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Foz Meadows

Autor(a) de A Strange and Stubborn Endurance

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About the Author

Foz Meadows is an Australian genderqueer fantasy author, essayist, reviewer, blogger, and poet, based in Brisbane. She won the 2017 Ditmar Award for Best Fan Writer. Her story, Coral Bones, won the Norma K Hemming Award 2018, the short fiction category. The story was published in a collection mostrar mais entitled Monstrous Little Voices: New Tales from Shakespeare's Fantasy World. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Foz Meadows

A Strange and Stubborn Endurance (2022) 335 exemplares
An Accident of Stars (2016) 296 exemplares
A Tyranny of Queens (2017) 101 exemplares
All The Hidden Paths (2023) 76 exemplares
Solace and Grief (2010) 35 exemplares
The Key to Starveldt (The Rare) (2011) 4 exemplares
Finding Echoes (2024) 3 exemplares

Associated Works

Cranky Ladies of History (2015) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
Monstrous Little Voices: New Tales Shakespeare's Fantasy World (2016) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 10: May/June 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Phantazein (2014) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Apex Magazine 63 (August 2014) (2014) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Though I devoured this as fast as I did the first book in The Tithenai Chronicles series, I didn’t enjoy it quite as much. There was a little too much rumination on self-worth (or the lack thereof) for my tastes. Still enjoy the worldbuilding and the characters a lot. I did like the addition of the new POV character and could easily have read a chapter or two more of their story. Liked it enough to read a threequel.
73pctGeek | 1 outra crítica | Apr 10, 2024 |
I really enjoyed A Strange and Stubborn Endurance by Foz Meadows. A unabashadely queer novel deliciously somehow saturated with both tenderness and sweetness even though there are a lot of rather grim situations (murders/rape/abuse). After finishing I was left with the same kind of feelings I have after Becky Chambers or Katherine Addison novels. Absolutely delightful.
73pctGeek | 13 outras críticas | Apr 9, 2024 |
CA: rape, suicidal ideation, animal death (off-page; aftermath on-page); fantasy violence

This fantasy romance took me a bit to settle into. The pace is leisurely, and while there is a lot of plot going on, the focus is often on the interior lives of the two main characters. None of this is a criticism, in fact I think these things elevated the novel. And once I did settle in, I was delighted to be in its company for over five hundred pages. The plot involves an arranged marriage between two noblemen from different territories and the resulting and ongoing court intrigue and politics (plus muuuurder). The world Meadows has built is an affirmational wonder, with one of the territories operating under strict gender roles, heteronormativity, and tight expectations around sex, and the other operating as an entirely queernorm society. With one member of our couple coming from each society, there is a delightful amount of story-appropriate consideration of how two such societies operate, and that was a joy. I loved watching the two characters fall for each other (slowly--it's my favorite kind of slow burn, the sort where the falling and realizing is slow but the characters are rarely apart), and the book as a whole has the kind of tenderness about it that never fails to delight me and which I am always seeking more of in my fiction. Recommended, especially if you wish the current romantasy trend in publishing skewed queerer and/or contained more care and craft at the sentence-level.… (mais)
2 vote
lycomayflower | 13 outras críticas | Apr 2, 2024 |
Cae and Vel go to town. Someone tries to kill them on the way. And when they get there. Someone tries to seduce them. They have lots of doubts and dark nights but the pace of events pulls them past the deep troughs of despair. Some people are on their side and some aren't and telling which and why is a game. Good, not great.
quondame | 1 outra crítica | Mar 11, 2024 |



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