Release Day: KIN!

It’s release day for Kin, the final fairytale retelling in my Beauty & Madness series! Full moon. Glowing eyes. Red lips. And such sharp, sharp teeth… In the kin world, girls Ruby de Varre’s age are expected to play nice, get betrothed, and start a family—especially if they’re rootkin, and the fate of the clan […]

Real Commitment

Issue 21 of Fireside is out, which means more Geoff and Abby! True to form, Abby’s decided the most efficient way to get what she wants, and in this case, that means getting into a bar-brawl. Do I even need to say how much I really like this character? Once she makes up her mind, […]

Not Really Admire

Oh, the Gulag is alive and well! You can tell Putin’s continuing the grand old Chekist tradition, with only a few nods to modern conditions. One might almost admire that sort of fidelity to premodern institutions. Almost. Jeff Sharlet, a reporter I particularly admire, has an article up about MRAs. (I needed a shower after […]

Strangely Restful

I finished Anne Applebaum’s GULAG: A History last night. Right before it I read Kolyma Tales, which means my head is full of history right now, and not very nice history at that. It’s chilling to see how well repression and the simple expedient of giving some slaves slightly better conditions in return for their […]