This year, a number of people in the sf blogosphere have vowed to read more short fiction, or are blogging their way through issues of sf magazines. I’ve decided to do something similar. But I’m not going to blog about every short story I read, I’m just going to try and keep up to date with the magazines I subscribe to/follow. And if I come across any stories I think are particularly good, then I’ll mention them on my blog.
I’m now up to date with my short fiction reading. Three stories from the magazines named above have especially impressed me. They are – and this wasn’t planned – of three different genres: science fiction, fantasy and steampunk. All three are also from online magazines.
The stories are:
- ‘Dali’s Clocks’ by Dave Hutchinson – Daybreak Magazine (January 2010)
- ‘Gizzard Stones’, Garth Upshaw – Beneath Ceaseless Skies #35 (28 Jan 2010)
- ‘A Serpent in the Gears’, Margaret Ronald – Beneath Ceaseless Skies #34 (14 Jan 2010)
I’ll probably post something like this again in another couple of months. Meanwhile, if anyone wants to suggest sf/fantasy magazines I should try – online or print – or has a recommendation for a short story published in the last two months that I should read…