The blurb compares this to Blackmirror but I'll be honest, I think anthology wins at being more bleak, more strange, and more relevant. Edited by C. M. Muller, SYNTH: An Anthology of Dark Science Fiction is exactly that and does it ever deliver on that promise. All of these stories circle existential issues, while also … Continue reading SYNTH #1: An Anthology of Dark SF
I wanted to change it up slightly with this post and have something fun/themed for St. Patrick's day! But I can't go any further without saying...what a thrilling romp through pubs, mythology, and alleyways. NEON DRUID is such a fun, pulpy anthology of stories that embody Celtic fantasy and myth. Each story presents a strong … Continue reading Review: Neon Druid
If you couldn't tell already, but I've been on a bit of an anthology kick this year and there was no way I was going to miss out on N.K. Jemisin's new collection of short fiction. There are some stories I have read or heard of before and there are even some stories in here … Continue reading Review: How Long ‘Til Black Future Month?
This was a very different anthology, but a good one. Edited by by Phoebe Wagner & Brontë Christopher Wieland, we have a collection of upcoming writers who were asked to write science fiction in a new way, that imagines humanities' future in a context of climate change, far future realities, and new understandings of culture … Continue reading Review: Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation
All and all these stories were both strange and wonderful. Being that I'm an American, who while I didn't support the Iraq war, I still feel a strong burden of regret and sorrow to have invaded and virtually destroyed a nation that has such a rich culture. I feel that I know Iraq a little … Continue reading Reveiw: Iraq+100
I'll be honest this is not my normal fair, BUT I think Mr. Day may have converted me. Bizzaro/horror is something that most casual readers don't come across too terribly often and I'm always the sucker for an anthology of shorts. Each story in Now That We're Alone is accompanied by a small illustration that was inspired … Continue reading Review: Now That We’re Alone