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Summary: Shiny, 2007 - The Elephant Forgets
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Summary: Shiny, 2007

 Summary: Shiny, 2007

Shiny is a brand new Young Adult speculative fiction ezine edited by Alisa Krasnostein, Tansy Rayner-Roberts and Ben Payne, out of Australia. I think a YA short fiction outlet is a great idea. Two issues appeared in 2007, each with 3 short stories, so a total of 6 short stories, about 27,000 words. From the first issue my favorite was Eugie Foster’s "Close to Death", a lighthearted piece about a literal encounter with Death on an Atlanta freeway. From #2 I liked another lighter piece, Tina Connolly's "The Goats are Going Places", sort of a sendup of "Gossip Girl" type stories about ritzy prep schools, in this case with a heroine whose aunt, a witch, teaches her a lesson.

Four of the six stories were by women, and two of the stories were SF.


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tinaconnolly From: tinaconnolly Date: December 29th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks!
eugie From: eugie Date: January 4th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the snaps, Rich! And I'm greatly enjoying reading your year-end summaries.
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