OBIR: Occasional Biased and Ignorant Reviews reflecting this reader’s opinion. FUSION FRAGMENT MAGAZINE #14 – November 2022. Publisher: Fusion Fragment, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Editor: Cavan Terrill Cover Art: Carly Allen-Fletcher The Years Lie in Wait […]
They write and read Science Fiction in Canada, too!
Extremely interesting, intellectually stimulating and more than just entertainment…though it is very entertaining!
In this issue – EVERYTHING for EVERYBODY!
Graeme tackles the latest anthology from Amazing Stories publishers, an “historical treasure”.
Well worth reading, every bit of it.
Don’t be surprised if some of the stories are unbearably horrific.
Scott Ellis’ first published collection, exhibits a pleasing variety of the output of his intense imagination.
In sum, if you like tech-based hard-science fiction, Eric knows what he is writing about.
Fusion Fragment is an affirmation that originality and creativity is alive and well in the speculative fiction community.
…mainstream publishers save money by doing zero editing and zero promotion, small independent publishers put more effort into producing the same poor results, and the majority of writers flog themselves to death with self-promotion efforts…
The truth is what General Sherman said: “War is hell.”
H. P. Lovecraft battles the not-so-nice in Jolly olde England!
The (sadly) last issue of Lackington’s, which uphold’s the magazine’s reputation of originality and very high standards.
Almost every story and poem guaranteed to move you. No wonder, considering how much intelligence and imagination has gone into the material. Splendid issue.
This novel is about me, a member of the “Monster Kid” generation, growing up as a nerd in “normal” 1950s California
Entertaining off-the-wall innovation ranging from the grim to the light-hearted in this collection from JD DeLuzio.
(Note: Some language in this review may not be appropriate for all audiences
This issue is full of innovative, creative, and masterful concepts well worth reading
The attempt to encourage competent writing may be as futile as King Canute’s supposed attempts at water management, but the effort is applauded, encouraged and recommended nonetheless!
The latest issue, featuring an editorial on how NOT to write science fiction.
A near-claustrophobic crime detective focus brings it close and personal in this science fiction tale
Hard and crunchy, indeed! I enjoyed chewing every page of it. Highly recommended.
“The bond between a Captain and a spaceship is better than sex, unless a third party shows up.” How can you NOT read this after a lead in like that!?
Graeme reviews the short stories in this Arlene F. Marks collection.
Every story EXCELLENT! Don’t need to say more than that!
Driverless cars, aliens in conflict, apocalyptic cell phones, space-based customer service and more round out this issue’s mix.
A spritely, fast-paced novella reminiscent of the simple yet exciting pulp fiction adventures of the 1930s
In this issue: Tamara needs to win at Pinball so she can pay off her family’s debts. Jenny is still grieving for Joey, but her sorrow is complicated by the ghost of a woman wooing a mortal. and What do you do when a tiny fairy gets tangled in your yarn? These and more stories reviewed here by Graeme.
“I’ve ordered a physical copy so I can experience the full tactile joy of reading a book the way books are meant to be read.” Old School praise indeed!
Parasite is a loaded word. It conjures up movies like INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS. The underlying concept of this book is infinitely more subtle than 1950s era cold war paranoia.