Sunday Shorts—Cuts Both Ways by Heather Clitheroe

I listened to this story, from Women Destroy Science Fiction, as an audio while walking the dog and doing a few chores, and found myself considering PTSD, the notions of how we use tools—and people as tools—to get what we want, and how even when we're trying to do a greater good, organizations or countries … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Cuts Both Ways by Heather Clitheroe

#ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Eight — The “Destroy” issues…

Destroy, Destroy! I have a habit of backing kickstarters and fundraisers for anthologies and then being excited when the anthologies show up and then reading the first story and then... Okay, so I have dozens of anthologies from which I've only read the first story or two, okay? I specifically set myself a task of … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Eight — The “Destroy” issues…

Sunday Shorts—A Word Shaped Like Bones by Kris Millering

I really struggled with this short story from Women Destroy Science Fiction on a few levels. One is kind of embarrassing, but I've admitted it before, so: I don't do well with squick factor. The narrative of this short story places an artist in a small single-room space-ship on a long journey and there's a … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—A Word Shaped Like Bones by Kris Millering

#ShortStoryMonth Day Twelve — Subscriptions, Fave Publishers and Series, and Short Fic Podcasts

The Ongoing Hunt Finding new short fiction isn't always easy, and it's something I find myself doing in little gluts when I can. Obviously, the easiest is to hit large bookstores with decent anthology selections (which isn't often the case, but), and I listen to a lot of reviews and recommendations when I can (I've … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twelve — Subscriptions, Fave Publishers and Series, and Short Fic Podcasts

Sunday Shorts—Each to Each, by Seanan McGuire

My audiobook of Women Destroy Science Fiction opens with this powerful story, which doesn't pull any punches: colonialism, classism, transphobia, sexism... all covered brilliantly and beautifully with world-building and character, and spun into one of the best sorts of science fiction out there: one that tells an amazing tale even as speaks to a few … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Each to Each, by Seanan McGuire