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

‘A Place to Stand On’ Short Review

A Place to Stand On is an action-adventure sci-fi story set on Venus, high above the tumultuous landscape of the deadly planet. We see a climber intent on fixing a hole in and inflatable city slowing coming together far above the surface. As the balloons sink, the weather becomes more unstable, threatening Hortensia and her … Continue reading ‘A Place to Stand On’ Short Review

‘All the Smells in the World’ Short Review

All the Smells in the World is a fascinating and unsettling portrayal of a virtual reality enhancement gone wrong. The author takes an employee of a tech startup and puts them in the middle of an attempt to insert smell into virtual reality. It’s a concept frequently discussed but seemingly impossible to master. The company … Continue reading ‘All the Smells in the World’ Short Review