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Randee Dawn

Journalist | Author | Storyteller

3.05.19 Admiration: Lois Duncan, Weaponizer of Feminism

Of all the writers who left the earliest, most significant handprints in my undried childhood cement, none leap to mind faster than Lois Duncan. Her dark, young adult worlds – published in an era when YA dark fiction was more anomaly than rule – sparked a fire in me for the weird, the twisted and…

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2.26.19 Meet the Beatles anthology: “Across the Universe”

Words are flowing outLike endless rain into a paper cupThey slither wildly as they slip away across the universe — The Beatles, “Across the Universe” Now the story can be told: I am delighted to announce that I will be co-editing a brand-new anthology for Fantastic Books, Across the Universe: Tales of Alternative Beatles (working…

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2.25.19 The joys of taking books on vacation

One of the great joys of vacation, for me, is a chance to arrive at my location and dive into a book. It sounds counter-intuitive — to travel hours in order to disappear into yet another world — but I just adore traveling through a city or the countryside, finding a perfect location, and getting…

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1.08.19 Arisia 2019 Schedule

Come find me at Arisia in Boston from Jan. 18-21! I’ll be paneling, partying, reading and selling. Here’s my schedule: Saturday, Jan. 19, 8:30pm – 9:45am (St. James)It Was Nineteen-Eighty-Something The twenty-year nostalgia cycle took longer this time, but the Reagan era is back. 2018’s Ready Player One hid its plot in a fire hose…

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