Fiction Friday: Sparg

Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, I review Sparg by Brian Trent, narrated by Alasdair Stuart.

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Fiction Friday: Sparg

I’ve reviewed works from Cast of Wonders in the past, but this time, I decided to try out their other venues as well. Today, we’re looking at yet another reprint story. This one is Sparg, from Escape Pod, originally in Daily Science Fiction, by Brian Trent, narrated by Alasdair Stuart. You can find it here. It’s an adorable, yet heartbreaking tale about a pet cephalopod creature being cared for, and I use that term loosely, by a family dealing with an invasion. You’d be forgiven for thinking that this story is about a squid creature making pancakes, but it gets dark in a hurry.

So, let’s begin.

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Happy Valentines Day

It’s the season of love. I was going to have something here, but things have been a bit hectic in real life this past weekend. So instead, I’m simply replying to tell you to enjoy those you care about, and for those who are single, hang out with your friends. There will be a Fiction Friday at least and I will definitely have a blog post next week, so look out for that. I won’t do this often (I mean, I’ve been at this for a while now with content), but I’m sure a slight break around a holiday isn’t too bad, right?

In any case, enjoy the smell of love and take it easy. And remember, the inn is always open.

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Fiction Friday: The Starship and The Temple Cat

Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, I review The Starship and the Temple Cat by Yoon Ha Lee

Fiction Friday: The Starship and The Temple Cat

Today’s short story is from BCS’s Science Fantasy issue. I’m discussing The Starship and The Temple Cat by Yoon Ha Lee. You can find it here. It’s a wonderful tale about a temple guardian protecting her home and realizing that some things have to be let go.So let’s begin.

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Marvel Movie-thon Part 1 of 4: Before The Avengers

In preparation for Avengers: Infinity War, I am watching all of the MCU films from Iron Man to Black Panther to prepare myself. In this week’s Marvel Movie-thon monthly special, I talk about the first five films leading up to The Avengers.

 

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Marvel Movie-thon Part 1 of 4: Before The Avengers

I’ve mentioned on Twitter that there’s a perfect opportunity to start a Marvel Marathon before Avengers: Infinity War and I’m doing that right now. It involves watching all the Marvel movies under the MCU banner from Iron Man to Black Panther and the idea is watching one per week starting on January 1st, I will be ready for Infinity War by the final week.

So that’s what I’m doing. I figured I’d discuss the films many years after the fact to see if any of them hold up. All of them do, of course, but I’d love to talk about them as someone who has only watched a few of them prior. I’ve seen all of the Avengers, Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy films, but I haven’t seen the others.

I’m going to review the films I’ve seen throughout January, ending at Captain America. Obviously, I’m skipping on the Avengers, but we’ll get to that next month.

So with that said, let’s give a summarized review of the first five Marvel films.

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Fiction Friday: The Last Winter

Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, I review The Last Winter by Samwise Didier.

Fiction Friday: The Last Winter Review

I love reading stories from developers I love, so when I saw this book, I was admittedly curious. Today’s story is The Last Winter, by Samwise Didier. You can find it here. It’s a fun, simple tale about a clan of bear-like people who try to survive when their home is torn by a powerful winter deity. It’s a good read, and while not perfect, it’s one I still recommend.

So let’s begin.

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