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Magic under the Mistletoe 2023 – A Round-up of the Best Indie Holiday Speculative Fiction

Our monthly round-ups of new speculative fiction and new crime fiction releases by indie authors are a perennially popular feature. Therefore, we now offer you a round-up of our favourite holiday science fiction, fantasy and horror by indie authors. These … Continue reading

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Some Comments on the 2023 Hugo Winners

The winners of the 2023 Hugo Awards were announced today at Worldcon in Chengdu, China. My thoughts on the finalists may be found here. I almost forgot that the Hugos were today, because a) I normally don’t expect Worldcon or … Continue reading

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Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for September 2023

It’s that time of the month again, time for “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”. So what is “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”? It’s a round-up of speculative fiction by indie and small press authors newly published this month, … Continue reading

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Commercial Break

Before we return to our regularly scheduled Foundation reviews, I have a few things to announce. For starters, I was over at Galactic Journey yesterday, talking about the heyday of science fiction dime novels and the first stirrings of the … Continue reading

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First Monday Free Fiction: “The Mermaid of Foghorn Point”

Welcome to the September 2023 edition of First Monday Free Fiction. There was no August edition, because I forgot. To recap, inspired by Kristine Kathryn Rusch who posts a free short story every week on her blog, I’ll post a … Continue reading

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The 2023 July Short Story Challenge – Day by Day

For starters, Smashwords is currently having its annual summer sale, where you can get plenty of e-books at reduced prices or for free, including several of mine. The 2023 Hugo finalists were also accidentally announced for about an hour on … Continue reading

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Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for June 2023

It’s that time of the month again, time for “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”. So what is “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”? It’s a round-up of speculative fiction by indie and small press authors newly published this month, … Continue reading

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Same Old Debate, New Clothes: The Cozy Horror Controversy

Sigh. It’s that time of the year again and we’re having the same old debate again whether some interlopers are trying to ruin the purity of the genre and gentrify it by writing and reading the wrong sort of books. … Continue reading

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Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for March 2023

It’s that time of the month again, time for “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”. So what is “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”? It’s a round-up of speculative fiction by indie and small press authors newly published this month, … Continue reading

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Some Comments on the 2022 Nebula Finalists

The finalists for the 2022 Nebula Awards were announced today. This time, the announcement didn’t happen that close to the Hugo nomination deadline, but then Hugo nominations close more than a month later than usual this year, which gives Hugo … Continue reading

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