Short Stories 366:366 — “Molecular Rage,” by Marie Bilodeau

This may seem like an odd short story title to end the year on, but I honestly think it's kind of perfect, and a fantastic thematic story for this, our year of endless trashfire 2020. Originally published in the 2019 September/October Analog, "Molecular Rage" is so very Marie Bilodeau. What do I mean? First, Marie … Continue reading Short Stories 366:366 — “Molecular Rage,” by Marie Bilodeau

Short Stories 366:365 — “The Prisoner,” by Richard Lee Byers

I'm back to Powered Up! An Earth Prime Anthology today, and this time I'm basically reading what felt more-or-less like Captain America and John Constantine team-up fanfic, and I say that with the utmost respect and joy. Because Richard Lee Byers's "The Prisoner" combines the "modified soldier" hero of Victor ("the Sentinel") with an Irish … Continue reading Short Stories 366:365 — “The Prisoner,” by Richard Lee Byers

Short Stories 366:364 — “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel,” by Christopher Caldwell

I was nervous picking up a book about apocalypse fiction given, y'know, everything, but happily, after reading the foreword, I knew to expect Glitter + Ashes: Queer Tales of a World that Wouldn't Die would hit on the queer theme and a theme of triumph in the face of adversity. This wasn't going to be … Continue reading Short Stories 366:364 — “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel,” by Christopher Caldwell

Short Stories 366:363 — “Love and the Floppy Musketeer Hat,” by Hank Edwards

First off, the title. Can we just stop and tilt our heads in happy wonder at "Love and the Floppy Musketeer Hat"? It's the title of the collection and a particular story therein, and though it's not the first in the collection, I couldn't help but start there because, I mean, title. Right? And it's … Continue reading Short Stories 366:363 — “Love and the Floppy Musketeer Hat,” by Hank Edwards