The highly recommended R. B. Lemberg’s THE FOUR PROFOUND WEAVES poetically holds a mirror to society

Advance praise for R. B. Lemberg’s THE FOUR PROFOUND WEAVES keeps rolling in.

THE FOUR PROFOUND WEAVES galleys arrive in Tachyon offices
Cover by Elizabeth Story based on initial concepts by Francesca Myman

A BOOKISH READER lavishes praise upon the novella.

This story, very poetically, holds a mirror to society. It discusses the nuances of the trans experience and made me assess things I hadn’t previously known or understood. It has had a profound impact on me, made me feel even more compassionate towards transgender individuals. These are the kinds of stories the world needs more of. This is a story of self-discovery, of friendship, of community, of the power of compassion. I’ve really struggled to find the words to express my deep admiration for this work. Truly, this book should be added to the school curriculum. It’s a beautiful, complex story, and it really takes you on an emotional journey.

L. A. Lanquist at TRANS NARRATIVE echoes similar sentiments.

It was phenomenal and made me cry–sob, really–when nen-sasaïr described the sandbirds coming to him and the final song. I immediately recommended it to some trans friends of mine (with the caveat that this story deals with a great deal of heavy stuff; go check out the content warnings below!) and I would absolutely recommend The Four Profound Weaves to cisgender folks as well. This is a universe that will be sitting within me for some time, so it’s a good thing that there’s much more of the Birdverse out there to read!

But really, go read this story, tell it to your friends, and help us get to that future that we so desperately need.

LOST IN LITERATURE found the book impossible to ignore.

How am I supposed to ignore a synopsis like that? TRANS ELDERS DEFEATING EVIL VIA MYSTIC CRAFTS! This just all sounds absolutely stunning especially as we have a Non-Binary author. I really cannot wait to read it and have hunted it down on Net Galley and hope that I can get a review copy. If not it publishes the day after my birthday!