The king beyond the gate

The secret life of bots by

Originally published in Clarkesworld Magazine #132, September 2017 Bot 9 has just been activated after a long time offline. The Ship it serves has a huge...

Extracurricular Activities by

The Machinaries of Empire Although this novelette is part of the larger Machinaries ‘verse, you can read it without any knowledge of that wider world as...

A series of steaks by

2018 Hugo Award Finalist – Best Novelette Originally published in Clarkesworld Magazine #124, January 2017 I really enjoyed this novelette/short story, call it what you will....

The ordinary princess by

At her christening Princess Amy is blessed with the gift of being ordinary by one of her fairy godmothers, and, much to the horror of all...

Hereditary dir. by

The best way to see this film is to know nothing in advance. So if you haven’t seen it stop reading now. Although, in fairness I...

Under the pendulum sun by

I added this book to my unwieldy Mount TBR because of Smart Bitches description of it as a stunningly different fantasy that mixes Crimson Peak with...