Review: 5 Months, 10 Years, 2 Hours

5 Months, 10 Years, 2 Hours By Lisa Reisman Outpost19, 2015 ISBN: 978-1-937402-70-9 $16.00 (Paperback)   Reviewed by Melanie J. Cordova In Lisa Reisman’s 5 Months, 10 Years, 2 Hours, time is of the essence. This trim memoir follows our narrator Lisa as she goes...

Book Review: Andrew Ervin’s Burning Down George Orwell’s House

Burning Down George Orwell’s House Author: Andrew Ervin Soho Press, 2015 (publishes May 5th) ISBN: 978-1-61695-494-9 $25.95 (Hardcover)   Reviewed by Melanie J. Cordova   After countless hours of travel, an exhausted and ill-prepared Ray Welter arrives on Jura,...

Editor’s Note

In 2002, SFWP publisher Andrew Gifford started the first iteration of the SFWP Journal. During the course of the next thirteen years, the journal published 361 stories by a large number of writers—almost all of whom were, at the time, un-established—on a mostly...

A Review of American 419 and Other Stories by Melanie J. Cordova

American 419 and Other Stories Author: Adetokunbo Abiola Laughing Fire Press, 2013 ISBN: 9780967492230 $16.95   Adetokunbo Abiola’s short story collection American 419 charts a constellation of characters living in Africa from all walks of life as they struggle...

A Review of Happiness Ltd. by Melanie J. Cordova

Happiness Ltd. Author: Michael McGhee Laughing Fire Press, 2014 ISBN: 0967492246 $17.95   In the dystopian future world of Happiness Ltd., consumerism is king. People walk the streets of New York City with spending quotas to meet, and opportunities to purchase...