Reading goals in 2020

2020 reading goals

I didn’t set any reading goals for 2019—by midwinter last year, I was tired, I was broke, and I was heartsick. 2018 hadn’t been a good year. I listened to the Mountain Goats on repeat for weeks. Now, I’m heading into 2020 in almost the same mood, but with the added grit of defiance. Hey, […]

The Bone Ships by RJ Barker

The Bone Ships by RJ Barker

Arakeesians—sea dragons—haven’t been seen in the Hundred Islands for generations. The Hundred Islands fleet—at war with the Gaunt Islanders—must make do, building their ships from the dwindling supply of dragonbone that remains. Joron Twiner is the young, drunkard shipwife, or captain, of a black ship: a ship of exiled criminals. Following the death of his […]

New Suns, ed. Nisi Shawl

'New Suns' edited by Nisi Shawl

New Suns is a collection, drawn together and edited by the legendary author and editor Nisi Shawl, of stories by authors of colour. It opens with an epigraph from Octavia E. Butler: “There’s nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns.” This collection is a journey into different worlds under different suns—worlds drawing […]