Short Stories 366:267 — “The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex,” by Tobias S. Buckell

Another book from my pile of "Hey, exactly how long have I had this anthology? Oh my word, that long?" books, New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction from People of Color opens with a lovely introduction from LeVar Burton, and immediately beings delivering on the premise with "The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex." Buckell drops us into … Continue reading Short Stories 366:267 — “The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex,” by Tobias S. Buckell

Short Stories 366:266 — “Have a Little Faith,” by Suleikha Snyder

The premise of this story from Prem Numbers really struck me as fascinating. Snyder gives us an actor who is famously known for a role of dispensing soft wisdom and being morally unimpeachable, and because of that, the actor is bound by "endless moral clauses in his contract." Ranvir's not allowed to drink, to smoke, … Continue reading Short Stories 366:266 — “Have a Little Faith,” by Suleikha Snyder

Short Stories 366:265 — “Vadija,” by Catherine Lundoff

It's sad to be at the end of Out of this World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories, because it's been such a wonderful companion and a highlight of my reading this year. But, as they say, "all good things..." And the collection ends with such a unique story, and with such a brilliant emotional tone for … Continue reading Short Stories 366:265 — “Vadija,” by Catherine Lundoff

Short Stories 366:264 — “My Brother’s Keeper,” by Greg Herren

The next instalment in Survivor's Guilt and Other Stories, from Greg Herren, is a Chanse MacLeod short story and I am here for it. Most centrally, I am here for the set-up, which is Chanse going back home to Nowhere, Flyover (sorry, Cottonwood Wells). As a fellow "get me the hell out of here" queer … Continue reading Short Stories 366:264 — “My Brother’s Keeper,” by Greg Herren

Short Stories 366:263 — “End of Days,” by Tanya Huff

Ohmigosh, how I love Tanya Huff. I was lucky enough to meet her years ago during my bookstore days, and to this day I credit her (alongside Charles de Lint) in me not giving up on urban fantasy completely. That's neither here nor there, but I thought I'd admit my bias going in, because "End … Continue reading Short Stories 366:263 — “End of Days,” by Tanya Huff

Short Stories 366:262 — “Noctune,” by E.L. Chen

Okay, so I'm not going to confess how long I've had this anthology sitting on my e-reader, but I am going to say I'm so glad I remembered it was there and popped it onto the pile for this short story project because (a) Canadian and (b) Superheroes (or villains). Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories … Continue reading Short Stories 366:262 — “Noctune,” by E.L. Chen