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Canavan | 548 comments This is a thread for tracking short fiction read in 2018. Threads tracking short fiction for years past have been hosted by either myself or Greg and may be found here (2013 thread), here (2014), here (2015), here (2016), and here (2017).

Because I’m a bit of a short story geek, in recent years I’ve tended to dominate these threads to exclusion of most other group members, but if anyone wants to jump in here they are more than welcome to do so. While there are, of course, no real rules about the form posts should take, here are rough guidelines based on previous threads. For the purposes of this thread, the term “short fiction” can be defined as broadly or as narrowly as the person crafting the list desires — it can include, for example, novellas, novelettes, essays, or poems as well as short stories. (I’ll admit that I cheated a bit this past year and included a few essays that were horror-related.)

Similarly, the fiction in question can come from whatever genre the list-maker is interested in (although one presumes that since this group is primarily devoted to horror at least some of the entries will be horror-related). Entries can come from magazines, single-author story collections, anthologies, the web, chapbooks, whatever.

Lists can take whatever form is deemed appropriate by the list-maker. (I tend to make separate posts for each month, but that’s just me.) Finally, any list entries can serve as the springboard for the discussion of said entries if folks so desire.


message 2: by Canavan (last edited Dec 31, 2018 11:02AM) (new)

Canavan | 548 comments Last year I set for myself the task of reading 300 stories. I didn’t quite make it, but came pretty close. I suppose I’ll set the same goal for this coming year.

January
February
March, Part 1
March, Part 2
April
May
June
July, Part 1
July, Part 2
August
September
October
November
December, Part 1
December, Part 2


message 3: by Canavan (last edited Jan 31, 2018 02:40PM) (new)

Canavan | 548 comments Canavan’s short stories

January

1. “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, Ambrose Bierce (1890). ✭✭✭✭✭
2. “The Water Ghost of Harrowby Hall”, John Kendrick Bangs (1891). ✭✭✭✭½
3. “A Ghost Story” (variant title: “A Man of Science”), Jerome K. Jerome (1892). ✭✭✭
4. “The Devil of the Marsh”, H. B. Marriott Watson (as by H. B. Marriott-Watson) (1893). ✭✭
5. “Max Hensig. Bacteriologist and Murderer”, Algernon Blackwood (1907). ✭✭
6. “The Woman’s Ghost Story”, Algernon Blackwood (1907). ✭½
7. “Demons of the Sea”, William Hope Hodgson (1923). ✭✭
8. “The Killing Bottle”, L. P. Hartley (1927). ✭✭✭½
9. “The Canal”, Everil Worrell (1927). ✭✭
10. “The Deserted Garden”, August Derleth (1929). ✭½
11. “With Folded Hands”, Jack Williamson (1947). ✭✭✭✭
12. “Home for Christmas”, Carson McCullers (1949). ✭✭✭½
13. “I Am Nothing”, Eric Frank Russell (1952). ✭✭✭
14. “The Altar”, Robert Sheckley (1953). ✭✭✭½
15. “Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot (5)”, Reginald Bretnor (as by Grendel Briarton) (1957). ✭½
16. “Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot (9)”, Reginald Bretnor (as by Grendel Briarton) (1958). ✭½
17. “Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot (11)”, Reginald Bretnor (as by Grendel Briarton) (1958). ✭✭½
18. “Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot (13)”, Reginald Bretnor (as by Grendel Briarton) (1959). ✭
19. “Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot (19)”, Reginald Bretnor (as by Grendel Briarton) (1959). ✭½
20. “Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot (28)”, Reginald Bretnor (as by Grendel Briarton) (1960). ✭½
21. “The House”, Fredric Brown (1960). ✭✭✭½
22. “Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot (33)”, Reginald Bretnor (as by Grendel Briarton) (1960). ✭
23. “Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot (36)”, Reginald Bretnor (as by Grendel Briarton) (1960). ✭
24. “Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot (37)”, Reginald Bretnor (as by Grendel Briarton) (1961). ✭✭
25. “Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot (38)”, Reginald Bretnor (as by Grendel Briarton) (1961). ✭✭
26. “Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot (48)”, Reginald Bretnor (as by Grendel Briarton) (1961). ½
27. “Haunts of the Very Rich”, T. K. Brown III (1971). ✭✭✭½
28. “Cold Light”, Karl Edward Wagner (1973). ✭✭✭✭½
29. “Mirage”, Karl Edward Wagner (1973). ✭✭✭½
30. “Reflections for the Winter of My Soul”, Karl Edward Wagner (1973). ✭✭✭✭✭
31. “The Devilish Rat”, Edward Page Mitchell (as by Albert Page Mitchell) (1974). ✭✭½
32. “Death Angel’s Shadow” (poem), Karl Edward Wagner (1974). ✭✭✭½
33. “Lynortis Reprise”, Karl Edward Wagner (1974). ✭✭✭✭½
34. “Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot (77)”, Reginald Bretnor (as by Grendel Briarton) (1975). ✭½
35. “The Dark Muse”, Karl Edward Wagner (1975). ✭✭✭✭
36. “The Other One”, Karl Edward Wagner (1977). ✭✭✭✭
37. “Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot (95)”, Reginald Bretnor (as by Grendel Briarton) (c. 1979-1992?). ½
38. “Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot (101)”, Reginald Bretnor (as by Grendel Briarton) (c. 1979-1992?). ✭½
39. “Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot (108)”, Reginald Bretnor (as by Grendel Briarton) (c. 1979-1992?). ✭
40. “Nightflyers”, George R. R. Martin (1980). ✭✭✭✭✭
41. “Misericorde”, Karl Edward Wagner (1983). ✭✭✭✭
42. “Apartheid”, W. P. Kinsella (1987). ✭✭✭½
43. “Billy in Trinidad”, W. P. Kinsella (1987). ✭✭✭½
44. “Butterfly Winter”, W. P. Kinsella (1987). ✭✭½
45. “Driving Patterns”, W. P. Kinsella (1987). ✭✭✭
46. “Elvis Bound”, W. P. Kinsella (1987). ✭✭✭½
47. “Evangeline’s Mother”, W. P. Kinsella (1987). ✭✭✭✭
48. “For Zoltan, Who Sings”, W. P. Kinsella (1987). ✭✭✭✭
49. “Lieberman in Love”, W. P. Kinsella (1987). ✭✭✭✭
50. “Mother Tucker’s Yellow Duck”, W. P. Kinsella (1987). ✭✭✭✭½
51. “Oh, Marley”, W. P. Kinsella (1987). ✭✭✭
52. “Red Wolf, Red Wolf”, W. P. Kinsella (1987). ✭✭✭✭✭
53. “Something to Think About”, W. P. Kinsella (1987). ✭✭✭½
54. “Truth and History”, W. P. Kinsella (1987). ✭✭✭½
55. “Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot (99)”, Reginald Bretnor (as by Grendel Briarton) (1992). ½
56. “A Half-Pint of Old Darling”, Wendell Berry (1993). ✭✭✭✭✭
57. “The Dark God of Laughter”, Michael Chabon (2001). ✭✭✭✭½
58. “A Dream with the Wind in It”, Kelly Cherry (2014). ✭✭½
59. “By Heart”, Dee Cohn (2014). ✭✭✭½
60. “Happiest Black White Man Alive”, Dan Gilmore (2014). ✭✭
61. “Marriage”, Anna Lea Jancewicz (2014). ✭✭✭½
62. “A Notice from the Office of Reclamation”, J. Duncan Wiley (2014). ✭✭✭½
63. “Apollo”, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche (2015). ✭✭✭✭
64. “Ravalushan”, Mohammed Naseehu Ali (2015). ✭✭✭½
65. “The Spots”, Paul Bassett Davies (2016). ✭✭✭½
66. “Syndication”, Allegra Hyde (2016). ✭✭
67. “Help”, Pamela Painter (2016). ✭✭½
68. “Project Empathy”, Dominica Phetteplace (2016). ✭✭✭
69. “Eu-de-Eric”, Manuela Saragosa (2016). ✭✭✭½
70. “Election Cycle”, Alex Simand (2016). ✭✭✭½
71. “36”, Joy Williams (2016). ✭✭✭
72. “82”, Joy Williams (2016). ✭✭✭½
73. “YesNoGoodbye”, Kristi DeMeester (2017). ✭✭✭
74. “Triangle”, Larry Brown (2017). ✭½
75. “Summer Scalping: Scarecrows”, Len Kuntz (2017). ✭✭✭
76. “Cat Person”, Kristen Roupenian (2017). ✭✭✭✭

If forced to choose, the story I most enjoyed this month was not horror-related, but rather a piece of regional writing by Wendell Berry, “A Half-Pint of Old Darling”. Like many of his tales, it takes place in the small fictional town of Port William, Kentucky. The story is suffused with a subdued and gentle humor as the author describes the life of a married couple playing out against an agrarian backdrop. This story was my introduction to Berry and, as a result, I now plan to read more of his stuff.


message 4: by Sven (new)

Sven | 15 comments Try to read Some short stories from various anthologies and collections etc.


message 6: by Greg (new)

Greg | 1646 comments Thanks for setting up the new topic, Canavan!


message 7: by Greg (last edited Jul 15, 2018 01:59AM) (new)

Greg | 1646 comments My spot!

