Monatsarchiv: Juni 2015

The Insects of Love • 2014 • Weird short story by Genevieve Valentine

★★★★   lost review 😦 Meta: isfdb. This fantasy short story appeared 2014 @ Tor.com. It was re-published in The Best SF&F of the Year 2015. Illustration by Tran Nguy   Advertisements

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The Lady and the Fox • 2014 • magical realism short story by Kelly Link

★★★ Meta: This magical realism short story appeared 2014 in the anthology My True Love Gave Me. Synopsis:  A crucial component of any relationship is the capacity to surprise the one you love. Every Christmas, a strange boy appears for one night in the … Weiterlesen

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Moriabe’s Children • 2014 • Paolo Bacigalupi

★★★★★ Meta: This weird short story appeared 2014 in the Monstrous Affections anthology. Synopsis: Alanie had never seen a kraken, but she remembered the first time she heard their song. Teenager Alanie lost her father to the sea, her mother remarries … Weiterlesen

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The Boy Who Hooked the Sun • 1985 • Fantasy short story by Gene Wolfe

★★★ Synopsis A boy from Atlantis catches the sun on his fishing line. Several people ask him to release the sun but he rejects. It explains the cause of the seasons. Review A legend from the imaginary Brown book, read by … Weiterlesen

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Redbeard • 1984 • Horror short story by Gene Wolfe

★1/2 Synopsis A mass murderer’s victims weren’t found because his wife respected his privacy in form of a special room in the basement. Review I didn’t like this straightforward story at all. Blame shifting seems to be the point – … Weiterlesen

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Locus Award 2015 Winners announced

The Winners of the 2015 Locus Awards: Best Science Fiction Novel   Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie Best Fantasy Novel  The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison  • ★★★1/2 • review Best First Novel  The Memory Garden by M. Rickert Best Young Adult  Half a King by Joe Abercrombie Best Novella of 2014 … Weiterlesen

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Death of the Island Doctor • 1983 • Short story by Gene Wolfe

★★★ Synopsis Eccentric professor Dr. Insula’s speciality (Latin for island) are islands, only islands: “including isles, atolls, islets, holms, eyots, archipelagos, and some of the larger reefs … but definitely not peninsulas” No one attends his classes for years. One year, … Weiterlesen

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Kevin Malone • 1980 • Ghost story by Gene Wolfe

★★★ Meta: isfdb. This fantasy short story by Gene Wolfe was published 1980 in New Terrors. I read it as part of the collection The Best of Gene Wolfe. Synopsis A young couple facing financial problems answer an ad for house sitting and … Weiterlesen

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The Detective of Dreams • 1980 • Fantasy short story by Gene Wolfe

★★ Meta: isfdb. This fantasy short story by Gene Wolfe was published 1980 in the anthology Dark Forces. I read it as part of the collection The Best of Gene Wolfe. Synopsis A French psychic detective is hired to investigate who is behind … Weiterlesen

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Seven American Nights • 1978 • SF novella by Gene Wolfe

★★★★★ Meta: isfdb. This fantasy short story by Gene Wolfe was published March 1978 in Damon Knight’s Orbit. I read it as part of the collection The Best of Gene Wolfe. Synopsis A young Muslim from Iran takes down a journal of his one … Weiterlesen

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