Category Archives: Short Story Collections

How the World Became Quiet by Rachel Swirsky

Just the most basic book description should be enough to set some people running to their preferred purveyor of books to purchase this new title from Subterranean Press: How the World Became Quiet: Myths of the Past, Present and Future is … Continue reading

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Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee

Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee is a terrifying collection of short stories to review. The stories themselves are rarely scary in the traditional sense, but their individual complexity and astonishing level of variety make this an impossible book to … Continue reading

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Five Autobiographies and a Fiction by Lucius Shepard

Lucius Shepard’s new collection Five Autobiographies and a Fiction is required reading for fans of the author. People who have never read anything by Shepard may love it too, but because of the specific nature of this set of stories, it’ll definitely … Continue reading

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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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