Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Small Things, Waiting Beasts, and Indestructible Aliens

Holy Moses, it looks like I have some write-ups to do. Sorry about that. Really life had to take the driver's seat and I had to let all this sit in the back. But now that I have a few hours, I plan on getting caught up as far as possible. It looks like I should have had another couple of posts the week of August 27th, which means I have a total of ten posts to make to get caught up to today and caught up with my New Year's resolution. I think I should be able to do that by this upcoming Monday. And then I will have a couple of new posts. New content is on its way.

Anyways, for today there are a couple of good shorts for you. What are they? "To be Undone of Such Small Things" by Damien Walters Grintalis, "Waiting for Beauty" by Marie Brennan, and "Diplomatic Immunity" by Robert Sheckley. Enough of the chit-chat. Time for you to discover a couple of new stories.

To Be Undone of Such Small Things by Damien Walter Grintalis -- Daily Science Fiction
Here's a story about a woman who goes through a drastic change in life. She keeps a journal and after some time, she notices that she's not the person she used to be. Just a forewarning before reading this one: It is a little disturbing, so be prepared.

Waiting for Beauty by Marie Brennan -- Apex Magazine
As it can be taken from the title, this story is a variation of the classic Beauty and the Beast. And as it is a variation, it is a little different. In this version, Beast waits and waits for the beautiful princess to come around, but she never will because she is incapable of doing so (read the story and find out why).

Diplomatic Immunity by Robert Sheckley -- Galaxy Science Fiction, August 1953
An alien, impervious to attacks by humans, comes to Earth demanding the surrender of the planet. Anything humans try to do seem not to work. But they won't give up and sooner or later, something pops up that may work.

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