While I Work On Yet Another Broken Story…

… like the one I mentioned the other day, here are some not-broken stories for you to go and enjoy, one new and a few not-so-new, all by people I know personally and do crit with (or have done), but that’s not why I’m recommending them — I’m recommending them because they’re good:

  • “As We Report to Gabriel” by Tina Connolly, in the current Fantasy Magazine — er, no, I can’t sum it up, so just go bask.
  • “Superhero Girl” by Jessica Lee, in a Fantasy from about a year and a half ago. I don’t wanna spoil it but will say it’s beautiful melancholy superhero fiction.
  • “Songdogs” by Ian McHugh, over at PodCastle. (Yeah, a podcast.) The warning warns one about the violence and disturbing imagery, but… well, Ian does that stuff right. If you’re not into podcasts, read it here instead.
  • “The Blue Wonder” by Chris Kammerud, from much earlier this year in Strange Horizons. More beautiful melancholy superheroish fiction, thought sweet without being syrupy.

It’s interesting that half this stuff is superhero fiction, and half of it is fantasy. I guess I’m probably behind on SF podcasts, but I’ve noticed that a lot of people around me are writing a lot of fantasy these days. (Not so much the superhero stuff, mind, but… well, anyway.)

Enjoy. More from me later, I have some writing to do for now.

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