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.

Suzanne Palmer. Number Thirty-Nine Skink. (Asimovs March/April 2017)

A clever story from Palmer, featuring an AI protagonist. The AI in question is on an alien planet carrying on ...
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Lisa Goldstein. The Catastrophe of Cities. (Asimovs January/February 2017)

An excellent contemporary fantasy from Goldstein. It's stylishly written from the outset, intriguing this reader with the opening paragraphs in ...
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Sean Monaghan. Crimson Birds of Small Miracles. (Asimovs January/February 2017)

A story that didn't quite grab me. It's very far future, set on an alien planet, but it would take ...
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Gary Kloster. Interchange. (Clarkesworld #124 January 2017)

Online here. An excellent story from an author new to me. There's an intriguing set up, some excellent characterisation, there ...
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Vina Jie-Min Prasad. A Series of Steaks. (Clarkesworld Magazine #124, January 2017)

Online here. A story from a (young?) Singaporean writer, new to me, which shows a lot of promise. Helena Li ...
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