Fires of the Faithful by Naomi Kritzer Eliana’s music-conservatory education is uneventful until Mira and the new song arrive. Mira is her new roommate; Eliana is drawn to her but suspects she is lying about her past. The song — a catchy little ditty about a murderous stepmother –may actually be a cover for a […]Read More
SFF Author: Naomi Kritzer
Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer In this worthy Nebula (Andre Norton Award) finalist by Naomi Kritzer we meet Steph, a girl who has spent most of her life on the run with her mother. According to her mom, Steph’s abusive father is extremely dangerous and, after spending a couple of years in jail for […]Read More
Kat Hooper and Tadiana Jones´s rating: 4 | Naomi Kritzer | Audio, Young Adult | SFF Reviews | | no comments |
The best story in the May/June issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction is the novella, “”Maze of Shadows” by Fred Chappell. And isn’t it lovely that a man who has won numerous literary prizes, is known for his poetry and essays, and was the poet laureate of North Carolina, is writing fantasy? And writing it […]Read More
The November/December 2012 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction is a mixed bag. Some of the fiction is excellent; some is not. The best story in this issue is Naomi Kritzer’s “High Stakes,” a novelette that is a sequel to “Liberty’s Daughter” from the May/June 2012 issue (about which I said that I hoped there […]Read More
The April/May 2013 issue of Asimov’s leads off with a difficult but exciting novella by Neal Asher entitled “The Other Gun.” It portrays a complicated universe in which humanity has found itself at war with a race called the prador, which is ruthless, merciless and completely uninterested in compromise. It has already exterminated several species […]Read More
Here are some of the stories we read this week that we wanted you to know about. For the next few weeks we’ll be focusing on 2015 Nebula-nominated short fiction. Waters of Versailles by Kelly Robson (2015, free at Tor.com, $0.99 for Kindle). Nominated for the 2015 Nebula Award (Novella). Waters of Versailles centres on an unorthodox […]Read More
Our feature exploring free and inexpensive short fiction available on the internet. Here are a few stories we’ve read that we want to share with readers. “Field Biology of the Wee Fairies” by Naomi Kritzer (2018, free at Apex Magazine, $2.99 Kindle magazine issue)When Amelia turns fourteen, everyone assures her that she’ll catch her fairy soon. […]Read More
SHORTS: Our exploration of free and inexpensive short fiction available on the internet. Here are a few Hugo-nominated stories we’ve read recently. (Due to Mother’s Day and other life events, SHORTS appears on a Wednesday this week.) “The Tale of the Three Beautiful Raptor Sisters, and the Prince Who Was Made of Meat” by Brooke […]Read More
This week’s SHORTS column features some of the 2021 Locus and Hugo award finalists in the novelette and short story categories. “Wait for Night” by Stephen Graham Jones (2020, free at Tor.com) Chessup is a day laborer working as part of a crew outside of Boulder, Colorado, helping to clean up a creek that was […]Read More
Tadiana Jones and Kat Hooper | Ken Liu, Naomi Kritzer, Stephen Graham Jones, Yoon Ha Lee | Audio, Horror, Short Fiction | SFF Reviews | | no comments |
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