Tag Archives: science fiction

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The Plan and other short stories, by Stephen Brandon (1:32)

Today we see that if something in your fiction causes a reader to recheck the copyright page, your hook isn’t even in the water. What I gleaned about the stories:…

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Heaven’s Jubilee And Other Short Stories, by Faith Blum (1:10)

Today we see that readers will assume obvious differences are significant. What I gleaned about the stories: Exercise can be better for keeping warm than staying still; especially if one…

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The Darwin Protocol, by William Oday (9:54)

Today we see that even evil conspirators need proper motivations for their evil conspiring. What I gleaned about the story: Dr. Reshenko is at a meeting with the most important,…

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Walking: Five Short Stories from the Sands, by W.G. White (4:58)

Today we see that establishing a world where things are clearly different doesn’t mean readers won’t apply their own assumptions anyway. What I gleaned about the stories: The world we…

Lonely Out in Space: A Collection of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Short Stories, by M.R. Holman (0:47)

Today we see that finding a formatting issue within another distraction makes both issues even more distracting. What I gleaned about the stories: To the objective witness, life lacks drama. Find…