Book Review: Jagganath, by Karin Tidbeck

Do you like deliciously creepy, peculiar, strange short stories? You’re probably going to like Jagganath, which will take you on a whirlwind of adventure through strange magic, oddness, and weirdly compelling settings and people. As Tidbeck freely admits in her author’s note at the end of the book, these stories definitely have a Nordic feel, […]

The Normative Gaze In Fiction

In October, I attended the fabulous Sirens Conference in Stevenson, Washington, which consisted of two amazing days of programming with all sorts of interesting panelists and a lot of great discussions. Both inside specific programming and in casual conversations in the lobby and elsewhere about the lodge where we stayed, I came away with a […]