Sunday Shorts—The Seafarer by Ashley Deng

This second story from Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) is just lovely. The prose is immersive, the characterization seemed effortless, the spec-fic element was engrossing, and the narrative itself, and where it went, alongside the historical context? So good. We meet a pirate captain who is crossing back into our world through … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—The Seafarer by Ashley Deng

Sunday Shorts—Depot 256, by Lisa Allen-Agostini

When I read Queers Destroy Science Fiction, I found the overall tone to be somewhat depressing; often the "victory" (if there was one) was snatched from scraps, and flavoured with settling-for rather than triumphant (and part of it was maybe having listened to it at the wrong time of year, in the depths of cold, … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Depot 256, by Lisa Allen-Agostini

Friday Flash Fics — “La Dame Rouge de France Triomphante”

Today's Friday Flash Fics picture made me go in a spec-fic direction that I'd considered once or twice before, but apparently needed an image to work with to ground a character. She became Claire, and the story unfolded from her. La Dame Rouge de France Triomphante Le Musée de l'Unicité lay tucked within sight of … Continue reading Friday Flash Fics — “La Dame Rouge de France Triomphante”

An Update on the Availability of Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks — They’re Arriving!

This is a much happier post to write about Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks. A while back, I mentioned that there was a problem getting the books out to e-tailers and retailers, especially in Canada. Well, good news. They've arrived! This is a shot of them arriving in a local brick-and-mortar up here in Canada, … Continue reading An Update on the Availability of Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks — They’re Arriving!