Short Stories 366:221 — “The Rainbow Collection,” by Nathan Azinger

Very often in science fiction set in the far future, the only entertainment pieces that seem to make it through from our contemporary point in time are so often things that we already consider classics: classical music, for example. This latest story from The Clan Chronicles: Tales from Plexis had me pretty much grinning from … Continue reading Short Stories 366:221 — “The Rainbow Collection,” by Nathan Azinger

Short Stories 366:214 — “Will of the Nebokan Fates,” by Natalie Reinelt

A ticking-clock, on-the-run, survival story set in the Clan Chronicles universe, Natalie Reinelt's (debut!) short story "Will of the Nebokan Fates" does a lot in a short span of time. Like all the tales in The Clan Chronicles: Tales from Plexis, it takes place at least in part in the interstellar supermarket of the same … Continue reading Short Stories 366:214 — “Will of the Nebokan Fates,” by Natalie Reinelt

Short Stories 366:207 — “Home is a Planet Away,” by Ika Koeck

One thing that struck me in this shared world collection was how often the protagonists in The Clan Chronicles: Tales from Plexis are of the same alien species as some of the worst villains (or even just minor antagonists from a scene or two). It works, though, precisely because it shows different sides of alien … Continue reading Short Stories 366:207 — “Home is a Planet Away,” by Ika Koeck

Short Stories 366:200 — “Memory,” by Sally McLennan

Of the many planets, ships, aliens and other fantastical pieces of Julie E. Czerneda's Clan Chronicles universe, Auord and the residents thereof, the Auordians, is a place that we only see through awful events, and with some horrific villains at the forefront. In "Memory," tucked in The Clan Chronicles: Tales from Plexis, we find out … Continue reading Short Stories 366:200 — “Memory,” by Sally McLennan

Short Stories 366:193 — “A Thief By Any Other Name,” by Violette Malan

I do love a good grifter story, and in this latest trip to the interstellar supermarket in The Clan Chronicles: Tales from Plexis, Violette Malan delivers exactly that. A woman who lives on the edges of legality on Plexis finds herself at the wrong end of a "negotiation" with a "Scat." The Scat are often … Continue reading Short Stories 366:193 — “A Thief By Any Other Name,” by Violette Malan

Short Stories 366:186 — “Little Enigmatic Monster,” by Wayne Carey

One of the great things about a shared-world anthology for me as a reader is how you get to see slice-of-life stories from characters who aren't the protagonists, and how easily that lends itself to various other kinds of stories, even within science fiction. Case in point? "Little Enigmatic Monster," by Wayne Carey, which puts … Continue reading Short Stories 366:186 — “Little Enigmatic Monster,” by Wayne Carey