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aszmxm · 23 hours ago
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When we love our heart sees what our eyes can't
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rainreads · 2 days ago
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“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.”
― Jane Austen, Persuasion.
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tinydinosaurperfection · 2 days ago
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Brown Eyes
Her eyes are blue Yours are brown Hers represent the ocean Yours represents the ground You've always hated you eyes And wished they were blue But your eyes have a tint of gold So rare it must not be true So yes her eyes are blue And yes your eyes are brown But your eyes hold the riches That are buried in the ground Her eyes carry storms And rage like sea Your eyes carry earthquakes That bring mountains to their knees Maybe her eyes her blue But your eyes reign queen Because they hold the purest riches The world has ever seen
-Nadia
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dingobunker · 2 days ago
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So, I've been rereading Night Watch (as have we all), and I came across the passage highlighted below. This is the first time I realized that this is a direct reference to Thief of Time, meaning that the stories are happening at least somewhat concurrently. I love Pterry so much, because I will always find some new gem to marvel at in his books. 💜
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number-1-stalker · 2 days ago
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Heart left cold and empty, nothing fills him now but dread, regret and anguish tearing through to join him like age old companions. He made a mistake. A mistake so simple yet so cruel that somehow ripped apart not only his own heart but his lovers, and his friends and any onlookers. His head hangs and there's rain dripping from his hair to his nose and mingling with his tears. A walk of shame. The true origin of the phrase is unknown to him, but the meaning now is clear. Not the world that is ashamed but he. His soul is crushed, he has destroyed himself and walking alone now, cold and wet, he realises he is now only half, never to be whole again. And he did it to himself.
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poisongorl · 2 days ago
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Just bought a new erasable pen and pastel highlighters so I can destroy all my books with my stupid thoughts.
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chillpotato · 14 days ago
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- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 'Notes' from The Underground
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blushingwildflower · 11 months ago
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That intimate moment between you and the book you have just read the last words of, where you sit there taking in the enormity of what you have just finished.
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bookwormingparty · 4 months ago
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thefictionalqueer · a month ago
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So, apparently, there’s evidence to suggest that Louisa May Alcott may have been transgender? Idk.
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arcaneacademic · a month ago
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The Beinecke Rare Book Library ✨
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aszmxm · 23 hours ago
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And I swear by Allah, that your name has inherited a tremendous part of all of my prayers
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rainreads · a month ago
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-Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë.
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loveeblog · 2 months ago
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“I bought the book you were talking about” is a love language
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everythingships · 7 months ago
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pride and prejudice book annotations <3
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books · 2 months ago
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Writer Spotlight: Lina Rather
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Lina Rather is a speculative fiction author from Michigan now living in Washington, D.C. Her stories have appeared in various publications, including Shimmer, Flash Fiction Online, and Lightspeed.
Her current work, Our Lady of Endless Worlds, is a space opera about faith and duty, redemption and revelation, and nuns in a giant slug in outer space. The first book in the series, Sisters of the Vast Black, won the Golden Crown Literary Society Goldie award and was shortlisted for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. Its sequel, Sisters of the Forsaken Stars, is now out to all the places that sell good books—possibly interrupting Lina’s non-writing pursuits of cooking overly elaborate recipes, reading history, and collecting cool rocks and terrible 90s comic books.
Click through to read more about squishy technology, advice for burgeoning SFF authors, and some amazing SFF litfic reading recs!
How would you describe Sisters of the Forsaken Stars to someone new to your work?
Sisters of the Forsaken Stars is the sequel to Sisters of the Vast Black (definitely start there!) and follows an order of interplanetary nuns as they travel in their living slug-ship between worlds in need of charity or medical help. In the second book, the Sisters are on their own, cast out of the Church after uncovering a terrible conspiracy—the whole foundation of their lives has changed. They have to deal with that grief and trauma while also choosing what role they will play in a war that is surely coming.
SOTFS is the second novella in your space opera series. Did you always envision a series?
