Featured Futures is primarily devoted to reviewing original English-language short speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, some horror). The initial focus was on recommending excellent stories from the professional webzines but this has expanded and shifted slightly to provide more coverage of nearly all SFWA-qualified/professional short fiction periodicals. Now, as then, the goal is to help great short speculative fiction take over the world.

Reviews of monthly (or less frequent) periodicals appear as soon as I can produce them. Reviews of more or less weekly or irregular periodicals are done in Weekly Webzine Wrap-Ups. At around the end of each month, I do a Monthly Summation which lists and links to the best stories read in that month as well as linking back to the earlier reviews.

I also do reviews for Tangent which sometimes cover markets this blog doesn’t cover and sometimes preempts this blog’s coverage. Either way, I post links to those reviews when they’re published.

While current magazine fiction dominates this site, I also discuss the occasional anthology, collection, novel, or even movie or TV show.

Finally, I post frequently recurring or less frequent news items. The recurring posts are Links posts which point out things on the web that I found interesting, usually related to science fiction, science, history, or humor and which end with a piece of music or two from Youtube. Infrequent items include things like links to Tangent‘s recommended reading lists or collated lists of the Year’s Best volumes when they are announced or things of that sort.

There is older material on this site’s predecessor, J-Sun-Space, but that is no longer maintained.

As can be seen from both sites, I’m pretty minimalist, partly by choice and partly from a total lack of visual artistic talent. So thanks to Fran at Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores for making the banner for this site, which I think makes it look quite a bit livelier.


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