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Suppose a Sentence by Brian Dillon

Attempted June 2021 ★  ★ Literature analysis wonks only. A lovely review tempted me, but alas, this only lives up to its premise if one is well-versed in All The Writers. I thought perhaps it would contain sentence construction deconstruction … Continue reading

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Short Story Round Up, Part 3

‘They’re Made of Meat’ by Terry Bisson Read January 2021 Recommended for fans of humor  ★     ★    ★    ★       It’s made of meat, and I still prefer not to eat it. “Do you have any … Continue reading

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Tuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin

Read February 2021  ★     ★     1/2 Originally published in 1986, ‘Tuf Voyaging’ contains seven stories largely published in Analog in 1985. You remember 1985, right? ‘Money for Nothing,’ ‘A View to a Kill,’ AIDS, Gorbachev, New Coke, Nintendo, … Continue reading

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Tales From the Folly by Ben Aaronovitch

Read November 2020 Recommended for serious fans  ★     ★     ★      Mostly as advertised, a short story collection set in the Peter Grant universe, although it’s worth clarifying that Peter does not appear in perhaps half the stories. … Continue reading

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Poirot’s Early Cases by Agatha Christie

Read July 2020 Recommended for fans of Poirot and short stories  ★     ★    ★     I was looking for a Poirot short story for my kindle when I ran into this compilation for a bargain ninety-nine cents. Worth … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Round-up: P. Djeli Clark

One of my favorite new writers is P. Djèlí Clark. I first discovered him from longer length short-stories, and then his novellas. As I enthusiastically reviewed his work, it led to interesting discussions on the ability of male authors to … Continue reading

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Jackalope Wives and Other Stories by T. Kingfisher

I was motivated to buy this collection to both support Vernon/Kingfisher and because I adore the story “The Tomato Thief” (winner of the 2017 Hugo for novellette). I was motivated to review what I’ve read because of the total lack … Continue reading

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Murder in the Mews by Agatha Christie

Read January 2020 Recommended for Christie fans  ★     ★    1/2 A collection that shows its age, culturally speaking. Dead Man’s Mirror 3 stars “The flat was a modern one. The furnishings of the room were modern, too. The … Continue reading

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Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 70

  Read November 2019 Recommended for fantasy/sci-fi fans ★   ★    ★    Here’s what happened: “Welcome to the Medical Clinic…” is awesome enough that I thought I should stop reading it for free and decided to buy it’s … Continue reading

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