Review: The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2017 Guest Editor: Charles Yu Series Editor: John Joseph Adams Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017 Overview: Charles Yu and I don't have the same taste but I did notice that we both like stories with firm narrative structure. There were also multiple stories with portal fantasy aspects. Also, common…

Review: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman Greenwillow Books, 2018 YA Fantasy Short Stories (based on Asian myths and folklore) Average rating: 5 cups of tea out of 11 Overview: There are fifteen total stories written by different authors of Asian descent. Likes: There were four excellent stories that made…

Review: Fox 8

Fox 8 by George Saunders Random House, 2013 Adult Short Story 3 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: This short story is told from the perspective of a fox, who learns human speech, watching his home be cut down by humans and built over. Likes: I'm fond of the fox's perspective in general. He…

Review: The Merry Spinster

The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Mallory Ortberg Holt Paperback, 2018 Adult Horror Short Stories (inspired by Fairy Tales) 2 cups of that one tea mix that I can drink but am not fond of, out of 11 Overview: This is a collection of eleven stories. They are inspired by fairy tales and…

Classic Thoughts: Hop-Frog

Confession: I didn't read this one for school. This was a favorite from when I decided to read Edgar Allen Poe's whole collection. But I really, really liked this one so I had to include it in the reread. Hop-Frog has crippled legs but his arms are very strong and he's very smart. When the…