Awards season is upon us, and it's glorious, because I have an excuse (as if I needed one!) to heap praise on the stories, publications, and people who do great work in speculative fiction. I'm nominating and voting for as many faves as I can and I always wish there was space for more. (Btw,… Continue reading Why I am nominating E. Catherine Tobler for best editor (short form), AKA #AHugoForElise
December was rich in wonderful stories. Heck, 2018 was rich in wonderful stories. To get a taste of that richness, you can check out: My December roundup at B&N's Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog My Recommended Reading List for 2018 All my monthly roundups from the past year Pigeon, Goodnight, by Angie Ellis in Flash Fiction… Continue reading 8 (extra) wonderful stories I read in December
It's mid-December as I write this, and I am just back from a wonderful quick getaway to Ucluelet on Vancouver Island. (I had a birthday. I hid.) This recap of October and November is a bit late, but I'll use that birthday as an excuse. By the way, if you want to receive this writerly… Continue reading Writerly recap for October & November 2018
November brought a whole lot of awesome speculative short fiction. In addition to this roundup here on my blog, you can also read my November short fiction roundup for B&N's Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, featuring 10 stories: My November roundup for B&N In addition to that, you can check out my recommended reading list for… Continue reading 8 (extra) spectacular stories I read in November
First of all, a disclaimer. This list, like all my roundups and lists and reading recommendations here and elsewhere, is a selection of what I had time to read. It's just a slice of what's available, and no doubt I have missed stories that are awesome, because nobody can read everything. Second, if you want… Continue reading My 2018 recommended reading list
My latest short fiction roundup for B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog is available to read right now. It includes 10 fabulous stories from a range of different zines. Read the November roundup The gorgeous artwork for the post is by Rovina Cai, and it's a detail from her illustration for the story "The Word of… Continue reading Read my SFF short fiction roundup for November at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog!
As I write this, Goodreads informs me that I've read 41 books so far this year. Strange how my pile of reading material doesn't seem to have shrunk at all, though... It's a mystery! Anyway, here are some of the books I read and loved this year. Some novels I read and loved: Restoration, by… Continue reading Some excellent books I read in 2018
This year has been an embarrassment of riches when it comes to published stories for me. Here are the ones that are eligible for awards consideration. I will update this list since I have a flash fiction story forthcoming in Pseudopod in December! Free to read online: IT’S EASY TO SHOOT A DOG – in Beneath Ceaseless… Continue reading My awards-eligible stories from 2018
Every month is a great month for speculative short fiction, but if we as readers and writers want to enjoy these stories we really should try to support the publications that bring these stories into the world. If you read a story you like, even if it's free to read online, and you have a… Continue reading 8 (extra) fabulous speculative short fiction stories I read in October 2018
My speculative short fiction roundup for October is live over at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. 10 fantastic stories from zines and publications all over the web. Read it here. The artwork for this post is by Mary Haasdyk and is taken from Pat Cadigan's story "AI and the Trolley Problem" at TOR.com. Read all… Continue reading Read my latest SFF short fiction roundup at B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog!
Another month gone by, and so many awesome speculative short fiction to read and enjoy. I know I've said it before, but I want to encourage everyone to try to support the zines and publications out there that are paying authors and publishing fantastic stories. Subscribe, support on Patreon, or throw some money in their… Continue reading 7 (extra) sensational stories I read in September
Uncommon Miracles is Julie C. Day's debut short story collection. Day holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a M.S. in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her fiction has appeared in several publications, including Interzone, Black Static, and Podcastle. From the official blurb for Uncommon Miracles: Melding aspects of Southern Gothic and… Continue reading Book review – UNCOMMON MIRACLES, a short story collection by Julie C. Day
August was a cornucopia of wonderful speculative short fiction. I know I say that every month, but only because it's true. Read my short fiction roundup for August at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog There are so many fabulous speculative fiction zines out there, and if you read some stories you love, go ahead and… Continue reading 10 (extra) fabulous stories I read in August
My latest post at B&N's SciFi & Fantasy Blog is up now. It's a roundup of some excellent, recently published short story collections in the genres of horror, scifi, and fantasy. SO many great books! Read it. The artwork for this post is from the cover of Kameron Hurley's short story collection Apocalypse Nyx.
I travelled to and from Sweden in July, and let me tell you, short fiction is one of the best things you can read while on long-haul flights and airports. You can check out my roundup at B&N, too. There, you'll find ten other spectacular stories I read in July. Read my July roundup at… Continue reading 8 (extra) wonderful stories I read in July
My latest science fiction and fantasy short fiction roundup is now live at B&N's SciFi & Fantasy Blog. Read it. I spent most of July in Sweden visiting family, and I spent a lot of time reading - lots of great short fiction as usual, and also some great novels and novellas (I'll be featuring… Continue reading Read my July speculative short fiction roundup at B&N’s SciFi & Fantasy Blog
June was full of excellent speculative fiction. Every month is. Here are 9 stunning stories I read this past month. You can also check out my monthly roundup for B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog: Read it here. A Brief and Fearful Star, by Carmen Maria Machado in Slate This brand new story by Machado, is… Continue reading 9 (extra) stunning short stories I read in June