Stories So Beautiful They Make Me Cry

I love speculative fiction.

As I start to get published, I’m more inspired and motivated than ever.

And then I run across stories like these. Stories that just make me ache with longing with their melodious language, that touch me with longing to tell tales that make me care as much as I did when I read them.

They’re both nominees in the “Best Short Fiction” category of the British Science Fiction Association, and if they’re examples of the quality of the fiction coming out of Britain, I want more. Here they are:

Boat in Shadows, Crossing

Spin by Nina Allan (available in audio in this episode of StarShipSofa)

I hope I never lose the ability to be awed by gorgeous fiction. These are worth a read. Enjoy.

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