• Three Word Reviews: Five Favorites for Free Reading

    As some of you know, I was married just last Saturday. Therefore, I am bringing you a review I wrote a while back, when I had time on my hands and could foresee this future me who wouldn’t: In the interest of supporting some of my favorite short stories, and the interest of mincing words,…

  • Collection Review: Aimee Bender’s The Color Master

    Aimee Bender is one of my favorite writers, so when I heard that she was coming out with another short story collection, The Color Master, I was psyched. What I didn’t realize was that several of the stories in The Color Master are based on fairy tales. Surprise, surprise: those fairy tale stories are some…

  • Guest Review: "Pop Art" by Joe Hill

    As some of you know, there are three major things happening right now, for me: I’m hosting my annual Art & Words Show on September 21st; I’m going to be a program participant at FenCon in Dallas the weekend of October 5th; and I’m getting married on October 12th. Those three producers of stress plus…

  • Nebula Nominations: Part Two

    Last week, in honor of the upcoming Nebula Awards weekend on May 16 – 19th, I reviewed four of the nominated short stories for this year. Now, I review the remaining three: “Immersion” by Aliette de Bodard Clarkesworld 69 Free read: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/debodard_06_12/ Told in alternating second and third person, “Immersion” tells the intertwined stories of…

  • Advance Review: Clockwork Phoenix 4

    Highlights: “Beach Bum and the Drowned Girl” by Richard Parks “Icicle” by Yukimi Ogawa “Lesser Creek: A Love Story, A Ghost Story” by A.C. Wise “The Wanderer King” by Alisa Alering “Lilo Is” by Corinne Duyvis “Selected Program Notes From the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer” by Kenneth Schneyer “The Bees Her Heart, the…