I really love every story in this issue. Everything had the right amount of tension, chills, and ambiguity. There's an image of attendees at a party after the party is over in "Girls Without Their Faces On" by Laird Barron that will haunt me forever. As will the Dorset Ooser from "We, the Folk" by G.V. Anderson, which can you can find on Wikipedia and elsewhere. It's real. AHHH!
Fantasy Magazine has been on hiatus for several years, but new editors Arley Sorg and Christie Yant have relaunched the magazine starting with Issue 61 and four short or flash prose pieces and two poems, along with interviews. In their opening editorial, Sorg and Yant discuss why they’re bringing the magazine back now; it’s a timely relaunch, to be sure.
There's a humorous tone to some of the stories in the latest issue of Lightspeed Magazine I don't think I'm really in the right place emotionally right now to completely appreciate, which might explain why my favorite story in this issue is probably "Burn the Ships" by Alberto Yáñez. It's dark, but also deeply satisfying by the end.
Lightspeed’s May 2020 issue includes stories by some of my favorite authors, and some new favorites.
The August 2016 (I'm a little behind) issue of Asimov's Science Fiction is a really good collection of stories, poems, and essays.
First time subscriber, first issue of Analog I've read, and I loved everything in it!
The stories in issue #206 are about long, painful journeys, but one leads home and the other does not.
I have enjoyed several recent issues of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, but this was a rare issue with stories that didn't quite work for me.
This was a difficult issue to rate because these two stories were to different degrees a little opaque and difficult for me to read and understand. They both rewarded my effort, however, and gave me much to think about, in terms of their content and their craft.
Both stories in issue #203 of BCS deal with transformation, gender, and the strict roles of women and men in two very different societies and two very different settings.
I found some of the stories in Issue 46 of Nightmare Magazine to be a little opaque, making for interesting reading and leaving me to think about possible meanings.
The artists and the writers are from various parts of the world and part of the charm and enjoyment of The Machinery is how writer and artist from different backgrounds are paired together.
A young group of artists from India has organized a new literary magazine of poetry, prose, and art and photography.
I really enjoyed the second issue of Lightspeed Magazine.
I'm reading the most recent issues of Nightmare Magazine and also going back to the beginning to read every issue. Fantastic issue!
Although I found these two stories somewhat opaque (especially the second one), they feature strong writing, memorable characters, and vivid world building. I was left after reading both wanting to know much more about their worlds.
The four short stories in the debut issue of Lightspeed are all fantastic.
Oh, wow, this is a great issue. I haven't read a lot of horror short fiction in recent decades and I've been curious to see what writers are writing about. Thus, I'm a new subscriber; it has already been rewarding.
Brief descriptions I read about "And Then, One Day, the Air was Full of Voices" by Margaret Ronald and "Things With Beards" by Sam J. Miller convinced me to subscribe right then to a year of Clarkesworld Magazine, and I'm so glad I did.
Another great issue.