Stuff Read in 2018

Short Stories

1. "Black Fanged Thing" by Sam Rebelein in Shimmer
2. "In Her Bones" by Indiwe Rooney in The Dark
3. "The Man in the Crimson Coat" by Andrea Tang in Apex Magazine 
4. "Touch Tank" by Jan Stinchcomb in Lost Balloon 
5. "A Slip in the Slice" by Heather Morris in Kaleidotrope
6. "Sundogs" by Brooke Bolander in Lightspeed
7. "The Joke" by K.C. Meade-Brewer in Matchbook Lit
8. "The Library is Open" by Beth Cato in Daily Science Fiction
9. "An Incomplete Catalogue of Miraculous Births, or, Secrets of the Uterus Abscondita" by Rebecca Campbell in Shimmer
10. "Re-Stitched" by Julie C. Day in Split Lip Magazine
11. "What We Found" by Miranda Suri in Abyss & Apex
12. "The Thrum of the Locust" by Axel Hassen Talari in Abyss & Apex
13. "When the Night Blooms, an Artist Transmutes: A Three-Act Play" by Nin Harris in The Dark
14. "The Minnesota Diet" by Charlie Jane Anders in Slate
15. "The Hydraulic Emperor" by Arkady Martine in Uncanny
16. "Benefactors of Silence" by Nin Harris in Beneath Ceaseless Skies
17 "To Blight a Fig Tree Before It Bears Fruit" by Benjamin Naka-Hasebe Kingsley in Apex
18. "The Court Magician" by Sarah Pinsker in Lightspeed 
19. "Sour Milk Girls" by Erin Roberts in Clarkesworld
20. "Her Sacred Spirit Soars" by S. Qiouyi Lu in Strange Horizons
21. "On the Line" by Meghan Phillips in Matchbook Lit Mag
22. "Wild Ones" by Vanessa Fogg in bracken
23. "The Owner's Guide to Home Repair, Page 238: What to do About Water Odor" by Vincent Michael Zito in Nightmare
24. "Rocket Farmer" by Julie C. Day in Podcastle
25. "Ingredients" by Craig DeLancey in Spectacle
26. "Out in the Night, I Found Myself Falling" by Chloe Clark in Third Point Press 
27. "The Larger World" by Brandon Taylor in West Branch Wired
28. "Balancing Beams" by Chloe N. Clark in Little Fiction
29. "Rose Garden Funeral of Sorts" by Jordan Kurella in Cotton Xenomorph
30. "What I imagine an Average Day Would Be Like if I Live in New York" by Tom Batten in McSweeney's
31. "Seeing Ershadi" by Nicole Krauss in The New Yorker
32. "Her Beautiful Body" by Adrienne Celt in Strange Horizons 
33. "The Ghost in Angelica's Room" by Maria Haskins in Flash Fiction Online
34.. "Dragon Meat" by Helen Drench in Flash Fiction Online
35. "Flow" by Marissa Lingen in Fireside 
36. "The Scarecrows' Daughter" by Hamilton Perez in Arsenika 
37. "Of Warps and Wefts" by Innocent Chizaram Ilo in Strange Horizons
38. "More Tomorrow" by Premee Mohammed in Automata Review
39. "Good Hunting" by Ken Liu in Strange Horizons Part 1 and Part 2
40. "Documentary" by Vajra Chandrasekera in Lightspeed
41. ""Flare" by Kathryn McMahon in Syntax & Salt
42. "The Wreck At Goat's Head" by Alexandra Manglis in Strange Horizons
43. "Traces of Us" by Vanessa Fogg in GigaNotoSaurus
44. "The Triumphant Ward of the Railroad and the Sea," by Sara Saab in Shimmer 
45. "Like a River Loves the Sky" by Emma Törzs in Uncanny
46. "Violets on the Tongue" by Nin Harris in Clarkesworld
47. "Being an Account of the Sad Demise of The Body Horror Book Club" by Nin Harris in The Dark
48. "The Imitation Sea" by Lora Gray in Shimmer
49. "One For Sorrow, Two For Joy" by LaShawn M. Wanak in Fireside
50. "In the Belly of the Wolf" by Gwendolyn Kiste in Kaleidotrope
51. "What to Do When It's Nothing but Static" by Cassandra Khaw in Apex
52. "The Willows" by Algernon Blackwood in Yankee Classic
53. "The Thought That Counts" by K.J. Parker in Beneath Ceaseless Skies
54. "Mothers, Watch Over Me" by Maria Haskins in Mythic Delirium
55. "When the Rain Comes" by Brandon Taylor in Nat Brut
56. "Memories of Monsters" by Mari Ness in Daily Science Fiction
57. "The Origin of Silk" by Damiano Austin in Gulf Stream
58. "Suzy's Friend" by David Hammond in Metaphorosis
59. "The Things That We Will Never Say" by Vanessa Fogg in Daily Science Fiction 
60. "Tank!" by John Wiswell in Diabolical Plots
61. "Someone Else's Sleeper" by Chloe Clark in Drunk Monkeys
62. "The Athuran Interpreter's Flight" by Eleanna Castroianni in Strange Horizons
63. "Why the Moon Wanes" by K. C. Mead-Brewer in Necessary Fiction
64. "Dear David" by Yael Van Der Wouden in Long Leaf Review
65. "The Seaweed and the Wormhole" by Jenn Grunigen in Shimmer
66. "Me Inside You" by Tori Curtis in Glittership
67. "Sunlit Surface, Depths Below" by Maria Haskins
68. "Elves are Douchebags" by Robert Lowell Russell in Stupefying Stories
69. "The Pull of the Herd" by Suzan Palumbo in Anathema Mag
70. "Just Scent Itself" by Chloe N. Clark in JMWW
71. "At the Hand of Every Beast" by Premee Mohamed in Lackington's
72. "Too Good, At Least" by Lizz Donnelly in Speculative City
73. "How I've come to Hate the Sky" by Leo McBride in Altered Instinct
74. "Shepherd Moon" by Premee Mohamed in Analog


