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We're Luna Station Quarterly, now in our TENTH year of publishing emerging women-identified scifi/fantasy authors and their amazing short fiction.

We've got a blog that publishes most of the week as well and here and other places we post about those things as well as inspirational quotes from awesome women.

Happy to be on the fediverse at last!

It’s not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. - Judy Blume

Reading one book is like eating one potato chip. - Diane Duane

Review: A Minor Mage by T. Kingfisher

Oliver is a very minor mage. He only knows three spells and one of them is to control his allergy to armadillo dander. Also, he’s only twelve years old. Unfortunately, he’s the only mage in his village since his mentor died, so when a drought threatens the survival of his home, he has no choice but to leave to bring back the rain. A Minor Mage, by


We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel... is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become. - Ursula K. Le Guin

If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner. - Tallulah Bankhead

I've learned that when one’s mind's made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. - Rosa Parks


Fantasy novels are particular favorites of mine to read, which makes introducing a new fantasy author to you a delight for me. Angela Horst is a local author in my area and one that I believe you will like.

Hello! My name is Angela Horst and I’m a stay-at-home mother to an energetic, sometimes impish five-year-old. I’m an avid reader, gamer, and all-around geek. I worked at Blizzard

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms. - Angela Carter

When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young. - Maya Angelou

When you can’t find someone to follow, you have to find a way to lead by example. - Roxane Gay

Speculative-Inspired Arts: Deneen Melody

Voice actor and performance artist Deneen Melody chats with us about voicing animated characters, bloody good performances, and tapping into her fantasy geek to inspire her performance art.

You’ve done voice work for various types of speculative-b


How can we use each other's differences in our common battles for a livable future? - Audre Lorde

If a book is well-written, I always find it too short. - Jane Austen

What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open. - Muriel Rukeyser

Issue 040 Author Interview: Janessa Mulepati and “Liar, Liar, Tongue on Fire”

Each week we post a chat with an author in our current Quarterly issue. This week we had the opportunity to pick Janessa Mulepati's brain about her short story "Liar, Liar, Tongue on Fire." Enjoy!

LSQ: The punishment for lying in this story is extremely harsh. What do

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. - Jane Goodall

No. I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material. - Sarah J. Maas

There have been great societies that didn't use the wheel, but there've been no societies that did not tell stories. - Ursula K. Le Guin

LSQ Monthly News Flash: December 2019

Dear readers! Here's what you need to know about LSQ for the last month of the year.

Last Monday, December 2, we released our Issue 040! A few epic things about this issue:

Its release fully marks our 10th year in publication;
It is our second ever annual themed issue, with the theme of Potions & Poisons;
It's filled with 14 amazing short stories by woman

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. - Lady M. W. Montagu

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Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.