Illustration by Odera Igbokwe. Follow the link to the story at Fireside Magazine
I recently saw a post about the nominees for the 2019 Locus Award. One of the Locus Awards is given for short stories. I checked and can access all of the nominees, so I thought I’d read and review them all. Since they’re awarded in June, I might even get them all reviewed before I find out who the winner is. Maybe. Anyways, here’s my first review of a nominee for the 2019 Short Story Locus Award.
Published: February, 2018 in Fireside Magazine
Genre: urban historical fiction
Setting: a United States with mythological creatures and magic, around the Revolutionary War time (late 1700s)
Summary: Short version: The person’s story behind each tooth George Washington acquires Continue reading
I saw the book discussed on a YALSA post back when it was first published. I was in the mood for some science fiction and finally found a copy to read. Plus, it gives me an elusive Z title.
Genre: science fiction
Length: 360 pages
Setting: space stations near the moon and Mars, near future
Summary: Short version: Carr Luka is a zeroboxer champion but only because his genes were illegally edited Continue reading
This was our book club choice for April
Length: 278 pages
Setting: southern California, present day
Summary: Short version: Rosie can’t hide her drug use from her parents forever Continue reading
I saw this book discussed on a Modern Mrs. Darcy post as a book about books, one of my favorite subgenres. I picked it up now to attempt to fill my number row for my Alphabet Reading Challenge (it’s a new category Mr. Curiosity created this year). Sadly, it was much too quick a read for me (I read it in an afternoon) to feel good about counting. I’ll have to find another number book.
Genre: nonfiction correspondence
Length: 97 pages
Setting: New York City and London, 1949-1969
Summary: Short version: Correspondence about books and life Continue reading
This was in a podcast I listened to this week. I enjoyed the story and thought I’d share, since I’m not currently reading a short story collection.
Published: Spring 2018 in Kaliedotrope, and reprinted as an audio story at Podcastle in April, 2019. Follow either link to read the story
Genre: urban fantasy
Setting: backstage to a concert, present day
Summary: Short version: Jackie and Alice exorcise a genie from a famous rock guitarist Continue reading