1. The Pine Barrens, by John McPhee
2. The Apple-Tree Throne by Premee Mohamed

1. "Corpse Flower" by Vanessa Angélica Villarreal
2. "Reports on Incident 3179" by irving in Kaleidotrope
3. "Disappointments of the Apocalypse" by Mary Karr
4. "Holy Sonnets: Batter my heart, three-person'd god" by John Donne
5. "Thunderstorm in Glasgow, July 25, 2013" by Amal El-Mohtar in Fireside
6. "Totemic" by Jennifer Crow in Kaleidotrope
7. "Ends and Ends" by Chloe N. Clark in Rabid Oak
8. "Questions for Men Falling Through Space" by Chloe N. Clark
9. "Keening" by Valerie Valdes in Uncanny
10. "It's the Horror of My Friends that We Say Mean Things About Blondes" by Chloe N. Clark in Hypertropic Press
11. "The Maenad to Her Artist Friend" by Amal El-Mohtar in Strange Horizons
12. "The City in the Sea" by Edgar Allen Poe
13. "Young Sea" by Carl Sandburg 
14. "Song of the Sea" by Rainer Maria Rilke 
15. "Intoxicating Silence" by Jennifer Crow in Kaleidotrope 
16. "Badwater" by S. Qiouyi Lu in Twisted Moon Mag 
17. "The things I would put into Oscar Isaac's mouth" by Nicasio Andres Reed in Twisted Moon Mag
18. "The Kraken" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
19. "Bruce Springsteen Visits Me at the Doctor's Office" by Kaiya Gordon in Split Lip Magazine
20. "Song for a fractured earth" by Nin Harris

