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Rocket Talk Episode 40: Amal El-Mohtar and Natalie Luhrs

In this episode of Rocket Talk, Justin invites writer Amal El-Mohtar and blogger Natalie Luhrs to talk about ethics in literary journalism. The conversation ranges from the relationship between reviewer and publisher, to decorum on the internet, to notions of digital dualism.

In the show an essay is mentioned about the politics of attention. The article, written by Haruna Umar, can be found here.

Amal El-Mohtar is the Nebula-nominated author of The Honey Month, a collection of short fiction and poetry written to the taste of 28 different kinds of honey. Her work has appeared in magazines including Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Uncanny, and Apex, and anthologies including The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, Glitter & Mayhem, and Kaleidoscope. She writes reviews for NPR, Lightspeed, and Tor.com, is a 3-time winner of the Rhysling award for Best Short Poem, a recipient of the Richard Jefferies poetry prize, and co-edits Goblin Fruit, an online quarterly dedicated to fantastical poetry, with Caitlyn A. Paxson. She divides her time between Ottawa and Glasgow; find her on Twitter @tithenai.

Natalie Luhrs blogs at Pretty Terrible. She’s the former Senior SFF reviewer for RT Book Reviews and a former editor for Masque Books. She is one of the most fearless people on the internet.

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