Not initially, but by the time I finished the first book, I knew I wanted to spend more time with the women aboard the ship, Our Lady of Impossible Constellations. Each of them is a little bit of me in a different way, and I loved following them as they found their way down new paths in the wake of the first book.
The Sisters in SOTFS all have very different personalities. How do you approach writing different personalities’ coping mechanisms?
Each of the Sisters has something they truly cherish in life. Whether that’s faith, stability, or community, the events of the previous book have shaken those tenets. I focused on each of those things—what does it feel like for each of them to lose their grounding? What will they do to regain it? What happens if they can’t?
There are several intricate and complex bonds between characters in SOTFS—for example, a romantic lesbian relationship that’s refreshing in that it isn’t a focal point of the story and gets to just be quiet and tender. Did you enjoy writing that relationship?
I did! With Gemma, I wanted to write about someone who is going through a new “coming-of-age” later in life and having to learn who she is and how to be part of a relationship. I think many queer people, myself included, are familiar with feeling like they’re stumbling through another adolescence after coming out or leaving home. Too often, starting a relationship is the end of a story, but so often, that’s just the beginning—Gemma may love Vauca, but at the start of SOTFS, she doesn’t know how to do the work of that.
The living ships are such a brilliant element in the series, bringing up questions of agency and validity of the more-than-human. What first drew you to blur the lines between technology and animals?
I love organic technology—the squishier, the better! And because so much of the Sisters’ vocation is about care and community, it seemed natural that their ship should also be a member of their community, one they have to care for. It’s been really interesting to see different readers’ perspectives on the ship and its relative level of sentience and autonomy.
You have reworked your stories for audio; what’s that process like? Have you written for radio from scratch before?
I’ve only done a little bit of adaption for audio—mostly smoothing out things that look good on paper but sound funny narrated. For the most part, my stories have appeared in audio after appearing in print, so changes have to be small. I would love to write for a narrative mystery or horror podcast, though. I’m a huge fan of the genre (shoutout to Arden, Magnus Archives, Passenger List, The Last Movie…)!
Does your approach differ according to the format you’re working with (short story vs. novella, for instance)?
I tend to have the same process for most of my work—I’m a very methodical writer, and by the time I start a draft, I generally have a beginning, an ending, and the general feeling of the story in between. On the upside, that means I usually only write one (very, very slow) draft that is very close to the final product. On the downside, it means a lot more fallow time. SOTFS was a little different because I had an external timeline. I ended up writing all of the big scenes out of order, then fitting them together like puzzle pieces and filling in the connective tissue.
Do you have any advice for writers starting in SFF and hoping to make a career out of their writing?
Take risks—write that oddball story—and make friends! Writing is a lot more fun when you have a group of people pursuing the same goals (whether in real life, on a forum, or social media). Writing can be a weird and insular world.
What’s next for you?
I just sold the last short story I had in the archive (about an old cheesemaker and the king of death, forthcoming in Lightspeed soon-ish), so I would love to take some time to play in that sandbox again. Between the Order of Endless Worlds books and general life in the pandemic, it’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to. But I really enjoy the short form, and you can try out weird and wacky ideas that can’t sustain a longer work (maybe I will finally finish my “talking goat goes to see the world’s largest rubber band ball” story).
Do you have any hopes for the future of the SFF genre? What would you like to see more of?
I would love to see more slipstream and litfic-y SFF coming out. Some of my favorite books are speculative fiction published by non-SFF publishers (let me drop a plug for the very weird Secret Lives of the Monster Dogs and Famous Men Who Never Lived here). I also want to see a new venue for this kind of short fiction crop up—this corner of the market has really suffered in the past few years with the loss of Liminal, Shimmer, and now Lackington’s. I adore this subgenre, and it deserves more appreciation!
Thanks to Lina for her brilliant answers! Sisters of The Forsaken Stars is out now!
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cozy-vibess · a month ago
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I want a day like this more than anything right now🤍
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chillpotato · 6 months ago
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Robert Jordan
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notexactlyjuliet · 5 months ago
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future-oscarwinner · 4 months ago
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How I'm trynna be
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