The Outcast Hours, ed. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin

'The Outcast Hours' edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin

The Outcast Hours, a collection of short fiction from brilliant editors Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin, is all about the night. And just like the night, the stories that populate it are frequently unsettling, and full of not-very-nice people. But it’s also full of freedoms—people (and not necessarily people) finding spaces beyond the ordinary in […]

REVIEW: Central Station, by Lavie Tidhar

World Fantasy Award Winner, Lavie Tidhar, Central Station

Tachyon Publications, 2016 eBook The latest novel by World Fantasy Award–winning author Lavie Tidhar, Central Station is a chunk of a literary speculative novel set in a future Tel Aviv, in the titanic shadow of the eponymous Central Station, the earth-side terminus of the route to the rest of the solar system. Switching between multiple perspective characters, it flashes back to […]

January’s Short Fiction Reviews

January Short Fiction

Legend has it that Socrates said: ‘the unexamined life isn’t worth living’. Taking this dubious aphorism to heart, as was ever my wont, this past December I decided that the new year would be a good time to finally start logging my reading. I’m going to further break down the demographics of everything I read in another post, for now here’s […]