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Short Stories – Hugo & Nebula Nominees 2019

The shortlist for the 2019 Hugo and Nebula Awards are out, so this week I decided to read and review them all. There’s six shortlisted for each award, though three are the same across both of them, which means there’s nine stories to read. I’ve already read one of them […]

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Short Story Reading Log – Part 3

This week’s short stories are a bit of a mixed bag. I’m reading a couple of anthologies, listening to some stories on podcasts during my daily commute, as well as reading some online from various SF magazines and websites. I read (or listened to) some really good short stories this […]

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Short Story Reading Log – Part 2

Another week of short stories read (you can read Week 1 here) The only problem is, I don’t always make a note of them straight away, and then I forget – especially if they aren’t very memorable. I’m sure there’s at least one story this week I’ve missed, but then […]

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Short Story Reading Log – Part 1

I find it easy to keep track of novels that I have read, thanks to Goodreads. Short Stories represent more of a problem however. Stories can only be added if they are available separately online, for instance on a website. This rules out individual stories from anthologies I’ve read as […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Read Short Stories

There is a lot said these days about how the internet, mobile phones and other technology is shortening people’s attention spans. You would think therefore that more people would be reading short stories rather than novels, however while there is something of a resurgence in – mostly online – short […]

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Jump into the Escape Pod for great Audio SF

There are so many great places to read and listen to short stories online, especially science fiction but most of these are not well known. I’ve decided to periodically take a look at one, to shine a light on some hidden gems. In my forays into the world of SF […]

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Reading Arthur C Clarke short stories

As part of my recent enthusiasm for short stories, I’ve started on some classic science fiction stories. I mentioned Clifford D Simak last week, and I’m going to be reading more of his books soon, but I decided to take a fresh look at a rather more well known name […]

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Continuing on from my last post, I’ve got more great short story recommendations, most of which you can read and/or listen to online.  I’ve been reading mostly science fiction short stories, but have picked one or two non sci-fi stories that I’ve enjoyed recently too. ‘Light of Other Days‘ by […]

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Reading short stories

I’ve never been a big reader of short stories, always preferring novels, and I don’t think that is going to change anytime soon, but I’ve recently started reading some short stories and I have been surprised how much I’ve enjoyed some of the stories I’ve read. There’s also quite a […]

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