2016 reading resolution: Give up on short story collections. Though people like Joachim of SF Ruminations tackle the job with an optimstic “it’s a treasure hunt!” kind of ...On January 25, 2016 / By Nicolette Stewart
Setting: Frankfurt Book Fair, day one. Scene: T(r)opical Issues: Women and Taboo panel. Two Indonesian authors and a German moderator—all women—sat in the middle of a large circular ...On December 29, 2015 / By Nicolette Stewart
I never quite know how to go about reviewing short story collections. Since it’s not one cohesive work, it’s hard to proclaim one uniform opinion about the entire ...On February 17, 2015 / By Erika Jelinek
Welcome to the first month, second story of #shortsff, a diverse short fiction online reading club. Read more about the concept here or read about the first story ...On January 29, 2015 / By Nicolette Stewart
Welcome to the very first month of #shortsff, a diverse short fiction online reading club. Read more about the concept here. Read today’s story on Tor.com, then come ...On January 28, 2015 / By Nicolette Stewart
You’ve heard me moan about reading short fiction before, but you know what? Every single time I read a short story collection by a talented author I’m like ...On January 27, 2015 / By Nicolette Stewart
John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey’s Apocalypse Triptych has been the most fun short fiction reading experience I have ever had. I repeat: have ever had. Short fiction ...On December 12, 2014 / By Nicolette Stewart
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