Shiver me Timbers! The 2020 Nebula Finalists – Part Two Point Five – Best Short Story Update

Ahoy there me mateys!  A short while back, I wrote a post discussing me initial thoughts on the 2020 Nebula award nominees for Best Short Story.  One of the stories was: “Advanced Word Problems in Portal Math,” Aimee Picchi (Daily Science Fiction 1/3/20) I wrote some thoughts about this story that I know ye scurvy dogs … Continue reading Shiver me Timbers! The 2020 Nebula Finalists – Part Two Point Five – Best Short Story Update

Shiver me Timbers! The 2020 Nebula Finalists – Part Two – Best Short Story

Ahoy there me mateys!  A short while back, I wrote a post discussing me initial thoughts on the 2020 Nebula award nominees.  At that time, I had read none of the works in the best short story category.  I have since remedied the situation and so here be mini-reviews of the short stories and me … Continue reading Shiver me Timbers! The 2020 Nebula Finalists – Part Two – Best Short Story

The Captain’s Log – why I hate zombie unicorns (Laura Pearlman) & and all the trees of the forest shall clap their hands (Sharon Hsu) – Short Stories

Ahoy there me mateys!  Recently Matey Jess posted her "five favorite SFF short stories."  I was intrigued.  Would I recognize any of them?  Aye, as it turns out.  I have read the following: "A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies" (Alix E. Harrow) - 2019 Hugo Award Winner "‘The Rose MacGregor Drinking … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – why I hate zombie unicorns (Laura Pearlman) & and all the trees of the forest shall clap their hands (Sharon Hsu) – Short Stories

On the Horizon – the midnight circus (Jane Yolen)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this short story collection eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . the midnight circus (Jane Yolen) Title: the midnight circus Author: Jane Yolen Publisher: Tachyon Publications Publication Date: TODAY!!! (paperback/e-book) ISBN: 978-1616963408 Source: NetGalley I have always loved reading … Continue reading On the Horizon – the midnight circus (Jane Yolen)

Here be Dragons . . . picky eaters (S.J. Higbee)

Ahoy there me mateys!  Well, all ye scalawags should be familiar with Matey Sarah's blog and wonderful book reviews.  But some of ye may not be aware that she also be a writer.  (What be wrong with ye wretches?)  In these crazy times, Matey Sarah decided to publish her short story as an escapist uplifting … Continue reading Here be Dragons . . . picky eaters (S.J. Higbee)

On the Horizon – subterranean: tales of dark fantasy 3 (William Schafer) – a short story collection!

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this short story collection eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . subterranean: tales of dark fantasy 3 (William Schafer) Title: subterranean: tales of dark fantasy 3 Editor: William Schafer Publisher: Subterranean Press Publication Date: TODAY!! Oops!  It is on … Continue reading On the Horizon – subterranean: tales of dark fantasy 3 (William Schafer) – a short story collection!

The Captain’s Log – bury the dead (Ann Leckie) – Short Short Story

Ahoy there me mateys!  It's been a long while since I read anything by this author and I was reminded about this free short story (4 pages) and so thought I would give it a whirl.  Is yer Thanksgiving full of family drama?  Read this and see how much subtext and characterization ye can get … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – bury the dead (Ann Leckie) – Short Short Story

Shiver me Timbers! The 2020 Hugo Finalists – Part Three – Best Short Story

Ahoy there me mateys!  A short while back, I wrote a post discussing me initial thoughts on the 2020 Hugo award nominees.  At that time, I had read none of the works in the best short story category.  I have since remedied the situation and so here be mini-reviews of the short stories and me … Continue reading Shiver me Timbers! The 2020 Hugo Finalists – Part Three – Best Short Story

On the Horizon – the best of elizabeth bear (Elizabeth Bear) – a short story collection!

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this short story collection eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . the best of elizabeth bear (Elizabeth Bear) Title: the best of elizabeth bear Author: Elizabeth Bear Publisher: Subterranean Press Publication Date: Available now!! (hardcover) ISBN: 978-1596069404 Source:  NetGalley   The … Continue reading On the Horizon – the best of elizabeth bear (Elizabeth Bear) – a short story collection!

On the Horizon – sea change (Nancy Kress)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this sci-fi novella eARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . sea change (Nancy Kress) Title: sea change Authors: Nancy Kress Publisher: Tachyon Publications Publication Date: TODAY!! (paperback & e-book) ISBN: 978-1616963316 Source: Edelweiss One of the things I have … Continue reading On the Horizon – sea change (Nancy Kress)