Tag Archives: aliens

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….

IOD score card

Burnt Worlds, by S.J. Madill (40:00)

Today we see a survivor who shows us what a star empire run by Canadians might look like. And I’m fascinated.

IOD score card

Forge of the Jadugar, by Russ Linton (38:56)

Today we see that when a reader picks up a series in the middle, it can be maddeningly difficult to keep them on board. And when Bryce blows off his…

IOD score card

The Dark of Light, by Audrey Sharpe (7:47)

Today we see that it’s hard to feed your reader worldbuilding porridge while a giant chocolate cake of dramatic tension is being wheeled by.

Invasion, by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant (40:00)

Today we see another IOD survivor, and appropriately enough, it’s a story about survivors. But I’m still waiting for a glimmer of something new.

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