Author Archives: Scooter Carlyle

About Scooter Carlyle

Scooter Carlyle teaches K-6 music at a rural school in Montana. She loves fiction that breaks the canonical and sucks you in like a bird into a Shopvac. She has written choral music, a musical, and two novels. Her current work in progress, Crooked Smile Woman, is the first in The Rider of Nealra series, and is not due for release anywhere until she can find a publisher.

Clarkesworld, October 2011

In “Staying Behind,” by Ken Liu, the majority of the Earth’s population has uploaded their minds to a higher digital plane, leaving a bloody, battered body.  The Uploaded, the dead, keep trying to steal the children of those who chose … Continue reading

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Clarkesworld, July through September

July In “Trois morceaux en forme de mechanika,” by Gord Sellar, the end began when the first mechanika butchered its maker.  Within a few generations humanity’s accomplishments became little more than relics in museums.

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Clarkesworld, January through June

I’ll be covering highlights of the January through April issues, and a more in-depth review of the May and June issues.

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Alt Hist, Issue 1

Alt Hist, Issue 1 is a new periodical aimed at filling a gap in the market for alternative history and historical fiction.  Published in the U.K. by Mark Lord, its mission is “to provide readers with entertaining and well-written short … Continue reading

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Sword and Sorceress, XXV

Sword and Sorceress, XXV, edited by Elisabeth Waters, takes the reader on a waltz through divergent worlds and heroines.  Add a dash of romance and derring-do, not to mention a generous portion of sorcery, and we’re presented with an all-encompassing … Continue reading

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Crossed Genres #24: Characters of Color

One of the things I’ve most enjoyed about having a child is his sense of fun and fantasy in everything that he does.  Imagine my delight when I am asked to review Crossed Genres, which twists science fiction and fantasy with … Continue reading

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