Luna Station Quarterly is a speculative fiction magazine featuring stories by emerging women authors.
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Review: The Language of Thorns

by Jen Gheller


Here at LSQ, we love stories. So for this post, I thought I’d get a little meta and talk about a book of stories, made for stories. Let me explain. It’s called The Language of Thorns, by Leigh Bardugo, and it’s a collection of fairy tales set in her “Grishaverse.” This world is comprised of […]



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 authormagazine.org 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 […]