Category Archives: Research

THE SUNDAY SHORT STORY REPORT

54.  “Woman Leaves Room” by Robert Reed (Lightspeed) Good story.  A bit melancholy, I thought…but that’s typical in stories about the erosion of time. 55.  “Spider the Artist” by Nnedi Okorafor (Lightspeed) Friggin’ awesome.  The world-building is awesome, awesome, awesome…and … Continue reading

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Catching up…catching up… 50.  “Botanical Exercises for Curious Girls” by Kali Wallace (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2011) This was a good story.  It was beautifully written, the setting and characters unique and interesting, and I was … Continue reading

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This past week has been difficult for me timewise.  At least it’s felt that way.  I’ll know for sure when I add up the numbers from the old work log.  Therefore and forthwith, tonight I turn to my current go-to … Continue reading

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Keeping it short and sweet this week, guys.  I’ve got unfinished fiction screaming for attention on my desk, and it’s hurting my brain. 43.  “Fort Clay, Louisiana:  A Tragical History” by Albert E. Cowdrey (Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, … Continue reading

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38.  “When the Light Left” by Becca De La Rosa (Ideomancer Speculative Fiction) Beautiful and touching.  I love this author’s style and use of language in this story. 39.  “Amor Fugit” by Alexandra Duncan (Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, … Continue reading

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“THE FEMALE BRAIN”

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  My best friend has been talking about this book for some time now, and she let me borrow it several weeks ago.  Dang.  I wish I read it a long time ago. Not only has it been helpful in … Continue reading

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A COMPLETE STORY IN 3:08 MINUTES

Everyone says you need to read, read, read to understand how story works.  While this is true, sometimes you just need to give 3:08 minutes of your undivided attention.  [Warning:  Contains graphic scenes.] I was turned on to this video … Continue reading

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This week’s reading adventures led to the discovery of a great new fiction resource:  Free SF Reader:  Free Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror. The site is run by Blue Tyson, who also runs the site Free SF – Not Free SF … Continue reading

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C.J. Cherryh is probably the first “adult” author I ever read.  When I was in grade school, maybe 5th grade, my dad used to take me down to “The Bookstall,” in Lawton, Oklahoma.  It was this tiny little used bookstore … Continue reading

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Thank goodness we’re working on speed this month.  I can’t wait to get faster. 🙂 Here’s the reading list for this week.  A little light, I admit, but a damn good selection. 26.  “A Loss for _____” by Brenta Blevins … Continue reading

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