Non Fiction

1. "China is Planning to Land, and Grow Plants On, the "Dark" Side of the Moon" in I Fucking Love Science 
2. "We Will See You Now" by Fran Wilde in Uncanny
3. "Clean Meat, Via Lab, Is On the Way" by Barbara J. King in NPR
4. "NASA Remembers Agency's Most Experienced Astronaut" on NASA
5. "The History of Green Dye is a History of Death" by Jennifer Wright in Racked
6. "Mail-Order CRISPR Kits Allow Absolutely Anyone to Hack DNA" by Annie Sneed in The Atlantic 
7. "I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batali's Sexual Misconduct Apology Letter" by Geraldine DeRuiter in The Everywhereist
8. "The Unlikely Survival of Bees in the Arctic" by Sarah laskow in Atlas Obscura
9. "Search Dogs Comb Hills of Montecito for Survivors and Remains" by Nick Welsh in the Santa Barbara Independent
10. "The Writing Revolution" by Peg Tyre in The Atlantic
11. "The War to Sell You a Mattress is an Internet Nightmare" by David Zax in Fast Company
12. "6 Women Share Their Harrowing Storeis of Illegal Abortions Before Roe v. Wade" by Melissa Madera in Broadly
13. "Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, is Dead at " by Gerald Jonas in the New York Times
14. "Judith Beheading Her Would-Be Rapise" by Sara Patterson in Electric Literature
15. "The Dinner Party That Served 50,000-Year-Old Bison Stew" by Paula Mejia in Atlas Obscura
16. "How a Library Handles a Rare Deadly Book of Wallpaper Samples" by Alexander J. Zawacki in Atlas Obscura
17. "The Ghost of Zora Neale Hurston" by Chantel Tattoli in The Paris Review
18. "Sad Queer Books: Why My Melancholy Heart Loves Joan Didion" by Brandon Taylor in them
19. "Sci-Fi & Fantasy Short Fiction Roundup: January 2018" by Maria Haskins in Barnes and Noble
20. "Sumatra's tiger descendants cling to their customs as coal mines encroach" by Dedek Hendry in Mongabay
21. "The Libraries Bringing Small-Town News Back to Life" by David Beard in The Atlantic
22. "Thousands of Strange Hills Were Built By Giant Earthworms" by Sandhya Sekar in BBC Earth
23. "Kameron Hurley: What I've Learned About Being a Writer" by Kameron Hurley in Locus
24. "Showtime for SpaceX's big new rocket with sports car on top" by Marcia Dunn in Phys . org
25. "I'm 49 today! Have a story and my process as a party favor" by Mary Robinette Kowal
26. "The Stray" by Stephen A Waite in The Sun 
27. "A Ghost Can Only Take" by Justin Howe in Reckoning
28. "Pretty Girls Turned Hungry Ghosts" by Piper J. Daniels in Longreads
29. "Over the surface" by Marissa Lingen
30. "The Secrets of Snail skin Care" by Kate Knibbs in The Ringer
31. "Into the bear's den: Biologists check out mother bear and her three cubs" by T. J. Pignataro in The Buffalo News
32. "This Woman Wrote Her Novel at a Tire Store and Now They Are Her Biggest Fans" by Farrah Penn in BuzzFeed
33. "Open Your Mouth and You're Dead" by James Nestor in Outside 
34. "The Deepest Dive" by Alec Wilkinson in The New Yorker 
35. "The Impossible Physiology of the Free Diver" by Adam Piore in Nautilus 
36. "The Disappearance of the World's Greatest Free Diver" by Alec Wilkinson in The New Yorker
37. "How to Poach an Egg and Leave a Marriage" by Brandy Jensen in Extra Crispy 
38. "How NASA Plans to Dispose of Dead Bodies in Space" by Janey Tracey in Outer Places
39. "'The Clock is Ticking': Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades" by William Langewiesche in Vanity Fair
40. "Radioactive sludge barrel ruptures at Idaho nuclear site" by Keith Ridler in AP