January
1. 2000 AD, Prog 2023 (22 March 2017) .
2. 2000 AD, Prog 2024 (29 March 2017) .
3. 2000 AD, Prog 2025 (5 April 2017) .
4. 2000 AD, Prog 2026 (12 April 2017) .
5. 2000 AD, Prog 2027 (19 April 2017) .
6. 2000 AD, Prog 2028 (26 April 2017) .
7. 2000 AD, Prog 2029 (3 May 2017) .
8. 2000 AD, Prog 2030 (10 May 2017) . Great horror cover on this issue (viewable here)!

February
9. 2000 AD, Prog 2031 (17 May 2017).
10. 2000 AD, Prog 2032 (24 May 2017).
11. 2000 AD, Prog 2033 (31 May 2017).
12. 2000 AD, Prog 2034 (7 June 2017).
13. 2000 AD, Prog 2035 (14 June 2017).
14. 2000 AD, Prog 2036 (21 June 2017).
15. 2000 AD, Prog 2037 (28 June 2017).
16. 2000 AD, Prog 2038 (5 July 2017).
17. 2000 AD, Prog 2039 (12 July 2017).

March
18. 2000 AD, Prog 2040 (19 July 2017).
19. 2000 AD, Prog 2041 (26 July 2017).
20. 2000 AD, Prog 2042 (2 August 2017).
21. 'Do not Google' by Andrew Humphrey, in Black Static #61 (although I'm reading the print version), pp 32-9. Horror. 3 stars.
22. 'A small life' by Carly Holmes, in Black Static #61 (print version), pp 40-53. Horror. 3.5 stars.
23. 2000 AD, Prog 2043 (9 August 2017).
24. 2000 AD, Prog 2044 (16 August 2017).
25. 2000 AD, Prog 2045 (23 August 2017).
26. 2000 AD, Prog 2046 (30 August 2017).
27. 'Tancho' by Mel Kassel, in Black Static #61 (print version), pp 54-61.

(Continued at post 15 [below].)


message 8: by Sven (new)

Sven | 15 comments Januari

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message 9: by Canavan (last edited Mar 02, 2018 08:46PM) (new)

Canavan | 548 comments Canavan’s short stories

February

77. “A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs. Veal, the Next Day after Her Death: to One Mrs. Bargrave at Canterbury. The 8th of September, 1705”, Daniel Defoe (attributed) (1705). ✭✭
78. “Le blanc et le noir” (“The White and the Black”), Émile Erckmann & Alexandre Chatrian (as by Erckmann-Chatrian) (1862/trans. 1867). ✭✭✭
79. “Across the Moors”, William Fryer Harvey (1910). ✭✭✭½
80. “Ex Oblivione”, H. P. Lovecraft (1943). ✭✭✭½
81. “The Devil Finds Work”, Mack Reynolds (1950). ✭✭✭
82. “Aunt Agatha”, Doris Pitkin Buck (1952). ✭✭✭
83. “Mr. Milton’s Gift” (variant title: The Man with the Golden Hand), Robert Arthur (1953). ✭✭✭
84. “Solipsist”, Fredric Brown (1954). ✭✭✭✭½
85. “Voodoo”, Fredric Brown (1954). ✭✭✭✭
86. “$1.98”, Arthur Porges (1954). ✭✭✭✭
87. “A Prophecy of Monsters” (variant title: “Monsters in the Night”), Clark Ashton Smith (1954). ✭✭
88. “Imagine”, Fredric Brown (1955). ✭✭✭½
89. “The Stutterer”, R. R. Merliss (1955). ✭✭✭½
90. “Allamagoosa”, Eric Frank Russell (1955). ✭✭✭½
91. “Lonely Road”, Richard Wilson (1956). ✭✭✭
92. “A Dozen of Everything”, Marion Zimmer Bradley (1959). ✭✭
93. “Who Rides with Santa Anna?”, Edward D. Hoch (1959). ✭✭✭½
94. “Recessional”, Fredric Brown (1960). ✭✭✭✭
95. “Climacteric”, Avram Davidson (1960). ✭✭
96. “Hobbyist”, Fredric Brown (1961). ✭½
97. “Apocryphal Fragment”, Edward Wellen (1962). ✭½
98. “A Rose for Ecclesiastes”, Roger Zelazny (1963). ✭✭✭✭✭
99. “But Not the Herald”, Roger Zelazny (1965). ✭✭✭
100. “Mr. Wilde’s Second Chance”, Joanna Russ (1966). ✭✭✭✭½
101. “Charlie’s Law” (alternate title: “Charlie X”), James Blish, D. C. Fontana (Teleplay Author), & Gene Roddenberry (Story Author) (1967). ✭✭
102. “Dagger of the Mind”, James Blish & Shimon Wincelberg (as by S. Bar-David) (Teleplay Author) (1967). ✭½
103. “The Maiden’s Sacrifice”, Edward D. Hoch (1968). ✭½
104. “Chalk Talk”, Edward Wellen (1973). ✭✭
105. “The Boulevard of Broken Dreams”, Harlan Ellison (1975). ✭✭✭
106. “L Is for Loup-Garou” (taken from “From A to Z, in the Chocolate Alphabet”), Harlan Ellison (1976). ✭✭
107. “The Curse of Hooligan’s Bar”, Charles E. Fritch (1976). ✭½
108. “Armaja Das”, Joe Haldeman (1976). ✭✭✭½
109. “A Case of the Stubborns”, Robert Bloch (1976). ✭✭✭
110. “The Viaduct”, Brian Lumley (1976). ✭✭✭½
111. “Dead Call”, William F. Nolan (1976). ✭✭✭✭✭
112. “Controlled Experiment”, Rick Conley (1978). ✭✭✭
113. “Mackintosh Willy”, Ramsey Campbell (1979). ✭✭✭✭
114. “Eumenides in the Fourth-Floor Lavatory”, Orson Scott Card (1979). ✭✭½
115. “Angelica”, Jane Yolen (1979). ✭✭½
116. “The Contest”, Robert J. Sawyer (1980). ✭✭
117. “At the Bureau”, Steve Rasnic Tem (1980). ✭✭✭✭✭
118. “Deal with the D.E.V.I.L.”, Theodore R. Cogswell (1981). ✭✭✭
119. “Deadline”, Mel Gilden (1981). ✭✭✭
120. “The Dump”, Joe R. Lansdale (1981). ✭✭✭½
121. “The Anatomy Lesson”, Scott Russell Sanders (as by Scott Sanders) (1981). ✭✭✭½
122. “Letters from Camp”, Al Sarrantonio (1981). ✭✭✭½
123. “And I Only Am Escaped to Tell Thee”, Roger Zelazny (1981). ✭✭✭✭✭
124. “Personality Problem”, Joe R. Lansdale (1982). ✭✭✭½
125. “Chained”, Barry N. Malzberg (1982). ✭½
126. “The Dark Ones”, Richard Christian Matheson (1982). ✭✭✭½
127. “The Abraham Lincoln Murder Case”, Rick Norwood (1982). ✭✭
128. “Bigfish”, Edward D. Hoch (1985). ✭✭✭✭✭
129. “Dummy”, Simon MacCulloch (1994). ✭✭✭
130. “Oldest Living Serial Killer Tells All”, John R. Platt (1995). ✭✭
131. “Howard, the Tenth Reindeer”, Jeff Strand (2008). ✭½
132. “Ascent”, Stuart Dybek (2016). ✭✭✭
133. “The Sea Urchin”, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello (2016). ✭½
134. “Strong Tongue”, Kathy Fish (2016). ✭

A number of really excellent stories this month, so I’ll briefly mention just two of them: Roger Zelazny’s “And I Only Am Escaped to Tell Thee” is a short-short that strikes me as a bit of a rip-off of an earlier Rod Serling script written for the Night Gallery television series, but I still really enjoyed Zelazny’s somewhat different take on the same theme. Steve Rasnic Tem’s “At the Bureau” is another short-short, this one incorporating elements of what might be referred to as the office horror subgenre. This tale, I suspect, is probably not suited for those with blunter tastes; or maybe you have to have worked in such an environment to really appreciate the absurdist aspects of the story.


message 10: by Midas68 (new)

Midas68 | 16 comments Hi Peeps, I created a post looking for Great War Horror Stories awhile back. Thought I would link that and anyone could reply there or here if ya want. I have a penchant for Vietnam Horror Stories(if in Audio even better) My Favs so far is.

