Author Archives: Elizabeth A. Allen

About Elizabeth A. Allen

Elizabeth A. Allen lives in the Boston area, where she writes and photos her doll-sized serial melodrama about vampires, Love Has Fangs. Besides playing with dolls, she also enjoys reading and reviewing sci fi/fantasy books, hanging out in old cemeteries, reading the dictionary, yelling advice to TV and movie characters, and experiencing the general awesomeness of David Bowie.

An interview with Lavie Tidhar

Lavie Tidhar is an award-winning genre writer of Israeli origin. I asked him about his short fiction, one of his most recent novel-length works, Osama, the World Fantasy Award-nominated World SF blog, and his role with the World SF Travel … Continue reading

Posted in September 2011 | Tagged | 4 Comments

Asimov’s Science Fiction, Vol. 35, #3, March 2011

In “Clean” by John Kessel, Elizabeth and Daniel decide, against their daughter Jinny’s insistence, that Daniel should experience mechanical memory erasure in one fell swoop to stave off the degeneration of Alzheimer’s. The process strips away Daniel’s affective memories of … Continue reading

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Rigor Amortis

For those who like their romances literally mushy, Rigor Amortis, edited by Jaym Gates and Erika Holt, collects an anthology of flash fiction pieces, interspersed with the occasional poem, all centered on zombies and erotica/romance. Actually, it would be fairer … Continue reading

Posted in December 2010, November 2010 | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Residential Aliens #4, July/August 2010

This issue of Residential Aliens is guest-edited by John Ottinger III. Billing itself as “speculative fiction from the Seven Stars,” ResAliens strives for science fiction with a spiritual bent.

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Fantasy and Science Fiction, November/December 2010

“Dead Man’s Run,” the longest and by far the strongest of the stories in this issue, immerses the reader in the world of amateur competitive running, making a neat metaphor for the pursuit that frames the story. In Robert Reed’s … Continue reading

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Editors’ Note, October/November 2010

Welcome, readers. Some of you may have heard about us online, and some of you probably met Val in Columbus. Hi! The Portal is a free, volunteer-run, online review of short-form science fiction, fantasy, and horror from around the world. … Continue reading

Posted in October 2010 | Tagged | 1 Comment