Short science fiction review

by Short Science Fiction Review

Short science fiction review
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 56
  • Last: 19 Dec 2016
Author and journalist Jon Cronshaw reviews short science fiction stories.

Episodes (56)

  • 000 - Introducing the Short Science Fiction Review
    000 - Introducing the Short Science Fiction Review
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    Published: 24 Mar 2016 Duration: 02:06
    The Short Science Fiction Review is a podcast dedicated to providing short reviews of short science fiction stories. I will review short stories and novellas by a diverse range of authors, from the earliest scientific romance tales to new v... Read more →
    The Short Science Fiction Review is a podcast dedicated to providing short reviews of short science fiction stories. I will review short stories and novellas by a diverse range of authors, from the earliest scientific romance tales to new v... Read more →

  • 003 - Jack Vance - The Miracle-Workers (1958)
    003 - Jack Vance - The Miracle-Workers (1958)
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    Published: 27 Mar 2016 Duration: 02:34
    Jack Vance’s short story The Miracle-Workers was first published in the July 1958 edition of Astounding Science Fiction. The Miracle-Workers tells the story of a far-future human society that has degenerated to feudal medievalism. The v... Read more →
    Jack Vance’s short story The Miracle-Workers was first published in the July 1958 edition of Astounding Science Fiction. The Miracle-Workers tells the story of a far-future human society that has degenerated to feudal medievalism. The v... Read more →

  • 012 - Judith Merril - That Only a Mother (1948)
    012 - Judith Merril - That Only a Mother (1948)
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    Published: 10 Apr 2016 Duration: 02:43
    Judith Merril's short story That Only a Mother was first published in the June 1948 issue of Astounding magazine. The version I read was in the anthology Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One (1929-1964). That Only a Mother tells the stor... Read more →
    Judith Merril's short story That Only a Mother was first published in the June 1948 issue of Astounding magazine. The version I read was in the anthology Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One (1929-1964). That Only a Mother tells the stor... Read more →

  • 019 - Rich Larson - Blindr (Beta 3.1) (2015)
    019 - Rich Larson - Blindr (Beta 3.1) (2015)
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    Published: 24 Apr 2016 Duration: 02:04
    Rich Larson's piece of flash fiction Blindr (Beta 3.1) was first published in issue two of Singularity magazine in 2015. Blindr (Beta 3.1) tells the story of an app which allows the user to scrub out the annoyances in their experience of re... Read more →
    Rich Larson's piece of flash fiction Blindr (Beta 3.1) was first published in issue two of Singularity magazine in 2015. Blindr (Beta 3.1) tells the story of an app which allows the user to scrub out the annoyances in their experience of re... Read more →

  • 028 - Octavia E. Butler - Speech Sounds (1983)
    028 - Octavia E. Butler - Speech Sounds (1983)
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    Published: 15 May 2016 Duration: 02:34
    Octavia Butler's short story Speech Sounds was first published by the December 1983 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine. I read the story in her collection Bloodchild and Other Stories, published in 1995. Speech Sounds tells the sto... Read more →
    Octavia Butler's short story Speech Sounds was first published by the December 1983 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine. I read the story in her collection Bloodchild and Other Stories, published in 1995. Speech Sounds tells the sto... Read more →

  • 031 - Kurt Vonnegut Jr - 2BR02B (1962)
    031 - Kurt Vonnegut Jr - 2BR02B (1962)
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    Published: 26 May 2016 Duration: 03:33
    Kurt Vonnegut's short story 2BR02B was first published in If Science Fiction in January 1952. I listened to this as a free audiobook through Librivox. 2BR02B is set in a future world where population is controlled, death is voluntary and d... Read more →
    Kurt Vonnegut's short story 2BR02B was first published in If Science Fiction in January 1952. I listened to this as a free audiobook through Librivox. 2BR02B is set in a future world where population is controlled, death is voluntary and d... Read more →

  • 032 - Susan Palwick - The Fate of Mice (2005)
    032 - Susan Palwick - The Fate of Mice (2005)
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    Published: 28 May 2016 Duration: 02:13
    Susan Palwick's short story The Fate of Mice was first published by Asimov's Science Fiction magazine in January 2005. I read this in Best Science Fiction 2006 edited by Rich Horton. The Fate of Mice tells the story of a lab mouse that has... Read more →
    Susan Palwick's short story The Fate of Mice was first published by Asimov's Science Fiction magazine in January 2005. I read this in Best Science Fiction 2006 edited by Rich Horton. The Fate of Mice tells the story of a lab mouse that has... Read more →

