REVIEW: The Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales

The Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales

Manuel Gonzales’ The Regional Office is Under Attack! is exactly what it says on the tin. The action, which takes place in breathless present-tense chapters, covers the events of the attack on the Regional Office, while the backstory inevitably pointing towards its fall is conveyed by academic article. The Regional Office is, on the surface […]

FIYAH #2: Spilling Tea

Fiyah Lit Mag cover

The second issue of FIYAH, a speculative fiction magazine publishing stories by black writers, dropped at the beginning of April. I’m lucky enough (thanks to @philmargolies on Twitter) to have a subscription. So find below the cut my overwhelmed and delighted micro-reviews of all the short fiction in the issue. Click on any story in […]

Monthly Short Fiction Reviews: April 2017

April Short Fiction

April was a slow reading month for me. Not only that, it’s been busy—there is a point, I think, at which my brain becomes overwhelmed by important things and starts to deactivate interests and hobbies for more processing power. I think that’s what happened in April. Thing is: that’s not good. My interests and hobbies are […]

Short Fiction Reviews: March 2017

March 2017 Short Fiction Reviews

April is very almost over and it’s beyond time for my collection of micro-reviews of all the short fiction I read in March. It was a month of some really stellar fiction, even including—rarely, for cowardly little me—a couple of genuine horror stories! Click on any story in the table of contents to jump right […]

Short Fiction Reviews: February 2017

February 2017 Short Fiction Reviews

EDIT: Okay, so I’m an idiot. I scheduled this post on April 9th, and didn’t actually bother to check if it posted. Apparently, for whatever technical reasons, it didn’t. So here I am, posting it now, shortly before I’m due to post March’s reviews. Nice work, me. Congratulations to me on my first late!post of the […]

REVIEW: The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories

The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories

THE DJINN FALLS IN LOVE AND OTHER STORIES, ed. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin Solaris, 2017 eBook, 246pp The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories is an anthology of short fiction edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin. An editor and critic, Murad is also known for her fantastic weekly interview podcast on Tor.com, Midnight […]

Favourite Short Fiction of 2016

Best Short Fiction of 2016

It’s somehow March 2017 already—time, as They Might Be Giants so accurately said, is marching on (and now I’m even older). But I just can’t quite let 2016 go until I’ve rounded up my most favourite short fiction published in it. So what follows is my favourite short fiction from 2016, with a link to the reviews […]

Short Fiction Reviews: January 2017

January Short Fiction 2017

I saw my first snowdrops of the year this week, on the day I turned 28. I’m fond of February, not only because it’s my birth month, but because it’s caught, suspended, between two seasons: it can be either the coldest month of winter, or it can be the prelude to spring. This year it […]