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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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English


Episodes

055 - Ted Chiang - Division by Zero (1991)

12/19/2016
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Ted Chiang's short story Division by Zero was first published in Full Spectrum 3 in 1991 and reprinted in Stories of Your Life and Others. Division by Zero tells the story of a couple dealing with their individual worldviews being pulled from under them. Have you read it? What did you think? Let me know on Twitter @jlcronshaw. I have just released my debut novella, Addict of the Wasteland, as a free ebook on my website http://www.joncronshaw.com - simply visit the site and click on the link...

Duration: 00:04:00


054 - Samantha Murray - Of Sight, Of Mind, Of Heart (2016)

11/29/2016
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Samantha Murray's short story Of Sight, Of Mind, Of Heart was published by Clarkesworld in November 2016. Of Sight, Of Mind, Of Heart tells the story of a mother coping with her child going to war against alien invaders. I now have a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/joncronshawauthor - please like the page and help spread the word about the podcast. #scifi #podcast #aliens

Duration: 00:02:58


053 - T. R. Napper - An Advanced Guide to Successful Price-Fixing in Extraterrestrial Betting Markets (2015)

11/10/2016
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T. R. Napper's short story An Advanced Guide to Successful Price-Fixing in Extraterrestrial Betting Markets was originally published in the January-February 2015 issue of Interzone magazine. I listened to on the StarShipSofa podcast, from November 2016. An Advanced Guide to Successful Price-Fixing in Extraterrestrial Betting Markets tells the story of an autistic gambler who finds himself embroiled with intergalactic mobsters. Have you read it? What did you think? Let me know by leaving a...

Duration: 00:04:12


052 - Mary Robinette Kowal - Evil Robot Monkey (2008)

10/28/2016
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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 world. Have you read it? What did you think? Let me know on Twitter @jlcronshaw or by visiting http://www.joncronshaw.com where you can leave a comment. If you want to help promote the Short Science Fiction Review, please take a minute to leave a review on...

Duration: 00:02:23


051 - Robert Coover - Invasion of the Martians (2016)

10/17/2016
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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 American political culture in 2016. Have you read this story? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment on my website www.joncronshaw.com - you can also check out my own short fiction there for free. #satire #politics #scifi

Duration: 00:04:27


050 - Mary Anne Mohanraj - Communion (2014)

10/10/2016
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Mary Anne Mohanraj's short story Communion was first published by Clarkesworld Magazine in 2014. It is the story of a human and alien mourning the loss of someone important to both of them. Have you read this story? What did you think? You can follow me on Twitter @jlcronshaw or visit my website www.joncronshaw.com to leave a comment. #scifi #SFF #podcast

Duration: 00:01:59


049 - Robert Reed - Eight Episodes (2006)

10/3/2016
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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 earth. Have you read it? What did you think? Leave a comment on my website www.joncronshaw.com - I am also posting my own short fiction there. #scifi #SFF #HugoAwards

Duration: 00:03:02


048 - Megan Arkenberg - Like All Beautiful Places (2015)

9/22/2016
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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. Have you read this story? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment on my website www.joncronshaw.com where I also post some of my own short fiction. If your enjoying these shows, please help spread the word by leaving a review on your podcast platform...

Duration: 00:02:27


047 - J. G. Ballard - Billenium (1962)

9/19/2016
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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 read it? What did you think? Let me know on my website www.joncronshaw.com - you can leave a comment and check out some of my own short fiction. #scifi #SFF #dystopian #overpopulation

Duration: 00:02:32


046 - Madeleine Ashby - By the Time we get to Arizona (2014)

9/8/2016
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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 emigrate from Mexico to America. Have you read it? What did you think? Leave a comment on my website www.joncronshaw.com - I'm posting these episodes along with my own short fiction. #scifi #SFF #podcast

Duration: 00:03:54


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


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

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