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.

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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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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