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Charles Payseur
Writer, reader, reviewer, cat enthusiast. On Twitter at @ClowderofTwo
Writer, reader, reviewer, cat enthusiast. On Twitter at @ClowderofTwo

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Quick Sips - Heroic Fantasy Quarterly #31
With the giant novella-length epic poem done with, this latest issue of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly brings things back to basics with four original stories and two poems (of much more modest length). The stories build up worlds filled with magic and darkness, ...

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Quick Sips - Apex #93
Love is in the air for Apex Magazine's February issue. Er, well…maybe not exactly love. What's sort of like love but awful, horrifying, and uncomfortable? Well, the issue is probably first and foremost concerned with the loss of agency. With the way that (m...

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Quick Sips - Lackington's #12 (Animals)
The latest issue of Lackington's has a theme of Animals to it. And while it does feature a number of precocious and mischievous characters, this isn't exactly an issue I'd recommend giving to a young child as a diversion on a rainy day. Unless you want some...

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Quick Sips - Shimmer #35 (February Stuff)
The stories in this month's Shimmer Magazine look at very different sides of love. In the first, love is something dangerous and alive, tarnished by pain and loss and hate. And in the second it is a kind of magic that transforms the random daily acts of par...

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Quick Sips - Uncanny #14 (February Stuff)
The pieces in the February content from Uncanny do a great job of giving a wide ranging view of what makes up short SFF. From stories about love and immigration and Poe to a poem about being hot for Mars to nonfiction that educates and challenges, the issue...

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Quick Thoughts - Some Small Changes Coming
Hi all! I've been thinking recently that my level of output for Quick Sip Reviews has been getting…well, slightly more than I can handle. Which is why I'm planning on making a few rather minor changes to the way I do things. But before you think that I'm go...

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The Monthly Round is up!!!
Hi all! My monthly column pairing my favorite short SFF reads with booze is up right now at Nerds of a Feather, Flock Together . So definitely go check that out! For those who just want those mouth watering stories, the list of my picks is below: Tasting Fl...

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Quick Sips - Strange Horizons 02/06/2017 & 02/13/2017
Two weeks have passed and Strange Horizons has put out both a pair of stories and pair of poems that continue their focus on global and domestic justice. These are stories and poems that look at the harsh realities of injustice. At the way that hatred and m...

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Quick Sips - Beneath Ceaseless Skies #218
The first issue of Beneath Ceaseless Skies ' February offerings serves up two pieces about women in difficult situations. Women of magic and of power who have been tasked with using their abilities to fight against the weight of oppression. To fight against...

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Quick Sips - Clarkesworld #125
February is a short month and for Clarkesworld that means this issue has slightly less than I'm used to seeing, but still provides four original stories, including a translated novelette. All four stories are science fictional, one of them near-ish future E...
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