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    A Moment of Repose: Five Minutes at Hotel Stormcove

    Reading Time: < 1 minute He gave us fire, and then the gods chased him. So he fled! This is the setup behind my contribution to the anthology, Five Minutes at Hotel Stormcove, edited by EDE Bell of Atthis Arts, in which each story must take place during the span of five minutes at the famous hotel located on the East Coast of the United States. A lovely collection, with a whopping sixty-one tales. It just goes to show how creative authors can be when given an idea and told to let their imaginations run free. Given that most of these stories are quite short, this is a great book…

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    Story: Care

    Reading Time: < 1 minute A strange nurse takes a disabled man through his day, teaching him the meaning of basic words and feelings. https://dailysciencefiction.com/science-fiction/space-travel/michael-w-cho/care

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    Story: Inventing the Gods

    Reading Time: < 1 minute I’ve always been fascinated that mortals purport to know so much about invisible, all-powerful, supreme beings. How do we know their names? What they do? What they like? They never really talk to us, really, so how would we know? http://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/religious/michael-w-cho/inventing-the-gods

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    Galactic Fails on Talltale TV

    Reading Time: < 1 minute If you’ve ever surfed Youtube for any amount of time, you’ve probably seen lots of homemade videos of people attempting–and failing spectacularly–at various feats. You may have seen kids bungling their newest skateboard tricks, or people falling into lakes, or construction jobs gone bad. As we build spaceships and robots and explore the galaxy, don’t you think we’ll still mess up sometimes? My comedy SF short story, “Galactic Fails,” was published today at Tall Tale TV. Listen to the talented Chris Herron bring my story alive–thanks Chris!

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    iRead: The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu

    Reading Time: 2 minutes The Paper Menagerie, a short story,¬†swept the major SF/F awards, garnering a Nebula, a Hugo, and World Fantasy awards. The last time this happened was with William Gibson’s¬†Neuromancer, back in the 80s! You almost want to not like it, when it gets that much hype. So as I started it, I might have been a little critical (let’s see what you got, Ken). First I noticed that his prose was clean, spare. Not a lot of wasted words–lots of blanks for the reader to fill in. Hey, I kind of write like that. But pretty soon, I was swept up into the story and forgot all…