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Robot Artists and Black Swans • 2021 • SF collection by Bruce Sterling

Introduction by Neal Stephenson: BRUCE STERLING can do something I cannot, which is write short fiction. Just now it is an enviable superpower for a writer to possess. The last few years have been infamously challenging for anyone trying to … Continue reading

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The Best of Elizabeth Hand • 2021 • Mixed Genre Collection by Elizabeth Hand

★★★☆☆ I always like to pick up a collection by Subterranean Press, because they often abduct me from my usual reading habits and introduce me to authors I haven’t experienced before. Elizabeth Hand is well-known, has won a large number … Continue reading

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Wie künstlich ist Intelligenz? • 2020 • SF Anthologie von Klaus N. Frick

★★★+ Ein neuer Kleinverlag „Plan9“ bemüht sich um SF und veröffentlicht diese 10 Kurzgeschichten in einem Band unter dem Thema der Künstlichen Intelligenz.Da mich dieser Hype beinahe täglich im Arbeitsumfeld umgibt, interessiert mich der kreative Umgang von SF Autoren damit. … Continue reading

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Passages • 2020 • Valdemar Fantasy anthology by Mercedes Lackey

★★★☆☆ When I chose this anthology, I wanted to learn about Valdemar, the world created by Mercedes Lackey. Having nothing read by her, I felt intimidated by the vast number of novels written in this setting, didn‘t know if the … Continue reading

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The Book of Dragons • 2020 • Fantasy anthology by Jonathan Strahan

★★★★+☆ John Strahan never let me down with anthologies, and I had high expectations for this one featuring dragons. All 23 stories spread over 550 pages were original for the anthology, and the author lineup is exceptional – my expectation … Continue reading

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Shapers of Worlds • 2020 • SF and Fantasy anthology by Edward Willett

★★★☆☆ This anthology celebrates stories from the first year of Podcast The Worldshapers. It‘s been financed as a Kickstarter project and the 18 stories are released at 14.11.2020. In summary, most stories are enjoyable and I found two gems in it: … Continue reading

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Escape Pod • 2020 • SF anthology by S.B. Divya and Mur Lafferty

★★★★☆ Escape Pod is a well known podcast which has been producing SF short stories since fifteen years. To celebrate this anniversary, the editors collected fifteen SF stories in this publication. It’s a mixup of previously published stories (e.g. from … Continue reading

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Short Story Reading Project: Escape Pod • 2020 • SF anthology by S.B. Divya and Mur Lafferty

I know, I know, I’m not done with my last project, The Book of Dragons. I’m halfway through that one and need to set it aside for a short while, because I’ve got an urgent review request for Escape Pod, … Continue reading

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Short Story Reading Project: The Book of Dragons • 2020 • Fantasy anthology by Jonathan Strahan

The next couple of weeks, I’ll read short stories from a new anthology by Jonathan Strahan: The Book of Dragons. I’ve preordered the book and happy to jump into it, as it has a very engaging list of authors. The … Continue reading

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Ten Thousand Light-Years From Home • 1973 • Collection by James Tiptree Jr

★★★☆☆ What a fascinating life! The author was a high ranked officer during WWII, worked for the CIA in the 50s, went back to school, achieved a bachelor of arts, and achieved a doctorate in psychology in the 60s. Unsure, … Continue reading

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