May has arrived, and that means a quick look back at all the short fiction I read in April. It was a slow month for me, but I managed to get some reading done. Clarkesworld Magazine continues to bring it, and the enjoyable The Human Division finally wrapped up its serialized run. I also got a head start on the Hugo ballot by reading some of the nominated short stories.
- Annex by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (4/2/13)
- No Portraits on the Sky by Kali Wallace (4/2/13)
- Melt With You by Emily C. Skaftun (4/2/13)
- Spar (Making Bacon Version) by Kij Johnson (4/1/13)
- Guest of Honor by Robert Reed (4/3/13)
- Finisterra by David Moles (4/4/13)
The last two episodes of John Scalzi’s experiment in serialization, The Human Division, were published last month.
- The Gentle Art Of Cracking Heads (4/2/13)
- Earth Below, Sky Above (4/9/13)
The Hugo Award nominations were announced on March 30. I started tracking down the short fiction even before the Hugo Voter’s Packet was released so that I could finish my Hugo reading at a more leisurely pace than last year.
- Immersion by Aliette de Bodard (4/29/13)
- Mantis Wives by Kij Johnson (4/30/13)