Tag Archives: science fiction

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Lily Marin: three short steampunk stories, by Paul Kater (1:21)

Today we see that focusing on minutia can damage the reader’s trust as much as leaving out key details. What I gleaned about the stories: If you’re a singer in…

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The Fall, by M.J. McGriff (3:11)

Today we see that if the reader can’t get a stable sense of where they are in the universe, it’s hard for immersion to ever take hold.

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Toils and Snares, by Robert L. Slater (27:08)

Today we see that civilization is fleeting and fragile. What I gleaned about the story: Samuel has been watching a plague unfold, and has finally been convinced that he needs…

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Inner Mind/Outer Space: Four Short Stories and a Novelette by the Author of Alien Within, by Karen Forrester (0:53)

Today we see that if you echo a well-known phrase, you should either match it or subvert it – not fall between the two. What I gleaned about the stories:…

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The Great Turning, by Lesli Richardson (5:15)

Today we see that a page of mundane travel details is a risky way to start a book.