Luna Station Quarterly is a speculative fiction magazine featuring stories by emerging women authors.
Now in our 9th year!

To Wakanda and Beyond

by Jen Gheller

When you think about fantasy worlds, what comes to mind? For me, it’s Narnia, Middle Earth, the wizarding world, and Alagaësia. These worlds are abundant with dragons, elves, orcs, and talking animals, but they lack a major feature: people of color. Maybe some of them have a few token non-white characters, but it’s hard to […]

Happy Birthday, Patricia Wrede!

by Cheryl Wollner

Happy birthday, Patricia Wrede (March 27, 1953–)! Best known for her fantasy YA and children’s books, Wrede says she doesn’t write for children; she writes for herself. Wrede is an advocate for writing what you love. She writes fantasy. She writes about dragons. Why change what you love? As she explains: “I loved getting my […]

REVIEW: The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern)

by Cheryl Wollner

I recently blogged about how Celia Bowen, the protagonist from The Night Circus (2011,) has joined my list of Favorite Female Characters. She’s a surprising addition to this list, because despite the novel’s high praise and awards, I did not enjoy the novel. Two magicians pit their students against each other in a game of […]

Happy Birthday Tamora Pierce!

“Fantasy was where I escaped […] it was–is–the literature of idealism and passion […] this idea that there are greater things than the mundane”–Tamora Pierce, interview with Sound familiar? From my childhood, fantasy was Lord of the Rings: it was the epic quest, the men of honor taking up the good fight in an […]

Happy Birthday, Tamora Pierce!

by Cheryl Wollner

Happy birthday this week to Tamora Pierce! Happy birthday to the woman who helped pioneer YA fantasy and pushed female heroes to the forefront of her work. Truly, she is a champion of speculative fiction. For her, speculative fiction should be (and can be!) for everyone. The thing that surprises me is that more people […]