It's May the 4th, so, okay. Yeah. I'm going to do a cheesy thing and talk about Star Wars short stories. Now, normally on Short Stories 366 I talk about one story a day, but it's May the 4th, and it's not like Star Wars needs my help boosting attention to it. Also, this anthology … Continue reading Short Stories 366:125 — From a Certain Point of View, edited by Elizabeth Schaefer
LeVar Burton Reads is a freaking treasure. When I'm heading out on a long walk with Max, I cue up a story or two, and then off I go. I always enjoy the stories he picks, and quite often end up finding out about new-to-me authors or anthologies I'd somehow missed being released. When the … Continue reading Short Stories 366:56 — “The Baboon War,” by Nnedi Okorafor
Today's trip through time and place from Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History lands us solidly on a specific date, April 21, 1929, in Aba, Nigeria—the day the Aba's Women's Riots began (it was to protest an exploitative tax the British were trying to introduce after a census). Here, we meet Arro-yo, … Continue reading Short Stories 366:54 — “It’s War,” by Nnedi Okorafor
I read Binti a couple of years ago, I loved it, which told such a brilliant story. I'd sort of squirrelled away Home, the next novella in the series, for some unknown "later" when I'd need a novella I knew would be amazing. That time came in mid-winter this year, when I hit a wall of … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Home by Nnedi Okorafor
I'm going to go out to do some shopping today. Mostly, all I've got left to worry about is stockings, but they sure don't stuff themselves, do they? Yesterday I listed some awesome gay books I bumped into this year, and today I'm gonna focus on some of the lady folk I've loved this year. … Continue reading Queermas (part two)!
I'm on vacation for three whole weeks, so Sunday Shorts is also on vacation. That said, I thought I'd fan-boy blast you about an audiobook novella that blew me away, in case you—like me—also adore the short fiction when it's read aloud to you. What? It's like being a kid again and getting tucked into … Continue reading Sunday Shorts – Vacation Placeholder – What I’m Listening To