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
Today's Friday Flash Fic is a picture I took last week in San Francisco. There's this door on a street that's just freaking awesome (there's another right beside it that's totally done in the same design of the snake-locked-door from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, too). Anyway, it's a pretty awesome door, and … Continue reading Friday Flash Fics — Muse, Unamused
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
Back to Queers Destroy Science Fiction again this week, and I skipped a story where the narration made it almost impossible to follow (no fault to the author there), and I'm back with "Tip of the Tongue" by Felicia Davin. As dystopias go, this one struck me down to the bone. It takes place in … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Tip of the Tongue by Felicia Davin
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”
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!