Aliette de Bodard has a short novel in a new continuity forthcoming in October: clocking in at a little under fifty thousand words, In the Vanishers’ Palace (Kobo; Amazon; print not yet available for preorder) is a closely-observed and darkly compelling Beauty-and-the Beast retelling between a scholar and a dragon. (Both main characters are women.) I intend to review it at length in another venue, because this is a story that deserves attention: you should all keep an eye out and read it.
Melissa Caruso has a Twitter thread on chapter breaks and tension.
Sometimes these are smack in the middle of a scene. I’ll throw in the chapter break anyway.
Someone just got stabbed? CHAPTER BREAK.
Shocking secret truth-bomb dropped? CHAPTER BREAK.
The villain unexpectedly shows up? CHAPTER BREAK.
(Honestly, I live for this stuff.)
— Melissa Caruso (@melisscaru) August 17, 2018
Autostraddle, an excellent website for queer lady culture, needs more members to support its continued existence into 2019.
An older thread from Dr. Mary McAuliffe, on queer Irish women of the early 20th century. (Queer Irish female revolutionaries included.)
A Twitter thread I have been holding close to my heart:
what if our present historical moment is in part the consequence of sheering away from popular consciousness all the parts of stories that taught us about defeat & sadness & consequence & enduring misery
— Amal El-Mohtar (@tithenai) April 12, 2018