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Our Early 2022 Favorites, Part 1

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Sharifah and Jenn discuss Lambda Literary Award finalists, Addams Family and Hocus Pocus adaptation news, favorites that came out in early 2022, and more.

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More of J.R.R. Tolkien’s art posted [Smithsonian Mag]

That piece about Fanworks and the Tolkien Estate [Silmarillion Writers Guild]

Lambda Literary Award Finalists for LGBTQ Speculative Fiction [File 770]

Wednesday Addams is getting her own series [Variety]

Hocus Pocus sequel gets three Drag Race superstars [Them]

Books Discussed

The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd

The Way Spring Arrives And Other Stories, edited by Regina Kanyu Wang, Yu Chen

The Lost Dreamer by Lizz Huerta (cw: emotional abuse)

How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu (cw: child death)


Aliette De Bodard’s Obsidian and Blood series

Rebecca Roanhorse’s Black Sun

Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Gods of Jade and Shadow