The Monster by Joe Haldeman
Graves by Joe Haldeman
R & R by Lucius Shepard
Salvador by Lucius Shepard
Shades by Lucius Shepard
The General Who is not Dead by Jeff Vandermeer
A Reason of Darkness by Jack Cady
Something Had to be Done by David Drake
The Ghost Village by Peter Straub
Dream Baby by Bruce McAllister
Nightcrawlers by Robert R. McCammon


https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 11: by Canavan (last edited Mar 30, 2018 02:59PM) (new)

Canavan | 548 comments Canavan’s short stories

March, Part 1

135. “The Black Cat”, Edgar Allan Poe (1843). ✭✭✭✭½
136. “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar”, Edgar Allan Poe (1845). ✭✭✭✭✭
137. “La main” (“The Hand”), Guy de Maupassant (1883/trans. 1903). ✭✭✭✭
138. “The Body-Snatcher” (variant title: “The Body Snatcher”), Robert Louis Stevenson (1884). ✭✭✭✭✭
139. “The Red Room”, H. G. Wells (1894). ✭½
140. “Ancient Sorceries”, Algernon Blackwood (1908). ✭✭✭✭
141. “The Middle Toe of the Right Foot”, Ambrose Bierce (1890). ✭✭✭✭
142. “The Judge’s House”, Bram Stoker (1891). ✭✭✭✭✭
143. “The Voice in the Night”, William Hope Hodgson (1907). ✭✭✭✭
144. “The Celestial Omnibus”, E. M. Forster (1908). ✭✭✭½
145. “The Distressing Tale of Thangobrind the Jeweller, and of the Doom that Befell Him”, Edward Plunkett (as by Lord Dunsany) (1911). ✭½
146. “On the Brighton Road”, Richard Middleton (1912). ✭✭✭✭
147. “Bone to His Bone”, E. G. Swain (1912). ✭✭✭
148. “The Burned House”, Vincent O’Sullivan (1916). ✭✭✭½
149. “Polaris”, H. P. Lovecraft (1920). ✭✭½
150. “The Tomb”, H. P. Lovecraft (1922). ✭✭✭
151. “The Ghost Story: Folk Lore and the Literary Tale”, Lionel Short (1923). ✭✭½
152. 146. “Exhibit A” (variant title: “Exhibit ‘A’ ”), Anne Harris Hadley (1924). ✭✭
153. “The Most Dangerous Game”, Richard Edward Connell (as by Richard Connell) (1924). ✭✭✭✭
154. “The Corner Shop”, Cynthia Asquith (1926). ✭✭✭✭
155. “McGill’s Appointment”, Elsie Ellis (1926). ✭½
156. “The Edge of the Shadow”, R. E. Dupuy (as by R. Ernest Dupuy) (1927). ✭✭
157. “The Killers”, Ernest Hemingway (1927). ✭✭✭✭
158. “The Garret of Madame Lemoyne”, W. K. Mashburn Jr. (as by Kirk W. Mashburn Jr.) (1928). ✭✭
159. “ ‘God Grante That She Lye Stille’ ”, Cynthia Asquith (1931). ✭✭✭½
160. “Moonlight Sonata”, Alexander Woolcott (1931). ✭✭✭½
161. “Under the Eaves”, Helen M. Reid (1932). ✭✭✭
162. “The Closed Door”, Harold Ward (1933). ✭½
163. “Behind the Screen”, Dale Clark (1934). ✭✭✭½
164. “The Coat”, A. E. D. Smith (1934). ✭✭
165. “Waiter Number 34”, Paul Ernst (1935). ✭✭✭
166. “The House Party at Smoky Island”, L. M. Montgomery (1935). ✭✭✭½
167. “Attorney for the Damned”, Renier Wyers (1936). ✭✭
168. “The Sutor of Selkirk”, Anonymous (1937). ✭✭
169. “Black Gold”, Thorp McClusky (1937). ✭
170. “Leiningens Kampf mit den Ameisen” (“Leiningen versus the Ants”), Carl Stephenson (1937/trans. 1938). ✭✭✭✭½
171. “Do You Believe in Ghosts?” (variant title: “The Believers”), Robert Arthur (1941). ✭✭✭✭½
172. “600W”, Basil Wells (1945). ✭
173. “The Long Rain”, Ray Bradbury (1950). ✭✭✭✭½
174. “The Man on B-17”, August Derleth (as by Stephen Grendon) (1950). ✭✭✭½
175. “You Must Flee Again”, Paul Spencer (1950). ✭✭½
176. “All the Angles”, Basil Wells (1954). ✭½
177. “40 Detectives Later”, Henry Slesar (1957). ✭✭✭
178. “The Importance of Being Important”, Calvin Demmon (as by Calvin W. Demmon) (1963). ✭½
179. “The Naked Time”, James Blish & John D. F. Black (Teleplay Author) (1967). ½
180. “The Unreal McCoy” (alternate title: “The Man Trap”), James Blish & George Clayton Johnson (Teleplay Author) (1967). ✭
181. “Balance of Terror”, James Blish & Paul Schneider (Teleplay Author) (1967). ✭½
182. “Miri”, James Blish & Adrian Spies (Teleplay Author) (1967). ✭
183. “The Conscience of the King”, James Blish & Barry Trivers (Teleplay Author) (1967). ½
184. “Operation—Annihilate!”, James Blish & Steven W. Carabatsos (Teleplay Author) (1968). ✭
185. “Errand of Mercy”, James Blish & Gene L. Coon (Teleplay Author) (1968). ✭
186. “Arena”, James Blish, Gene L. Coon (Teleplay Author), & Fredric Brown (Story Author) (1968). ✭✭
187. “A Taste of Armageddon”, James Blish, Gene L. Coon (Teleplay Author), & Robert Hamner (Teleplay & Story Author) (1968). ✭✭
188. “Space Seed”, James Blish, Gene L. Coon (Teleplay Author), & Carey Wilber (Teleplay & Story Author) (1968). ✭½
189. “The City on the Edge of Forever”, James Blish & Harlan Ellison (Teleplay Author) (1968). ✭✭½
190. “Tomorrow Is Yesterday”, James Blish & D. C. Fontana (Teleplay Author) (1968). ✭
191. “Court Martial”, James Blish, Don M. Mankiewicz (Teleplay & Story Author), & Steven W. Carabatsos (Teleplay Author) (1968). ½
192. “Mirror, Mirror”, James Blish & Jerome Bixby (Teleplay Author) (1969). ✭½
193. “The Last Gunfight” (alternate title: “Spectre of the Gun”), James Blish & Gene L. Coon (as by Lee Cronin) (Teleplay Author) (1969). ✭
194. “Friday’s Child”, James Blish & D. C. Fontana (Teleplay Author) (1969). ✭
195. “The Trouble with Tribbles”, James Blish & David Gerrold (Teleplay Author) (1969). ✭✭
196. “The Doomsday Machine”, James Blish & Norman Spinrad (Teleplay Author) (1969). ✭✭
197. “Amok Time”, James Blish & Theodore Sturgeon (Teleplay Author) (1969). ✭✭
198. “Assignment: Earth”, James Blish, Art Wallace (Teleplay & Story Author), & Gene Roddenberry (Story Author) (1969). ½
199. “Some Very Odd Happenings at Kibblesham Manor House”, Maurice Desmond Rohan (as by Michael Harrison) (1969). ✭✭✭½
200. “Slow Sculpture”, Theodore Sturgeon (1970). ✭✭✭✭½
201. “Requiem for Methuselah”, James Blish & Jerome Bixby (Teleplay Author) (1972). ✭
202. “The Tholian Web”, James Blish, Judy Burns (Teleplay Author), & Chet Richards (Teleplay Author) (1972). ✭½
203. “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield”, James Blish, Oliver Crawford (Teleplay Author), & Gene L. Coon (as by Lee Cronin) (Story Author) (1972). ✭
204. “Whom Gods Destroy”, James Blish, Lee Erwin (Teleplay & Story Author), & Jerry Sohl (Story Author) (1972). ✭½
205. “This Side of Paradise”, James Blish, D. C. Fontana (Teleplay & Story Author), & Jerry Sohl (as by Nathan Butler) (Story Author) (1972). ✭½
206. “The Way to Eden”, James Blish, Arthur Heinemann (Teleplay & Story Author), & D. C. Fontana (as by Michael Richards) (Story Author) (1972). ½
207. “Turnabout Intruder”, James Blish, Arthur Singer (Teleplay Author), & Gene Roddenberry (Story Author) (1972). ½


