Tag Archives: science fiction

City Under Ice, by Te Olivant (12:50)

Today we see that if you’re going hype an upcoming event, you had better deliver.

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Becoming Estevan and Other Science-Fiction Tales of Love & Obsession, by McCamy Taylor (0:17)

Today we see that if the opening pages of your book suggest you haven’t spent time on it, readers won’t either. What I gleaned about the stories: Sometimes, characters will—…

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Tell the Octopus and other short stories, by Jonathan Day (40:00)

Today we see that providing a nickname or other glimpse of how a character lives can make a reader see them better than any amount of describing their appearance. [For…

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Above Ground, by A.M. Harte (5:50)

Today we see that when the same problem recurs so often that instances start singing to you in mocking tones, it’s time to close the book.

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Stories From Social Media, by Ray Daley (0:55)

Today we see that readers reaching the end of your story isn’t a victory if they leave feeling cheated. What I gleaned about the stories: However train tracks are arranged,…