ecbatan (ecbatan) wrote,

Summary: Weird Tales, 2010

Summary: Weird Tales, 2010

Weird Tales has slowed down the last couple of years, and only two issues appeared in 2010. There were 11 stories this year for a total of about 37,000 words of fiction. There were 2 novelettes, and 9 short stories (two short-shorts). It should be noted that Weird Tales has been included a lot of features in recent issues, which have also often had themes.

I enjoyed James L. Grant and Lisa Mantchev's "As Recorded on Brass Cylinders: Adagio for Two Dancers" (Spring), a love story about a partly mechanical bounty hunter trying to retrieve an escaped mechanical; and Catherynne M. Valente's "Secretario", a fantasia on the subject of hard boiled detectives. Other good work came from Ian R. MacLeod, Jay Lake, and Kater Cheek.

I called two the stories SF this year (the Spring issue was a Steampunk special). The eleven stories were split half and half between men and women writers (given the one collaboration.)
Tags: 2010, magazines, yearly summaries
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