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Our Queer Roundtable, by Anna Anthropy, Rose Fox, AJ Odasso, Vanessa Rose Phin, Nisi Shawl, and Cynthia Ward (7/25/16)
Article.
The fluidity, inclusiveness, and fundamental instability of queerness are the attributes that draw me to it.
Reviews for the week of 4/18/16
Review.
Monday: Stories for Chip edited by Nisi Shawl and Bill Campbell, reviewed by Andy Sawyer
Wednesday: Get In Trouble by Kelly Link, reviewed by Nina Allan
Friday: Voices in the Night by Steven Millhauser, reviewed by Paul Kincaid


Reviewing the Other: Like Dancing about Architecture, by Nisi Shawl (3/24/14)
Article.
"As the diversity of the pool of genre tales being told widens and deepens, more of us want help accessing it. Where do we find the good stuff? How do we know it's any good? This essay intends to address ways in which reviews, and thus reviewers and reviews editors, can help, rather than hinder, based on my experiences on many sides of this question."
Red Matty (Part 2 of 2), by Nisi Shawl (9/30/13)
Fiction.
Now Baby Boo's plan seemed stupider than ever. Betty made up her mind. She pawed Gray Hawk's leg for attention. "Listen, I need to break a promise I shoulda never made."
Podcast: Red Matty (Part 2 of 2), by Nisi Shawl, read by Anaea Lay (9/30/13)
Fiction.
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Nisi Shawl's "Red Matty (Part 2 of 2)"


Red Matty (Part 1 of 2), by Nisi Shawl (9/23/13)
Fiction.
She found the cat there, lying on the warm, shiny bottom of an upturned wheelbarrow. Baby Boo was the first modded animal Betty had made friends with. "I got a feelin," Betty announced. "That Matty one of us."
Podcast: Red Matty (Part 1 of 2), by Nisi Shawl, read by Anaea Lay (9/23/13)
Fiction.
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Nisi Shawl's "Red Matty (Part 1 of 2)"
Pataki (Part 2 of 2), by Nisi Shawl (4/11/11)
Fiction.
It was almost midnight in Michigan, but Madrina had answered on the first ring: "Aboye abochiche." I lift your burdens to heaven. "Alaafia," she added; a wish for peace. "Rianne, what's troublin you?"
An Interview with Nisi Shawl, by JoSelle Vanderhooft (4/4/11)
Article.
Science can preserve heritage as well as discover and explore it. A proper scientific approach can relieve us from prejudices that block us from understanding our cultural heritage.
Race, Again, Still, by Nisi Shawl (4/4/11)
Column.
Sometimes race is the official topic of a given conversation, and sometimes it isn't. For many of us, though, race is always on our minds, in our hearts, at the tips of our tongues. It can't not be.
Pataki (Part 1 of 2), by Nisi Shawl (4/4/11)
Fiction.
Now, though, a new leaf. A new life. A new career as a diviner. Rianne's ancestors had told her to take on any clients that came her way.
Reviews for the week of 10/20/08
Review.
Monday: Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser, reviewed by Paul Kincaid
Wednesday: Filter House by Nisi Shawl, reviewed by Matthew Cheney
Friday: Steampunk, eds. Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, and Extraordinary Engines, ed. Nick Gevers, reviewed by Duncan Lawie
Reviews for the week of 6/26/06
Review.
Monday: Scott Lynch's The Lies of Locke Lamora, reviewed by C.M. Morrison
Tuesday: Robert Freeman Wexler's Circus of the Grand Design, reviewed by Niall Harrison
Wednesday: Kim Wilkins's Giants of the Frost, reviewed by Siobhan Carroll
Thursday: Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward's Writing The Other: A Practical Approach, reviewed by Genevieve Williams
Momi Watu, by Nisi Shawl (8/18/03)
Fiction.
I scanned the labels of the laundry bags. Entomologists say two weeks is long enough. They've studied the life cycle; they should know. But it was researchers that got us in this fix in the first place, so I wait three, just to be sure.