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March, Part 2

208. “The Glove”, Fritz Leiber (1975). ✭✭✭
209. “Interview with a Gentleman Farmer”, Bruce Boston (1976). ✭✭½
210. “Dark Winner”, William F. Nolan (1976). ✭✭✭½
211. “The Closer of the Way”, Robert Bloch (1977). ✭✭✭½
212. “Miss Prue”, Fred Chappell (1981). ✭✭✭
213. “Down by the Sea Near the Great Big Rock”, Joe R. Lansdale (1984). ✭✭✭✭
214. “Away”, Barry N. Malzberg (1985). ✭✭
215. “All-Star Team”, Jon L. Breen (1987). ✭
216. “The Pit”, Joe R. Lansdale (1987). ✭✭✭½
217. “Death Is Different”, Lisa Goldstein (1988). ✭✭✭✭✭
218. “The Fat Man and the Elephant”, Joe R. Lansdale (1989). ✭✭✭½
219. “The Steel Valentine”, Joe R. Lansdale (1989). ✭✭✭✭
220. “Clocks”, Darrell Schweitzer (1989). ✭✭✭
221. “Action”, David J. Schow (1992). ✭½
222. “For the Wheels to Nullify”, Brent Rydin (2014). ✭✭✭
223. “Last of the Line”, Peter Bell (2016). ✭✭✭½
223. “Materials for a Ghost Story”, Peter Bell (2016). ✭½
224. “Party Line”, Peter Bell (2016). ✭✭✭✭
225. “Sisters”, Heather McQuillan (2016). ✭✭
226. “States of Matter”, Tara Laskowski (2016). ✭✭✭
227. “Watchdog”, Nick Almeida (2016). ✭✭✭
228. “What a Beautiful Dream”, Randall Brown (2016). ✭½
229. “Stutterers”, Carrie Cooperider (2016). ✭½
230. “Don’t Walk”, Joy Katz (2016). ✭✭½
231. “Filer à l’anglaise”, Ian Seed (2016). ✭✭✭
232. “Drive-In of the Damned”, Michael Arruda (2017). ✭✭✭½
233. “The Stele”, Peter Bell (2017). ✭✭
234. “Maquettes”, Paul StJohn Mackintosh (2017). ✭✭
235. “The Mistletoe Bough”, Paul StJohn Mackintosh (2017). ✭½
236. “Love and Death”, Reggie Oliver (2017). ✭✭✭✭
237. “Christopher Lee on M. R. James”, Rosemary Pardoe (2017). ✭✭
238. “Fritz Leiber’s ‘A Bit of the Dark World’ ”, Rosemary Pardoe (2017). ✭✭✭
239. “The Quest for Karswell: An Enquiry into Identity”, Paul M. Chapman (2018). ✭✭✭✭½
240. “Michael Harrison”, Rosemary Pardoe (2018). ✭✭✭½
241. “The Whistle Thing”, Michael Chislett (2018). ✭✭✭
242. “Unfinished Business”, Mark Nicholls (2018). ✭✭✭½

March was another unusually productive month for me. I find, to my astonishment, that I’m well on my way towards my year-end goal of 300 stories. I’ll briefly mention one highlight from March. Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Body-Snatcher” was a re-read: I first stumbled across this story as a teenager, but it’s probably been at least 25 years since I last fully read through it. Two things about it stood out for for me this go-around. First, of all, it’s simply a cracking good yarn. I was thinking of several modern practitioners of the horror story who might profit by a closer examination of Stevenson’s skillful use of language and the way in which he cleverly ratchets up the tension during the tale’s final scenes. Second, the story demonstrates Stevenson’s abiding interest in questions of human morality; without hitting the reader over the head, the author shows how his characters, neither wholly good nor evil, attempt over time to rationalize their unsavory actions.


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April

243. “The Cold Embrace”, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (as by Mary E. Braddon) (1860). ✭✭✭✭
244. “Dracula’s Guest”, Bram Stoker (1914). ✭✭
245. “Le baiser dans la nuit” (“The Last Kiss”), Maurice Level (1912/trans. 1920). ✭½
246. “Fairy Gossamer”, Harry Harrison Kroll (1924). ✭½
247. “The Phantom Express”, H. Thompson Rich (1926). ✭½
248. “The Double Shadow”, Clark Ashton Smith (1933). ✭✭✭
249. “The Marvelous Stamps of El Dorado” (variant title: “Postpaid to Paradise”), Robert Arthur (1940). ✭✭✭✭
250. “Obstinate Uncle Otis”, Robert Arthur (1941). ✭✭
251. “Finger! Finger!”, Margaret Ronan (1941). ✭½
252. “Mr. Dexter’s Dragon” (variant title: “The Book and the Beast”), Robert Arthur (1943). ✭✭✭
253. “Naturally”, Fredric Brown (1954). ✭✭½
254. “Hank Garvey’s Daytime Ghost” (variant title: “Garvey’s Ghost”), Robert Arthur (1962). ✭✭
255. “Night Visions”, Jack M. Dann (1979). ✭✭✭
256. “Mouse-Kitty”, Rick Norwood (1982). ✭✭✭
257. “I Tell You It’s Love”, Joe R. Lansdale (1983). ✭✭✭
258. “Boys Will Be Boys”, Joe R. Lansdale (1985). ✭½
259. “Hell Through a Windshield”, Joe R. Lansdale (1985). ✭✭✭
260. “The Wind Storm Passes”, Joe R. Lansdale (1986). ✭✭✭✭
261. “Trains Not Taken”, Joe R. Lansdale (1987). ✭✭✭✭
262. “The Events Concerning a Nude Fold-Out Found in a Harlequin Romance”, Joe R. Lansdale (1992). ✭✭✭✭½
263. “The Chapel in the Woods”, Katherine Haynes (1997). ✭✭✭✭
264. “The Island of One Sheep”, Peter Bell (2013/2016 rev.). ✭✭✭✭
265. “Abide with Me”, Peter Bell (2014/2016 rev.). ✭✭✭½
266. “Princess on the Highway”, Peter Bell (2014/2016 rev.). ✭✭✭½
267. “The Books of Balgowrie”, Peter Bell (2015/2016 rev.). ✭✭✭
268. “Southwold”, Peter Bell (2016). ✭✭✭✭½
269. “Ting-a-Ling-a-Ling”, Daniel McGachey (2017). ✭✭✭½
270. “Not A Right Thing”, Bill Read (2017). ✭✭✭
271. “Deadwater”, Simon Bestwick (2018). ✭✭✭½
272. “The Deep Sea Swell”, John Langan (2018). ✭✭✭½
273. “The Statue”, Colin Westney (2018). ✭✭


message 14: by Greg (last edited Dec 27, 2018 06:10AM) (new)

Greg | 1646 comments Continuing on from post 7 (above):

April

May
27. 2000 AD, Prog 2047 (6 September 2017).
28. Starblazer #13 (1979) (re-read for indexing at the Grand Comics Database).

June
29. 2000 AD, Prog 2063 (10 January 2018).
30. 2000 AD, Prog 2064 (17 January 2018).
31. 2000 AD, Prog 2065 (24 January 2018).
32. Runaways Halloween Comic Fest 2017 #1 (December 2017).
33. Ultimate End #1 (July 2015).

July
34. 2000 AD, Prog 2066 (31 January 2018).
35. Predator, #1 (June 1989). Re-read for indexing at the Grand Comics Database.
36. Aliens, #1 (May 1988). Re-read for indexing at the Grand Comics Database.
37. Gammarauders, #1 (January 1989). Re-read for indexing at the Grand Comics Database.
38. 2000 AD, Prog 2067 (7 February 2018).
39. 2000 AD, Prog 2069 (21 February 2018).
40. 2000 AD, Prog 2071 (7 March 2018).
41. 2000 AD, Prog 2072 (14 March 2018).
42. 2000 AD, Prog 2073 (21 March 2018).

August
43. 2000 AD, Prog 2074 (28 March 2018).

