December 2017

And then I looked at his eyes and saw that they were blue.

Just when I have a hankering for a good, old-fashioned alien and their human story, this shows up on my radar? It’s beautiful, it’s touching and it’s got pasta.  It’s “Kaitlin Out of Space” by Krishan Coupland and you should apply… Continue Reading →

And yet, even trapped in these maladapted skins, this world doesn’t want to change.

It’s one of the most loving portrayals of a truly alien being I’ve ever read, it’s also gloriously gross and it will leave you with something to ponder that’s definitely not holiday cheer.  It’s “The Things” by Peter Watts. Because… Continue Reading →

Now you’re telling me that it’s basically older than time?

Hey, do you like sharks? Do you like space? Do you like a crew of a starship hunting what damnwell sound like space sharks? OK, even if you’re just here for the awesome science fiction, you should totally go read/listen… Continue Reading →

I even describe the details of her ribbon, releasing an extra flood of shame.

“The Husband Stitch” by Carmen Maria Machado. I clicked onto this story by accident, started reading it away, couldn’t put it down and promptly forgot what the hell I was doing in the first place.  It’s bold, it’s intimate, it’s… Continue Reading →

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