Out of that World is a review website with a focus on short science fiction and fantasy stories. I’ll also publish the occasional long fiction review, and maybe even review other media, too! Expect to find more goodies such as essays and articles, original artwork, and my own serialized fiction as the website grows.

The site is still in its infancy, so make sure to check back often as I continue to develop it. My plan is to release short story reviews twice a month on the 5th and 20th—anything else is a bonus!

Thanks for stopping by.

-Derek Thomas Conrad


For readers: It should go without saying, but you may find that your opinions differ from mine. As long as you remain courteous to me and others, please share why you feel differently about a particular story. And remember, I’m not a published author, so take my reviews with a grain of salt!

For authors & publishers: My goal is to write fair, honest reviews of your stories—but not brutally honest. If you think I’ve been too critical or misrepresented your or your author’s story (or even misspelled your name, etc.), please send me a note via the Contact page and I’ll do my best to rectify it.

For bloggers: I grant express permission to reprint my Reviews wholesale on your website under two conditions: (1) I am credited as the author of the Review, and (2) You provide a direct link to the original Review on my website. My other publications here (essays, etc.) are open to Fair Use and can be quoted and linked to, so long as I am credited.