Rosamund Hodge

Short Story Reprint: “Apotheosis”

My short story “Apotheosis” has been reprinted by Lightspeed Magazine! It’s available now as part of the ebook edition of the magazine, and it will be posted to the website on January 7.

When I wrote this story in 2004, and for quite a few years after, it was my favorite thing I’d ever written. I wouldn’t quite call it that now, but I still like it very much, and it’s exciting to see it in print again.

Book Trailer

Cruel Beauty has a book trailer! You can see it at the USA Today blog, along with a short post about how what inspired me to write it.

(Trying to condense “East of the Sun, West of the Moon” into a one-paragraph summary nearly killed me, and I still feel a little guilty about how inaccurate it turned out. So here’s a link to the Sur la Lune page about the story, so you can get ALL THE FACTS.)

Sirens Conference

One of my favorite conventions is Sirens, which is focused on women in fantasy literature. It’s small, friendly, exciting, and has a strong YA presence. This year I’ll be attending it for the third time, and I’m really excited — especially because this will be the very first time that I go there to present a paper:

“You Who Read, Judge”: Storytelling in Till We Have Faces
Many first-person novels use the conceit that the book itself is being written by the narrator. Fewer make that act of writing an integral part of the plot. In C. S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces, Orual’s telling of her own story transforms her, as she comes to understand how she has been telling stories to control others and justify herself all her life. Her journey becomes an exploration of the ways in which stories are inherently participatory and transformative—and sometimes redemptive.