by Catherynne M. Valente
Noir meets fairy tales in this brilliant mashup story from Catherynne M. Valente, the New York Times bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction novels, short stories, and poetry.
She walks into my life legs first, a long drink of water in the desert of my thirties. Her shoes are red; her eyes are green. She’s an Italian flag in occupied territory, and I fall for her like Paris. She mixes my metaphors like a martini and serves up my heart tartare. They all do. Every time. They have to. It’s that kind of story. READ MORE
Catherynne M. Valente appeared on the Center's panel at the Brooklyn Book Festival, Gender in Science Fiction and Fantasy, on September 18th in downtown Brooklyn. (Click the event link to watch the video.)
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The Center is pleased to let you know about a fantastic new podcast, The Other Stories. It's a podcast for new, emerging, and struggling writers. Each episode features a work of fiction read by the author set to an originallly composed soundtrack. Following the reading, host Ilana Masad interviews the writers about their fiction, their work, and their writing lives.
Check out their new episode featuring Christopher Lee, David Goodwillie, and Hannah Lillith Assadi live at The Oracle Club.