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Curses by Jim Butcher

I’m slowly making my way through Jim Butcher’s collection of short stories, Brief Cases. This is the fifth story in that collection.

Published: first in Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy in 2011

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 28 pages

Setting: Chicago, between Small Favor and Turn Coat

Summary: Short version: Dresden is hired to look into the Cubs’ Billy Goat Curse Continue reading

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I Was a Teenage Bigfoot by Jim Butcher

I’m slowly making my way through Jim Butcher’s collection of short stories, Brief Cases. This is the fourth story in that collection, and the second involving Irwin, the bigfoot scion.

Published: originally in 2012 in Blood Lite III: Aftertaste, a collection of horror short stories

Genre: urban fantasy short story

Length: 28 pages

Summary: Short version: Dresden is hired to see why Irwin, the offspring of a Bigfoot, is sick Continue reading

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AAAA Wizardry by Jim Butcher

I’m slowly making my way through Jim Butcher’s collection of short stories, Brief Cases. This is the third story in that collection.

Published: 2010 in The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game, Vol. 2: Our World

Genre: urban fantasy short story

Length: 24 pages

Setting: Chicago, present day

Summary: Short version: Dresden relates a case as a teaching moment to a group of young Wardens Continue reading

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B is for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher

I’m slowly making my way through Jim Butcher’s collection of short stories, Brief Cases. This is the second story in that collection.

Published: originally in 2012 in the short story collection Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron edited by Jonathan Strahan

Genre: urban fantasy short story

Length: 32 pages

Setting: Chicago, present day, between the events of Fool Moon and Grave Peril (according to Butcher’s introduction to the story

Summary: Short version: Dresden has to teach a scion of Bigfoot how to protect himself Continue reading

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Spectrum of Acceptance by Nyla Bright

This was an EscapePod episode that I loved so much, I decided to write it up.

Published: July, 2019 on EscapePod (you can either listen to or read the story at that link)

Genre: science fiction

Setting: Acceptance, a human colony on an exoplanet, future

Summary: Short version: A neurotypical immigrant from Earth doesn’t adjust well to life on Acceptance Continue reading

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Robots vs. Fairies, edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe

One of the stories in this collection was nominated for a Locus Award. I got the collection to read that story and ended up reading all of them. The collection itself was also nominated for a Locus Award.

Published: 2018

Genre: science fiction and fantasy short story collection

Length: 362 pages of stories, 373 pages total

Setting: various locations, mostly on Earth

Summary: Short version: Stories by various authors featuring either robots or fairies, and sometimes both Continue reading

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Mother of Invention by Nnedi Okorafor

This is the last Locus Award nominee for the 2019 short story category.

Published: February, 2018 at Slate (you can read it for free at the link provided)

Genre: science fiction

Setting: New Delta, a city in near future Nigeria

Summary: Short version: Anwuli doesn’t want to leave her house, even though a pollen storm is coming Continue reading

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