Summation of Online Fiction: January 2017

I tried forty-three stories of 176,695 words from thirteen January 2017 pro-rate webzines (Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Diabolical Plots, the final issue of the now-defunct Fantastic, Flash Fiction Online, Lightspeed, Nature, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, Terraform,, and Uncanny). I didn’t finish four stories. Thirty-four ranged from bad to good with honorable mentions for “A Human Stain” by Kelly Robson (a horror novelette from that at least sticks – like coagulated blood – in the mind) and “Playing for Keeps” by Judy Helfrich (a time travel short-short from Nature). I recommended five (12%). Those five, divided by genre and alphabetized by title are:

Science Fiction



3 thoughts on “Summation of Online Fiction: January 2017

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  2. Thanks for pointing that out. It looks like those are 2016 stories when I’m mainly focusing on 2017 stories along with 2016 “Year’s Bests” (just finished) and probably soon will get to some “classics” (which would mean generally older than 2016) but I’ll take a look if I get a chance.


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