September
44. 'Jimmy's Roadside Cafe' by Ramsey Shehadeh, in Drabblecast Director’s Cut Special: Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe. SF (dystopian) podcast.
45. 'Rose’s robot' by Eddie D Moore, in Manawaker Studio’s Flash Fiction Podcast, 2018-08-16. SF podcast.
46. 'Traveling man' by Eddie D Moore, in 600 Second Saga, S2.9. SF podcast.
47. 'Rocky Mountain gothic' by Kaitlin Rodgers, in The Weird Reader, ii, p. 17. Horror.
48. 'iMortal' by Brad Jasperson, in The Weird Reader, ii, pp 77-85. SF.
49. 2000 AD, Prog 2076 (11 April 2018).

(Continued below, post 36.)


message 15: by Canavan (last edited Jul 02, 2018 03:58PM) (new)

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May

274. “La Grande Bretêche”, Honoré de Balzac (1831/trans. 1944). ✭✭
275. “A Terribly Strange Bed”, Wilkie Collins (1852). ✭✭✭
276. “The Sphinx without a Secret”, Oscar Wilde (1887). ✭✭✭
277.“The Boarded Window”, Ambrose Bierce (1889). ✭✭✭½
278.“The Red-Headed League”, Arthur Conan Doyle (1891). ✭✭✭✭
279. “A Scandal in Bohemia”, Arthur Conan Doyle (1891). ✭✭✭✭½
280. “A Case of Identity”, Arthur Conan Doyle (1892). ✭✭✭½
281. “A Dead Secret”, Lafcadio Hearn (1904). ✭½
282. “Beyond the Wall of Sleep”, H. P. Lovecraft (1919). ✭✭
283. “Three Gentlemen in Black”, August Derleth (1938). ✭✭½
284. “Date in the City Room”, Talbot Johns (1939). ✭✭✭
285. “The Question My Son Asked” (variant title: “The Question”), Stanley Ellin (1962). ✭✭✭✭
286. “Ladies in Waiting”, Hugh B. Cave (1975). ✭✭✭
287. “White Moon Rising”, Dennis Etchison (1977). ✭
288. “The Function of Dream Sleep”, Harlan Ellison (1988). ✭✭✭
289. “Weird Furka”, Adam Golaski (2004/2008 rev.). ✭✭✭✭✭
290. “The Animator’s House”, Adam Golaski (2008). ✭✭✭✭
291. “In the Cellar”, Adam Golaski (2008). ✭✭✭½
292. “The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees”, E. Lily Yu (2011). ✭✭✭✭
293. “Conservation”, Peter Bell (2012). ✭✭✭½
294. “Tornado’s Siren”, Brooke Bolander (2012). ✭✭✭✭
295. “Selkie Stories Are for Losers”, Sofia Samatar (2013). ✭✭✭✭
296. “Here Be Dragons”, Chris Tarry (2013). ✭✭✭✭
297. “The Tallest Doll in New York City”, Maria Dahvana Headley (2014). ✭✭
298. “Jackalope Wives”, Ursula Vernon (2014). ✭✭✭✭✭
299. “The Haunting of Apollo A7LB”, Hannu Rajaniemi (2015). ✭✭½
300. “The Practical Witch’s Guide to Acquiring Real Estate”, A. C. Wise (2015). ✭✭✭
301. “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers”, Alyssa Wong (2015). ✭✭✭½
302. “A Kiss with Teeth”, Max Gladstone (2016). ✭✭✭
303. “Left the Century to Sit Unmoved”, Sarah Pinsker (2016). ✭✭✭½
304. “The Tomato Thief”, Ursula Vernon (2016). ✭✭✭✭
305. “The Tidier”, Gary Fry (2017). ✭✭✭½
306. “The Forwarding Agent”, Mark Valentine (2018). ✭✭✭


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June

307. “Father Macclesfield’s Tale”, R. H. Benson (1907). ✭✭½
308. “The Ghost Farm”, Susan Andrews Rice (1925). ✭✭✭½
309. “Concert to Death”, Paul Ernst (1934). ✭½
310. “The Considerate Hosts”, Thorp McClusky (1939). ✭½
311. “Dark Mummery”, Thorp McClusky (1944). ✭✭½
312. “Bird in the Hand”, Larry Niven (1970). ✭✭✭
313. “The Man Who Was Everywhere”, Edward D. Hoch (1957). ✭✭½
314. “Daddy”, Steve Rasnic Tem (1986). ✭✭✭✭
315. “Coming Home”, Nina Kiriki Hoffman (1990). ✭✭✭
316. “Familiar Face”, Robert M. Price (1994). ✭✭
317. “The Five Stages of Grief”, Nadia Bulkin (2008). ✭✭✭½
318. “They Look Like Little Girls”, Adam Golaski (2008) ✭✭✭½
319. “And When She Was Bad”, Nadia Bulkin (2009). ✭✭
320. “Witch Warrior”, Steven Piziks (2009). ✭½
321. “Pugelbone”, Nadia Bulkin (2010). ✭✭
322. “Red Goat, Black Goat”, Nadia Bulkin (2010). ✭✭✭
323. “The Duck”, Ben Loory (2011). ✭✭✭✭
324. “Intertropical Convergence Zone”, Nadia Bulkin (2012). ✭✭✭½
325. “Wing”, Amal El-Mohtar (2012). ✭✭✭
326. “Tiger Baby”, JY Yang (2013). ✭✭✭½
327. “Girl, I Love You”, Nadia Bulkin (2014). ✭✭✭✭
328. “Only Unity Saves the Damned”, Nadia Bulkin (2014). ✭✭✭½
329. “Brisket”, Stuart Dybek (2014). ✭✭✭
330. “Inland Sea”, Stuart Dybek (2014). ✭½
331. “The Husband Stitch”, Carmen Maria Machado (2014). ✭✭✭✭
332. “Not About Liz”, Catherine Moore (2014). ✭½
333. “The One They Took Before”, Kelly Sandoval (2014). ✭✭✭½
334. “Seven Minutes in Heaven”, Nadia Bulkin (2015). ✭✭✭½
335. “The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn”, Usman T. Malik (2015). ✭✭
336. “Above and Beyond”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭½
337. “The Children’s Book”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
338. “The Chimney Sweep”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭✭
339. “Concerto for a Corpse”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭✭½
340. “Diving Record”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
341. “The Flemish Engraver’s Son”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭
342. “The Madman’s Time Machine”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
343. “Our System”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
344. “Progress”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭✭
345. “Turin, 1962”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
346. “Two Hats”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
347. “Unlike Sofia Coppola”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
348. “The Worker’s Fist”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
349. “My Time Among the Bridge Blowers”, Eugene Fischer (2017). ✭✭½
350. “The Chiromancer”, Tom Johnstone (2017). ✭✭✭
351. “The Templar Cup”, Paul Lewis (2017). ✭✭✭
352. “Sacred Ground”, Nancy Cole Silverman (2017). ✭
353. “The Scarlet Door”, Mark Valentine (2017). ✭✭✭
354. “Absolute Possession”, Charles Wilkinson (2017). ✭✭


message 17: by Canavan (last edited Aug 30, 2018 01:53PM) (new)

