Monthly Round-Up

January 2024 Round-up and Short Fiction Miscellany

The SFF world has been buzzing with the release of the 2023 Hugo Awards longlist for all the wrong reasons–the release is riddled with errors and inexplicable ineligibilities, and the administrators have absolutely refused to provide tangible information in response to the slew of questions. That topic has been pretty well-covered by a ton of… Continue reading January 2024 Round-up and Short Fiction Miscellany

Magazine Review

Tar Vol Reads a Magazine (or Four): Reviews of Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Asimov’s, and Analog (January 2024)

After a year of reading three magazines cover-to-cover, I’m going to scale back a little bit in 2024. It was a good experience overall, but life is getting more complicated, I have a lot pressing for my reading time, and I want to make sure this stays a hobby and doesn’t turn into a job.… Continue reading Tar Vol Reads a Magazine (or Four): Reviews of Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Asimov’s, and Analog (January 2024)

Reviews

Sci-fi/Fantasy Collection Review: Convergence Problems by Wole Talabi

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Convergence Problems will be released on February 13, 2024. I’ve been following Wole Talabi’s recommendations for African short sci-fi and fantasy for several years now, and after loving “The Regression Test” and “A Dream… Continue reading Sci-fi/Fantasy Collection Review: Convergence Problems by Wole Talabi

Monthly Round-Up

December 2023 Round-up and Short Fiction Miscellany

It’s “Best of the Year” season, and in addition to posting my own Recommended Reading List, I’ve started reading a lot of stories from “best of the year” lists from authors and readers like John Wiswell, A.C. Wise, and Maria Haskins. Suffice to say, there’s been plenty of good reading to be done. So let’s… Continue reading December 2023 Round-up and Short Fiction Miscellany

Magazine Review

Tar Vol Reads a Magazine (or Two): Reviews of Clarkesworld and GigaNotoSaurus (December 2023)

I’m wrapping up my first year of regular magazine reading with a short review of the December 2023 issues of Clarkesworld and GigaNotoSaurus. Both publications were well worth reading all year, and this month is no exception. Stay tuned for a deep dive into my favorite stories of the year—hopefully to be posted this week—and… Continue reading Tar Vol Reads a Magazine (or Two): Reviews of Clarkesworld and GigaNotoSaurus (December 2023)

Magazine Review

Tar Vol Reads a Magazine (or Four!): Reviews of Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, F&SF, and Asimov’s (November 2023)

Welcome to the biggest in my first year of magazine reviews. I’ve spent this year regularly reading three publications—Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction—but this month, I added a fourth, ending a year or so of swearing that I’d get to Asimov’s eventually. It made for one heck of a reading… Continue reading Tar Vol Reads a Magazine (or Four!): Reviews of Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, F&SF, and Asimov’s (November 2023)