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!
I do love a re-telling, and this one, by Alex Acks, takes Victor Frankenstein and nudges the tale forward to take place during the 1960's through to the 1980's. Conceptually, this changes a few key pieces: the involvement of funding, the NIH, and academic politics, but where this story from We Shall Be Monsters really … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Excerpts from the Personal Journal of Dr. V. Frankenstein, MD, Department of Pathology, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital by Alex Acks
Today's Friday Flash Fics made me think of Christian (or Ian) and Dawn where they left off at the end of "There & Then" in Of Echoes Born. So, spoiler warnings for that story in particular, as this picks up when they go to the prom that Dawn decided was definitely going to happen, despite … Continue reading Friday Flash Fics — “To the Blues”