Category Archives: Short Story Collections

Mini-review: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

I’ll start out with the main point of this review: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll should be on your Hugo ballot for Best Graphic Story. Haven’t heard of it yet? Still plenty of time to find a copy and … Continue reading

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“A Year and a Day in Old Theradane” by Scott Lynch

The following is a non-spoiler review of “A Year and a Day in Old Theradane”, a piece of short fiction by Scott Lynch included in the new Rogues anthology. The anthology, edited by Gardner Dozois and one George R.R. Martin, is the latest iteration of … Continue reading

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Her Husband’s Hands and Other Stories by Adam-Troy Castro

I came to the works of Adam-Troy Castro quite late. Specifically, the first story I remember of his is “Of a Sweet Slow Dance in the Wake of Temporary Dogs” in the excellent dystopian anthology Brave New Worlds, edited by John … Continue reading

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The Bread We Eat In Dreams by Catherynne M. Valente

At first the narrator of “The Consultant,” the opening story of Catherynne M. Valente’s excellent new collection The Bread We Eat in Dreams, sounds like your standard, tired Raymond Chandler private investigator: She walks into my life legs first, a long … Continue reading

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The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories by Caitlín R. Kiernan

From the back cover of The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories by Caitlín R. Kiernan I learned that this is Kiernan’s twelfth collection of short stories since 2001. That’s about one collection per year. Even more impressive, in the book’s … Continue reading

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In the Company of Thieves by Kage Baker

Kage Baker had many different audiences. After all, she wrote in many genres and formats: fantasy, science fiction, horror, novels, novellas, short stories, series, standalones. (Oh, and:Tor.com blog posts!) It occurred to me recently that, because of this range and … Continue reading

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Jewels in the Dust by Peter Crowther

I’d never read anything by Peter Crowther before Jewels in the Dust, a new collection of thirteen stories published between 1996 and 2006 and collected here for the first time. I was, however, very familiar with Crowther’s name, mainly as one … Continue reading

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