Lyndsie Manusos

Lyndsie Manusos’s fiction has appeared in PANK, SmokeLong Quarterly, and other publications. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has worked in web production and content management. When she’s not nesting among her books and rough drafts, she’s chasing the baby while the dog watches in confused amusement. She lives with her family in a suburb of Indianapolis.

The Rise of the Speculative Novella

Put out by big publishers like Tor and smaller ones like Neon Hemlock, speculative novellas are seeing a resurgence in popularity.

The Layer Cake of Science Fiction: A Sub-Genre Primer

Like our universe, the science fiction genre is constantly expanding. Here is a sampling of the seemingly endless list of its subgenres.

Neon Hemlock Press: A Small Press in a Big World of Speculative Fiction

This year, a Neon Hemlock Press novella won a Nebula. But what is this publisher, where did it come from, and what does it put out?

The Best Of the Best Of’s: An Exploration of Best Of Anthologies

Thousands of short stories are read each year in order for editors to create Best of anthologies. Here is a look at a few.

10 Speculative Short Story Collections to Enjoy in 2022

These excellent speculative fiction short story collections out this year, including The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe, range from fantasy, horror, sci fi, magical realism, and more.

The Best Busy Books for Toddlers

Need to keep your toddler quiet and happy? Check out these busy books for toddlers that you can buy or DIY!

Very Short Stories to Devour in Record Time

Very short stories–also known as flash fiction, micro fiction, drabbles, and the like–are a delightful form of fiction. Start with these.

13 of the Best Steamy Historical Romance Novels to Blast You to the Past

This list is a jumping-off point for those looking for some excellent sexy times to pair with masterful historical love stories, like Masquerade by Anne Shade.

The Birth and Evolution of Gaslamp Fantasy

What is gaslamp fantasy? It's partially Victorian fantasy, but more than that, as its boundaries are blurred with other speculative genres.

The Science and Recent History of Bookstore Design

There's a myriad of online options for book buying. So what goes into the physicality of bookstores to make them appealing to book buyers?