R.B. Lemberg's novella The Four Profound Weaves (forthcoming from Tachyon later this year) is a lyrical and gripping journey that begins in a sunlit desert full of sand and bones, continues into a city haunted by memories and ghosts, and eventually takes the reader into the the light-less depths beneath the earth. It's a story… Continue reading Book review—THE FOUR PROFOUND WEAVES by R.B. Lemberg
My latest speculative short fiction roundup is now at Curious Fictions! It features 16 amazing stories I read in December 2019. The post is free to read, but tips are welcome! Read my latest roundup. Listen to the audio version on Soundcloud. The artwork for this roundup includes a detail of the cover art for… Continue reading My sci-fi, fantasy & horror short fiction roundup for December 2019 is now at CURIOUS FICTIONS
It's that wonderful, harrowing time of the year when everyone makes lists and starts thinking about what stories and books to nominate for various awards. Really, this is sort of an exercise in futility: there are SO MANY great stories and books that are worthy of attention and awards. If you want to see what… Continue reading My Recommended Reading List – 2019
October and November were busy months that brought some good news and some bad news. Isn't that always the way? It's awards-season, and all my eligible stories are in my 2019 Eligibility Post. As always, you can support me on Patreon and get access to special content for patrons there. If you want to support my… Continue reading My writerly recap for October & November
Today, my first monthly short fiction roundup since B&N said goodbye to its freelancers goes live. After some deliberation as to where to publish it (and since no one's offered me a paying gig for it yet), I decided to publish it at Curious Fictions. There, it will be free to read, and I'm also… Continue reading Read my November SFF short fiction roundup – now at CURIOUS FICTIONS
Ever since I first watched S2E07 of American Gods, AKA "Treasure of the Sun", I've been obsessed with it. I can't remember the last time a single episode of any show has so completely taken over my thought processes. Oh, and !!!!MEGA GIGANTIC SPOILER WARNING!!!! because I will spoil every bit of this episode and… Continue reading Stories, memory, Mad Sweeney, and my rather extensive thoughts on AMERICAN GODS S2E07 — “Treasure of the Sun”
I read a lot of wonderful stories in October, and I picked 10 of my favourites for my roundup at B&N, and 14 stories for my roundup here on the blog. Read my roundup at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog If you're so inclined, you can support me on Patreon, KoFi, and at Curious Fictions.… Continue reading 14 excellent stories I read in October
My latest roundup of speculative short fiction stories is now available at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. Read it here. The artwork for this post is a detail from the cover of Lightspeed #113, and it is made by grandfailure / fotolia.
September was full of stunning, spectacular stories. I picked ten for my roundup at B&N, and another ten for this roundup on my blog, but there were many more stories worth reading out there. Read my September roundup at B&N. If you can, take a moment to support the zines that publish all this gorgeous… Continue reading 10 stunning stories I read in September
You can support me on Patreon and get access to special content for patrons there. If you want to support my work as a reviewer and writer of speculative fiction, I'd love to see you there. There are different tiers with different rewards, and everyone gets to be a tree! (If you're not familiar with… Continue reading Writerly roundup for August & September 2019
My latest speculative short fiction roundup is now at Barnes & Noble's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. It features ten wonderful stories from ten different zines. Read the September roundup. The art for this post is by Galen Dara, for a story by Brooke Bolander in Lightspeed Magazine.
August was so full of amazing speculative short fiction that it took my breath away. I've picked 11 stories here in addition to the 10 stories I picked for my B&N roundup, and I still feel like I've left a ton of stuff out. Read all the stories in these zines, because there is a… Continue reading 11 outstanding stories I read in August
My latest short fiction roundup for B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog is now available. It's ten stories: science fiction, fantasy, and horror, from new and old zines. Most stories are available to read free online, but all these zines could use whatever support you're able to give them. Buy an issue, pick up a subscription,… Continue reading Read my SFF short fiction roundup for August – at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
June and July were busy months, and several new stories have now been released into the wild! Get all the news here. You can support me on Patreon and get access to special content for patrons there. If you want to support my work as a reviewer and writer of speculative fiction, I'd love to see… Continue reading Writerly roundup June & July 2019
I read a lot in July, novellas and novels, short story collections and anthologies, and of course, zines, zines, and more zines, all stuffed full of fantastic stories. Read my July short fiction roundup at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. Gert of the Hundred, by L.S. Johnson in Beneath Ceaseless Skies "From the window she… Continue reading 8 extraordinary stories I read in July
My latest speculative short fiction roundup is now at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. It's 10 fantastic stories by 10 fabulous authors. Read my July SFF short fiction roundup at B&N The artwork for this month's roundup is from the July issue of Clarkesworld, and it's by Alex Sauerwald.
I finally got my act together to post about some of the many awesome books I've enjoyed recently. For more reading recommendations by me, you can check out some of my recent posts at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog: The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Collections & Anthologies of 2019… So Far My review of… Continue reading Great books, great stories – a reading list
June was a month full of excellent speculative fiction, and hey, that seems to be the thing for every month. I picked 8 wonderful stories for my blog, and also featured 10 excellent stories in my roundup at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. Read my other short fiction roundup for June at B&N. Revival, by… Continue reading 8 brilliant short stories I read in June
My latest speculative short fiction roundup is now at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog! Read my June roundup. The artwork for the post is by Chiara Zarmati, from Malka Older's story “Sturdy Lanterns and Ladders” in Current Futures.
My review of Cadwell Turnbull's debut novel "The Lesson" is now at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. If you're a fan of science fiction, this books is definitely for you. First Contact Isn’t What it Seems in Cadwell Turnbull’s The Lesson As usual, huge thanks to B&N and editor Joel Cunningham for giving me the… Continue reading Read my review of Cadwell Turnbull’s sci-fi novel THE LESSON – at B&N