Monthly Archives: February 2011

“The Empty Spaces” by Alison J. Littlewood

This story in Black Static #16 marked the second appearance in the magazine of Alison J. Littlewood, and with another title showing in the ‘Story Acceptances’ column at the publisher’s website it won’t be long before we get to see … Continue reading

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Broken News

Not breaking, but broken. I don’t blog on a Sunday – not a religious thing, but a matter of needing at least one day of the week when I don’t spend nearly all my time seated in front of the … Continue reading

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Thought for the Weekend #5

This week saw the final launch of the space shuttle Discovery, which curiously enough put me in mind of a book I read a long, long time ago, a non-fiction work by Arthur C. Clarke detailing the making of the … Continue reading

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“Survivor’s Guilt” by Rosanne Rabinowitz

We started the week with a zombie story and so we should end it with a vampire one, and it’s also appropriate in that author Rosanne Rabinowitz is guest blogging over on Case Notes today – she’s writing about Arthur … Continue reading

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“Back On the Road” by Melanie Fazi

French writer Melanie Fazi has had a couple of stories in Black Static and I believe I’ve seen something by her in one of the Year’s Best anthologies, but other than that I’m unfamiliar with her work. This story appeared … Continue reading

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Sunday was Z-Day

On Sunday I read Harry Shannon’s zombie novella Pain and Suzanne Palmer’s short story “Zombie Cabana Boy”, and then as the sun fell below the horizon I battened down the hatches, helped myself to a substantial pizza and settled down … Continue reading

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“The Shadow Keeper” by Kim Lakin-Smith

Black Static readers first encountered the work of Kim Lakin-Smith in #12, and with this story in #13 she became the first writer to appear in consecutive issues, a record held until Ray Cluley came along in #19, #20 and … Continue reading

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