Archiv der Kategorie: Story

Seven Birthdays • 2016 • SF short story by Ken Liu

★★★★ The story covers Mia’s birthdays in seven snapshots, each a power of 7.  At first it felt like a CliFi, as her mother attempted to cool down the atmosphere with chemical loads. But it didn’t stop there: Uploading human … Weiterlesen

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The Witch of Orion Waste and the Boy Knight • 2016 • Fairy tale short story by E. Lily Yu

★★★ A young woman just stumbled into becoming a witch when a cowardly knight crossed her way. She fought dragons for him, rescued the damsel in mistress and flew away to learn dancing. The witch clearly didn’t meet her fate, … Weiterlesen

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Elves of Antarctica • 2016 • CliFi short story by Paul McAuley

★★+ The Antarctica is slowly getting green, a huge industrial project tries to safe the remaining western ice sheet from melting away because that would mean the next disaster for the drowning shore cities. Some mysterious stones with Elvish runes and … Weiterlesen

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Foxfire, Foxfire • 2016 • SF&F novelette by Yoon Ha Lee

★★★★★ Baekdo is a shapeshifting fox dealing with smaller gods. He set out to turn permanently into a human which requires to eat the livers of 100 humans. As his last victim, he chooses to consume a battlemech elite pilot. … Weiterlesen

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Terminal • 2016 • SF short story by Lavie Tidhar

★★★ In a constant flow of cheap, one-way, single person vehicles, settlers are shot to Mars. They are called Terminals, because they will end there. Lonely as they are on their dangerous journey, they chat over radio, play chess, fall … Weiterlesen

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Red as Blood and White as Bone • 2016 • Fairy tale novelette by Theodora Goss

★★ Three stories in one: First one is a predictable fairy tale of the sort „grant my wish, old lady of the woods“ set in some Eastern country (somewhere around Hungary or Bulgaria, but not entirely clear) just before WWII. … Weiterlesen

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Red Dirt Witch • 2016 • Urban Fantasy short story by N.K. Jemisin

★★★★+ Dreams, midwives, herbalists: It is the 1960s in Alabama when black herbalist Emmaline is confronted in dreams as well in our reality by a fae, the White Lady. She wants to deal one of her three children in return … Weiterlesen

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The Art of Space Travel • 2016 • SF novelette by Nina Allan

★★★ What did I expect from the story – a juicy space opera? I guess so. What did I get? A daughter – Emily – working as a housekeeper at the Edison Star hotel having astronauts for a one-way Mars trip … Weiterlesen

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Seasons of Glass and Iron • 2016 • Fairy tale short story by Amal El-Mohtar

★★★ The ever-moving meets the immobile: One woman needs to walk through seven shoes of iron to win back her husband, the over woman sits on a hill of glass to be protected from pursuers. They stay together for a … Weiterlesen

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Those Shadows Laugh • 2016 • SF novelette by Geoff Ryman

★★+ In an alternate Earth there exists a female humanoid race, the Colinas, which reproduces by parthenogenesis. They live isolated on an island called Colinas Bravas and experience reproduction problems because genetic errors accumulated over the generations. They call for … Weiterlesen

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