Reviews and Interviews

Here are general reviews of my fiction along with interviews with me. For specific publication information on these stories, please see my listings of short stories or books.

Interviews with Jason

 

General Reviews about Jason's Stories

  • "Sanford (and some other writers) are producing SF that truly has a different feel than much that has gone before." — Rich Horton, Locus, February 2011
     
  • "Few SF/fantasy writers generate a buzz through short fiction alone, but Jason Sanford is an exception. Over the past few years, he's created a growing fan base through his brand of modern speculative fiction, something he called 'SF Strange.'" — Jeff VanderMeer on Amazon's Omnivoracious blog
     
  • "Interzone is really spoiling me when it publishes Jason Sanford so regularly. As far as I'm concerned, they couldn't publish too much of this author if they named it Jason Sanford's Science Fiction Magazine." — Sam Tomaino, SFRevu
     
  • "A writer whose reputation grows with each story." — author Colin Harvey
     
  • "Sanford expertly blends world building and storytelling. In fact, he makes it look easy." — John DeNardo, SF Signal

 

Reviews of Selected Stories

"Plague Birds" (short story originally published in Interzone)

  • "Breath-taking in its audacity ... a story to remind jaded reviewers why they fell in love with SF in the first place." Colin Harvey, Suite 101
  • "Hugo-worthy." SFRevu
  • Five Stars. SF Signal
  • "Ingenious fiction." Tangent Online
  • "Intriguing and a worthwhile base story for what seems like a planned series." Rich Horton, Locus, Aug. 2010
  • "Good solid entertainment." Gardner Dozois, Locus, Oct. 2010.
  • Honorable mention in The Year's Best Science Fiction Stories, 28th Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois.

"Here We Are, Falling Through Shadows"

  • Longlisted for the 2010 British Fantasy Award.
  • Honorable mention in The Year's Best Science Fiction Stories, 27th Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois.
  • Reprinted in the Czech SF magazine Ikarie and the French book anthology Ténèbres.
  • "A dark, tragic tale that somehow ends with a measure of hope." Suite 101
  • "Will make my Hugo shortlist." SFReview
  • "A chilling story of the unknown." SF Crowsnest
  • Four stars. "Marvelously engaging story." SF Signal
  • A "haunting story that stayed with me long after the first reading." Tangent

"Sublimation Angels"  

"When Thorns Are The Tips Of Trees"

"The Ships Like Clouds, Risen By Their Rain"

  • Nominated for the 2008 BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction.
  • Longlisted for the 2009 British Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction.
  • Honorable mention in The Year's Best Science Fiction Stories, 26th Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois.
  • Review in Suite 101 ("One of the best stories of the year.")
  • Review in The Internet Review of Science Fiction ("A very strange and wonderful creation. Recommended.")
  • Review in Best SF ("As inventive a piece of world-building as you generally see in short SF.")
  • Review in SF Crowsnest ("A very enjoyable yarn.")
  • Review in SFRevu (A "poignant tale of hope.")
Interzone 219, containing "When Thorns Are The Tips Of Trees" by Jason Sanford

Interzone 219, containing "When Thorns Are The Tips Of Trees" by Jason Sanford