Asexuality and Death and Other Associations

I’m used to asexual and aromantic characters being the villains. Pegging down a lack of attraction or love as inhuman and evil is an old tradition still well alive in stories, especially SFF. We have for a long time painted villains as people unable to comprehend love and celebrated romance as a staple of humanity, […]

Sex-centric Narratives, Microaggressions, and the Problems of Poison Kiss

Earlier today I finally posted my review of Poison Kiss. You can find it here, but to get you in the beat, here’s the start: I came into this book ready to LOVE it. And gosh did it start well! At 25-30%, I was in love with just about everyone, rolling in the happiness of what had […]

Five Asexual Protagonists by Actual Ace Writers

Let’s have a party. Today Tor reposted their April list of asexual protagonists, which not only doesn’t recommend books by ace authors, but actually sets forth pretty shitty rep. And to add insult to injury, they paraphrase Lauren Jankowski, an indie aro-ace artist that is very vocal and supportive of the community and its self-publishers […]

Wings of Renewal Will Take Flight Again

Quick Wings of Renewal announcement! Last October, one year after its release, Incandescent Phoenix Books decided to drop Wings of Renewal: A Solarpunk Dragon Anthology. The anthology has been a labour of love, not just by me but also by my co-editor, Brenda, and by the great writers involved. We decided it wouldn’t be over so soon. Wings will come […]

Viral Airwaves 2nd Edition is coming!

CW for quick colour-flashing gif at the end. Be careful if those are a problem to you <3 I am super duper excited to finally announce this! Viral Airwaves releases once more on November 22nd! Last August my publisher reverted all of Viral Airwaves’s rights back to me. I decided to use the opportunity to revise a […]

La crise d’octobre

On November 7, I have a new short story released from Solarpunk Press, Le carré rouge, which is a very personal take on Québec and solarpunk, and how the two might entwined. The short draws upon many elements specific to the province’s history and my own activism, and I wanted to talk more about these. La […]

Le Tunnel Dufferin

On November 7, I have a new short story released from Solarpunk Press, Le carré rouge, which is a very personal take on Québec and solarpunk, and how the two might entwined. The short draws upon many elements specific to the province’s history and my own activism, and I wanted to talk more about these.  Le […]

Le carré rouge

On November 7, I have a new short story released from Solarpunk Press, Le carré rouge, which is a very personal take on Québec and solarpunk, and how the two might entwined. The short draws upon many elements specific to the province’s history and my own activism, and I wanted to talk more about these.  Le […]

How to Write a Fight Scene, Even if You Don’t Know Shit About Fighting — Part 2: Double Duty and Mistakes

Welcome back to my aptly named mini-series, in which I discuss how I approach fight scenes despite my lack of concrete knowledge of swordfighting (not that you shouldn’t research at all, but there are ways to get away with some basic know-how!). Part 1 served as an introduction, and Part 3 will have a concrete […]

How to Write a Fight Scene, Even if You Don’t Know Shit About Fighting — Part 1 : Introduction

Welcome to a mini-series! It was supposed to be a single post, but as it got longer I decided to split it in three. Which I should have done with that title too, I bet! Part 1 shall be an overview, Part 2 a look into making those scenes work double time for you, and Part […]