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Two Novelettes

I read two novelettes last week. “Fabulous Beasts” by Priya Sharma is a grim fairy tale about a snake-girl held captive in generational violent entrapment; Andrea Hairston’s “Saltwater Railroad” is a Caribbean historical fantasy about the matriarch of a community … Continue reading

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Short Fiction Second Quarterly Survey + Roundup

Vote for your favorite short fiction of April, May, and June here. The deadline is Monday, August 17 — which means that if you would like to catch up with issues of zines you missed, you’ve still got a bit … Continue reading

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Short Fiction Fridays: Solaris Rising 3

Solaris Rising 3, a 2014 science fiction anthology edited by Ian Whates, is a solid and memorable collection. There’s a story from Aliette de Bodard’s award-winning Dai Viet universe, a far future postcolonial space opera, that brings to mind the … Continue reading

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Review: Among the Thorns

I first heard of the relatively new author Veronica Schanoes when her novella Burning Girls was nominated for a Nebula Award this year. “Among the Thorns” is a 2014 novelette, a re-envisioning of an anti-Semitic myth by the Brothers Grimm … Continue reading

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Review: The Other Half of the Sky

The Other Half of the Sky is a 2013 science fiction anthology edited by Athena Andreadis and Kay T. Holt; its sixteen stories all feature female protagonists. Within it you’ll find familiar names such as Joan Slonczewski, Melissa Scott, and Ken Liu, … Continue reading

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Two Newly Discovered Short Stories by Octavia Butler.

To be released in June! I was so excited about this that I was pre-ordering them before I was consciously aware of what I was doing. A little nervous that Butler had reasons for not publishing these stories (i.e. that … Continue reading

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