Go Fish by Ian Rogers (Tor.com, April 15, 2020)
One of the first short stories I read in April was Go Fish by Ian Rogers. It was a pretty entertaining story. At times, it was spine-tinglingly scary. It also read like an episode of Xfiles. Instead of extraterrestrials though, there were ghosts and a number of paranormal and horror elements.
An Explorer’s Cartography of Already Settled Lands by Fran Wilde (Tor.com, April 22, 2020)
This story was the first one I’ve read by Fran Wilde. It was about a navigator who was mapping a landscape that was already inhabited. This story was an absolute treat. It was enthralling, somewhat haunting, and atmospheric. The Navigator’s perspective was fascinating, and I enjoyed the different sections of the story where each “map”—or landscape/people—were described. This one was all around an enjoyable story.
From around the web…
- Illustrating Flyaway: Kathleen Jennings on Creating Art and Prose Together (Kathleen Jennings; Tor.com, April 1, 2020)
- Short Stories and Sad Endings: A Conversation with Martha Wells (Arley Sorg; Clarkesworld, Issue 163, April 2020)
- Now Is the Perfect Time to Sit Down and Watch Bedknobs and Broomsticks (Emmet Asher-Perrin; Tor.Com)
- Printrun Podcast Episode’s #127 and #128
- Science VS Science Fiction: Not The Solar System We Grew Up With (James Davis Nicoll; Tor.Com, April 24, 2020)
- The Power of Equine Names (Judith Tarr; Tor,Com, April 20, 2020)