Deborah L. Davitt

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Deborah L. Davitt was born at an Army hospital in Washington state, but spent the first twenty-two years of her life in Reno, Nevada.

She graduated first in her class from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1997, and took her BA in English Literature with a strong focus on medieval and Renaissance literature. In 1999, she received an MA in English from Penn State.

Since then, she has taught composition, rhetoric, and technical writing, and created technical documentation on topics ranging from nuclear submarines to NASA’s return to flight to computer hardware and software.

Her poetry has garnered her Pushcart and Rhysling nominations, and has appeared in over twenty journals; her short fiction has earned a finalist showing for the Jim Baen Adv
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Deborah L. Davitt Honestly, I've been fascinated by Rome and other ancient cultures for years, and people around me have always liked to throw out the truism that "oh, …moreHonestly, I've been fascinated by Rome and other ancient cultures for years, and people around me have always liked to throw out the truism that "oh, we'd be on Mars by now if Rome hadn't fallen." With that at the back of my mind, I've always wondered what the world would have looked like if Rome hadn't fallen. . . and then, in the course of researching something else, I ran into a description of the Morning Star ritual as it was once enacted here in North America. Something went *ping* in my head, and I thought Hmm, Rome probably wouldn't have liked that much.

I started fleshing out the setting and the story, and a friend asked me if I thought they'd have magic. I'd never actually considered that. But once I did, technomancy and god-born all entered the world, and that gave us Edda.(less)
Deborah L. Davitt Er, I don't actually have a favorite. I like the wit and humanity of Benedict and Beatrice in Much Ado about nothing, and it's hard not to like the fa…moreEr, I don't actually have a favorite. I like the wit and humanity of Benedict and Beatrice in Much Ado about nothing, and it's hard not to like the fact that Eliza and Darcy are both equally wrong in Pride and Prejudice (it's. . . right there in the title), and both have to grow, equally, to reach understanding.

Quite a lot of more modern examples have one or the other half of the couple not growing, or always being right, or always acting like the center of the universe (and the plot and other characters allow it), and that tends to irritate me. (less)
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Don't let the title deceive you--there are robots in this metaphorical and wistful forest. And 'wistful' is the correct word to describe this collection. McCosh's style is light, even ephemeral, but every story and poem echoes with a kind of bittersw ...more
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I read this book as a review copy, as it's on the preliminary ballot for the Stokers this year, and MAN, am I glad I did.

I used to read and enjoy a webscomic called A Girl and Her Fed. This book has some of what I used to enjoy in that comic--a sense
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The Gates of Never by Deborah L. Davitt
""The Gates of Never" by Deborah L Davitt can be described as modern mythology and fairy tales. There are some recognizable tales and stories she weaves into her poetry to tell new fables for modern ears.

Her poetry is deep and rich with imagery and pa" Read more of this review »
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"The past haunts the present, a drift of ancient scent... Each of us contains the mortal remains of ancestors ten thousand years gone. We are their lost battles, their relics, their burial grounds; we are their ghosts, haunting one another unquietly.

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