Author Archives: tansyrr

Brave New Love, edited by Paula Guran

My short story reading has dived badly this year, but that doesn’t mean I’ve given up! In particular there are a bunch of anthologies I’m keen to get through, so I am hoping at least to put a solid list … Continue reading

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Cracklescape, Margo Lanagan

You know what? I haven’t been keeping up. I haven’t read all the regular zines I’ve been meaning to. Not a fraction of them. But what I have read is Cracklescape by Margo Lanagan. And it’s brilliant! I’m in an … Continue reading

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Catching up on Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Apex

So here I am, leaping into the short story reviewing fray, just a few months behind everyone else. (actually this is quite early for me to be starting – usually I don’t properly leap into the water until April, May … Continue reading

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Cosmos: putting the science in fiction

I’ve finally sat down to comb through my honey’s stack of Cosmos Magazines for the year (I bought him a subscription for Christmas) and catch up on most of Cat Sparks’ first year as fiction editor. It’s a pretty solid … Continue reading

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Kiss Me Twice, by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s June)

How much did I love this novella? It combines two of my favourite things, police procedural detective stories (with plenty of heart) and film geek references. The relationship between Detective Huang and the police AI, Metta, is the core of … Continue reading

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A Grab Bag from the Online Magazines: Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, Fantasy

Cat Rambo, “The Immortality Game,” Fantasy June – remember those kids in high school? The ones who seemed to have it all worked out, who pretty much got anything they wanted, without any effort? I’m not sure I believe in … Continue reading

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Subterranean Online, Spring and Fall – Rusch, Kowal, Valente, Buckell

We all remember how much I adored the YA special Summer issue of Subterranean Online, edited by Gwenda Bond, right? Well, I’ve finally checked in with the issue before that, as well as the most recent one, and while neither … Continue reading

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