An update from Stephen Reid Case
writer / historian of astronomy / photographer

Book Reviews & Fiction Updates

"We know so little about the imagination that we can't even ask the right questions about it, let alone give the correct answers."
-Ursula LeGuin

It's been a while since my last update email, and though things have slowed down a bit on the blog, my book reviews are appearing elsewhere on the internet. Here's a brief overview of what I've been working on. 

Book Reviews

I've been privileged to be able to review some fantastic science fiction and fantasy lately, including two new books by a favorite author. Click the images below to see the reviews.

  • Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle, Strange Horizons
  • In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle, Black Gate
  • ODY-C by Matt Fraction and Christian Ward, Strange Horizons (forthcoming)
  • Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016, edited by John Joseph Adams, MYTHIC (forthcoming)

I'm also posting regular reviews over at the Fiction Vortex blog. You can keep up with my other reviews by following me on Goodreads or by checking out the review page on my website.


I'm working on several projects in and around my teaching and research (and wife and kids and chickens and dogs). My latest published story is "The Aeroliths," a tale set in my Wizard's House universe and published in Beneath Ceaseless SkiesCheck it out if you haven't read it yet.

I have two stories forthcoming that I'm quite excited about:

  • "Deathspeaker," a novella set in my Deathspeaker universe (visited most recently in the Threads anthology, below) will be out this spring in Beneath Ceaseless Skies.
  • "Color of the Flame," my first story inspired by my dissertation research and featuring a cameo by Sir John Herschel, the 19th-century British astronomer who is the subject of my current research, will be out soon in MYTHIC.

In other news, my story "When I Was Dead" (appearing in the Mysterion anthology, also below) got a great review over at Fantastic Stories of the Imagination!

"The world-building in First Fleet is truly top-notch . . . rich and complex. I give it five out of five res-pods."
Farstrider Magazine
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