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Amal El-Mohtar

Autor(a) de This Is How You Lose the Time War

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About the Author

Amal El-Mohtar won the Locus Awards 2015 award in the Short Story category with her title The Truth About Owls, which is featured in the anthology Kaleidoscope. (Bowker Author Biography)

Inclui os nomes: Amal El-Motar, Amal El-Mohtar

Obras de Amal El-Mohtar

Associated Works

Welcome to Bordertown (2011) — Contribuinte — 504 cópias, 25 resenhas
The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales (2016) — Contribuinte — 332 cópias, 15 resenhas
The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories (2017) — Contribuinte — 282 cópias, 12 resenhas
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk (2012) — Contribuinte — 229 cópias, 4 resenhas
The New Voices of Fantasy (2017) — Contribuinte — 181 cópias, 12 resenhas
The Mythic Dream (2019) — Contribuinte — 173 cópias, 5 resenhas
Glitter & Mayhem (2013) — Contribuinte — 155 cópias, 24 resenhas
Nevertheless She Persisted: Flash Fiction Project (2020) — Contribuinte — 154 cópias, 11 resenhas
Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution (2012) — Contribuinte — 154 cópias, 3 resenhas
Nebula Awards Showcase 2011 (2011) — Contribuinte — 153 cópias, 3 resenhas
Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 (2013) — Contribuinte — 121 cópias, 3 resenhas
Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories (2014) — Contribuinte — 118 cópias, 6 resenhas
The New Voices of Science Fiction (2019) — Contribuinte — 110 cópias, 7 resenhas
The Long List Anthology: More Stories From the Hugo Award Nomination List (2015) — Contribuinte — 109 cópias, 4 resenhas
Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who (2012) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias, 3 resenhas
Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore (2017) — Contribuinte — 97 cópias, 11 resenhas
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2011 Edition (2011) — Contribuinte — 96 cópias, 1 resenha
The Apex Book of World SF 3 (2014) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias, 19 resenhas
Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories (2011) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias, 5 resenhas
Nebula Awards Showcase 2012 (2012) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Nine (2015) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Book of Witches: An Anthology (2023) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias, 1 resenha
The Bestiary (2016) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
The Best of Uncanny (2019) — Contributor / Narrator — 56 cópias, 1 resenha
Uncanny Magazine Issue 2: January/February 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias, 8 resenhas
Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1 (2016) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias, 30 resenhas
Nebula Awards Showcase 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias, 1 resenha
Far Out: Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy (2021) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias, 4 resenhas
Heiresses of Russ 2012: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction (2012) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias, 2 resenhas
Sunspot Jungle: The Ever Expanding Universe of Fantasy and Science Fiction (2018) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias, 1 resenha
Companion Piece: Women Celebrate the Humans, Aliens and Tin Dogs of Doctor Who (2015) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias, 2 resenhas
An Alphabet of Embers: An Anthology of Unclassifiables (2016) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2017 Edition (2017) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 1: November/December 2014 (2014) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias, 2 resenhas
Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (2012) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 3: March/April 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias, 2 resenhas
Uncanny Magazine Issue 13: November/December 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias, 7 resenhas
Steam-Powered 2 (2011) — Posfácio — 20 cópias, 2 resenhas
The WisCon Chronicles, Vol.5: Writing and Racial Identity (2011) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (2013) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Imaginarium 3: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (2015) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 16: May/June 2017 (2017) — Narrador, algumas edições19 cópias, 6 resenhas
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 70 • March 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Book of Apex: Volume 3 of Apex Magazine (2012) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 72 • May 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 6: Futures of Feminism and Fandom (2012) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Cabinet Des Fees 2 (2007) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Sybil's Garage No. 7 (2010) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 6: September/October 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias, 1 resenha
Apex Magazine 18 (November 2010) (2010) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
The Moment of Change (2012) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias, 2 resenhas
Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Fiction (2015) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias, 1 resenha
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 64 • September 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias, 1 resenha
Mythic Delirium (Volume 1) (2014) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias, 1 resenha
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 67 • December 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Apex Magazine 47 (April 2013) (2013) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 85 • June 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 91 • December 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Apex Magazine 55 (December 2013) (2013) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias, 2 resenhas
BSFA Awards 2019 (2020) — Autor — 2 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
El-Mohtar, Amal
Data de nascimento
1984-12-13
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Canada
Local de nascimento
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Premiações
Rhysling (2009)
Rhysling (2011)
Agente
DongWon Song (HMLA)

Membros

Resenhas

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5630711677

Quite moved by how much I liked this book. The best I can do is pick up a few lines from it and write some wounded memories around them.