41. "#133: Bruce Springsteen, "The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle" (1973) by Meghan Phillips in The RS 500
42. "Eric Lundgren, 'e-waste' recycling innovator, faces prison for trying to extend life span of PCs" by Tom Jackman in The Washington Post
43. "A Voyage to the White Shark Cafe to Find Out What's on the Menu" by Alastair Bland in News Deeply
44. "An MSG Convert Visits the High Church of Umami" by Helen Rosner in The New Yorker
45. "China's 'Sky River' Will Be the Biggest Artificial Rain Experiment Ever" by Peter Dockrill in Science Alert
46. "Behold Death, Dearkness, Chaos, and the void' by Kim Kelly in The New York Times
47. "'With Flying Colors': the Revival of Skylab" by Ben Evans in AmericaSpace
48. "How Ferrero Rocher became a Status Symbol for Immigrant Families" by Liana Aghajanian in Thrillist
49. "For Libraries, the 'Customer is Always Right' Might be Wrong" by Kristen Arnett in Literary Hub
50. "The Last Days of the Blue-Blood Harvest" by Sarah Zhang in The Atlantic
51. "Michael Chabon: Are Kids the Enemy of Writing?" by Michael Chabon in GQ
52. "The Tragedy of Erik Killmonger" by Adam Serwer in The Atlantic
53. "How Stephen King Saved My Childhood," by Linzer Torte in Medium
54. "Maybe she Had So Much Money She Just Lost track of It" by Jessica Pressler in The Cut
55. "As An Added Bonus, She Paid for Everything": My Bright-Lights Misadventure With a Magician of Manhattan" by Rachel Deloache Williams in Vanity Fair
56. "Anna Delvey Didn't Look Rich--Which is Exactly Why She Seemed Like She Was" by Rachel Tashjian in Vice Garage
57. "This Story About a Fake Socialite Who Scammed All of New York is Wild" by The Betch in Apartment 23 at Betches
58. "Burlesque and the Lens of Rewriting" by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry in Uncanny
59. "Prime Ministers Says 'Don't Worry,'But Scientists Concerned About Chernobyl Wildfires" by Ron Synovitz in RadioFreeEurope RadioLiberty
60. "SR-71  Breakup" by Bill Weaver in Roadrunners Internationale
61. "The Lost Standing Stones of Devon Are Still Hiding From Archaeologists," by Kiona N. Smith in Ars Technica
62. "Spiders Can Fly Hundreds of Miles Using Electicity" by Ed Yong in The Atlantic 
63. "All About My Mother" by Brandon Taylor in Lithub
64. "A 'tantalizing' theory from Stephen King's son: Shark thriller 'Jaws' holds the clue to an unsolved 1974 murder: by Isaac Stanley-Becker in The Washington Post
65. "The Delicious Flavour with the Toxic Secret" by Zaria Gorvett in BBC Future
66. "Drought in Central Europe Reveals Cautionary 'Hunger Stones' in Czech River" by Camila Domonoske on NPR
67. "The Ugly History of Beautiful Things" by Katy Kelleher in Longreads 
68. "These Century-Old Stone "Tsunami Stones" Dog Japan's Coastline" by Danny Lewis in Smithsonian Mag
69. "Astroid MIning is Almost a Reality. What to Know about the Gold Rush in Space" by Luke Dormehl in Digital Trends
70. "The Expendable Disabled Heroes of Marvel's Infinity War" by John Wiswell in Uncanny 
71. "Revealed: the extraordinary flight of the dandelion" in Nature
72. "Dandelion seeds fly using ‘impossible’ method never before seen in nature" by Jeremy Rehm in Nature
73. "My Beautiful Death" by Gillian Genser in Toronto Life 
74. "Bones of a Child With Something Bizarre in its Mouth Found in a Polish cave" by Michelle Starr in Science Alert
75. "You Called For Me: Masculine Pain and Isolation in Akira" by Gretchen Felker-Martin
76. "Anthony Edwards as Nick "Goose" Bradshaw in Top Gun (1896)" by Devin Kelly

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