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A.M. Dellamonica

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February 25, 1968

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I live in Toronto, Ontario and make my living writing science fiction and fantasy; I also review books and teach writing online at UCLA. I'm a legally married lesbian and in my spare time I take pictures with Toronto Photo. My wife's name is Kelly and we have two cats, Lorenzo and Chinchilla, born in spring of 2014.

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A.M. Dellamonica Hi, Jessie--great question, and the answer is Yes! The next book in the Hidden Sea Tales will be called DAUGHTER OF NO NATION and the third is…moreHi, Jessie--great question, and the answer is Yes! The next book in the Hidden Sea Tales will be called DAUGHTER OF NO NATION and the third is tentatively called NATURE OF A PIRATE.(less)
A.M. Dellamonica I have to admit--and I'm embarrassed by this--I've never read A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA. Most of the Le Guin I've read was short stuff, like "A Matter of…moreI have to admit--and I'm embarrassed by this--I've never read A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA. Most of the Le Guin I've read was short stuff, like "A Matter of Seggri."

Other inspirations... ooh. Charles Darwin. Laurie King's early Mary Russell books. Narnia, Oz and other portal fantasies, of course. I love Connie Willis's writing. David Attenborough's various Life Of series inspired Sophie's career path. And, finally, various scientists of my acquaintance, who work on ecosystem challenges in the Pacific Northwest.(less)
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It’s story time once again! Today I’ve unearthed “The Spear Carrier,” another of my Slow Invasion stories, most of which were bought by Ellen Datlow back when she was at the helm of SciFiction. “The Spear Carrier” is about Opal, an ambitious young diplomat in service on a planet called Arune, home to a people whom we earth types–behind their backs, anyway–like to call scarecrows. […]
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“Unsentimental and heartless aren't the same.”
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“That’s—” Sophie said. “That’s a skull.” “It’s my father,” Dracy said. “He had his teeth scripped to shine as the sun. The intention survived his death.” “Was it literally sunshine?” Sophie’s mind spun through implications. A constant flood of solar radiation in the mouth—hadn’t it burned? Could he give others sunburn, then? Did he die of cancer? Couldn’t they have just made a magic lantern? Had Dracy kept it for sentimental reasons? Dracy replied with a gesture that was less than a shrug, more than a twitch. Sophie was coming to realize it came standard issue among these people: It meant “Don’t know, don’t care.” She added magical solar radiation and Can a whole people be fundamentally incurious? to the continually growing list of things she had to find out,”
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