Category Archives: Science Fiction

Bonus: On Evil Robot Monkey by Mary Robinette Kowal

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Before reading this post, I suggest you read Evil Robot Monkey on Mary Robinette Kowal’s blog. It’s only about 5 minutes long!

I’ve decided to add in a bonus short story discussion at the end of every month. Why? Because short stories are often neglected in the literary world, making way for Best Selling Novels. Short stories are great! Quick and smart, they’re the perfect way to fit reading into an uber busy lifestyle. But enough about short stories, let’s talk about Evil Robot Monkey!

I’ve not yet read a short story that I’ve engaged with as much as I have with Mary Robinette Kowal’s Evil Robot Monkey. Of course, I should know better than to doubt a Hugo-award winning author when she says “I will write a story called Evil Robot Monkey and it will make you weep.”

On Partials by Dan Wells

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I bought Partials by Dan Wells approximately six months ago. And it’s been sitting on my bed, staring at my face, judging me… for six months. NO MORE! I finally picked that sucker up and READ IT! And, you know what? It was pretty good.

Dystopian Fiction

I’ll admit, I was a little afraid that I wouldn’t like this book. Dystopian fiction is… hard to get right. Most of the time the crazy societies that authors come up with are so utterly ridiculous that you might enjoy the book while you’re reading it, but once you step back and think about it for two seconds, the whole story is ruined forever.

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