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Charles Payseur

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Charles Payseur is an avid reader, writer, and reviewer of speculative fiction. His works have appeared in The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, Lightspeed Magazine, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, among others, and many are included in his debut collection, The Burning Day and Other Strange Stories (Lethe Press 2021). He is the series editor of We’re Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction (Neon Hemlock Press) and a multiple-time Hugo and Ignyte Award finalist for his work at Quick Sip Reviews. When not drunkenly discussing Goosebumps, X-Men comic books, and his cats on his Patreon (/quicksipreviews) and Twitter (@ClowderofTwo), he can probably found raising a beer with his husband, Matt, in their home in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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Fieldwork

3.78 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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The Werewolf Before Christmas

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Hero for the Holidays (Span...

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Comic Book Romance (Spandex...

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The Burning Day and Other S...

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Beta Tester

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The Assistant's Contraption

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A Friendly Ghostbusting

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Defying Gravity

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Quick Sips 01/13/2023

Still here. Still trying. Basically the song of my life for the last…while. I do wonder some times if you can just be sort of stuck in a loop of burnout and productivity. I mean…I do things. Many things, really, from reading and reviewing to participating in a number of other initiatives, plus my day job, plus plus plus. Heh. But somehow I am still stuck in the thinking that I should be able to do Read more of this blog post »
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How the Supervillain Stole ... Comic Book Romance The Werewolf Before Christmas Hero for the Holidays
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Tipped scales by Gareth Vaughn
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More coherent thoughts to come but for now this is a perfect send-off to the series. All the dangling plot points are tied up, the characters are taken to some new and interesting places, and it really does pay off in the best of ways.

A lot of what I
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Charles is finished with Tipped scales: Oops finished this a while ago it is AMAZING!!!!
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Tipped scales by Gareth Vaughn
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More coherent thoughts to come but for now this is a perfect send-off to the series. All the dangling plot points are tied up, the characters are taken to some new and interesting places, and it really does pay off in the best of ways.

A lot of what I
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The Unbalancing by R.B. Lemberg
The Unbalancing
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We failed, but we did the work. – Erígra Lilún

There’s something about watching a disaster unfold. I am reminded of the movie Titantic and how, really, the plot was telegraphed long before the audience ever stepped into the theater. People knew that t
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The Unbalancing by R.B. Lemberg
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We failed, but we did the work. – Erígra Lilún

There’s something about watching a disaster unfold. I am reminded of the movie Titantic and how, really, the plot was telegraphed long before the audience ever stepped into the theater. People knew that t
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We're Here by C.L. Clark
"I've been wanting to read more short fiction lately, after a long hiatus in my short story-reading. So when I received two contributor copies of this anthology, I decided that I would keep one in perfect condition and read the other one — which turne" Read more of this review »
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Unburied by Rebecca Rowland
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In some ways I wasn’t fully prepared for this anthology. The title made me thing that perhaps it would be a push back against the “bury your gays” trope that exists everywhere, especially in horror. But that’s not exactly the case, as a number of the ...more
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The Burning Day and Other Strange Stories by Charles Payseur
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well I mean of course I think it's pretty great. Because it's not listed in the description, though, here's the ToC

The Burning Day and Other Strange Stories Table of Contents
1. Rubbing is Racing (originally published in Queers Destroy Science Fiction
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More of Charles's books…
H.G. Wells
“Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.”
H.G. Wells, The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

E.E. Cummings
“I will take the sun in my mouth
and leap into the ripe air
Alive
with closed eyes
to dash against darkness”
E.E. Cummings, Poems, 1923-1954

Laurie Halse Anderson
“In one aspect, yes, I believe in ghosts, but we create them. We haunt ourselves.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

Thomas Babington Macaulay
“What a blessing it is to love books as I love them;- to be able to converse with the dead, and to live amidst the unreal!”
Thomas Babington Macaulay, The Selected Letters Of Thomas Babington Macaulay

Fyodor Dostoevsky
“Talking nonsense is the sole privilege mankind possesses over the other organisms. It's by talking nonsense that one gets to the truth! I talk nonsense, therefore I'm human”
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead

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