9 extra awesome stories I read in January

January was a new beginning of sorts for my short fiction roundup(s). I'm really excited about my new column over at B&N Scifi & Fantasy Blog where I will be picking 8-10 stories for a roundup of short, speculative fiction every month. Check out my debut, with 10 stories I read in January! I will... Continue Reading →

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12 awesome books to read

Here are some of the books I read, more or less recently, and would highly recommend. Some awesome novels: The Beautiful Ones, by Silvia Moreno Garcia The blurb: "In a world of etiquette and polite masks, no one is who they seem to be. Antonina Beaulieu is in the glittering city of Loisail for her first... Continue Reading →

18 superb speculative fiction short stories

I read a lot this past month, partly because I was having some trouble writing (writer's insecurity demons rearing their heads), and so I read more instead. End result: a whopping 18 stories in this monthly roundup, including stories from two new publications: Anathema: Spec From the Margins - "a tri-annual speculative fiction magazine of work by queer... Continue Reading →

Book review – INFOMOCRACY, by Malka Older

The official blurb: It's been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global micro-democracy. The corporate coalition party Heritage has won the last two elections. With another election on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention, and everything's on the line.... Continue Reading →

Good books

I've read a lot of excellent books lately, and thought I'd round them all up in one convenient post. And yes, it's all "genre" stuff, AKA horror, science fiction, and fantasy. Eventually this year I'll get to some non-genre stuff on my reading list (LeCarré's 'The Pigeon Tunnel' is pretty high on my list), but... Continue Reading →

Award-worthy fiction from 2016

It's nominating season. Hugo nominations have just opened as I write this, and there are great lists everywhere of fantastic fiction that is all worthy of nominations and awards. My monthly roundups of stories I read and loved through 2016 can be found here. In this post, I boil those roundups down to 30 short fiction... Continue Reading →

11 wondrous speculative fiction short stories

Another month gone by, another leap into the wealth of excellent speculative short fiction available online. There are so many wonderful websites and zines that publish short fiction these days: support the ones you like. Subscribe, use Patreon, buy single issues... it makes a difference to the sites and zines, and it makes a difference for... Continue Reading →

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