Category Archives: Immerse Or Die

Recent IOD slowdown

Many of you may have noticed that the stream of IOD reports has fallen to a trickle over the last couple of months, so I thought I should post a…

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The Fire Eye Refugee, by Samuel Gately (34:11)

Today we see that if you want your fantastical world to seem “long ago and far away” you should probably stop filling it with “here and now.” What drew me…

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The Apples of Idunn: Eschaton Cycle, by Matt Larkin (40:00)

Today we see that when your marketing matches your book, it will hook readers who love your book. What I gleaned about the story: Odin’s father has died, leaving him…

Fluency, by Jennifer Foehner Wells (6:23)

Today we see that if you promise hard SF on the tin, implausibilities by the pound are not what you should pack inside. What I gleaned about the story: Dr….

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Sliced and Diced: A collection of dark and twisted short stories, by Joan De La Haye (40:00)

Today we see that humor can make dark stories seem even darker. What I gleaned about the stories: If someone secretly hates the gift you got them, them sharing it…