Author Archives: Jessica Barnes

Expanded Horizons #27

This issue features four female authors, three of whom are Indian, and one who is from the Philippines. Though there are only four stories, they cover such varied topics as transdimensional portals, mermaids, the Indian goddess of destruction, and space … Continue reading

Posted in June 2011 | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Shimmer, Issue 13

The stories in this season’s issue are extremely well-written and an absolute pleasure to read. The stories themselves, for the most part serious or even melancholy, are built on fresh ideas or at least interesting twists on established ones. Their … Continue reading

Posted in May 2011 | Tagged , , | 26 Comments

After Hours: Tales from Ur-Bar

Edited by Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray, this anthology of fantasy stories has a fun concept that acts as a connective thread: all the stories take place, at least partly, in a bar. The same bar. And not just any … Continue reading

Posted in April 2011 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Analog, March 2011

The March 2011 issue explores possibilities in the interaction between humans and robots, humans and aliens, and humans and our own social taboos, and the stories included feature time travel, nanotechnology, genetic mutation, and even the evolution of timeshares, which … Continue reading

Posted in March 2011 | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Words Without Borders, December 2010

Words Without Borders is an online magazine dedicated to translating and publishing contemporary fiction from around the world. For their December issue, they decided to “counter the merriment with a dose of the macabre” by focusing on horror stories from … Continue reading

Posted in February 2011 | Tagged , , | 1 Comment, December 1, 2010 – January 1, 2011 tipped their hat to the holidays this December by giving readers a strange and wondrous Christmas story from respected science fiction authors Michael Swanwick and Eileen Gunn. (Two additional Christmas stories, which were originally featured in 2009 and re-posted … Continue reading

Posted in January 2011 | Tagged , , | 1 Comment