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Notes on “Association of the Dead”

Hi Everyone. I’ve always really liked blogs (like David D. Levine’s or Ian Creasey’s) that included notes about each of the author’s stories. To me, it feels kind of fun and historical. It’s nice to know that these things don’t just disappear. So this is my attempt at doing the same sort of thing. The […]

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Some Awards Season Mentions for “What Everyone Remembers”

Normally I don’t post links to reviews of my work, since I figure that you’re all capable of reading it and forming your own opinions, but I did want to note that my short story, “What Everyone Remembers,” has popped up in a few end-of-year summaries now that the nominations period for the Nebula* award […]

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Three pretty good short stories that were published in March 2012

This month, I read the March original fiction output of Strange Horizons, Apex, Lightspeed, and Clarkesworld. I really didn’t want to like my favorite story of the month. In fact, I positively resisted it. I read it with the utmost disinterest for about a third of its length until I finally gave in–against my own […]

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February 2012 Short Fiction

 All The Young Kirks And Their Good Intentions (Clarkesworld) by Helena Bell – Earth is being ravaged by some kind of disease. It responds by sending a few brilliant men and women to a moon colony where they try to recreate Earth’s (often extinct) ecosystems. Meanwhile, the town of Riverside, Iowa, has gotten caught up […]

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Four pretty good short stories that were published last month

Longtime blog readers may perhaps remember that in December 2010, I promised that I was going to read the top online SF/F markets every month and find nice things to say about at least three stories (in order to combat the pernicious feelings of envy that had been [and still are] assailing me). Well….my bad. […]

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