Sunday Shorts—Andromache’s War by Elliott Dunstan

If, like me, you're a bit rusty on your Greek History and Mythology and you're wondering if Dunstan's take on Andromache from Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) will sail over your head, do not worry. Dunstan manages just the right balance of classical touch-points to keep you up to speed, and regardless, … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Andromache’s War by Elliott Dunstan

Sunday Shorts—Letter From An Artist To A Thousand Future Versions Of Her Wife by J.Y. Yang

Oh wow. This was such a lovely, heartfelt story. The conceit behind the narrative is a simple one: a science vessel heading out into to the edges of space includes an artist's wife. She will never return to Earth (at least, not within the artist's lifetime) because of the technology used (the scientist's consciousness was … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Letter From An Artist To A Thousand Future Versions Of Her Wife by J.Y. Yang

Sunday Shorts—The House on the Moon by William Alexander

Ooh, this was a great way to start Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, and I loved the weaving of the almost absurd castle on the moon with the much darker and far more grim realities tucked in almost as asides in the world-building. Narratively, this is a school trip, complete with kids being kids and … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—The House on the Moon by William Alexander

Sunday Shorts—Between the Devil and Deep Blue Sea by Megan Arkenberg

I have a particular love of characterization, and when it's done well, like how it is done in Arkenberg's "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," I never want a tale to end. Here we meet a pirate lady with a past that has left her scarred in more ways than one, and her … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Between the Devil and Deep Blue Sea by Megan Arkenberg

Sunday Shorts—Omoshango by Dayo Ntwari

This latest from People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction was so freaking brilliant. Here's the thing: I want this to be a movie. Or a miniseries. Narratively, there's a simplicity to the set-up; some people are born with wings. Simple, right? Well, no. Because those people are all black, and on the world-stage, the reaction to … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Omoshango by Dayo Ntwari