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Hugo Squee Part II

We’re nearing the end of the voting period for this year’s Hugo Award’s.  Time to squee just one more time. Aynjel: Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time by K.M. Szpara (Uncanny, May/June 2017) https://uncannymagazine.com/article/small-changes-long-periods-time/ This novellette. Oh my ghod, this novelette. It’s a vampire story and there’s blood and sex; if none of that’s your thing, well, you might want to take three giant bunny steps back. If you like (or love, or lust) all of those things, then come on in, the water (blood?) is fine, and the story is so much more than a vampire story. The…

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Hugo Squee Part I

It’s time for everyone in our little literary corner of the world to think about the Hugo Awards, and all the nominees for this year. The Word Witches weigh in on some items they like, an ongoing series: Aynjel: “Fandom for Robots” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad from Uncanny Magazine September/October 2017 https://uncannymagazine.com/article/fandom-for-robots/ If you’ve missed your daily dose of robot feels, “Fandom for Robots” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad is the story you need to remedy that problem.  This story’s got 50s-style boxy robots, a fictional anime series and the fandom that surrounds it, including a fan fiction website.  And you…

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Witches’ March Roundup – Fan Squee

What’s a book you totally can’t stop thinking about? Something that makes you  want to discuss it and share it with everyone? Our coven has a few squees to share with you all. Aynjel: Have you ever read a book that feels like it was written just for you (but it’s actually impossible, because the author doesn’t know you)?  I’d never had that feeling before I read Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant (Orbit, 2017).  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved a lot of books, but everything about Into the Drowning Deep delighted me and made me gasp or…

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