Archive | Individual Stories

The Individual Stories category has two types of content : 1 – the stories I read in magazines and anthologies and review straight away, rather than waiting to complete the magazine or anthology and reviewing it all in one go. I started doing this in 2010; 2 – stories published as standalone ‘chapbooks’, or published online, or otherwise as a singleton. There are a couple of dozen stories of this nature, reviewing during the 2000s, which are available here.

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Rich Larson. There Used To Be Olive Trees. (Fantasy and Science Fiction Jan/Feb 2017)

Another good story from Larson. I'd have preferred for the protagonist to have been a bit older - teen protagonists ...
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Debbie Urbanski. On the Problem of Replacement Children; Prevention, Coping and Other Practical Strategies (Fantasy and Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2017)

Note to self : do *not* read editorial introductions any more. At all. Ever. Urbanski provides a story in the ...
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Rich Larson. The Ghost Ship Anastasia. (Clarkesworld Magazine #124, January 2017)

Online here. An excellent start to the Jan 2017 issue, from a young author who is impressing me. A deep ...
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Christie Yant. This Is as I Wish to Be Restored. (Lightspeed #79, December 2016)

Online here. A couple of thousand words, and well worth the small investment of your time. A senior exec has ...
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Margo Lanagan. The Fifth Star in the Southern Cross. (Lightspeed #79 December 2016)

Online more details. A dark, disturbing near future story, originally in the Jack Dann edited 'Dreaming' (2008). Set in Australia ...
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