Writers strictly tell their narratives through a specific theme and a series of brief scenes.
Book Review: Nunslinger Book Two: The Good, the Bad and the Penitent
Nunslinger Book 2: The Good, the Bad and the Penitent by Stark Holborn My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sister Thomas Josephine’s adventure’s continue in Book Two of the Nunslinger saga. As always,…
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Book Review: Bioluminescent: A Lunarpunk Anthology
I've highlighted my own standout tales. Your favorites will be your own to choose. Each story or poem has its own personality - the theme is often interpreted very loosely, which I like.
Book Review: Acorn
I've been a dedicated reader of the Magnificent Devices series ever since the beginning. It's always fun when a new volume arrives, and Acorn is no exception.
Book Review: Nunslinger, Book One
This rousing story is written in colorful, authentic language that easily coaxes mental imagery in the reader's mind.
Book Review: Unseelie Brothers, Ltd.
Last year I bookmarked Unseelie Brothers, Ltd. at Uncanny's website, dropping the link into my browser's 'to read' folder. Unfortunately, I had so many things saved to read that this story ended up…
Book Review: Follow The Lady
Future shades of Nine to Five! I think Dolly Parton would approve. This short revenge story packs a lot of punch and payback.
Book Review: Gargoyle
College life is difficult. Now, add on the extra challenge of being Mattie, a young gay man with a huge crush on a straight quarterback.
Book Review: The Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales
I enjoy re-imagined stories. It's fun to see a new twist on an old plot, through fresh writer-eyes. The Queen of Clocks did not disappoint.
Book Review: Callahan and Company: The Compleat Chronicles of the Crosstime Saloon
Many years ago I read all of the Callahan's stories, and enjoyed the witty wordplay and deadly puns. Recently I purchased this collection, thinking a re-read might be fun. And it was.
Book Review: Advanced Triggernometry
Full disclosure/confession: I failed Algebra in high school. From 1st grade right on up through high school, I struggled to hang onto a barely-passing D in anything pertaining to math of any sort.…
Book Review: Anni Dreams of Biryani
Anni Dreams of Biryani by Namita Moolani Mehra My rating: 3 of 5 stars Even though I’m a grown-up, I found the story amusing and fun – with a good building of tension…
Book Review: Signal Moon
A couple of decades ago I was sitting in my car, parked at the side of the road next to a bus stop in the middle of nowhere, waiting for the bus to…
Book Review: Triggernometry
The clever title word caught my attention, and the teaser blurb had me lunging for the 'buy' button. But as a lifelong Mathophobic, I wondered if I'd be able to really get into…
Book Review: Blown Away
Blown Away by Holly Day My rating: 3 of 5 stars Espen is the closest you can get to being a big cuddly teddy bear. He loves his creature comforts (and yes, I…
Book Review: Dare vs the Doll
This very short story is sassy, weird and oddly cute. The dialog is giggle-worthy sass, and the situation is so far removed from the realm of possibility that you just can't help but…
Book Review: Real Sugar is Hard to Find
Real Sugar is Hard to Find by Sim Kern My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s always a good day when I add a new author to my ‘favorite writer’s’ list. Sim Kern’s…
Book Review: Deriving Life
During a social media conversation, I asked author Elizabeth Bear if she had ever written a story about cancer. She referred me to this story, saying (I'm paraphrasing here) that it wasn't exactly…
Book Review: The Love Game: Tales from The Thirsty Meeple #1
The Love Game by Sheryl Nantus My rating: 4 of 5 stars This quick-read short story serves as our introduction to the author’s new series, “Tales from The Thirsty Meeple”. You may be…
Book Review: On Safari in R’lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera
On Safari in R’lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera: A Tor.com Original by Elizabeth Bear My rating: 5 of 5 stars Clever, unexpected story. I thought I knew were it was going……