September Short Fiction Reading Part II

Thankfully, I’ve been finding a bit more time for short fiction than I speculated in my last post. Podcasts are a wonderful thing! Especially since I can listen to them while I do work for my art class.

September 2017 Short Fiction Reading Part I

I’ve found myself with a lot less time for short fiction now that the school year’s resumed. Most of these I actually read in August, when I had more time. Hopefully I’ll find space for short stories as the semester continues.

August 2017 Short Fiction Reading Part III

Yay for short stories! Sometimes it’s nice to have something you can read quickly, in one sitting. All of these science fiction and fantasy tales are available for free online.

Review of The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu. ★★★1/2 While I never made it through The Grace of Kings, I’ve discovered that I quite like some of Ken Liu’s shorter fiction. The Paper Menagerie is an anthology of his shorter fiction, much of which has science fiction or fantasy elements. The stories tend to be concept focused rather than…

August 2017 SFF Short Fiction Reading Part One

I’ll admit, I read most of these stories in July, but my posting schedule didn’t leave me with a free day for short stories any sooner. Many of these are from the recommendations for queer short stories I received on Twitter (I’m still going through them!), although I’ve been exploring other stories as well.

Review of Gift of the Winter King and Other Stories by Naomi Kritzer

Gift of the Winter King and Other Stories by Naomi Kritzer. ★★★ This short fiction collection contains some of Naomi Kritzer’s short stories from 2011 or before. Unfortunately, I think I prefer her more recent short fiction. That said, I enjoyed seeing her progress as an author. A lot of the stories in the collection involve religion…

Review of The New Voices of Fantasy Edited by Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman

The New Voices of Fantasy edited by Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman. ★★★★ What a great collection! The New Voices of Fantasy is a collection of recent (2010 or later) fantasy short stories by emerging authors, as selected by Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn. I picked the collection up because I already recognized some of…

Review of The Best of Subterranean edited by William Schafer

The Best of Subterranean edited by William Schafer. ★★★ Short fiction collections always have stories that are a mix of quality and taste, but by and large I found The Best of Subterranean to be disappointing. The majority of stories didn’t work for me at all. By far my favorite story in the collection was by Ted Chiang, which…