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Locus magazine review

Review of Pomegranates for Locus magazine.

“While a part of me wishes that there was more to this world and for the tale to go on, another part of me is astounded by Sharma’s ability to hint at so much with so few words. Deliciously evocative, carefully constructed, and filled with just enough detail to keep the reader turning the page. Pomegranates is a book which can be finished in a single sitting, but deserves to be savoured more slowly. It will appeal not only to fans of feminist retelling of myths and folklore, but to anyone on the lookout for a quiet and beautiful novella.” – Archita Mittra

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Locus Fundraiser

Locus do hugely valuble work for the genre community, supporting artists, writers, film makers, publishers, editors, and reviewers.

They’re raising funds to ensure their work continues. Their campaign includes rewards such as subscriptions, signed books, tuckerisation, chats with authors, story critiques, query letter reviews, and art prints, to name a few. These will be released in tranches. I’ve donated an “act of whimsy”.

Read More here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/locus-magazine-science-fiction-fantasy-horror#/

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Horror Round-Up 2018 by Ellen Datlow

I am eternally grateful to Ellen Datlow for her support of my work and for including my collection in her summary of horror for 2018, published by Locus.

Priya SharmaThere were a number of notable collections published, including All the Fabulous Beasts by Priya Sharma (Undertow), the long overdue debut of this talented author’s work, featuring 16 stories published since 2006, two of them original. Sharma makes a graceful shift between the fantastic and horror genres, and many of her stories have been in­cluded in Best of the Year anthologies. Her novelette “Fabulous Beasts” was nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award and won the British Fantasy Award. Highly recommended.

Read Ellen’s full article here.

 

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Graham Sleight for Locus

Thanks to Graham Sleight for including me in Firsts and Lasts, his round-up of the year for Locus magazine:

All the Fabulous Beasts by Priya Sharma (Undertow) was a debut collection: strange, powerful, ambitious, and direct.

Read the full article.

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Year in Review: 2018 by Paula Guran

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Thanks to Paula Guran for mentioning  “All the Fabulous Beasts” in her review of the year for Locus magazine.

Read full article here.

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Jonathan Strahan’s Roundup of 2018 for Locus

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Thanks to Jonathan Strahan for mentioning “All the Fabulous Beasts” in his summary for 2018 : These are the days of miracle and wonder, don’t cry baby, don’t cry; or (mostly) short fiction that I read in 2018. I’m honoured by be included!

 

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Locus Review by Gary K. Wolfe

A big thanks to Gary K. Wolfe for reviewing “All the Fabulous Beasts” for the December 2018 issue of Locus magazine.

…Sharma shows herself to be a master in the old art of placing entirely believable, pained, and conflicted characters into versions of the myths that help define their lives. It’s what those myths are for in the first place, isn’t it?

– Gary K. Wolfe

Review the full review.

I’m also very grateful to be mentioned in A Year of Looking Backward, his summary of 2018.

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Locus Review by John Langan

John Langan’s review of my collection, All the Fabulous Beasts, and At the Mercy of Beasts by Ed Kurtz is now up on the Locus website.

Read the full thing here.

Priya Sharma’s stories are indeed fabulous beasts, chimeras composed of the fantastic and deeply human, bound together by sinewy sentences, their strange hearts richly alive. The chorus of their animal mouths announces the arrival of a major voice.

John Langan

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Review in Locus

Locus Sept 2018I am thrilled to bits that “All the Fabulous Beasts” has been review by John Langan for the Sept 2018 issue of Locus magazine.

This issue includes features interviews with Kelly Robson and Rebecca Roanhorse; obituaries for Michael Scott Rohan and Gerald M. Weinberg; a column by Cory Doctorow; the Hugo, Retro-Hugo, Mythopoeic, Chesley, and Sidewise awards winners; Worldcon & NASFiC Site Selection news; US and British Forthcoming Books; a spotlight on Jason Kirk of 47North; George R.R. Martin in Conversation with John Picacio; and reviews of short fiction and books by Sonya Taaffe, Dave Hutchinson, Deborah Harkness, Janeen Webb, and many others.

Priya Sharma’s stories are indeed fabulous beasts, chimeras composed of the fantastic and deeply human, bound together by sinewy sentences, their strange hearts richly alive. The chorus of their animal mouths announces the arrival of a major voice.

-John Langan.

For the full review : Locus Issue 692

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