"It is difficult--it is very difficult, to befriend where you wish to consume, to find those who, when they ask Do I have you still, when they end a letter with Yours, mean it in any substantive way."

As the all-time King of reading too much into words and writing too much into them too deeply, I found this so moving to read. It speaks to the yearning that starts to grow in you when you see their face and think of their voice, and you hang on to everything they say, hoping for some sign, but not trusting yourself enough not to invent it ("I am so good at missing things. At making myself not see."). How to keep love on a shallow level without drowning yourself to go deeper?

"Letters are structures, not events. Yours give me a place to live inside."

A place to live inside. Someone once told me they'd written me a letter about what I meant to them as a friend and a person. Months later we were at a crossroads and missed each other, and they said they would mail it. Some months later, on my last gray morning in Chicago, the very last thing I did when all my possessions were packed into an SUV, and my cat sat in its front seat, I checked my mailbox. It was heartbreaking never to receive it, and to wonder about meaning so little on that long drive across the country. Unmoored.

"I hope you can forgive this. To be soft, for me, is so often pretense, and pretense does not come easily while writing to you."

I loved the anxiety manifesting through the characters being nervous about their writing - and talking about their nervousness in their writing. How many hours have we all spent staring at half-written e-mails, texts? How many to regret what's written and left unwritten?

"But when I think of you, I want to be alone together."

Just beautiful.

PS: I have some G Lalo paper that the authors cite in the Acknowledgements and can attest that it's lovely to write on. Personally, I prefer Original Crown Mill's Pure Cotton paper, and if you ever get a letter from me, that's probably what it's written on
… (mais)
 
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ThomasEB | outras 219 resenhas | Jul 4, 2024 |
This is the most irritating writing style I ever encountered. Despite being written by two authors, both characters and the narrator sound and feel like the same person. The book throws up a lot of big ideas but doesn't really deliver on them, and every time I felt like there is something interesting starting up it was immediately ruined it by some truly cringe-worthy sentences. The characters act like stupid teens while being immortal superscifi demigods, and the romance did not work for me at all, they go from I will defeat you to I will die for you in basically a few pages. Thankfully a friend spoiled everything for me so I could drop it at about halfway through.… (mais)
 
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yellowdaniel | outras 219 resenhas | Jun 26, 2024 |
It built nicely over the course of its length and had some emotional and poetic moments, but it was hampered a bit by the similarity of the written style for both narrators. I wish the co-authors had tried to distinguish the tones and verbal characteristics more to show that the two point of view characters were very different people. I actually started to wonder if they were the SAME person in different timelines, which seems to negate the overall point of the book.
 
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therem | outras 219 resenhas | Jun 16, 2024 |
This book won the Hugo Award and the Locus Award for Best Novella in 2020. It is a beautifully written love story that takes place across space and time as a series of romantic letters, rather like a sci-fi sapphic version of Griffin and Sabine.

Red works for the intergalactic Agency, an IT based civilisation fighting against Garden, a nature based civilisation that Blue is part of. The two civilisations are engaged in a battle for supremacy, subtly altering events in different places and eras, to ensure the survival of their own group. The two agents time travel regularly as part of this work. The letters between them take them into risky territory as either of them would be killed as a traitor if discovered. Red’s passages are written by author Max Gladstone, while Blue’s are crafted by Canadian author Amal El-Mohtar in an interesting collaboration.

While I appreciate the quirky nature of this story and the beautiful language of the letters, I’m not entirely sold on a book that I have to turn to google halfway through the audio narration to work out what’s actually going on. The outset of the romance didn’t really make sense to me and the world building felt very pat
… (mais)
½
 
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mimbza | outras 219 resenhas | Jun 10, 2024 |

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