Wayward Children, #0.7: “Skeleton Song” By Seanan McGuire Published: October 26, 2022 Genre: Fantasy, Short Story ***This short story can be read for free here on Tor.com. ***Thank you TorDotCom Publishing for sending a copy of this story to me. It was strange and fleshy, shaped as a skeleton was shaped, but with a covering… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Skeleton Song”
It's a wrap on the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards 2022! After months of reading, deliberating, and voting the judges, including myself, have chosen this year's winners. Out of the 14 judges, 11 of us were able to participate in the vote; and, the winners were announced during this year's Fantasy Con (hosted by The… Continue reading SCKA 2022: The Winners
Wayward Children, #2.5: “In Mercy, Rain” By: Seanan McGuire Published: July 18, 2022 Genre: Fantasy, Short Story ***This short story can be read for free here on Tor.com. So Jack Wolcott, twelve years old and innocent of how much danger she had wandered into, grew into her proper place as a mad scientist’s apprentice. Seanan McGuire… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “In Mercy, Rain”
It's my second year participating in The Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards! I'm ready to participate in the Awards' 5th year! In short, (now) several bookbloggers participate in their version of a literary awards for traditionally published works from the speculative fiction genre (for indie works, please look to both SPFBO and SPSFC respectively). Each… Continue reading SCKA 2022: Let the Chaos Begin…Again!
Wayward Children, #4.5: Juice Like Wounds By: Seanan McGuire Published: July 13, 2020 Genre: Fantasy, Short Story ***This short story can be read for free here on Tor.com. They walked west, the three girls: Lundy with her knife, Mockery with her spear, and Moon with her sling. And when the trees loomed before them like the walls… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Juice Like Wounds”
Between Earth and Sky, #1: Black Sun By: Rebecca Roanhorse Published: October 13, 2020 Genre: Fantasy/Folklore/Historical Fantasy This year, the solstice will be marked by the rarest of celestial occurrences. As the year divides into old and new, so also will the earth, sun, and moon align in the Convergence. Over our very heads, we will… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Black Sun”
Book of the Ancestor: Book 2.5: Bound By: Mark Lawrence Published: December 19, 2018 Genre: Fantasy, Grimdark, Short Stories X is Nona Grey. And nobody knows what this is. This short story gives fans and readers an interlude to Nona’s life back at the Convent of Sweet Mercy. The events in Bound take place after the events in Grey… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Bound”