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July, Part 1

355. “The Luck of Roaring Camp”, Bret Harte (1868). ✭✭✭✭
356. “The Cactus”, William Sydney Porter (as by O. Henry) (1902). ✭✭✭
357. “The Friend in the Garden”, E. F. Benson (1912). ✭✭✭
358. “Dummy on a Dahabeah”, E. F. Benson (1913). ✭✭✭½
359. “The Chippendale Mirror”, E. F. Benson (1915). ✭✭✭
360. “The Return of Frank Hampden” (variant title: “The Case of Frank Hampden”), E. F. Benson (1915). ✭✭
361. “The China Bowl”, E. F. Benson (1916). ✭✭✭
362. “The Ape”, E. F. Benson (1917). ✭✭✭
363. “Through”, E. F. Benson (1917). ✭✭✭
364. “Thursday Evenings”, E. F. Benson (1920). ✭✭✭
365. “Light in the Garden”, E. F. Benson (1921). ✭✭✭½
366. “The Psychical Mallards”, E. F. Benson (1921). ✭½
367. “Naboth’s Vinyard”, E. F. Benson (1923). ✭✭✭✭½
368. “The Face”, E. F. Benson (1924). ✭✭✭✭½
369. “Dust”, Edna Goit Brintnall (1932). ✭✭✭✭
370. “Clean Slate”, H. Wolff Salz (1944). ✭✭
371. “City”, Clifford D. Simak (1944). ✭✭½
372. “Huddling Place”, Clifford D. Simak (1944). ✭✭
373. “Displaced Person”, Eric Frank Russell (1948). ✭✭✭
374. “Feeding Time”, James E. Gunn (1957). ✭✭
375. “Farewell Party”, Richard Wilson (1958). ✭½
376. “A Boy and His Dog”, Harlan Ellison (1969). ✭✭✭½
377. “The Cloud Minders”, James Blish, Margaret Armen (Teleplay Author), David Gerrold (Story Author), & Oliver Crawford (Story Author) (1972). ✭½
378. “The Apple”, James Blish, Max Ehrlich (Teleplay & Story Author), & Gene L. Coon (Teleplay Author) (1972). ✭
379. “By Any Other Name”, James Blish, D. C. Fontana (Teleplay Author), & Jerome Bixby (Teleplay & Story Author) (1972). ✭½
380. “The Savage Curtain”, James Blish, Arthur Heinemann (Teleplay Author), & Gene Roddenberry (Teleplay & Story Author) (1972). ✭
381. “The Mark of Gideon”, James Blish, George F. Slavin (Teleplay Author), & Stanley Adams (Teleplay Author) (1972). ½
382. “The Lights of Zetar”, James Blish, Jeremy Tarcher (Teleplay Author), & Shari Lewis (Teleplay Author) (1972). ½
383. “Devlin’s Dream”, George Clayton Johnson (1977). ✭✭
384. “Echoes”, Lawrence C. Connolly (1983). ✭✭✭✭
385. “Listen”, Joe R. Lansdale (1983). ✭✭✭½
386. “The Dead Gather on the Bridge to Seattle”, Adam Golaski (2008). ✭✭✭
387. “Absolute Zero”, Nadia Bulkin (2011). ✭✭½
388. “Endless Life”, Nadia Bulkin (2012). ✭✭
389. “Truth Is Order and Order Is Truth”, Nadia Bulkin (2014). ✭✭✭½
390. “The Executioner”, Peter Bell (2015/2018 rev.). ✭✭✭½
391. “Accepted Donations”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭
392. “A Bad Modigliani”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
393. “Breathing Problems”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭
394. “The Clock Tower”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
395. “Commentary”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭✭
396. “Control”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
397. “Conversationalist”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭
398. “Correspondence”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭
399. “Dead Language”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
400. “The Death of Inspector Pirenne”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭
401. “Divergence from Lescanne”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
402. “Explanation”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭
403. “Exploitation”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭✭
404. “The Family Rivulidae”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
405. “Find and Replace”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭
406. “Footsteps”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
407. “The Furniture Store Owner’s Son”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭½
408. “Hand-Me-Downs”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭½
409. “Herb’s Place”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭✭½
410. “Hostage Situation”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
411. “Ice Climbers”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
412. “In a Vat”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
413. “In Equilibrium”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭½
414. “In the House of the Cryptoporticus”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭✭
415. “The Inverted Pyramid”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
416. “The Konigsberg Building”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
417. “Last Line”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
418. “Nematodes”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭½
419. “No”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
420. “Obligation”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
421. “Peace Plan”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
422. “Practical Joke”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭½
423. “Reproduction”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭½
424. “Resemblance”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
425. “Siegel’s Shoes”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭½
426. “The Stipulation”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭½
427. “The Sulfur Baths”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭
428. “The Sweeper”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭½
429. “Talent”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
430. “The Tallinn Holocaust Memorial Museum”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭½
431. “The Uppsala School of Meteorology”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭✭
432. “Verb Inflections in an Algonquin Dialect”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
433. “Vindicated”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭½
434. “No Gods, No Masters”, Nadia Bulkin (2017). ✭✭✭½
435. “Apotheosis”, Peter Bell (2018). ✭✭✭
436. “The House”, Peter Bell (2018). ✭✭✭✭½
437. “A Ship of the South Wind”, Bradley Denton (2018). ✭✭


message 18: by Greg (new)

Greg | 1646 comments Just thought I should bump this to ensure that nobody confuses the earlier annual lists with the current one.


message 19: by Canavan (new)

Canavan | 548 comments Canavan’s short stories

July, Part 2

438. “The Tryal Attract”, Terry Dowling (2018). ✭½
439. “The Curious Allure of the Sea”, Christopher Golden (2018). ✭✭✭
440. “Broken Record”,Stephen Graham Jones (2018). ✭✭
441. “Sister, Dearest Sister, Let Me Show to You the Sea”, Seanan McGuire (2018). ✭✭✭✭½
442. “Fodder’s Jig”, Lee Thomas (2018). ✭✭✭


message 20: by Canavan (last edited Dec 09, 2018 07:56AM) (new)

Canavan | 548 comments Canavan’s short stories

August

443. “How He Left the Hotel”, Louisa Baldwin (1894). ✭✭✭½
444. “The Call”, E. F. Benson (1926). ✭✭✭½
445. “Mr. Bellows, the Monkey and the Turtle”, H. R. Wakefield (1930). ½
446. “Edge of the Cliff”, Dorothy Quick (1941). ✭✭✭
447. “Census”, Clifford D. Simak (1944). ✭✭✭✭
448. “Levitation”, Joseph Payne Brennan (1958). ✭✭✭✭✭
449. “Death Double” (variant title: “The Stuntman”), William F. Nolan (1963). ✭✭✭
450. “The Galileo Seven”, James Blish, Oliver Crawford (Story & Teleplay Author), & S. Bar-David (Teleplay Author) (1974). ✭✭✭
451. “The Alternative Factor”, James Blish & Don Ingalls (Teleplay Author) (1974). ½
452. “The Empath”, James Blish & Joyce Muskat (Teleplay Author) (1974). ½
453. “Getting Back to Before It Began”, Raylyn Moore (1977). ✭✭✭½
454. “Garage Sale”, Janet Fox (1982). ✭✭✭½
455. “Final Version”, John Morressy (1982). ✭✭✭
456. “Freedom”, Rick Norwood (1982). ✭✭½
457. “Five Minutes Early”, Robert Sheckley (1982). ✭✭✭½
458. “Loser”, Aimee Bender (1998). ✭✭½
459. “Seaside Town”, Brian Evenson (2015). ✭✭✭✭
460. “Neithernor”, Richard Gavin (2015). ✭✭✭
461. “Least Light, Most Night”, John Howard (2015). ✭✭½
462. “Underground Economy”, John Langan (2015). ✭✭✭½
463. “The Vault of Heaven”, Helen Marshall (2015). ✭½
464. “Camp”, David Nickle (2015). ✭✭✭
465. “The Dying Season”, Lynda E. Rucker (2015). ✭✭✭✭½
466. “The Book That Finds You”, Lisa Tuttle (2015). ✭✭✭✭
467. “A Delicate Craft”, D. P. Watt (2015). ✭✭✭
468. “Abuse”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
469. “Assisted Living”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭✭
470. “The Constitutional Law Scholar’s Traits”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
471. “Crushed”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭½
472. “The End of Evans”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
473. “The Family Shiraz”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
474. “Figments”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
475. “Improvement”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
476. “The Labor Historian’s Head”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
477. “Legacy”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭½
478. “Masters ”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
479. “A Nightmare”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
480. “The Ottoman Historian’s Head”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭
481. “Printing Error”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭½
482. “Salvageable”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭
483. “Something to Genetics”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
484. “Utterly Inscrutable”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
485. “Vanished”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
486. “Vengeance”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭½
487. “Many Shades of Red”, Peter Bell (2018). ✭✭✭½
488. “He Sings of Salt and Wormwood”, Brian Hodge (2018). ✭✭✭✭
489. “Saudade”, Steve Rasnic Tem (2018). ✭✭✭✭
490. “What My Mother Left Me”, Alyssa Wong (2018). ✭✭✭½


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Sonya marie madden | 756 comments wow, impressive


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Greg | 1646 comments Sonya wrote: "wow, impressive"

I'll second that! It looks like Canavan is well on the way to reaching - if not surpassing - 500 short stories this year!


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Canavan | 548 comments Greg said:

I'll second that! It looks like Canavan is well on the way to reaching - if not surpassing - 500 short stories this year!

Thanks, Greg and Sonya. It’s been a fairly productive year thus far on the short story front. My pace will probably slow down in the second half of this year as things pick up at work. (At one point I was harboring illusions of cracking 1K.)

It’s fun to see the few other lists on this thread, notably yours, Greg, and Corinne’s. (I’ve noticed a bit of overlap between some of the stories I’ve read this year with the entries on Corinne’s list.)


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Greg | 1646 comments Wow, Corinne! You've been doing your fair share of short-story reading as well (and over the last few years too)!


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Greg | 1646 comments Corinne wrote: "It sure does add up quick.
I like tracking it this way. I usually make a copy of the Table of Contents and jot a note after I read each story so I can remember it later but having these running lists are nice. Thanks for starting them. :)"


You're welcome, Corinne! I must thank Canavan also for continuing them too!

