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Author and journalist Jon Cronshaw reviews short science fiction stories.

Author and journalist Jon Cronshaw reviews short science fiction stories.
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Author and journalist Jon Cronshaw reviews short science fiction stories.

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045 - Robert A. Heinlein - All You Zombies (1959)

8/31/2016
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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 mother'. This is a spoilerific episode. If you want to listen to the story, you can download it from EscapePod episode 200. Have you read it? Let me know what you think on Twitter @shortSFreview. If you enjoy this show, please help to spread the word by...

Duration:00:04:15

044 - Ellen Klages - Goodnight Moons (2011)

8/26/2016
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Ellen Klages' short story Goodnight Moons was first published in 2011 anthology Life on Mars: Tales from the New Frontier, edited by Jonathan Strahans. Goodnight Moons tells the story of the first child to be born on Mars. Have you read it? Join in the discussion on Twitter @ShortSFReview. If you enjoy these shows, please take a moment to leave a review on iTunes. #scifi #SFF #Mars

Duration:00:03:40

043 - Charles Yu - Standard Loneliness Package (2010)

8/24/2016
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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 experience emotions on behalf of others. You can follow me on Twitter @jlcronshaw and visit my website www.joncronshaw.com where I post my own fiction and share these podcasts. If you haven't done so already, please help spread the word about this show by...

Duration:00:03:50

042 - Nnedi Okorafor - Binti (2015)

7/20/2016
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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 did you think? Join in the discussion on Twitter @shortSFreview. Check out Jon Cronshaw's own short fiction at www.joncronshaw.com - his recent story To Grip the Bright White Chains is a post-apocalyptic tale about an elderly drug dealer. #scifi...

Duration:00:03:44

041 - M. John Harrison - Tourism (2004)

7/13/2016
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M. John Harrison's short story Tourism was first published in 2004. I read this in the Mammoth Book of New SF, Eighteenth Annual Edition, edited by Gardner Dozois. Tourism is a bizarre space opera story which gives a brief glimpse into a bar on a far-off planet. Have you read it? What did you think? Join in the discussion on Twitter @shortSFreview. If you enjoy these shows, please leave a review on your favourite podcast portal. #scifi #spaceopera #EdgeLit #SFF

Duration:00:03:59

040 - Molly Gloss - Lambing Season (2002)

7/6/2016
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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 contact story about a sheepherder who stumbles across the wreckage of an alience spacecraft. Have you read this story? Let me know what you think on my website www.joncronshaw.com or by getting in touch on Twitter @shortSFreview. #scifi #HugoAwards #aliens...

Duration:00:02:46

039 - Chris Beckett - Peacock Cloak (2010)

7/1/2016
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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 cloak and is a meditation on the themes of power, will, regret and forgiveness. Have you read this story? Join in the discussion on Twitter by following @ShortSFreview. I'm posting these shows, along with my own fiction, on my website www.joncronshaw.com -...

Duration:00:03:28

038 - Anne McCaffrey - Velvet Fields (1973)

6/26/2016
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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 consquences of this colonisation. Have you read this story? Get in touch on Twitter @jlcronshaw or @shortsfreview. My website is www.joncronshaw.com - you can read my own short fiction, as well as the archive to this podcast there. If you enjoy the show,...

Duration:00:03:20

037 - Philip K. Dick - The Minority Report (1956)

6/20/2016
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Philip K. Dick's short story The Minority Report was first published by Fantasic Fiction in 1956. I read it as part of Dick's 2002 collection The Minority Report and Other Stories. The Minority Report tells the story of a dystopian future where serious crime has been all but erradicated. Police use mutants with pre-cognitive abilities to catch criminals before they commit a crime. Have you read this story? What did you think? Join the discussion on Twitter @shortSFreview. I'm not getting...

Duration:00:03:43

036 - Carrie Vaughn - Bannerless (2015)

6/14/2016
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Carrie Vaughn's short story Bannerless was first published in the 2015 anthology The End has Come, part of the Apocalypse Tryptich, edited by John Joseph Adams. Bannerless is set is a postapocalyptic world where fertility is controlled by the use of licenses given to families as banners to display in their homes. Have you read this story? Join in the discussion @ShortSFReview. If you're enjoying these shows, please tell a friend. #scifi #HugoAwards #postapocalypse #SFF

Duration:00:03:42

035 - Greg Egan - Steve Fever (2007)

6/10/2016
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Greg Egan's short story Steve Fever was first published in the November/December 2007 edition of Technology Review. I read it the Year's Best Science Fiction 2008, edited by Gardner Dozois. Steve Fever tells the story of nanobots that have taken over the world with a single task in mind: to raise their creator back from the dead. Have you read this story? Join in the discussion on Twitter @ShortSFReview. I'm posting these episodes along with my own stories at www.joncronshaw.com - you can...

