Category Archives: Short Story Collections

Across the Event Horizon by Mercurio D. Rivera

Over the last few years, Mercurio D. Rivera has published some great, intriguing science fiction short stories in markets such as Interzone and Asimov’s. He’s been anthologized in one of Hartwell & Cramer’s annual “Best of” collections, received several honorable … Continue reading

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The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination by John Joseph Adams (Ed.)

The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination is the latest themed anthology edited by John Joseph Adams—and it’s another good one. This time, Adams has collected a set of short stories featuring the hero’s (or often superhero’s) traditional antagonist: the … Continue reading

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Trafalgar by Angélica Gorodischer

Trafalgar by Angélica Gorodischer is a wonderful and deceptively complex little book that will play havoc with your mind in general and any preconceived genre expectations you may have in particular. I highly recommend grabbing it for that reason alone, … Continue reading

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Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck

Where do they keep coming from? Over the last handful of weeks I’ve read Near + Far by Cat Rambo (review), At the Mouth of the River of Bees by Kij Johnson (review) and Errantry: Strange Stories by Elizabeth Hand … Continue reading

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Errantry: Strange Stories by Elizabeth Hand

There’s a lovely scene in “Errantry,” the title story of Elizabeth Hand’s newest collection of short fiction, in which a character finds a print of a painting she loved as a child and describes what she used to imagine about … Continue reading

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At the Mouth of the River of Bees by Kij Johnson

It’s hard to believe that it’s taken until 2012 to get an actual, printed volume of Kij Johnson’s short stories. After all, Kij has been publishing stories for a quarter of a century now, and several of them have won … Continue reading

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Near + Far by Cat Rambo

Cat Rambo has published over a hundred science fiction and fantasy short stories to date, in places like Asimov’s, Weird Tales, and on Tor.com. The field of short genre fiction is quite crowded nowadays—which is wonderful, don’t get me wrong—but … Continue reading

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The Woman Who Married a Cloud by Jonathan Carroll

I read my first Jonathan Carroll novel shortly after discovering Graham Joyce. I’d read everything Joyce had written up to that point and was desperate for more. The top recommendation I kept hearing at that time was Jonathan Carroll, probably … Continue reading

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The Best of Kage Baker

Kage Baker left us far too soon. Her untimely death in 2010, at age 57, was an immense loss for the science fiction and fantasy world, but she’s sure to pop up on recommended reading lists for many years to … Continue reading

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The Best of Stephen R. Donaldson

Stephen R. Donaldson will probably always be best known for his novels: the epic fantasy series The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the wonderful fantasy diptych Mordant’s Need, and — my personal favorite — the dark science fiction Gap Cycle. However, … Continue reading

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