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Writer, editor, reviewer. Lambda + Hugo winner, Locus finalist. Hungarian / Jewish / agender / neuroatypical. E/em/eir/emself or they. טומטום. Header @likhain
Jul 11, 2018 41 tweets 11 min read

Introducing trans and/or intersex characters - some common and less common pitfalls! (A note that here I also include all sorts of nonbinary, genderqueer, gender-nonconforming and other kinds of non-cis / gender-atypical characters too, even if they are not explicitly labeled trans; but that wouldn't fit into the word limit. Sorry about that!)
May 8, 2018 32 tweets 5 min read
🖋️ Worldbuilding thread! 🖋️

Some pitfalls related to shapeshifting, gender, and trans people. As usual for my worldbuilding threads, this is not to subtweet any specific story, but rather to point out larger trends / common issues.

(I read a lot of trans-related fiction and currently edit a trans anthology series, Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender SFF.)
Feb 26, 2018 34 tweets 8 min read
🖋️ Worldbuilding thread! 🖋️

How (not) to include trans people as background characters - some common mistakes. Just a note: this thread is not subtweeting the stories I am currently reading for #Transcendent3: Year's Best Transgender SFF

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It was inspired by several books I recently read - what I'll say will be more relevant to long-form.
Jan 2, 2018 104 tweets 52 min read
I want to do this too!! So many cool threads!

📚 1 like = 1 book in my TBR for 2018 📚 I will try to do it with Amazon links (US Amazon affiliate links as usual) so you can preempt me and read the books even faster :D
Jan 1, 2018 8 tweets 5 min read
Today on #diversestories: You Will Never Know What Opens by @mari_ness, @LightspeedMag Dec 2017.…

2100 words, contemporary portal fantasy deconstruction + sense of wonder + feels!

(Content warning for physical injury + threat of death.) Choice quote :) :
"Up until then, you’d just assumed that most people couldn’t even see the doors, let alone go through them; you’d had plumbers in to fix the bathroom after the cheetah incident, and they hadn’t seen anything."