Category Archives: Short stories

Uncanny, issue 1

Amazing cover by Galen Dara
Cover by Galen Dara

Title: Uncanny, issue 1
Editor: Lynne M. ThomasMichael Damian Thomas
Magazine
Genre: weird fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, fantasy

I helped kickstart this magazine so of course I had to review the first issue of it, that’s how it works right?

Let me start by squeeing about the cover. Please press it so you can see it in full size. The artist is Galen Dara, now there is someone to nominate for the Hugos next year! Seriously space unicorns now makes sense!

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Weather

Clarkesworld issue 96Title: Weather
Author: Susan Palwick
Genre: Science fiction

This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge.

I listened to this as the podcast and I think part of the impact of the story had to do with Kate’s introduction and comments at the end. So I can recommend this format. As always Kate does a great job reading these stories – which she apparently do cold.

Because this is a short story it is hard to talk about it without spoiling it. So be warned.

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Reading: Kaleidoscope

22029529Title:  Kaleidoscope
Editor:  Julia RiosAlisa Krasnostein
Short story anthology
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, magical realism

Crowdfunded project that I have supported among with many other people. The anthology gathers original fantasy and science fiction stories about diverse young adult protagonists. And they use the word diverse to cover a broad spectrum of genders, sexuality, ethnicity, ability and everything from neurotypical to protagonists that isn’t. The authors themself are also quite diverse.

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Careful Magic

22029529Title: Careful Magic
Author: Karen Healey
Genre: urban fantasy, magic

This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge. This story is also part of the crowdfunded anthology Kaleidoscope, that I helped fund.

This was definitely one of my favourite stories of the anthology. Helen is such a wonderful protagonist and I was sad when the story ended. Not because it was a sad ending, but because it ended. That’s what you want from a short story isn’t it?

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Vanilla

22029529Title: Vanilla
Author: Dirk Flinthart
Genre: science fiction, near future, aliens

This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge. This story is also part of the crowdfunded anthology Kaleidoscope, that I helped fund.

To me this was a really brave story. The story is about an Australian-somali teenage girl, Kylie Haward, who befriend some alien creatures who settled on Earth after their world was destroyed.

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