Short Story Club 2

Many thanks to everyone who offered suggestions in the earlier discussion — and here’s the schedule. I’m planning to keep the same arrangement as last year: I’ll post a reminder of the week’s story on a Friday, and then a discussion post on a Sunday that rounds up as much comment as I can find (with a link from thist post to the discussion). And since we went in alphabetical order last time, I figure we’ll go in reverse alphabetical order this time.

Without further ado, then:

And there’s a wrap-up discussion here.

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44 Responses to “Short Story Club 2”

  1. Nick Says:

    You appear to have mislaid the author for “No Time Like the Present.”

    I’m looking forward to the forthcoming discussions. I might even try and get a head-start on reading the stories this year, if I can make the time.

  2. Niall Says:

    Well spotted.

  3. Evan Says:

    Anyone else here use google calendar? Was thinking of making a sharable calendar w/ reminders for this. Will likely do it anyway due to personal overscheduling, but let me know if you’d like an invite or for me to make it public.

  4. Alison Says:

    I’m excited about your first choice

  5. Ziv Wities Says:

    Evan – the google calendar sounds great. Count me in please :)

  6. Peter Watts, ‘The Things’ (2010) « Follow the Thread Says:

    [...] | Tags: fiction, Peter Watts, science fiction, short fiction, The Things | A new season of the Torque Control Short Story Club begins this weekend, and I thought I’d take a look at the first piece up for discussion, [...]

  7. “The Things” by Peter Watts « Yet There Are Statues Says:

    [...] August 27, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Posted in Short Stories | Leave a Comment Niall Harrison is running another Short Story Club for the next few months at Torque Control. I participated in most of the discussions in the first [...]

  8. Re: Somadeva: A Sky River Sutra « Writing Every Day Says:

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  9. Vandana Singh, ‘Somadeva: A Sky River Sutra’ (2010) « Follow the Thread Says:

    [...] River Sutra, Strange Horizons, Vandana Singh | Trying to untangle this week’s selection for the Torque Control Short Story Club (published here at Strange Horizons) is not something I’m going to be able to do completely, and [...]

  10. “A Sky River Sutra” by Vendana Singh « Yet There Are Statues Says:

    [...] 12:56 am | Posted in Short Stories | Leave a Comment This is the second of my weekly write-ups for the Torque Control Short Story Club. The story this week is “A Sky River Sutra” by Vendana Singh, available online at [...]

  11. Re: A Serpent in the Gears « Writing Every Day Says:

    [...] Installment Three in this year’s Torque Control short story club. [...]

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  13. “A Serpent in the Gears” by Margaret Ronald « Yet There Are Statues Says:

    [...] 12, 2010 at 12:55 am | Posted in Short Stories | Leave a Comment It appears the Short Story Club story list is taking a tour through the different reasons I don’t like short stories. Last week we had a [...]

  14. Weekly GRRuMbler: Little Red Reviewer « GRRuMblers Says:

    [...] Hilliard of Yet There Are Statues is reviewing a list of short stories from the site Torque Control.  First up The Things by Peter Watts. You can read his review here, and Peter Watts short story [...]

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  16. Re: Elegy for a Young Elk « Writing Every Day Says:

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  17. “Elegy for a Young Elk” by Hannu Rajaniemi « Yet There Are Statues Says:

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  18. Short Story Club: "Elegy for a Young Elk" by Hannu Rajaniemi : Uncertain Principles Says:

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  19. Re: The Second Journey of the Magus « Writing Every Day Says:

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  21. “The Second Journey of the Magus” by Ian R MacLeod « Yet There Are Statues Says:

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  23. “The Red Bride” by Samantha Henderson « Yet There Are Statues Says:

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  24. Re: Miguel and the Viatura « Writing Every Day Says:

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  26. “Miguel and the Viatura” by Eric Gregory « Yet There Are Statues Says:

    [...] week’s short story club story is “Miguel and the Viatura” by Eric Gregory from Futurismic. The preceding note [...]

  27. Re: No Time Like the Present « Writing Every Day Says:

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  28. Short Story Club Reminder: “No Time Like the Present” « Torque Control Says:

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  29. “No Time Like the Present” by Carol Emshwiller « Yet There Are Statues Says:

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  30. Re: The Cage « Writing Every Day Says:

    [...] “Dykes to Watch Out For” with a were-puppy, brought to your attention by the Torque Control short story club. [...]

  31. “The Cage” by A.M. Dellamonica « Yet There Are Statues Says:

    [...] week’s short story club story was “The Cage” by A.M. Dellamonica published on Tor.com. I guess you could call [...]

  32. Re: My Father’s Singularity « Writing Every Day Says:

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  33. “My Father’s Singularity” by Brenda Cooper « Yet There Are Statues Says:

    [...] 2010 at 12:43 am | Posted in Short Stories | Leave a Comment Tags: Brenda Cooper This week’s short story club story is “My Father’s Singularity” by Brenda Cooper published in Clarkesworld. [...]

  34. Re: The Heart of A Mouse « Writing Every Day Says:

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  35. “The Heart of a Mouse” by KJ Bishop « Yet There Are Statues Says:

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  37. “Stereogram of the Grey Fort, in the Days of Her Glory” by Paul Berger « Yet There Are Statues Says:

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