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.

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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Lavie Tidhar. The Old Dispensation. (Tor.com February 2017)

Online here and well worth a read. A big picture Space Opera, many many millenia hence, with the Jewish faith, ...
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oh my goodness

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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oh my goodness

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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