Everything Is Nice

Beating the nice nice nice thing to death (with fluffy pillows)

Posts Tagged ‘nina kiriki hoffman

‘Savage Breasts’ by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

with one comment

Do you find the following amusing? “I felt like a palm tree hand-pollinated for the first time. I began to have clusters of dates.” If so, this is the story for you. It is an arch 1950s pastiche in which Mae June sends off to Charlotte Atlas (boom boom) for a pamphlet to increase the size of her breasts. They get bigger but they also become aggressive. With mildly humourous consequences.

Quality: **
Wit: **

Incidently this is one of two stories in Witpunk which contain the word “breast” in the title. Breasts are inherently funny, apparently.

Written by Martin

28 November 2009 at 15:47

Posted in sf, short stories

Tagged with ,

‘Between Disappearances’ by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

leave a comment »

Usually I am not overly concerned about whether a SF story is hard or soft or even fantasy. I’m not even that concerned about how the science fictional elements are used. Sometimes though they are either just tacked on (as in ‘Black Tulip’) or really thin (as here). This is a fable about travel and returning home in which the supposedly science fictional element is that the main character is teleported at random by some magic beans.

Quality: **
Shiftiness: *

Written by Martin

13 May 2009 at 10:35

Posted in sf, short stories

Tagged with ,