"Chris Gavaler and Dan Johnson set out to measure how identifying a text as science fiction makes readers automatically assume it is less worthwhile, in a literary sense, and thus devote less effort to reading it": goo.gl/t52N9X ... Related posts by Gavaler include the texts used in the study: goo.gl/xaZRsd ... goo.gl/8eQwxp ... goo.gl/cNzvH4 ... and in 2014 he wrote about SF, literary fiction, slipstream, and other labels: goo.gl/7zR1Pd

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Two more for my re-read list--very much enjoyed these stories by Morris Tanafon: "The Last Spell of the Raven" (Glittership, 10/2017; ; recommended on Charles Payseur's blog) and "Interred with Their Bones" (Mythic Delirium, 1/2017; ; cw: eating disorders/suicide) ... glittership.com/2017/10/05/epi ... mythicdelirium.com/featured-st

Innocent Chizaram Ilo's "River Boy" has interesting imagery--another I'll re-read at some point this year: firesidefiction.com/river-boy

I liked 3/5 of the stories in Bracken Magazine IV--bookmarked for re-reading: brackenmagazine.com/issue-iv/

Multiple reading lists at Goodreads make me hope for time to binge-read horror novels by Christmas: goodreads.com/blog/show/1066-h

The latest from Mallory Ortberg at Shondaland: shondaland.com/live/a12790496/ ... Reminds me of "We Who Are Your Closest Friends" a little too much to feel its full potential, but I liked it


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