Commissioning editor of science fiction and fantasy @OrbitBooks UK. Usually found shouting about books. Views are my own. (She/her)
Other random things I’m drawn to: academia (dark or light); sentient spaceships; a spiky heroine giving all the snark; stories within stories; enemies to lovers; magical libraries; heists; good old-fashioned yearning; multiverses; ethereal forests; dragons… #MSWL
I’d love to see some fantasy with magical realist influences... lyrical, magical, strange. I fell hard for The Inheritence of Orquidea Divina so I’d be delighted to get anything along those lines. See also: fantasy with Miyazaki vibes - whimsical and weird #MSWL
I have a soft spot for witches - gothic or cosy, historical or contemporary, I don’t mind. Bonus points for fresh interpretations and anything outside Western tradition #MSWL
Give me some pacy dynamic space opera! Especially if it has a sense of fun and/or a rag-tag bunch of space rogues - I need me some of those Firefly vibes! (Under Fortunate Stars was a recent fave) #MSWL
I’m also drawn to character-driven fantasy with a singular narrative voice. Bonus points for the fast pace, political scheming, queer rep and original worldbuilding of one of my all-time faves, Melissa Caruso #MSWL
Please send me your non-western epic fantasy from under-represented voices. Think The Boneshard Daughter, The Rage of Dragons, The Jasmine Throne… big worlds, high stakes, multi-POV.
Female stories especially appreciated #MSWL