Duration:00:02:57

034 - Vandana Singh - Delhi (2004)

6/7/2016
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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 by Gardner Dozois. Delhi tells the story of an outsider who gets glimpses into the past and future. Have you read it? Let me know what you think on Twitter @ShortSFReview. If you're enyoing the show, please take a moment to leave a review on iTunes or...

Duration:00:02:23

033 - Arthur C. Clarke - The Star (1955)

6/2/2016
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Arthur C. Clarke's Hugo Award-winning short story The Star was first published by Infinity magazine in 1955. I read it in the anthology The Hugo Winners 1955-1960, edited by Isaac Asimov. The Star tells the story of Jesuit astronomers examining the Phoenix nebular. Have you read this story? Join in the discussion on Twitter @shortSFreview. If you're enjoying these shows, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or recommending the show to a friend. #SciFi #HugoAwards #1960s #SFF

Duration:00:02:50

032 - Susan Palwick - The Fate of Mice (2005)

5/28/2016
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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 had its intelligence boosted. Have you read the story? Join in the discussion on Twitter @ShortSFreview or at www.joncronshaw.com where you can leave a comment. If you're enjoying these shows, please tell your friends or leave a review on iTunes. #scifi...

Duration:00:02:13

031 - Kurt Vonnegut Jr - 2BR02B (1962)

5/26/2016
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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 disease has been eradicated. Have you read this story? What did you think? Let me know on Twitter @ShortSFreview. If you enjoy the Short Science Fiction Review please feel free to add Jon Cronshaw as a friend on Facebook and Goodreads. #dystopia #SFF...

Duration:00:03:33

030 - Naomi Kritzer - Cat Pictures Please (2015)

5/22/2016
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Naomi Kritzer's short story Cat Pictures Please was published by Clarkesworld magazine in January 2015. Cat Pictures Please tells the story of sentient AI that tries to help improve people's lives. Have you read this story? What did you think? Join in the discussion on Twitter @ShortSFreview or visit my website www.joncronshaw.com to leave a comment. If you're enjoying these podcasts, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or sharing a link to one of the episodes with your friends on...

Duration:00:02:31

029 - Andy Weir - The Egg (2009)

5/18/2016
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Andy Weir's short story The Egg was first published on his website Galactanet.com in 2009. The Egg is a story about the meaning of life and the universe, with ideas inspired by Hindu philosophy. Have you read this story? What did you think? Join in the discussion on Twitter @ShortSFreview. I'm posting all these episodes onto my website www.joncronshaw.com along with some of my own short fiction. If you're enjoying the show, please consider leaving a review on iTunes. #scifi #mysticism...

Duration:00:02:30

028 - Octavia E. Butler - Speech Sounds (1983)

5/15/2016
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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 story of a woman living in a postapocalyptic world where many people have lost the ability to speak or read. Have you read this story? Let me know what you think on Twitter @ShortSFreview. I'm posting these episodes as well as some of my own short stories onto...

Duration:00:02:34

027 - Mike Resnick - Observation Post (2013)

5/13/2016
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Mike Resnick's short story Observation Post was first published in the 2013 anthology Beyond the Sun, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt. Observation Post is a comedy about an aliens observing Earth through intercepted TV show footage. Have you read this story? What did you think? Follow the show on Twitter @ShortSFreview. Please check out my website http://www.joncronshaw.com - I'm posting all of these episodes, as well as my own short fiction there. If you enjoy this podcast, please share it...

Duration:00:03:33

026 - Nan Craig - Scrapmetal (2012)

5/11/2016
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Nan Craig's short story Scrapmetal was originally published in issue 1.3 of Arc in 2012. I listened to an audio version on issue 524 of the Escape Pod podcast from March 2016. Scrapmetal tells the story of a soldier adjusting to life after leaving the army in a world where humans are modified by cybernetic implants to match the needs of their vocation. Have you read this story? What did you think? Join in the discussion on Twitter @ShortSFreview. All of these episodes are being posted onto...

Duration:00:03:25