The Luminous Dead, by Caitlin Starling. Strange Horizons, Sept 2019.
Starling plays masterfully with the murky edges of consent and bodily autonomy while carefully inlaying trauma, compassion, loneliness, and a human hunger for connection.
Empire of Sand, by Tasha Suri. Strange Horizons, Feb 2019.
[T]he entirety of Empire of Sand is an exploration of consent. It’s an exploration of trauma: what it means to be a survivor, what violence can take from us, and the inalienable parts of us that it can never touch.
“The H-Word: It’s Alive!” Nightmare, March 2019.
The womb is a scary place, you see. A place full of secrets, a liminal place that's neither here nor there. A haunted house where so, so many of our cultural anxieties come home to roost.
“I Am Known: Representation in Videogames.” The Book Smugglers, Nov 2018.
My mirror is someone else’s window. I need to see myself just as much as you need to see me. I need to know I’m not alone, and you need to know I exist. In a medium that might just be the future of storytelling, or at least a kind of storytelling we’ve never seen before, I hope you have to see my hands on your screen and see the world through my eyes. I hope my stories get inside your head.