Wendy N. Wagner

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Wendy N. Wagner grew up in a town so tiny it didn’t even have a post office. With no television reception, she became a rabid reader, waiting impatiently for the bookmobile’s fortnightly visit to her tiny hometown. Today, her family struggles to find room for her expanding book collection in their Portland, Oregon, home. She buys books about history, weird animals, martial arts, gardening, and zombies.

Ms. Wagner’s poetry and short fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, The Lovecraft eZine, and the anthologies Heiresses of Russ 2013, Armored, and The Way of the Wizard. Her first novel, Skinwalkers, a Pathfinder Tales adventure, is forthcoming 2014 from Paizo Press. She is the Managing/Associate Editor of both Lightspeed Magazine an
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Must-reads for the Environmentally Aware

This past weekend was Orycon, our wonderful local science fiction, fantasy, and horror convention. As usual, I got to attend and present at some terrific panels, hang out with lots of amazing human beings, do some serious Christmas shopping, and go to some fun parties.


One of the highlights of the convention turned out to be the panel “Must-reads for the Environmentally Aware.” I came with a sho...

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An Oath of Dogs

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This book might not get you excited about ultralight backpacking, but it IS really, really funny. Plus, the recipes for energy gel and granola bars look terrific!
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