Category: Short Fiction Review

Why are Some of My Reviews So Short?

Hello, my darklings!

I just wanted to take a quick moment to explain something you may or may not have noticed.  If you scroll through my blog, you’ll notice that some reviews are incredibly short (such as this one on Beneath Ceaseless Skies #268).  That’s because these are essentially curated posts.

They appear short here because the reviews for those publications were written for another outlet, such as Tangent Online.  Ethically, I cannot copy/paste them to this blog and writing another review would be redundant.  As such, I’ve decided to curate them here by simply providing a link to the original along with a brief description of what was in the publication.

Clicking these links will open a new browser tab and take you directly to the review so you can read it on directly on the original outlet’s website.

One last note:  I just migrated to this new website format so most of the older blog posts are rather generic at the moment.  On the previous iteration of my website, there was an excerpt from the original review but I’m taking a different approach here and I just wanted to get all of the reviews migrated over.  I’ll fix the text in them over the next few days so that everything is consistent.

Cheers!

Tara


Beneath Ceaseless Skies #269

Hello, my darklings!

Beneath Ceaseless Skies released its second issue for January yesterday.  The offerings this time consists of a pair of stories by Marissa Lingen and Jordan Taylor.  Rest assured that “The Deepest Notes of the Harp and Drum” and “La Orpheline” will show you a couple of new twists on some familiar (or maybe not-so-familiar) fairy tales.

Click on the link below to read my review, written for Tangent Online.  It’ll open the review on in a new tab.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies #269 Review, published on TangentOnline.com on January 18, 2019.


Beneath Ceaseless Skies #268

Hello, my darklings!

The first issue Beneath Ceaseless Skies for 2019 has arrived!  Published on January 3, they’ve kicked off the new year with a pair of stories “The Blighted Godling of Company Town H” and “The Beast Weeps with One Eye” by Beth Cato and Morgan Al-Moor respectively.  Together, they explore themes of betrayal and survival and what happens when gods get a little nasty.

Click on the link below to read my review, written for Tangent Online.  It’ll open the review on in a new tab.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies #268 Review, published on TangentOnline.com on January 13, 2019.


Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores, December 2018

Hello, my darklings!

December’s issue of Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores arrived just in time for the holidays.  This month’s issue features a lone story titled “The Book of Winter” by Caroline Friedel that is sure to bring a little extra glow to your cheeks this winter.

Click on the link below to read my review, written for Tangent Online.  It’ll open the review on in a new tab.

Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores Review, published on TangentOnline.com on December 26, 2018.


Cirsova #10, Winter 2018

Hello, my shadowed siblings!

Cirsova #10 has been released!  Featuring work by Spencer E. Hart, Frederick Gero Heimbach, Lauren Goff, and many others, readers will be sure to find something that tickles their fancy in this issue.

Click on the link below to read my review, written for Tangent Online.  It’ll open the review on in a new tab.

Cirsova #10 Review, published on TangentOnline.com on December 6, 2018.


Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores, November 2018

Hello, my shadowed siblings!

This month’s issue of Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores contains only a single science fiction short story by Jared VanDyke.  “Spicer’s Modest Success” is definitely a worthwhile read!

Click on the link below to read my review, written for Tangent Online.  It’ll open the review on in a new tab.

Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores Review, published on TangentOnline.com on November 28, 2018.


Grimdark #17, October 2018

Hello, my shadowed siblings!

Grimdark #17 brings three stories to the table this October, starting with “A Risk of Malice” by Devin Madson, “Child of the Emptyness” by Amanda J. Spedding, and “A Place of Peace and Joy and Rest” by Brian Staveley.

Click on the link below to read my review, written for Tangent Online.  It’ll open the review on in a new tab.

Grimdark #17 Review, published on TangentOnline.com on October 12, 2018.


Aurealis #114, September 2018

Hello, my shadowed siblings!

Aurealis #114 features three original stories, including the future of dating in “Fail” by Sarah Napier, a smoking hot form of revenge in “A Figure in the Haze,” and a sparking fantasy a tale in “The Glassblower’s Peace” by James Rowland.

Click on the link below to read my review, written for Tangent Online.  It’ll open the review on in a new tab.

Aurealis #114 Review, published on TangentOnline.com on September 15, 2018.


Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores, August 2018

This month, Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores brings us a story by Joan Stewart called “Rapunzel—A Re-Winding.”  I really quite liked this story.  Stewart takes the familiar tale and turns it a bit on its head, exploring notions like love, magic, and misconceptions.  If you love fairy tales, then you’ll enjoy this.

Click on the link below to read my review, written for Tangent Online.  It will open a new tab directly to the review on TO’s website.

Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores Review, published on TangentOnline.com on September 1, 2018.

Leave a note in the comments if you had the chance to read Stewart’s story!


Nightmare #70, July 2018

Allison Littlewood and Caspian Gray are the two authors featured in July’s Nightmare Magazine #70.  Littlewood’s “Ways to Wake” is has hints of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat,” while Gray’s “Kylie Land” tells of a lonely boy who makes a new friend with an unusual talent—the ability to step into people’s minds.

Click on the link below to read my review, written for Tangent Online.  It’ll open the review in a new tab directly on TO’s website.

Nightmare #70, published on TangentOnline.com on July 21, 2018.