I'm changing things up in the ravenous maw for the next eleven days or so. Instead of my typical post schedule, I will be posting exclusively literary criticisms and/or blurbs of the stories in KJ Kabza's upcoming SFF short story collection Under Stars, which launches October 27th. I will likely not write about every story in the collection, but I'll try to hit the highlights.
While I would recommend picking up Under Stars when it comes out, I will put a content warning on some of its material. The story "The Terms of Our Alliance" contains some mildly explicit content and is not recommended. There are also several dozen dirty limericks included, which I have not read and am not planning on reading. They're at least at the end of the collection, so they should be fairly easy to avoid if one does not wish to read them.
Several of the stories in the collection are available to read online right now for free. If you'd like to take a sneak peek into what you might find in Under Stars, take a few minutes to read Kabza's 1,000ish-word dark fantasy story "The Flight Stone" from Daily Science Fiction. It features both excellent world-building and groan-worthy horror.