Alien invasions, mad scientists and more make up my favorite readings for the month of October.
Dale Bailey's dark fantasy has some beautiful prose, but it's slow without the burn, and falls apart at the climax.
Tim Pratt sets a comfortable pace for the first sequel in his entertaining Axiom space opera series.
Rating: 8.8 (out of 10) The multifarious, space-faring human civilization Derek Künsken envisions for his debut novel The Quantum Magician relies on a network of wormholes to move from system to system. Powerful patron nations control all the wormholes while subordinate client nations must contract with patrons to use them. The Sub-Saharan Union, a small … Continue reading The Quantum Magician by Derek Künsken
All the best from my September readings, with Must Reads from Maria Haskins, Naomi Kritzer, and Sam J. Miller.
Recommended stories from Apex Magazine, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, F&SF, and Tor.com.
The reading highlight of September's first half is Maria Haskins' dark fantasy "It's Easy to Shoot a Dog".
This month's list is unfortunately not very long, but there is still some great stuff here - including the return of Murderbot!
Strange Horizons I’m a little behind on my Strange Horizons reading. Hopefully I’ll catch up soon. "The Athuran Interpreter's Flight", by Eleanna Castroianni (7/2/2018) "Chasing the Start", by Evan Marcroft (7/9/2018) Make sure you peruse the content warnings before diving into “The Athuran Interpreter’s Flight” by Eleanna Castroianni; there are some very unsettling aspects to … Continue reading The Rack – Zine Reviews for Late August 2018