–In which a young princess and her faithful bear defend a fairytale kingdom against alien invasion.
–Kaleidotrope, Spring 2021 [available online]
–In which a very messy space family visits a floating library and the anchoress walled up within it (with bonus! narrator who doesn’t understand how metaphors work).
–Uncanny Magazine, Issue 36, September/October 2020 [available online]
The Limits of Magic
–In which you have run away from an oppressive regime, only to realize that saving yourself isn’t enough–you have to fight for those who cannot save themselves.
–Apparition Literary Magazine, Issue 11: Redemption, July 15, 2020 [available online]
–Pushcart Prize nominated!
–In which a young woman trains with her river goddess mother to fend off the colonial invaders attempting to map her home.
–Deep Magic, Spring 2020 [available for purchase]
Kiki Hernández Beats the Devil
–In which Kiki Hernández, rock legend of the Southwest, finally bites off more than she can chew. Come for the devil-fighting guitar, stay for the lovable hellhound
–Translunar Travelers Lounge, Issue 2, February 15, 2020 [available online]
–PodCastle, Episode #639, August 11, 2020 [available online]
–2020 Locus Recommended Reading List! [full list available online]
Four of Seven
–In which a pair of sisters attempt to reach a hospital after curfew, in a mining colony company town in spaaace (with bonus college woe and messy family solidarity).
–Escape Pod, Episode #687, July 4, 2019 [available online]
–In which a far future vat baby has some strong words to say about her mother.
–Daily Science Fiction, June 10, 2019 [available online]
One Part Per Billion
–In which humanity is invited to make first contact, but alas, we are put in charge of selecting our own representatives for the journey.
–Diabolical Plots, Issue #50, April 15, 2019 [available online]
Adrianna in Pomegranate
–In which a reclusive calligramancer grows obsessed with casting a very particular spell, and his ex-wife is determined to stop him.
–Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Issue #271, February 14, 2019 [available online]
–2019 Locus Recommended Reading List! [full list available online]
–In which a time-traveling fisherwoman is struggling to get home to her children, and keeps landing on the right shore, at the wrong time.
–Strange Horizons, April 2, 2018 [available online]
–The New Voices of Science Fiction, Tachyon Publications, October 2019
–Podcastle, Episode #587, August 13, 2019 [available online]
–BSFA Awards long list for short story!
The Gestational Cycle of Flies in a Cupboard
–In which a woman finally kicks her boyfriend out, only for something worse to take his place.
–LampLight, Vol. 6 Issue 3, March 2018 [available for purchase]
Sam’s Phenomenal Cosmic Movie Column
I used to blog about B-movies and other film-related topics at the website Cinema Spartan, run by movie critic Robert Patrick. It was fun, and I kind of miss it, but I left when graduate school ate me alive and I’ve never gone back.