The Waterdancer's World

Frogmore is not the ideal world for human colonists, but they have arrived, they intend to stay, and the military is in control and determined to eliminate any threat to the human population, even if that means doing major damage to the local ecology and trampling the rights of the indigenes. The major player in the story is the daughter of the commanding general, who commands a commercial empire in her own right, and who is firmly behind the plan to terraform the world despite her fascination with a new artform that is directly inspired by the life forms she hopes to eradicate. The interplay of emotions unfolds on both an individual and a mass level, and the role of art in human history becomes a major theme. This author's work is almost always just a bit outside the mainstream of science fiction, and that is I think part of the reason that it is so often, as in this case, intensely appealing.
Critical Mass, Don D'Ammassa, October 5, 2016

Christopher N. Brown and Madeleine Rose Dimond Interview L. Timmel Duchamp

Madeleine Rose Dimond and Christopher N. Brown interviewed L. Timmel Duchamp before a live audience at Armadillocon 37 on July 25, 2015, asking her about her writing and publishing career. Chris taped the interview and has made it available for download. You can download it or listen to it

L. Timmel Duchamp will be Editor GoH at Armadillocon 37

L. Timmel Duchamp will be the Editor GoH at this year's Armadillocon, which will take place in Austin, TX, July 24-26, 2015. She will be one of the instructors in the writing workshop. Ken Liu will be the Author GoH, Stina Leicht will be the Toastmaster, and John DeNardo the Fan GoH.

Clarion West One-Day Workshop with L. Timmel Duchamp

L. Timmel Duchamp will be holding a One-Day Clarion West Workshop on March 15, 2015, in Seattle, "How To Read as a Writer." Critiques from a variety of readers give writers insight into how the words they’ve put on the page are being transformed into the stories that unfold in their readers’ heads. This workshop will offer insight into how others are reading your story and help make it into the story you would like them to be reading. More details can be found at

Science Fiction As Theory Incarnate

Doing Things with Ideas Last night after reading the first three chapters of Gore Vidal’s Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, a mannered essay on the framing of the US Constitution, I experienced a moment familiar to science fiction writers. To depict this moment a cartoonist would draw an image of a woman holding a copy of the book, a finger marking her place and a light-bulb glowing over her head. Thomas Jefferson, Vidal remarks, “had a wild attachment, at times, to radical sentiments.” (79) One of the “radical sentiments” Vidal mentions is Jefferson’s advocacy of creating a tabula rasa for government and legal institutions every twenty years...

World Fantasy Award Nomination

L. Timmel Duchamp has been nominated for a World Fantasy Award, in the Special Award--Nonprofessional category, for her work as the publisher and editor of Aqueduct Press. The 2013 World Fantasy Awards will be presented in Brighton during the WFC. The complete list of nominations can be found at

The Fool's Tale

L. Timmel Duchamp's "The Fool's Tale" has been reprinted with an interview in
Lightspeed Magazine.

Missing Links and Secret Histories: A Selection of Wikipedia Entries from Across the Known Multiverse

Missing Links and Secret Histories: A Selection of Wikipedia Entries from Across the Known Multiverse is an anthology of short fictions by Nisi Shawl, Anna Tambour, Lucy Sussex, Mark Rich, and others. Ever wonder who that frequent addressee of Anglophone Nineteenth century narrators, “Dear Reader,” really was? About Nancy Drew's mother? Or what the true story on which Edgar Allan Poe based his melodramatic “Fall of the House of Usher" was ? Perhaps it never occurred to you to wonder if there might be a relationship between H.G. Wells’ Dr. Moreau and Joseph Conrad's Col.

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