A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power

Friends, this has been a difficult week. Devastating for many of us. I have spoken at length on twitter about my feelings about this election, and will continue to do so there: @roselemberg.

I posted on Twitter last night that I am reluctant to announce the sale of my novella — it feels weird to have good news at such a difficult time. Many people told me that good news would be welcome.

With this in mind: I have sold my Birdverse Origin novella, “A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power,” to Beneath Ceaseless Skies. It is an intensely lyrical and mythic piece with power exchange, consent, trauma, survivorship, queer/trans romance and people turning into giant flaming birds.

This piece is very important to me and I hope you enjoy it too. It will be published in Spring 2017.


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R.B. Lemberg is a queer, bigender immigrant from Eastern Europe and Israel. Their work has appeared in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Unlikely Story, Uncanny, and other venues, and has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, and other awards.

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