Clavis Aurea
Charlotte Ashley

Clavis Aurea #14: Isabel Yap, Yukimi Ogawa, Tony Pi

It’s a little surprising to me that Western audiences don’t read more Asian fantasy. We consume fantastic action-adventure cinema out of Hong Kong and loads of fantastic manga and anime out of Japan, but mainstream genre readers remain staunchly loyal to alternate Europes, or, more rarely, alternate Asias penned by Westerners

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Clavis Aurea
Charlotte Ashley

Clavis Aurea #13: Rich Larson, William Delman, Stephen Graham Jones

There’s a certain kind of story about working-class men in hard circumstances that comes up a lot in the literature of resource economies. We have a long history of sending our poor men into hard, labourious work that often claims lives young: fishing, mining, logging, and now add to that oil extraction.

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Clavis Aurea
Charlotte Ashley

Clavis Aurea: A Review of Short Fiction

The best thing about flash fiction is that it is exactly the right length to read on the subway; underground with no WiFi. When Daily Science Fiction recently announced that they would stop running their longer stories on Fridays, I had to admit I was relieved.

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Clavis Aurea
Charlotte Ashley

Clavis Aurea: A Review of Short Fiction

I am of the opinion that Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago is the greatest post–apocalyptic novel ever written. It has everything: the collapse of a great empire, a world–spanning war, an apocalyptic winter, a gritty civil war, ruined cities, post–industrial scrounging, wilderness survivalism, and even cannibalism.

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Clavis Aurea
Charlotte Ashley

Clavis Aurea #9: Michael J. Deluca, Su-Yee Lin, Adam Callaway

I am of the opinion that Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago is the greatest post-apocalyptic novel ever written. It has everything: the collapse of a great empire, a world-spanning war, an apocalyptic winter, a gritty civil war, ruined cities, post-industrial scrounging, wilderness survivalism, and even cannibalism.

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