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Abyss & Apex reviews: Slice of Entropy

Slice of Entropy (Pizza in Space 1) by Lawrence M. Schoen (Paper Golem LLC)  The book opens with grad student Melody Wilder eating some great pizza – pizza that defies the laws of physics – made by her best friend … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather

“Birds of a Feather” This has been a hard year for those who are a part of the science fiction and fantasy community. We haven’t been able to get together with our “tribe” – lockdowns and a lack of opportunities … Continue reading

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Ablution

“Ablution” by anne m. gibson   First, I strip off the overalls that I wore in the stables, or what remains of them. The left sleeve is gone, the torso is crusted with blood (some of it mine), and the … Continue reading

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Cascade

“Cascade” by Simon Brown   I watch a man die less than ten metres from me. I see him briefly, alive and well, and then glance his way again just as he is shot in the head. He says “Oh”, … Continue reading

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Installing Linux on a Dead Badger

“Installing Linux on a Dead Badger” by Lucy Snyder   Let’s face it: any script kiddie with a pair of pliers can put Red Hat on a Compaq, his mom’s toaster, or even the family dog. But nothing earns you … Continue reading

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Entries From My Grandmother’s Diary Pertaining To My Father’s Early Inflammation

“Entries From My Grandmother’s Diary Pertaining To My Father’s Early Inflammation” by Marc A. Criley and Hazel L. Criley ANNUAL DIARY 1938 Mrs. Robert “Lily” Harrison 288 S 42nd E. Alton, Ill.   July 30, 1938: Robbie Jr has fever … Continue reading

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Cassiopeia

Louis Faber Cassiopeia   You sit on your self-made throne and stare at the night sky as clouds gather and dissipate beneath you. Do you even recall why you were cast out, condemned to your cell so vast yet infinitely … Continue reading

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Orc

Anna Bates Orc   None would speak to me but the outcast from the village, worn and weary, scented of weed-lore and brimstone, always busy by the cauldron at her hearth. They said of me no heart . . . … Continue reading

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Malum in Se

“Malum in Se” by Deborah L. Davitt Tanoute Atalia woke from her nightmare as she always did, sweating and flailing. Violet afterimages of the explosion, the dark, alien shapes of the boarding party- She sat up in the dark. Set … Continue reading

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Feathers, Silk, Sea, Sky

  “Feathers, Sea, Silk, Sky” by Anna Martino      The last time captain Mathieu Agostini had seen the Sanguinaire Islands, he had been a boy of seven years old holding onto his widowed mother’s hand. There they were, as ageless … Continue reading

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