John Wiswell makes his protagonist the haunted house itself. It doesn’t want people to move in to scare them, it just doesn’t want to be alone anymore.
Tag Archives: 2021 Hugo Awards
ChrisAir Reviews “Metal Like Blood in the Dark”
Like Brother and Sister, twin protagonists of “Metal Like Blood in the Dark”, Ursula Vernon transforms into her adult-audience pseudonym T. Kingfisher to spin the yarn of robot siblings in the first trying moments of their lives.
ChrisAir Reviews “The Mermaid Astronaut”
“The Mermaid Astronaut” is a delightful mix of The Little Mermaid and Ursula K. Le Guin’s “Semley’s Necklace”. Its main character, Essarala, is unsurprisingly a mermaid who becomes a crew member of a spaceship. At its core, the story explores the interaction between personal ambition and its consequences, both wonderful and tragic.
ChrisAir reviews “Little Free Library”
Naomi Kritzer’s “Little Free Library” is at once a fantastic mystical tale set in modern-day St. Paul, Minnesota, and a DIY primer for building one.
ChrisAir reviews “A Guide for Working Breeds”
The chat-log narrative format of Vina Jie-Min Prasad’s “A Guide for Working Breeds” delivers a slice-of-life story about two robot chassis who slowly get to know each other.
ChrisAir Reviews “Badass Moms in the Zombie Apocalypse”
Rae Carson’s “Badass Moms in the Zombie Apocalypse” is a story not only about badass moms, but becoming badass moms during a zombie apocalypse. No misdirection here.
2021 Hugo Short Fiction Series
What should you expect from my 2021 Hugo Short Fiction Reviews?