Short Story Round-up: Nebulas 2019

 

Best Short Story
• Give the Family My Love by A.T. Greenblatt (Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 149, February 2019)

I enjoyed it, despite a recently noted dislike of epistolary storytelling. A pessimistic anthropologist astronaut is the last chance for humanity as she attempts to make it to the Library on a hostile planet.

Three and a half stars.
• The Dead, In Their Uncontrollable Power by Karen Osborne (Uncanny Magazine Issue 27: March/April 2019)
• And Now His Lordship Is Laughing by Shiv Ramdas
• Ten Excerpts from an Annotated Bibliography on the Cannibal Women of Ratnabar Island by Nibedita Sen (Nightmare Magazine, Issue 80)
• A Catalog of Storms by Fran Wilde (Uncanny Magazine, Issue 26, January-February 2019)
• How the Trick Is Done by A.C. Wise (Uncanny Magazine Issue 29: July/August 2019)

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5 Responses to Short Story Round-up: Nebulas 2019

  1. cathepsut says:

    Three overlaps with the Hugos and those I rated similarly to you, I think…

  2. pdtillman says:

    OK, Carol:
    This lovely vignette just landed in my mailbox:
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/new-decameron-jo-38483921
    It appears to be a bit of Jo Walton’s Florence in the 2020 plague years WIP — though she says (sorta kinda) that it’s not. If you read her first Decameron contrib, you’ve met Maya, the girl in th library. She’s here, again. Easy 5 stars, even though it’s just a fragment. Walton, when she’s cookin’, I’d read her grocery list! Like I would have for LMB, back in the day. Or UKL. Or….

    Enjoy, PT

  3. pdtillman says:

    And here’s more of it, “Or What You Will”, chapters 4 and 5. 5 stars, and I am so looking forward to the book! https://www.patreon.com/posts/new-decameron-jo-38241923
    I usually don’t care for novel excerpts, but Jo Walton, I guess I’d read her grocery list if I found it.

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