Nebula Awards Showcase 2016

Nebula Awards Showcase 2016 featuring stories from the 2015 Nebula Awards I only read the award-winning stories from this compilation: Jackalope Wives (short story) by Ursula VernonA Guide to the Fruits of Hawai'i (novelette) by Alaya Dawn JohnsonYesterday's Kin (novella) by Nancy Kress I enjoyed the stories I read, and I'm sure I would have... Continue Reading →


Connie Willis: The Best of Connie Willis

The Best of Connie Willis by Connie Willis(science fiction short story collection) I really enjoyed this short story / novella compilation. Overall, I think this was a higher quality of short stories than usual -- but that should be expected from this compilation since these are all Willis' award-winning stories. They won Hugo and Nebula... Continue Reading →

Short Story compilation: Westward Weird

Westward Weird edited by Martin Greenberg & Kerrie Hughes (fantasy western short stories) This is an odd compilation of stories. Western and sci-fi fantasy don't usually get smashed together. (At least, not in my experience. I've only read a handful of things that would qualify for this.) For the most part they were enjoyable stories,... Continue Reading →

Lois Lowry: The Giver

The Giver (Giver Quartet #1) by Lois Lowry (dystopian, YA/children) This book... wow. How have I never read this before? It is great story-wise, but it is also a primer on how to write. There are so many things that we take for granted that we never assume they might be missing until someone tries... Continue Reading →

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