Recommendations: March 2021


Boiled Bones and Black Eggs by Nghi Vo (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

Burn the Ships by Alberto Yáñez (Lightspeed Magazine)

The Guadalupe Witch by Josh Rountree (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

Homecoming is Just Another Word for the Sublimation of the Self by Isabel J. Kim (Clarkesworld)

Olivia’s Table by Alyssa Wong (Lightspeed Magazine)

The Orbiting Guan Erye by Wang Zhenzhen, translated by Carmen Yiling Yan (Clarkesworld)

Terra Rasa by Anastasia Bookreyeva, translated by Ray Nayler (Clarkesworld)


Institutions are the AIs Your Mother Warned You About by Navarre Bartz (SFWA)

Seduced by the Ruler’s Gaze: An Indian Perspective on Seth Dickinson’s Masquerade by Sid Jain (Uncanny Magazine)

“We’ll Know It When We See It”: The Trouble with Finding (Alien) Life by Julie Nováková (Clarkesworld)


Lingthusiasm #54: How linguists figure out the grammar of a language

Video Games

Cat Quest (The Gentlebros Studio) (review here)

Recommendations: January & February 2021


Diversity Plus: Diverse Story Forms and Themes, Not Just Diverse Faces by Henry Lien (

Worldwide Story Structures by Kim Yoon Mi

Short Fiction

Bromelia by Sonia Alejandra Rodríguez (Strange Horizons)

Pathfinding! by Nicole Kornher-Stace (Uncanny Magazine)

Roots on Ya by LH Moore (Apex Magazine)

The Demon Sage’s Daughter by Varsha Dinesh (Strange Horizons)

The Failed Dianas by Monique Laban (Clarkesworld)

We, the Girls Who Did Not Make It by E. A. Petricone (Nightmare Magazine)


Now Recharging by Maiji/Mary Huang