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Recommended Reading: New Releases

Despite December being a fairly quiet month, I fell behind on my short fiction/online reading. There’s something to be said for ‘the less you have to do, the less you feel like doing’ axiom. (If that isn’t an axiom, it really should be.) With a slew of new issues coming out in January, however, I felt I should attempt to catch up, or at least not fall further behind. While I’m not even close to being caught up, what I have read so far seems to indicate that the year is starting off strong. So, for your reading pleasure, I recommend:

Pretty much all the fiction from Issue #39 of ChiZine, though I especially enjoyed Nub Hut by Kurt Dinan.

And both fiction pieces from Clarkesworld #28, though again, I especially enjoyed Celadon by Desirina Boskovich

For your dead-tree variety reading pleasure:

I would highly recommend The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia and Fast Ships, Black Sails edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer

And finally, speaking of recommending stuff – Fantasy Magazine is conducting their Second Annual Reader’s Poll. Head on over to their site and vote for your favorite story (or three favorite stories as the case may be). As an extra bonus, this year the author of the winning story gets a nifty prize. Readers also have a chance to win a nifty prize by commenting on their favorite stories.

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