It's so easy to forget short-story reads when you go through a lot of them through the year.


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Canavan | 548 comments Corinne wrote:

Yay. 2018 all cleaned up and I made it to the 100 mark! I went back and uncounted my DNFs so it's legitimately >100

Congratulations, Corinne!

I feel a bit guilty about not having posted in this thread for a few months. I’ve been so busy at work lately that I’ve been hard pressed to find much time for leisure reading, much less posting. I’m hoping for a bit of down time at the end of this month.


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Robert Kratky (bolorkay) | 323 comments In honor of the season, I've been focused on a very "uneven" collection, "October Dreams" edited by Richard Chizmar. Normally I really enjoy Mr. Chizmar's efforts but this volume seemed to have too much "filler. the exceptions being"Yesterday's Child" by Thomas Monteleone, "Buckets" by F. Paul Wilson, "Height" by Ray Bradbury (always a joy.)


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Greg | 1646 comments Continued from post 15 (above).

October
50. 'Jugged hare' by Joan Aiken, in The Pan Book of Horror Stories ed. by Herbert van Thal. Crime.

November
51. 'Submerged' by A. L. Barker, in The Pan Book of Horror Stories ed. by Herbert van Thal. Crime/Horror.

December
52. 'The Center Won’t Hold' by Melissa Goodnight, in Jenny, 15, Fall 2018, http://www.jennymag.org/fall-18-issue.... General Fiction.
53. 'Incident at San Juan Bautista' by Ray Nayler, in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine November/December 2018. SF
54. 'Gruntwhore’s Triumph' by Gregor Xane, in Horror Sleaze Trash, 4 December 2018. Horror
55. 'Dan Tells Me a Story at 4 a.m. While We Wait for Our Cabs' by Mather Schneider, in Horror Sleaze Trash, 1 December 2018. Weird
56. 'Deadly Secret (The Pilot Episode)' by Brad Shoemaker, in Don't Flinch (podcast), 20 October 2017. H/SF
57. 'The Amulet' by Greg Fewer, in Trembling With Fear, 9 December 2018. Horror
58. 'Humans First' by Dan Rice, in 600 Second Saga, 5 December 2018. SF
59. 'Faithful' by D. L. Shirey, in Trembling With Fear, 9 December 2018. Horror
60. 'Heartbeat' by Kim Plasket, in Trembling With Fear, 9 December 2018. Horror
61. 'What Mollie Said' by Fayth L. Borden, in Trembling With Fear, 9 December 2018. Horror
62. 'Shearing Season' by Phillip E. Dixon, in Trembling With Fear, 25 November 2018. Horror
63. 'Murmurations of the End' by Alex Headley, in Jump Point, Spring 2018, pp. 2-4. SF
64. 'His Beautiful Hands' by Oscar Cook, in in The Pan Book of Horror Stories ed. by Herbert van Thal.
65. 'The Copper Bowl' by George Fielding Eliot, in The Pan Book of Horror Stories ed. by Herbert van Thal. Horror
66. 'On a Rooftop in New York' by Alina Stefanescu, in Matchbook, December 2018. General/romance
67. 'Space Coast Area Townhouse 2BDS, 2BA' by Ryan K. Jory, in MoonPark Review, 4 (Summer 2018). SF/Romance
68. 'Blood Orange' by Kate Garklavs, in Heavy Feather Review, 7. General
69. 'SIT' by Heather Sager, in Heavy Feather Review, 7. General
70. 'The Complicated Twirl' by AJ Atwater, in Heavy Feather Review, 7. Fantasy/Weird
71. 'The Final Trumpet' by Hillary Leftwich, in Heavy Feather Review, 7. General
72. 'They Had Turned into Something Else' by Babak Laghomi, in Heavy Feather Review, 7. Weird
73. 'The Garbologist' by Bradford Philen, in MoonPark Review, 5 (Fall 2018). General
74. 'Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket' by Jack Finney, in The Pan Book of Horror Stories ed. by Herbert van Thal. Horror
75. 'Carmen Deer' by Ari Reider, in Monsters Out of the Closet, Episode 14 - Familiar, 27 November 2018. Fantasy
76. 'Falling', by Mike Lee, in The Grey Rooms (podcast), PRE1-Room #1221 (25 May 2018). Horror
77. 'Unauthorized bread' by Cory Doctorow, in New Scientist, 240(3209/3210), 22/29 December 2018, pp. 78-80. SF
78. 2000 AD, Prog 2075 (4 April 2018).


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Canavan | 548 comments Canavan’s short stories

September

491. “The Furnished Room”, William Sydney Porter (as by O. Henry) (1904). ✭✭✭½
492. “The Horror of the Heights”, Arthur Conan Doyle (1913). ✭✭✭✭✭
493. “Bagnell Terrace”, E. F. Benson (1925). ✭✭
494. “A Tale of an Empty House”, E. F. Benson (1925). ✭✭✭½
495. “The Interruption”, W. W. Jacobs (1925). ✭✭✭
496. “The Corner House”, E. F. Benson (1926). ✭✭✭½
497. “Faces”, Arthur J. Burks (1927). ✭✭
498. “Intriguing Little Imp”, Phil Strange (1937). ½
499. “Father’s Vampire”, Len Moffatt & Alvin Taylor (1952). ✭✭
500. “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”, Richard Matheson (1961). ✭✭✭✭½
501. “Air Raid”, John Varley (1977). ✭✭✭✭
502. “Fancy That”, J. N. Williamson (1988). ✭✭
503. “A Change of Scene”, Nina Allan (2015). ✭✭✭
504. “Infestations”, Michael Cisco (2015). ✭✭
505. “Two Brothers”, Malcolm Devlin (2015). ✭✭✭
506. “The Lake”, Daniel Mills (2015). ✭✭✭
507. “A Discreet Music”, Michael Wehunt (2015). ✭✭✭½
508. “The Balkan Historian”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
509. “Betrayal”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
510. “Determinism”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
511. “Disagreement”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
512. “Fleischman’s Predicament”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
513. “Grief”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
514. “Order Matters”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭
515. “Two Museums”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
516. “Shit Happens”, Michael Marshall Smith (2018). ✭✭✭


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Canavan | 548 comments Canavan’s short stories

October

517. “The Pale Man”, Julius Long (1934). ✭✭✭½
518. “The Lost Door”, Dorothy Quick (1936). ✭✭
519. “Transmission”, T. E. Grau (2011), ✭✭✭
520. “If He Summons His Herd”, Matthew M. Bartlett (2016). ✭✭✭
521. “The Dangsturm Interruption”, Joseph Bouthiette Jr. (2016). ✭½
522. “The Givens Sensor Board”, Josh Malerman (2016). ✭
523. “An Asymmetry”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
524. “The Brentano Tales”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
525. “The Bosnia Project”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭✭
526. “Decision-Making”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭
527. “Doubts”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
528. “Exhaustion”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
529. “The Flying Contraption”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
530. “The Fourth Sonata”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
531. “Groomed”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭½
532. “Groundwork”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
533. “Human Consumption”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
534. “In Sympathy”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
535. “Last Wishes”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
536. “Last Words”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
537. “A Memorial on the River Havel”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭✭
538. “Middle Ground”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
539. “Normalcy”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
540. “Parrot Care”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
541. “Partial Temples”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
542. “Patrilineal”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭
543. “The Performing Arts”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
544. “Philanthropy”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭½
545. “Poignant”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
546. “Precision”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
547. “Regret”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
548. “Sanctuary”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
549. “Shimura’s Robot”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
550. “Stunt”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
551. “Strassberg & Strassberg”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭½
552. “Tone”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
553. “Unfinished Things”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭
554. “Unrest”, Adam Ehrlich Sachs (2016). ✭✭✭


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Canavan | 548 comments Canavan’s short stories

