SFF Commissioning Editor @orbitbooks . Fantasy and rom-com author. Powerlifter. MA in Poetry. Muslim. Bi 🏳️🌈. She/they. Views my own. 🇲🇦/ 🇦🇺
I thought I might try a #MSWL thread with a slightly different spin. Agents, these are a selection of my favourite books of all time, in no particular order, so you can get to know the kind of SFF I love.
Agents of Twitter, please send me your spiciest fantasy romances. I truly cannot emphasise enough that I love romance of ALL kinds, so if you have something and you're thinking 'is this too spicy to send to an SFF editor?' It is not. Please send it to me #MSWL
Faith doesn't necessarily feel like a popular theme in SFF these days, but I am always interested in novels that deal with it. Whether it's religious horror, positive representations of Islam in high fantasy, or nuns in space, send it my way #MSWL
Nadia El-Fassi ناديه @chronicles_of_n✨HAPPY NEWS! ✨I'm now officially acquiring for Orbit! Send me all your diverse sff, your wonderfully immersive fantasy and expansive sci-fi! #MSWL thread below:
Spent my weekend reading everything by Tessa Bailey I could get my hands on, and now I'm desperate for a fantasy romance (sans fae) with that perfect ratio of steam to plot #MSWL
Petition for there to be more fantasy / horror books and movies with this vibe. Brothers Grimm did the whole sexy immortal witch in the middle of the forest before it was cool and I want more of that.
Is this a #MSWL tweet? Probably.
#MSWL Who must I sell my soul to for a fantasy retelling of A ROOM WITH A VIEW? The manners, the beauty, the romance. The whole book (and movie) feels like you've walked straight into an impressionist painting, and I want that but, like, with magic.
#MSWL inspired by my fourth (possibly fifth) re-watch of A LITTLE CHAOS: cottagecore / goblincore gardening fantasy with lush historical detail and a sweet little romance
These are just a few specifics, but I’m open to any sff! I love grand world-building and multiple POVs. Anything with the feel of a Robin Hobb novel or THE BLACK COAST. I can’t wait to get reading! #MSWL
Send me your non-Western epic fantasies like THE UNBROKEN and THE JASMINE THRONE. I’m particularly after Islamic and Middle Eastern fantasy that reminds me of home and I have a soft spot for tales featuring djinn. #MSWL