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A Robin Waits

by Ian Dailey

In the eclectic short stories of "A Robin Waits", motley characters face life-changing challenges in distinct places and times. The short stories of Kirk Ward Robinson’s cross-genre collection "A Robin Waits" focus on the diverse,... Read More

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Pleasantview

by Suzanne Kamata

Through the interlocking stories of "Pleasantview", Celeste Mohammed creates a microcosm of a Trinidad rarely seen by tourists. Sunil, an escaped prisoner; Consuela, the prostitute he loves; Mr. Jagroop, Consuela’s influential client;... Read More

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These Americans

by Meg Nola

The crafted stories of Jyotsna Sreenivasan’s collection "These Americans" offer the perspectives of immigrant and native-born Indian Americans as they balance Indian culture with the expectations with American life. “Mirror” begins... Read More

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The Best of World SF

by Claire Foster

Although science fiction imagines diverse, imaginative, and frightening futures, genre anthologies rarely achieve the brilliant range and diversity of voices of The Best of World SF: Volume 1. Edited by Lavie Tidhar, this labor of love... Read More

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In the Event of Contact

by Elaine Chiew

Distance, psychological and physical, runs through Ethel Rohan’s short story collection In The Event of Contact. Here, contact, or the lack thereof, signals loss, emptiness, and need. Meanwhile, intimacy is a double-edged sword. In... Read More

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Radium Girl

by Tanisha Rule

Plain language and straightforward writing make ambiguity the exception instead of the rule in "Radium Girl". In twelve whiplash-fast stories, Sofi Papamarko tackles belonging, grief, delusion, and consent with deftness and unique... Read More

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Echo Tree

by Dontaná McPherson-Joseph

With a new introduction by John Keene and a new foreword by editor Eugene B. Redmond, the second edition of Henry Dumas’s short story collection "Echo Tree" introduces his work to a new generation. Black culture and manhood take center... Read More

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