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How I Chose Stories to Critique

You may be wondering how exactly I chose stories to critique (this whole statement is ironic considering I’ve done one as of writing), so here’s a list of criteria I consider when looking for and picking out material. 116 more words

Asimov's Science Fiction

Excerpt Critique #1: The Runabout By Kristine Rusch

A Preface:

Before reading this critique of this excerpt, there are a few things you ought to know:

  1. I am by no means associated with either Rusch or Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine.
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For the Love of the Game

I recently attended the end-of-season banquet for the UCLA women’s basketball team, of which I am a long-time fan. Yes, the men’s program at UCLA has a long and legendary history (of which I am justifiably proud, although I had absolutely nothing to do with it, but that’s college sports for you), but I have found the women’s team to be a more rewarding experience to watch. 510 more words


Einstein, Besides Being Einstein, Was A Refugee

Astronomer, baker, writer, shoemaker, toy maker, physicist, mathematician, psychologist, dancer, artists, politician, computer inventor… There are so many professions, so many as people have interests. 246 more words


The stocking stuffer

When you’re young, your life is unavoidably shaped by factors that are out of your control, and this is true even of the lives that come to seem the most inevitable. 1,133 more words


When Magazines Struggle

The news came via a handful of flimsy postcards.

Four beloved fiction magazines were altering their formats to print only “double issues.”

The catch?

They were dropping down to bimonthly releases. 675 more words