  • 034 - Vandana Singh - Delhi (2004)
    034 - Vandana Singh - Delhi (2004)
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    Published: 7 Jun 2016 Duration: 02:24
    Vandana Singh's short story Delhi was first pubished in the 2004 anthology So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan. I read it in The Year's Best Science Fiction 2005, edited ... Read more →
    Vandana Singh's short story Delhi was first pubished in the 2004 anthology So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan. I read it in The Year's Best Science Fiction 2005, edited ... Read more →

  • 045 - Robert A. Heinlein - All You Zombies (1959)
    045 - Robert A. Heinlein - All You Zombies (1959)
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    Published: 31 Aug 2016 Duration: 04:15
    Robert Heinlein's short story All You Zombies was first published in the March 1959 issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine. All You Zombies is a time travel paradox story about a man writes confessional fiction as an 'unmarried moth... Read more →
    Robert Heinlein's short story All You Zombies was first published in the March 1959 issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine. All You Zombies is a time travel paradox story about a man writes confessional fiction as an 'unmarried moth... Read more →

  • 051 - Robert Coover - Invasion of the Martians (2016)
    051 - Robert Coover - Invasion of the Martians (2016)
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    Published: 17 Oct 2016 Duration: 04:27
    Robert Coover's short story Invasion of the Martians was first published in the September 2016 issue of the New Yorker magazine. Invasion of the Martians is a comic satire that uses the tropes of science fiction B-movies to comment on Amer... Read more →
    Robert Coover's short story Invasion of the Martians was first published in the September 2016 issue of the New Yorker magazine. Invasion of the Martians is a comic satire that uses the tropes of science fiction B-movies to comment on Amer... Read more →

  • 052 - Mary Robinette Kowal - Evil Robot Monkey (2008)
    052 - Mary Robinette Kowal - Evil Robot Monkey (2008)
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    Published: 28 Oct 2016 Duration: 02:23
    Mary Robinette Kowal's short story Evil Robot Monkey was first published in the Solaris Book of New Science Fiction Volume Two from 2008, edited by George Mann. Evil Robot Monkey is the story of an uplifted chimp trying to understand the w... Read more →
    Mary Robinette Kowal's short story Evil Robot Monkey was first published in the Solaris Book of New Science Fiction Volume Two from 2008, edited by George Mann. Evil Robot Monkey is the story of an uplifted chimp trying to understand the w... Read more →

  • 038 - Anne McCaffrey - Velvet Fields (1973)
    038 - Anne McCaffrey - Velvet Fields (1973)
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    Published: 26 Jun 2016 Duration: 03:20
    Anne McCaffrey's short story was first published in Worlds of If in 1973. I read it on the Lightspeed Magazine website, reprinted in 2011. Velvet Fields tells the story of human colonists moving onto an alien world and the unintended consq... Read more →
    Anne McCaffrey's short story was first published in Worlds of If in 1973. I read it on the Lightspeed Magazine website, reprinted in 2011. Velvet Fields tells the story of human colonists moving onto an alien world and the unintended consq... Read more →

  • 039 - Chris Beckett - Peacock Cloak (2010)
    039 - Chris Beckett - Peacock Cloak (2010)
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    Published: 1 Jul 2016 Duration: 03:28
    Chris Beckett's short story Peacock Cloak was first published by Asimov's Magazine in June 2010. I listened to this on the Clarkesworld podcast from October 2015. Peacock Cloak is a science fantasy about a god-like being with a powerful cl... Read more →
    Chris Beckett's short story Peacock Cloak was first published by Asimov's Magazine in June 2010. I listened to this on the Clarkesworld podcast from October 2015. Peacock Cloak is a science fantasy about a god-like being with a powerful cl... Read more →

