The Best Short SFF: Winter 2017

The Very Best Novellas And Then There Were (N-one), by Sarah Pinsker; Uncanny Magazine, Issue 15 (Mar/Apr 2017) At a trans-dimensional conference of Sarah Pinskers, insurance investigator Sarah Pinsker must find out who was responsible for the murder of DJ Sarah Pinsker as an Agatha Christie style-storm confines all the Sarah Pinskers to an island … Continue reading The Best Short SFF: Winter 2017

Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 88 (September 2017)

Among the original fiction, there were two very good stories here. The best of them is Jaymee Goh's "The Last Cheng Beng Gift" (8.1), a charming and entertaining fantasy about a woman "living" her afterlife in the underworld, who receives annual gifts from her still living children. She hates the gifts she receives from her … Continue reading Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 88 (September 2017)

The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Rating: 8.1 (out of 10) Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s The Beautiful Ones offers readers a kaleidoscope of nostalgic trimmings – a splash of Austen, a dash or two of the Bronte Sisters, with an early modernist garnish. Set in a fantasy (alt history?) version of post-industrial France but dealing mainly with an aristocratic class resembling the landed … Continue reading The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia