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Mar 23, 2023

If you haven't read any short stories in a while, it's a great time to get back into them. A ton of truly excellent books of short speculative fiction came out recently, and wondrous new tales are appearing in magazines all the time. We talk about some of our favorite new books of short stories — and we offer some tips for writing some short fiction yourself.

Works mentioned:

All the Hometowns You Can't Stay Away From by Izzy Wasserstein

Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction, ed. Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki and Zelda Knight 

New Suns 2, ed. Nisi Shawl

White Cat, Black Dog by Kelly Link

Falling in Love With Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson

Drinking From Graveyard Wells by Yvette Lisa Ndlovu

Lost Places by Sarah Pinsker

Evil Flowers by Gunnhild Øyehaug

The Wishing Pool by Tananarive Due

Never Too Old to Save the World: A Midlife Calling Anthology, edited by Alana Joli Abbott and Addie J. King 

Sunday Morning Transport

Escape Pod Podcast

Starship Sofa Podcast

Asimov's Science Fiction 

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

Analog Science Fiction

Lightspeed Magazine

Uncanny Magazine

Strange Horizons

Clarkesworld Magazine

NIghtmare Magazine

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