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Five Stages of Grief After the Alien Invasion, by Caroline M. Yoachim [Clarkesworld Magazine]

Standard disclaimer: This post looks at the text of a short story for educational purposes, and does not shy away from spoilers. If you don’t want the story spoiled, … 971 more words

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Caragh M. O'Brien's The Vault of Dreamers is an unsettling YA thriller

The Vault of Dreamers, by Caragh M. O’Brien, (Roaring Brook Press, Sept. 2014). $17.99, ISBN: 9781596439382

Recommended for ages 14+

In a not-too distant future, environmental upheaval and economic collapse have left many Americans in poverty. 360 more words

A Different Kind of Book Review: Living Life Backwards by Peter Wells

Randy shifted his weight in the uncomfortable straight-back wooden chair.  He was afraid to grasp the handle of the delicate teacup though he was thirsty for the hot tea.  1,589 more words


In which I review "We Were Liars" by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars exploded onto the YA scene earlier this year, propelled mainly by its aura of secrecy. Even the little blurb on the book cover gives you the sense that, by reading it, you’ve entered a secret society. 414 more words


Mrs Fringe Grows a Pair

If you’re a Fringeling, regular subscriber, or occasional reader, you know I have a completed novel looking for a home and champion, ASTONISHING.  In the meantime, I’ve decided to post… 182 more words


I Think I Even Had Bad Breath

The room smells like printing toner. It isn’t quite a musty odor, nor is it overpowering, but I’ve been sitting here for at least a half hour, and it has made its way to my attention. 1,283 more words


Review of My Real Children by Jo Walton

This is the latest offering from one of my favourite fantasy authors – would I like it as much as her other work?

The day Mark called, Patricia Cowan’s world split in two. 588 more words

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