Tag Archives: aliens

Viridian System Sampler: Eight Short Stories, by Jemima Pett (5:55)

Today we see that the speech patterns of non-native speakers should either be close enough to normal not to be noticed, or noticeable enough to immediately let the reader know the speech will be odd.

Fantastic Visions 2, by Julian M Miles (2:50)

Today we see that contradictions can damage immersion more easily than strong images can create it.

Glass Within Glass: Three End of the World Stories, by Nathan Kuzack (1:24)

Today we see that¬†awkward prose can come¬†in many forms. And many places in the book, too. What I gleaned about the stories: Manifest destiny is a lot more fun for…

The Stolen Guardian, by R.A. Meenan (4:49)

Today we are reminded that having characters explain the world to characters who live there is a disruptive fallacy.

Stranger Worlds than These by L J Cohen (40:00)

Today we see that less can be more when it comes to the speculative elements.