Today I read Seven Months Down and Two to Go by Rachel Swirsky and Trace Yulie. You can find it in Asmov's Science Fiction Magazine, Mar/Apr 2018.
Check out my spoiler-free review here:
Say it ain’t so.
I #amreading a short story everyday and post a little review of it on my blog. Lots of fantasy and sf from leading mags. Check it out.
I’ll take one!
Some thoughts on some new SF novels and a critique of a Flash Fiction piece; The Hole Where Andy Used To Be
Hey artists with other jobs to make rent... sometimes we compare ourselves to and our work to folks who do it full time or who can put in more hours... and sometimes we can be unkind to ourselves about it. Maybe it’s the extra time it takes us, the slower speed at which we improve, or the finished result. Maybe it’s the breaks we need or lack of energy.
@kevinhearne curious if there are other instances with an active community of writers you know of?
I highly recommend Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey. It’s a great urban fantasy, however I was constantly aware that it had to be a man who had written it. Just some of the ways in which the main character deals with things was so....ridiculous. Still, a quick and exciting read. #amreading
If you’re part of an online critique group (text only, no FaceTime) and you systematically refute every comment I’ve made on your piece and have told me I need to see your piece more how you see your piece, well, you’re missing the point of critique. It’s only helpful if you can see the value in other ppls ideas.
Novella recommendations if you are looking for quick, fantastic reads: https://wordhal.la/media/B4xoQHSotDLl46NG9D0
Author / Writer / Island Grown
I write short fiction, personal essays, novels. Literary with a touch of the unknown thrown in.