families of the parish to take on the children of the poor, training them for service until the age of twenty-one. It was a lonely life, but nowhere near as bad as penury, and Anne knew it. She was taken from her pauper father to work as a live-in servant with the Pitt family. Moses Pitt, the eldest son, later reported that Anne was a spirited girl, tomboyish, but otherwise unremarkable.

That was until she pierced the veil.

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