Category Archives: Immerse Or Die

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The Fire Mages, by Pauline M. Ross (29:29)

Today a young girl named Kyra takes us on a whirlwind journey to her heart’s desire, but forgets to let us experience it with her.

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Discordia: Short Stories from The Golden Apple of Discord, by Lauren Hodge (0:51)

Today we see that an overly stylized narrative voice can push readers away rather than drawing them in. What I gleaned about the stories: Supernatural entities can easily be identified by…

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The Day That Never Comes, by Caimh McDonnell (40:00)

Today we see that the flashforward is more like a blaster than a lightsaber: not the most elegant or civilized weapon in the author’s armory, but in the right hands it does the job. We also learn that funny is good, so please send Bryce more funny books.

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Loose Threads: A Short Story Collection, by Luis Filipe Alves (2:30)

Today we see that being translated from another language doesn’t make your book’s errors less distracting.

The Grey Bastards, by Jonathan French (40:00)

Today we see that every grumble from a reader costs the author credi… Today we see that names giveth and names taketh away.