Short Review: Personal Space

There’s so much to unpack in Personal Space. On the surface, we see a young woman with an extraordinary secret that allows her a hiding place situated in some kind of alternate reality. It’s just a regular room, but it allows her instant access to any place in which she’s created a door. Beyond the … Continue reading Short Review: Personal Space

‘The Mythic Dream’ Review: Storytelling at its Finest

The Mythic Dream fascinates with its unique collection of classical myth adaptations. The tome features a brilliant cast of science fiction and fantasy’s top authors, each with a unique writing style that resonates throughout the retellings. Many of these myths were new to me, adding an important learning moment about the stories that shaped so … Continue reading ‘The Mythic Dream’ Review: Storytelling at its Finest

Short Review: At the Old Wooden Synagogue on Janover Street

Brief Review At the Old Wooden Synagogue on Janover Street features strong yet subtle character work that examines the American Dream and the injustices of war side-by-side. We see the dreams and hopes of a man saved from the Holocaust, with a wife and a son and a business that seems like a dream. The … Continue reading Short Review: At the Old Wooden Synagogue on Janover Street

‘Hexarchate Stories’ Review: Everyday Lives of the Future

Hexarchate Stories is a collection of brief glimpses into the characters and worlds of the Machineries of Empire series. The stories read as an anthropological look into the everyday lives of this future society. It’s a great character study that examines a number of scenarios made entertaining thanks to Lee’s personable writing style. A few … Continue reading ‘Hexarchate Stories’ Review: Everyday Lives of the Future

‘New Suns’ Review: A Fantastic Collection of Imagination

New Suns is an excellent collection of short fiction, collected from a bevy of talented science fiction and fantasy authors. Many of these authors were new to me and I look forward to diving further into their collective works. New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color Ed. by Nisi Shawl Published by Solaris … Continue reading ‘New Suns’ Review: A Fantastic Collection of Imagination

‘Playscape’ Short Review

Playscape follows the tragedy of a mother who has lost her child at a public park and the ensuing evolution of the case against her. We follow from the perspective of another mother who knew her. Opinions continue to evolve from sympathy to blaming the mother to personalizing the tragedy. The child has disappeared without … Continue reading ‘Playscape’ Short Review