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Theodora Goss's publications include the short story collection In the Forest of Forgetting (2006); Interfictions (2007), a short story anthology coedited with Delia Sherman; Voices from Fairyland (2008), a poetry anthology with critical essays and a selection of her own poems; and The Thorn and the Blossom (2012), a two-sided novella in an accordion format. She has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, Locus, and Mythopoeic Awards, and on the Tiptree Award Honor List. She has won the World Fantasy and Rhysling Awards.

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Theodora Goss The sequel should be out next summer! That was not just a tease--Mary and the others really are going on another adventure. And good question--I think…moreThe sequel should be out next summer! That was not just a tease--Mary and the others really are going on another adventure. And good question--I think the title could refer to any one of them . . . :) I'm so glad you liked the book!(less)
Theodora Goss Well, it's not quite my most recent book, but it's the book I'm working on right now. The answer is: my doctoral dissertation! I wrote my doctoral…moreWell, it's not quite my most recent book, but it's the book I'm working on right now. The answer is: my doctoral dissertation! I wrote my doctoral dissertation on 19th century monsters, and that's the book I'm working on . . . It's about girl monsters at the turn of the century, and it's a lot more fun than academic research.(less)
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This be the verse you grave for me;

“Here he lies where he longed to be,

Home is the sailor, home from sea,

And the hunter home from the hill.”


No, I’m not dying — of course not, even though the verse I started with comes from the Robert Louis Stevenson poem he wrote as his own epitaph. It’s on his gravestone in Samoa. But that was the verse that came to me the other day, when I realized that I h...

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“I will tell you, too, that every fairy tale has a moral. The moral of my story may be that love is a constraint, as strong as any belt. And this is certainly true, which makes it a good moral. Or it may be that we are all constrained in some way, either in our bodies, or in our hearts or minds, an Empress as well as the woman who does her laundry. ... Perhaps it is that a shoemaker's daughter can bear restraint less easily than an aristocrat, that what he can bear for three years she can endure only for three days. ... Or perhaps my moral is that our desire for freedom is stronger than love or pity. That is a wicked moral, or so the Church has taught us. But I do not know which moral is the correct one. And that is also the way of a fairy tale.”
Theodora Goss, In the Forest of Forgetting

“No wonder men did not want women to wear bloomers. What could women accomplish if they did not have to continually mind their skirts, keep them from dragging in the mud or getting trampled on the steps of an omnibus? If they had pockets! With pockets, women could conquer the world!”
Theodora Goss, The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter

“It occurred to me that there have always been selkie women: women who did not seem to belong to this world, because they did not fit into prevailing notions of what women were supposed to be. And if you did not fit into those notions, in some sense you weren't a woman. Weren't even quite human. The magical animal woman is, or can be, a metaphor for those sorts of women.”
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“Elegance is refusal.”
Coco Chanel

“Some say an army of horsemen,
some of footsoldiers, some of ships,
is the fairest thing on the black earth,
but I say it is what one loves.

It's very easy to make this clear
to everyone, for Helen,
by far surpassing mortals in beauty,
left the best of all husbands

and sailed to Troy,
mindful of neither her child
nor her dear parents, but
with one glimpse she was seduced by

Aphrodite. For easily bent...
and nimbly...[missing text]...
has reminded me now
of Anactoria who is not here;

I would much prefer to see the lovely
way she walks and the radiant glance of her face
than the war-chariots of the Lydians or
their footsoldiers in arms.”
Sappho

“Some people say, “Never let them see you cry.” I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.”
Tina Fey, Bossypants

“I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss—you can’t do it alone.”
John Cheever

“Are not all loves secretly the same? A hundred flowers sprung from a single root.”
Tanith Lee, Delirium's Mistress




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Lawrence Schoen Nice to see you. Now if I could just get you to submit a novella to the Alembical anthology series I publish, life would be complete.

Regards,

Lawrence


Patrick *Waves*


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