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

Sunday Shorts—Excerpts from the Personal Journal of Dr. V. Frankenstein, MD, Department of Pathology, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital by Alex Acks

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

Sunday Shorts—Treasured Island by Ginn Hale

I've never been a pirate person, but after reading Catherine Lundoff's introduction to Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space), I realized a good deal of why: so much of the pirates of fiction (and nonfiction) that I'd been shown were out of my wheelhouse. Handsome, white, straight guys doing their tales of derring-do … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Treasured Island by Ginn Hale