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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 - Shimmer #38 [July stuff]
It’s a bit of a strange month at Shimmer Magazine , with two original stories that full embrace the weird. Whether that means imagining a world where mutant zombie-lizard-people face some Western-tinged gunslinging or a world something like 1920’s France wh...

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Regular Sip - Beneath Ceaseless Skies #230
Okay, so...this is something of a special review for me. Firstly (and most importantly), it's NEW BIRDVERSE OMG YAAAASSSS!!! Ahem. Aside from that, it's the longest title that I've read from Beneath Ceaseless Skies , a stunning novella that is available for...

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Quick Sips - Clarkesworld #130
It’s a rather dark month of content at Clarkesworld , where the CW might well stand for content warning for most of the pieces. These are stories that take a look at the aftermath of harm. They look at post-apocalypses, post-traumatic plots that lead to fur...

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Quick Sips - Nightmare #58
The July stories from Nightmare Magazine seem to me to be all about consent and victims. About the ways in which people seek their own gratification, their own wishes, without pausing to think about what they’re doing. Or, when they do stop, they still priv...

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Quick Sips - GigaNotoSaurus July 2017
July’s long short story from GigaNotoSaurus explores war in a way that’s deep and moving and a bit weird, frankly. On an incredibly refreshing note, it’s a story about World War II that doesn’t involve Nazis, which I am always up for reading. It’s also a st...

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Quick Sips - Strange Horizons 07/03/2017 & 07/10/2017
It's another stellar two weeks of content as Strange Horizons moves into July. It's full of weirdness, with two original stories where magic is bleeding through into the more mundane world, where the main characters are looking either for escape through thi...

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Quick Link - The Monthly Round June 2017
The Monthly Round is up now at Nerds of a Feather, Flock Together . Go check it out. For those not in the know, the Round is my monthly column where I pair my favorite stories from the month with tasting notes, thematically appropriate booze, and reviews. S...

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Quick Sips - Beneath Ceaseless Skies #229
It’s something of a treat from Beneath Ceaseless Skies this issue as there are two longer stories to sink your teeth into. And okay, one of those is a novella which is only half-released (though the entire piece can be listened to via podcast), but people, ...

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Quick Sips - Lightspeed #86
The July Lightspeed Magazine offers up a pair each of science fiction and fantasy short stories that balance hope and despair, pain and longing. The stories examine injustice, characters caught in moments that they want to escape, situations that are deeply...

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Quick Sips - Flash Fiction Online July 2017
It’s solidly summer time now and the July issue of Flash Fiction Online brings with it a mix of stories that burst with life and possibility even as they don’t overlook the grief and hurt that walk hand in hand with the brightness of summer. There’s magic t...
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