November

555. “Mr. Wilmot’s Experiences”, Grahame Hope (1904). ✭½
556. “The Hedgehog”, H. H. Munro (as by Saki) (1913). ✭✭
557. “Tom the Well-Beloved”, Arthur Machen (192?). ✭✭½
558. “Reconciliation”, E. F. Benson (1924). ✭✭½
559. “The Ghosts of Haddon-le-Green”, Alfred I. Tooke (1938). ✭½
560. “A Visit to Blastings Manor!”, Tina Rath (1985). ✭✭✭½
561. “The Fifth Quarter”, Stephen King (1986). ✭✭✭
562. “Richard Middleton: A Look at His Supernatural Fiction”, Godfrey Brangham (1989). ✭✭✭½
563. “W. W. Jacobs: The Man Who Wrote ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ ”, Chris Lamerton (1989). ✭✭½
564. “The Demon in the Cathedral: A Jamesian Hoax”, Rosemary Pardoe (1989). ✭✭✭
565. “Lieutenant Cable”, Andy Sawyer (1989). ✭✭✭
566. “Flying Lessons with Gary Numan”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭½
567. “Intimate Zone”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭✭½
568. “Last to Know”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭
569. “The Lost Language of Hairgrips”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭✭
570. “Your Name in Weetos”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭
571. “Starship Down”, Tracy Canfield (2008). ✭✭
572. “Sharks with Thumbs”, David James Keaton (2009). ✭½
573. “Composition in Death Minor”, K. G. Jewell (2014). ✭✭✭
574. “Open for Business”, Sam S. Kepfield (2014). ✭
575. “Charnelhouse”, Jonathan Shipley (2014). ✭½
576. “A Game of Hold’em”, Wendy Sparrow (2014). ✭✭✭½
577. “Spaceman Barbecue”, Peter Wood (2014). ✭✭
578. “Bad Lieutenant”, Tony Burgess (2016). ½
579. “The Chalk Pit”, Elsa Wallace (2018). ✭✭


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Canavan | 548 comments Canavan’s short stories

December, Part 1

580. “The Haunted and the Haunters; or, The House and the Brain”, Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1859). ✭✭✭✭½
581. “The Ghost, the Gallant, the Gael, and the Goblin” [Poem], W. S. Gilbert (1868). ✭✭✭
582. “Thurlow’s Christmas Story”, John Kendrick Bangs (1894). ✭✭✭½
583. “Pollock and the Porroh Man”, H. G. Wells (1895). ✭✭✭✭
584. “The Phantom Hag”, uncredited (as by Guy de Maupassant (mistaken attribution)) (1904?). ✭✭
585. “Mrs. Amworth”, E. F. Benson (1922). ✭✭✭✭
586. “Coratophine”, E. F. Benson (1924). ✭✭✭
587. “Jimmy Takes Vanishing Lessons”, Walter R. Brooks (1950). ✭✭✭
588. “A Quartet of Strange Things”, Berhardt J. Hurwood (1971). ✭✭½
589. “Is There No Truth in Beauty?”, James Blish & Jean Lisette Aroeste (Teleplay Author) (1974). ✭½
590. “The Omega Glory”, James Blish & Gene Roddenberry (Teleplay Author) (1974). ✭
591. “A Private Little War”, James Blish, Gene Roddenberry (Teleplay Author), & Don Ingalls (as by Jud Crucis) (Story Author). ✭½
593. “What Are Little Girls Made Of?”, James Blish & Robert Bloch (Teleplay Author) (1975). ✭✭✭
594. “Day of the Dove”, James Blish & Jerome Bixby (Teleplay Author) (1975). ✭
595. “Plato’s Stepchildren”, James Blish & Meyer Dolinsky (Teleplay Author) (1975). 0.5*
596. “Wink of an Eye”, James Blish, Arthur Heinemann (Teleplay Author), & Lee Cronin (Story Author) (1975). ✭½
597. “Bread and Circuses”, James Blish, Gene Roddenberry (Teleplay Author), & Gene L. Coon (1975). ✭½
598. “The Squire of Gothos”, James Blish & Paul Schneider (Teleplay Author) (1975). ✭½
599. “Ghost Story” (variant title: “Skyghosts and Dusk-Devils”), Alan Brennert (1977). ✭½
600. “The Lady of Finnigan’s Hearth”, Parke Godwin (1977). ✭✭✭✭½
601. “The Doctor’s Case”, Stephen King (1987). ✭✭✭
602. “Ernest R. Suffling: Norfolk Antiquary”, Richard Dalby (1990). ✭✭✭
603. “Art Is Anything You Can Get Away With”, Stefan Jackson (1990). ✭✭
604. “The Double Edge: Robert Aickman’s Supernatural Stories”, Joel Lane (1990). ✭✭✭✭½
605. “Lovers All Awry”, Lyn McConchie (1990). ✭✭✭½
606. “The Dancers in the Leaves”, Steve Rasnic Tem (1990). ✭✭✭½
607. “Thomas Heaphy and ‘A Wonderful Ghost Story’ ”, Alan S. Watts (1990). ✭½
608. “Lock Fast the Lock”, Ron Weighell (1990). ✭✭✭½
609. “Every Little Breeze...”, John Whitbourn (1990). ✭✭✭
610. “...Saith the Preacher...”, Alan W. Lear (1991). ✭½
611. “The Boat Called Millions of Years”, Ron Weighell (1991). ✭✭✭
612. “Aunt Dolly”, Ardath Mayhar (1992). ✭✭½
613. “Certain Words of Power: Legends of the Golem”, Steve Duffy (2001). ✭✭✭½
614. “The Curse of the Shovelworths”, William I. I. Read (2001). ✭✭½
615. “Molded When Moist”, John Travis (2001). ✭½
616. “Cica Lights”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭✭
617. “Click”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭
618. “Contact Time”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭✭
619. “Enclosure”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭½
620. “End of Line”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭½
621. “First Out”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭✭
622. “Floydy”, David Gaffney (2006). ½
623. “A Good System”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭½
624. “The Habits of Unstoppable People”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭
625. “Heavy Java Guy”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭
626. “Into the World”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭½
627. “The Kids Are Alright”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭
628. “Kick Inside”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭✭½
629. “Killer Lines”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭½
630. “Lady Pleaser”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭
631. “Last Chance to Turn Around”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭½
632. “Light Lunch”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭✭½
633. “Little Jan”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭½
634. “Mask”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭
635. “New Best Friend”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭✭
636. “No Turning”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭✭
637. “On This Very Special Day”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭✭
638. “Pets”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭½
639. “Pop-Tarts”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭½
640. “Potato Smiles”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭
641. “Server Farmer”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭✭
642. “She’s Really Alt-Country”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭½
643. “Shop Talk”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭½
644. “Smack”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭½
645. “Smells Like”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭½
646. “Some Call It Loungecore”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭½
647. “Special Interest”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭
648. “Tasting Notes”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭✭
649. “Uchafu”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭½
650. “Until You Are Happy”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭✭
651. “The Way You Say ‘Park’”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭½
652. “We Are the Robots”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭
653. “We Like It Here”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭✭½
654. “Wednesday Night’s Alright for Fighting”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭½
655. “What You Know Is There”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭½
656. “Where We Left Off”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭✭
657. “With Tongues”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭✭½
658. “The World Won’t Listen”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭
659. “You Know, Quiet”, David Gaffney (2006). ✭✭
660. “Illegal Beagles”, Julie Frost (2010). ✭✭


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Canavan | 548 comments Canavan’s short stories

December, Part 2

661. “Backscatter”, Gregory Benford (2013). ✭✭✭
662. “The Dulwich Horror of 1927”, David Hambling (2013). ✭✭✭✭
663. “The Third Time My Father Tried to Kill Me”, James Claffey (2014). ✭✭✭½
664. “A Trip to Lagasy”, Barbara Davies (2014). ✭✭½
665. “Bear Essentials”, Julie Frost (2014). ✭✭½
666. “Mama Says”, Cassandra Lopez (2014). ✭✭✭½
667. “590”, Stephen Orloske (2014). ✭✭✭
668. “Winter”, Kathryn Savage (2014). ✭½
669. “Eat Beetroot”, Jane Swan (2014). ✭✭


message 34: by Canavan (new)

Canavan | 548 comments Corinne chastised me:

use this code for John Langan.
author:John Langan|7083555 (I took off the brackets so you can see)
Otherwise we get a "generic" John Langan
book #272 has the wrong one but #462 is the right one


Drat. Thanks for the correction, Corinne. I will admit that I’m not always as careful as I should be with my author links. I blame 90% of this problem on my laziness and 10% on the fact that the Goodreads’ author database is in dire need of some cleanup. :-)


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Canavan | 548 comments A final farewell to 2018. I know I don’t say this enough, but I really enjoy looking at all of the story citations enumerated by the our members. Thanks to all for posting! Looking forward to a (hopefully) productive 2019.


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Canavan | 548 comments Corinne said (in part):

How do you decide to read SSs? It seems to me I work from a book so listing them under the book makes me happy.

This is so embarrassing. My selection process borders on the random. I have more than a hundred collections/anthologies that I have only partially digested. On any given evening I may simply pick a tale from an arbitrarily chosen volume. In fact, that was the real genesis of my short story list. I too often found that wasn’t able to recall which stories from a given collection I had or had not read!


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