It's a fantasy-heavy week of reading, with a Must Read from Izzy Wasserstein in February's Apex.
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)
This was a disappointing crop of nominees, even without the Wright story throwing off the curve. Sadly, none of the works on my nominating ballot were finalists in this category, but I do find Jemisin’s and Wong’s respective stories to be award quality works, and plan to place them on my final ballot. The stories … Continue reading Hugo Nominated Short Stories 2017