Stories with low stakes and small rewards, little triumphs, happy chances.
An online tri-annual speculative fiction magazine of work by “queer POC / Indigenous / Aboriginal creators”
a horror magazine with a Stephen King theme
On Spec always offers an incredible variety of fiction. Not merely a case of something for everybody, but a whole bunch of stuff worth reading
Neo-Opsis returns, and goes digital
A review of Lackington’s cocktails themed magazine issue
Wouldn’t you know it, judging stories on their merits alone nevertheless results in a pleasing diversity of authors. Bonus!
Graeme reviews a collection of stories from the magazine he edits, though the anthology is edited by someone else.
In sum, a classic case of a self-published work that needs a final edit at multiple levels. However, nitpicky points aside, the variety of theme and approach exhibited is pleasing, and the sweep of Dean’s imagination impressive and exciting. It’s actually a fun read.
My grasp of the internal angst of being a misunderstood teenage girl in modern times is somewhat limited
A review of Augur magazine, a publication which brings uncommon perspectives, and brings together the often disparate realms of literary and genre fiction
A review of the stories, poems and interview in the latest issue of Pulp Literature magazine
The description in this tale is lush and vivid, conjuring up details of a spiritual reality quite different from Western tradition.
Congratulations to R. Graeme Cameron for his Aurora win. Here, he fills us in on what it was like to attend When Worlds Collide
Two of Amazing Stories’ Columnists – Steve Fahnestalk and Richard Graeme Cameron – are up for Aurora awards this year
This issue a good mix of fun and creepiness, with some first class writing.
Catherine’s experience as a publisher offers a role model in terms of what it takes to make the commitment.
Our second review of Sawyer’s latest; well worth two reviews, well worth the read.
A new Canadian SF magazine hits the stands!
OBIR: Occasional Biased and Ignorant Reviews reflecting this reader’s opinion. SMALL RAIN and Other Nightmares – by Paula Johanson Publisher: Doublejoy Books, Victoria, British Columbia, June 2020. Cover Art Design: by Lila Klassen. Note: All stories by Paula Johanson. Small Rain Premise: End of the world, basically. How do you survive? Review: A young […]
Really good science fiction and fantasy, in other words. Well worth reading. Masterful writing.
The latest issue of OnSpec magazine
If you’re like me, a voracious reader with eclectic yet widespread tastes, you’ll read it from cover to cover and be well satisfied.
“ … the editorial team identified some of the tropes that are typical in pulp: macho stereotypes, a damsel in distress, low-art. The goal of this collection is to subvert those stereotypes ….”
I have to admit, Unnerving always surprises me. I never know what to expect.
A newly-orphaned young lady from small-town Ontario winds up coming of age on a Caribbean island that, like her, is haunted by legends of its past.
Let A God in Chains pull you in – The further into it you get, the deeper you are drawn into the quest, the greater your desire to find out what happens next.
This collection’s definition of “flying saucer” is “a sort of imaginative short-hand to represent things that are unexplained, uncomfortable, usually inappropriate and generally weird.”
Every story is about a disabled or handicapped individual. Every story is written by a disabled or handicapped individual. This is a window on a world most people know little or nothing about, presented in the form of genre-related fiction
A niche magazine, heading for its final issue.