The first story in the December 2007 issue of Lone Star Stories, “Dragon Hunt” by Sarah Prineas, is a short tale with a lot to it. King Kenneret earned his position by killing the last dragon, or so the legend goes… Full review available at The Fix.
The Winter 2007 issue of Postscripts opens with “The Twilight Express” by Christopher Fowler, a sad tale about Billy, a small town boy who wants to escape his small town for something bigger and better… Full Review at The Fix.
It should be noted before reviewing an issue of Murky Depths that the presentation is different from most other print magazines. Even the short fiction is heavily infused with moody, graphic novel stylings. From the author and illustrator biography boxes to spikes of graphic strips between some of the stories, Murky Depths is much more […]
Brett Alexander Savory’s style comes through from word one in No Further Messages, his new collection of twenty-one short stories from Delirium Books. The first tale, “Messages,” is an immediately collection-defining one… Full Review at The Fix.
Jennifer Pelland’s first collection, Unwelcome Bodies, is a compendium of dark tales that are truly speculative. Each one embraces a cosmic “what if”—many of the same questions we ask ourselves today—but in Pelland’s stories, we can see the outcome… Full Review available at The Fix.
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First up in Challenging Destiny #24, “The Dao of Stones” by Ian McHugh is a strangely compelling tale. Centered in a planetary world where two intelligent species coexist remarkably well, one creature seeks enlightenment through study of the humans. McHugh manages to not only make the Way and enlightenment frustratingly vague, complicating it with differences […]
“Wolf Song” by William F. Nolan kicks off the 35th issue of Talebones. A traditional, movie-style werewolf tale, straight from classic Wolfman movies, in it, a cold young boy, already in a dispassionate family, is attacked by a werewolf. But instead of experiencing horror at his full moon changes, he finds a chilling joy in […]