Review: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

(Young Adult) There are some books that are meant to be savored. There are some whose characters begin to feel like your friends. There are some that keep you awake at night in terror and some whose themes stay with you long after you’ve finished reading. This does not fall …

Masked edited by Lou Anders

Masked edited by Lou Anders I loved this collection of superhero fiction. Some of the stories are flat out superhero versus evil villain, yes you know who’s going to win, but how does it all happen. Others are not so black and white, the moral line between hero and villain …

The Princess and the Accountant by Robert E. Rogoff

“The Princess and the Accountant” by Robert E. Rogoff In this short story, Rogoff takes a common fairy tale element, the quest to marry the princess, and reimagines it with a science fiction twist. Ralph is an accountant with the Royal Distribution Agency and has been for three centuries, when …

The Goldilocks Problem by Gregory Benford

“The Goldilocks Problem” by Gregory Benford I’ve been reading a lot of fairy tales lately, both the original versions and modern interpretations. A couple of weeks ago, I talked a little about “The Three Bears” so when I ran across this short story, I had to read it. Benford takes …

“Squish” by Daniel M. Hoyt

“Squish” by Daniel M. Hoyt The year is 2136. In this short story, the main character, Meyer, is an investigator hired to find the imposter among the many clones his boss, Benton Reege, has made of himself. These clones are stationed throughout the solar system and each is in charge …

Captain Bonny Morgan: The Cassandra Prophecy by Robert “Doc” Gowdy

Captain Bonny Morgan: The Cassandra Prophesy by Robert “Doc” Gowdy While I was in the early chapters of this tale, I told my friends that it was like reading a sci-fi geek’s lesbian fantasy. My friends, who are male by the way, said, well  that’s it then, that’s the pinnacle, …