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Paula Guran reviews Short Fiction: May 2017

From Locus Magazine’s May 2017 issue

Fiyah is a new literary magazine dedicated to Black speculative fiction, a spiritual successor to the experimental FIRE!!, an African-American magazine of the Harlem Renaissance that managed only one issue in 1926. Of the six stories in Fiyah #1, four are dark enough to cover here and all are strong.

Rich Horton reviews Short Fiction, January 2017

From Locus Magazine’s January 2017 issue

F&SF for November/December features a rare and welcome appearance from Gardner Dozois, whose fame as an editor should not cause us to forget how good his fiction is…

Paula Guran reviews Short Fiction, October 2016

From Locus Magazine’s October 2016 issue

This month we discover some dark delights, but also encounter fiction bogged down in the end-of-summer doldrums. Of the five original stories in the July/August 2016 issue of recent Hugo-winner Uncanny Magazine, two can be said to be truly dark. …

Rachel Swirsky reviews Short Fiction, October 2016

From Locus Magazine’s October 2016 issue

This review focuses on a sampling of short fiction from three prominent online venues — Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, and Uncanny Magazine.

Rich Horton reviews Short Fiction, September 2016

From Locus Magazine’s August 2016 issue

Lavie Tidhar offers perhaps the best novella of the year in the July/August F&SF. “The Vanishing Kind” is set in London in the 1950s, but in an alternate London where the Nazis won WWII, and are in control in England. …

Gardner Dozois reviews Short Fiction, June 2016

From Locus Magazine’s June 2016 issue

The April/May Double Issue of Asimov’s is a substantial one, full of good stories, almost all of them core SF. The best story here is also the most ambitious one: “Flight from the Ages” by Derek Künsken, a story taking place over a timespan of billions of years…

Rich Horton reviews Short Fiction, May 2016

From Locus Magazine’s May 2016 issue

Analog leads off April with a fine story by Maggie Clark, “Seven Ways of Looking at the Sun-Worshippers of Yul-Katan”. It’s told by a woman native to the planet Yul-Katan, where the people worship the sun.

Gardner Dozois reviews Short Fiction, April 2016

From Locus Magazine’s April 2016 issue

Clarkesworld is off to a good start in 2016, with two strong issues in January and February. The best story in the January Clarkesworld is Rich Larson’s “Extraction Request”, a viscerally powerful, disturbing, at times even horrific, bit of military SF….

Lois Tilton’s 2015 Reviews in Review

Lois Tilton lists stories by Robert Reed, Greg Egan, Adam-Troy Castro, Alastair Reynolds, Kai Ashante Wilson, Chen Qiufan, Yoon Ha Lee, Kelly Link, Bruce Sterling, Ian McDonald, and many others

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-December 2015

Reviews of stories from new issues of Lightspeed, Fantasy, Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Strange Horizons, and GigaNotoSaurus

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