  • 040 - Molly Gloss - Lambing Season (2002)
    040 - Molly Gloss - Lambing Season (2002)
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    Published: 6 Jul 2016 Duration: 02:47
    Molly Gloss's short story Lambing Season was first published by Asimov's Magazine in July 2002. I read it in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Twentieth Annual Collection, from 2003, edited by Gardner Dozois. Lambing Season is a first conta... Read more →
    Molly Gloss's short story Lambing Season was first published by Asimov's Magazine in July 2002. I read it in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Twentieth Annual Collection, from 2003, edited by Gardner Dozois. Lambing Season is a first conta... Read more →

  • 042 - Nnedi Okorafor - Binti (2015)
    042 - Nnedi Okorafor - Binti (2015)
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    Published: 20 Jul 2016 Duration: 03:44
    Nnedi Okorafor's novella Binti was first published by Tor.com in 2015. Binti tells the story of a sixteen-year-old who leaves her tribe to embark on a trip to a university in a different part of the galaxy. Have you read this story? What ... Read more →
    Nnedi Okorafor's novella Binti was first published by Tor.com in 2015. Binti tells the story of a sixteen-year-old who leaves her tribe to embark on a trip to a university in a different part of the galaxy. Have you read this story? What ... Read more →

  • 043 - Charles Yu - Standard Loneliness Package (2010)
    043 - Charles Yu - Standard Loneliness Package (2010)
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    Published: 24 Aug 2016 Duration: 03:50
    After an issue with a broken laptop, I'm finally back with a new episode! Charles Yu's short story Standard Loneliness Package was originally published by Lightspeed Magazine in 2010. It is a story about a person whose job it is to experi... Read more →
    After an issue with a broken laptop, I'm finally back with a new episode! Charles Yu's short story Standard Loneliness Package was originally published by Lightspeed Magazine in 2010. It is a story about a person whose job it is to experi... Read more →

  • 046 - Madeleine Ashby - By the Time we get to Arizona (2014)
    046 - Madeleine Ashby - By the Time we get to Arizona (2014)
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    Published: 8 Sep 2016 Duration: 03:54
    Madeleine Ashby's short story By the Time we get to Arizona was first published in the Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future anthology, edited by Ed Finn. By the Time we get to Arizona tells the story of a couple trying to emi... Read more →
    Madeleine Ashby's short story By the Time we get to Arizona was first published in the Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future anthology, edited by Ed Finn. By the Time we get to Arizona tells the story of a couple trying to emi... Read more →

  • 047 - J. G. Ballard - Billenium (1962)
    047 - J. G. Ballard - Billenium (1962)
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    Published: 19 Sep 2016 Duration: 02:32
    J. G. Ballard's short story Billenium was first published in Amazing Stories in 1962. I read it in the Oxford Book of SF Stories (1992). Billenium tells the story of two roommates who discover a secret room in their new home. Have you rea... Read more →
    J. G. Ballard's short story Billenium was first published in Amazing Stories in 1962. I read it in the Oxford Book of SF Stories (1992). Billenium tells the story of two roommates who discover a secret room in their new home. Have you rea... Read more →

  • 048 - Megan Arkenberg - Like All Beautiful Places (2015)
    048 - Megan Arkenberg - Like All Beautiful Places (2015)
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    Published: 22 Sep 2016 Duration: 02:27
    Megan Arkenberg's short story Like All Beautiful Places was first published in the 2015 anthology The End Has Come, edited by John Joseph Adams. Like All Beautiful Places tells the story of a survivor in post-apocalyptic San Francisco. Hav... Read more →
    Megan Arkenberg's short story Like All Beautiful Places was first published in the 2015 anthology The End Has Come, edited by John Joseph Adams. Like All Beautiful Places tells the story of a survivor in post-apocalyptic San Francisco. Hav... Read more →

  • 049 - Robert Reed - Eight Episodes (2006)
    049 - Robert Reed - Eight Episodes (2006)
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    Published: 3 Oct 2016 Duration: 03:02
    Robert Reed's short story Eight Episodes was first published in the June 2006 issue of Asimov's Magazine. I listened to it on EscapePod 107. Eight Episodes is a story about an alien invasion that occurred during the earliest days of the ea... Read more →
    Robert Reed's short story Eight Episodes was first published in the June 2006 issue of Asimov's Magazine. I listened to it on EscapePod 107. Eight Episodes is a story about an alien invasion that occurred during the earliest days of the ea... Read more →

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