12 August 2013 ~ 3 Comments

Daily Science Fiction: May 2013 Review

written by Frank Dutkiewicz Hey there fans of Daily Science Fiction. Have you’ve been enjoying all the free works of speculative fiction all these years? If you have, maybe you can show the editors some love. First, here are this month’s stories…   Stories about or containing affairs as plot are fairly common, yet “Persephone […]

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03 June 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Review: Nebula Novella Nominees 2012

On to the next category for Best Novella. I find this one another awkward one, covering word counts from 17,500 to 40,000. I like novels because they have room to spread out and really make you care about a broad range of characters in an intricately woven plot. I like short stories because they can really hit you with a story, worldbuilding, or other elements, get in and get out while you’re still excited. Novella I find is kind of awkward length, like a story that wants to be a novel but somehow just doesn’t have the stamina to make it all the way up there.

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20 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

The Best of Clarkesworld 2012+

Clarkesworld Magazine has been growing! Some time after my last Best of Clarkesworld post, they did a subscription drive where they promised to go from providing two stories per month to providing three stories per month. That drive was a success, and so they’ve been providing stories at the new rate for more than a year.

And now they’re working on yet another expansion. If they can get another push of subscribers in the near future, they’ll go up to 4 stories per month, which includes a podcast for each one. If you like the stories you read here, consider getting a subscription to help them produce even more! And, on top of that, they’ve brought in Gardner Dozois for a reprint division, which will be yet another story every month.

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25 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Daily Science Fiction: February 2012 Review

Well, so much for that pledge. Disaster hit me a month plus ago. My laptop died. Fortunately, most of the stuff I was working was backed up, except for the reviews of Daily SF. No big deal, just had to reread, rewrite, and resave the entire month of reviews I did. Good thing these stories are worth a second read

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26 December 2011 ~ 9 Comments

Daily Science Fiction: September 2011 Review

Yeah! Starting Year Two of the most energetic, and wide ranging, speculative magazine available today. Can they keep the quality up? “Why not?” I say. Okay then, can they attract a wider range of writers? Hmmm, I noticed Robert Reed contributing to this month’s offerings, and is that Nebula award winner Eugie Foster I see? It sure is

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