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9 (extra) stunning short stories I read in June

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

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My latest book roundup of short story collections & anthologies is now at B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog!

My latest book roundup for B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog is now up! This roundup includes some wonderful short story collections and anthologies that make great reading for Pride Month, or any other month of the year. 13 Queer Speculative Short Story Collections and Anthologies to Read Right Now The artwork is from Lightspeed's "Queers… Continue reading My latest book roundup of short story collections & anthologies is now at B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog!

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My short fiction roundup for May 2018 is now at B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog!

My latest speculative fiction short story roundup is now up at B&N's SciFi & Fantasy Blog! It features 10 great stories I read in May. Read it. The artwork for the roundup is from Lightspeed, and it's for the story "Godmeat" by Martin Cahill, and the art itself is by the wonderful Galendara.

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8 extra fabulous stories I read in February 2018

February was another month rich in amazing short fiction. Here on my blog I'm picking eight extra fabulous stories I read in February, and you can also check out my February roundup for Barnes & Noble's SciFi & Fantasy Blog with ten other fabulous stories of fantasy, scifi, and horror. I also want to encourage you… Continue reading 8 extra fabulous stories I read in February 2018

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I have a new monthly column at B&N Scifi & Fantasy Blog!

Some Mondays are better than others, and today is a most excellent Monday! My new monthly column at Barnes & Noble's Scifi & Fantasy blog debuts today! I will be doing a monthly roundup of speculative short fiction there, and I am so grateful to be able to spread the word about all the excellent… Continue reading I have a new monthly column at B&N Scifi & Fantasy Blog!

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22 fabulously fantastic stories I read in December

December was full of wonderful short fiction, and in this monthly roundup I am making space for some special mentions. I'm very sad to say that December 2017 brought us the last issue of Gamut. I've really loved the strong voice and vivid dark/noir vibe of this magazine. Gamut published some of my favourite stories… Continue reading 22 fabulously fantastic stories I read in December

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14 amazingly awesome stories I read in November

November seemed to disappear in a flash. I wrote a lot, and I didn't read as much as I wanted to read. But then, that pretty much describes any and every month of the year... Here are 14 stories I read and loved. An Unexpected Boon, by S. B. Divya in Apex Magazine. “Kalyani kept Mithraba… Continue reading 14 amazingly awesome stories I read in November

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Writerly recap of October & November – stories published & sold, interviews & more

In November, I posted a list of my award eligible stories for 2017. It always feels a bit strange, tooting my own horn like that, but it's been a great year for me as a writer, and sometimes a list is a nice way to reflect on that, no matter whether it's awards season or… Continue reading Writerly recap of October & November – stories published & sold, interviews & more

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My 2017 suggested reading list in all its flawed & limited glory

'tis the season to nominate and vote for your favourite speculative fiction published in 2017. I've read so much stunning, wonderful, crazy-good fiction this year, and (sadly) there are even more stories I never got around to reading at all. The list below is a suggested reading list based on my own limited reading this… Continue reading My 2017 suggested reading list in all its flawed & limited glory

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19 freakishly good short stories I read in October

Another month full of wonderful stories. This month, I was absorbed by a wonderful new issue of LampLight, and at the end of the month, Syntax & Salt snuck in a wonderful issue that I will probably come back to next month as well. Here are 19 of the many excellent stories I read this… Continue reading 19 freakishly good short stories I read in October

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Writerly recap of August & September, 2017 – stories published & sold + bits & bobs

August, and especially September, seem to have gone by in a flash. September is always a bit of a muddle, with the kids going back to school and me trying to get the hang of their schedule and trying to get back into my own schedule of writing, writing, and reading (and then more writing).… Continue reading Writerly recap of August & September, 2017 – stories published & sold + bits & bobs

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20 splendiferous short stories I read in August

Honestly, August passed in a bit of a blur. I was writing a story that had to be finished by August 31, and the kids were still out of school, so there was a lot of stuff going on. But, yes, there were still so, so many good stories to read. Right before I put… Continue reading 20 splendiferous short stories I read in August

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19 wondrous short stories I read in July

I traveled a lot throughout July (but then I always travel a lot in July). The month included long flights to Sweden, and a lot of travel within Sweden as well, visiting family and friends. As a result, my reading was rather haphazard and scattered throughout the month, and so was my time at the… Continue reading 19 wondrous short stories I read in July

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Recap June / July – stories published, stories sold, reviews & more

June and July have been very good to me: a lot of good things happened, after a spring when I occasionally felt like it was difficult to write, or at least difficult to know if the words I was stringing together were good words. It made me think of one of my favourite Stephen King… Continue reading Recap June / July – stories published, stories sold, reviews & more

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17 brilliantly awesome short stories I read in June

June turned out to be another great month for short fiction, and it was another month where I felt like I should be reading at least twice as much as I actually did. Even reading as much as I do, I feel I'm only scratching the surface of what's out there! A special than you… Continue reading 17 brilliantly awesome short stories I read in June

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Great reads: 3 excellent short story collections

In the last little while, I've read three new short story collections by three brilliant writers, and each one of these is well worth picking up. Neither Here Nor There, by Cat Rambo This is two collections in one, literally. In the physical copy of the book, you actually turn it over and start the… Continue reading Great reads: 3 excellent short story collections

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18 superb speculative fiction short stories

I read a lot this past month, partly because I was having some trouble writing (writer's insecurity demons rearing their heads), and so I read more instead. End result: a whopping 18 stories in this monthly roundup, including stories from two new publications: Anathema: Spec From the Margins - "a tri-annual speculative fiction magazine of work by queer… Continue reading 18 superb speculative fiction short stories

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Book review – INFOMOCRACY, by Malka Older

The official blurb: It's been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global micro-democracy. The corporate coalition party Heritage has won the last two elections. With another election on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention, and everything's on the line.… Continue reading Book review – INFOMOCRACY, by Malka Older