‘The New Voices of Science Fiction’ Highlights Today’s Best and Brightest

The New Voices of Science Fiction collects today’s best and brightest science fiction writers in one extremely entertaining tome. There are names I’d definitely heard of like Rebecca Roanhorse and Sam J. Miller, and others I wish I’d gotten to know sooner. Each of these stories provide a prime example of strong writing and character … Continue reading ‘The New Voices of Science Fiction’ Highlights Today’s Best and Brightest

Short Review: ‘I Dreamed You Were A Spaceship’

I Dreamed You Were A Spaceship brims with emotion, detailing a man who imagines an escape for his dying wife. The overarching symbolism imagines a world where his wife’s mind hasn’t succumbed to dementia, where she’s an all powerful spaceship guiding mankind to explore the unknown universe. His dream for her is to have a … Continue reading Short Review: ‘I Dreamed You Were A Spaceship’

Short Review: ‘A Square of Flesh, A Cube of Steel’

A Square of Flesh, A Cube of Steel is a beautiful story about finding your true self amidst the often punishing expectations of the world around you. We follow Felicity, a young trans woman who has spent her life trying to find her correct reflection. She wants to look like the woman she knows she … Continue reading Short Review: ‘A Square of Flesh, A Cube of Steel’

Short Review: ‘From So Complex a Beginning’

From So Complex A Beginning is a rollercoaster of a story. What begins as an investigation into alien terraforming on a potential colony planet becomes a full fledged mystery thriller. The protagonist is a somewhat unlikeable, though brilliant, engineer who stumbles upon a breakthrough that blows a conspiracy wide open. Right when we start to … Continue reading Short Review: ‘From So Complex a Beginning’

Short Review: The Waters of a New World

The Waters of a New World looks at space colonization from a biological perspective, imagining a perfect planet with hidden secrets that spell doom for colonists. The culprit lies in engineered bacteria living within the water supply that destroys anything it touches. We get to see these brilliant women at work, trying desperately to find … Continue reading Short Review: The Waters of a New World

Short Review: ‘Can You Watch My Stuff’

Can You Watch My Stuff is the kind of hilarious-meets-terrifying short story you desperately want to read. Larson’s writing style makes everything fun, establishing a cranky main character who just wants to write amidst the air conditioning of a local coffee shop. Mundanity becomes insanity as a creature bursts into the world through a laptop … Continue reading Short Review: ‘Can You Watch My Stuff’

Short Review: ‘Escaping Amnthra’

Escaping Amnthra is a full-fledged action adventure filled with high stakes and near-death experiences. We follow an inexperienced captain of a starship as she attempts to free her ship from the atmosphere of a planet bent on attacking them. The choice to center on a new Captain amidst a firefight makes for a lot of … Continue reading Short Review: ‘Escaping Amnthra’