My latest short fiction roundup for B&N is now online, featuring 10 stories I read in February. February might have been a short month, but as usual, it was a month filled with awesome speculative fiction. Read my February roundup The artwork for this piece is taken from the cover of Lightspeed #105, and it's… Continue reading Read my February short fiction roundup at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog!
I read quite a bit of YA and middle grade fiction. Why? Well, I have kids, and I have kids who still (sometimes, if I'm lucky) let me read to them, and sometimes I read "their" books because they look good, and sometimes I just read books because I don't really care if something is… Continue reading Book review – “Sal & Gabi Break the Universe” by Carlos Hernandez
It's been a busy time of reading and writing and reviewing for me this last little while. My short fiction roundups for February are coming soon, but I also have two anthology reviews for B&N. My review of A People's Future of the United States, edited by Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams My review… Continue reading Two new anthology reviews by me at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
You can read my brand new January short fiction roundup at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. 10 stories of horror, fantasy, and science fiction, and all of them are outstanding. Read my January roundup at B&N Read my (extra) short fiction roundup on my blog The artwork used for this post at B&N is “The… Continue reading Read my January short fiction roundup at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
January was so full of excellent stories it kind of drove me nuts. Is this what 2019 will be like? Just overflowing with excellent speculative fiction? I guess I can handle that... Nothing to Fear, Nothing to Fear, by Senaa Ahmad in Uncanny Magazine This story - about sisters Huda and Amina, their brother Sameer, and… Continue reading 9 (extra) amazing stories I read in January
Belated happy new year, everyone! So far, this year has been busy and sort of scatter-brained, but still good. (By the way, if you want to receive this bi-monthly recap as a newsletter, you can sign up here.) It's still the season of nominating stories and making recommended reading lists. My awards eligible stories from… Continue reading Writerly recap of December 2018 & January 2019
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