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Nebula Finalist: Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water • 2019 • SF novella by Vylar Kaftan

★★★☆☆ Synopsis: Bee tries to escape a harsh environment together with Chela, her lover. They are the only human souls underground in a maze of rock chambers on a foreign planet. Large bugs compete with them for the 3D printed food … Continue reading

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Nebula Finalist: His Footsteps, Through Darkness and Light • 2019 • Fantasy novelette by Mimi Mondal

★★★☆☆ Synopsis: Binu is the trapeze master traveling with the Majestic Oriental Circus in India. As a second role, he entertains as Aladdin in a 4D illusion. His partner in this astonishing act is Shahzad Marid, but unknown to the public … Continue reading

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Hugo/Nebula Finalist: The Blur in the Corner of Your Eye • 2019 • Weird fiction novelette by Sarah Pinsker

★★☆☆☆ Synopsis: Mystery author Zanna and her personal assistant Shar booked a cabin in the mountains without Wifi access to avoid distracting Zanna from finishing her latest novel. The next morning, just before her first taste of coffee, the fuses blow, … Continue reading

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Hugo/Nebula Finalist: The Haunting of Tram Car 015 • 2019 • Urban Fantasy novella by P. Djèlí Clark

★★★★★ Synopsis: Djinns helped Egypt to throw the British out of their country, and some 30 years later, Cairo is a beacon of modernity shining out Paris and London in a mixture of djinn driven steampunk – I’d coin that “djinnpunk“: … Continue reading

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Nebula Finalist: How the Trick Is Done • 2019 • Ghost story by A.C. Wise

★★+☆☆☆ Synopsis: An unnamed stage magician performs a Bullet-Catch-Death-Cheat trick and the Las Vegas audience knows this kind of trick and loves it. Just in this case, the magician dies really and is resurrected every day by Angie. Here’s the secret … Continue reading

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Nebula Finalist: The Dead, In Their Uncontrollable Power • 2019 • SF short story by Karen Osborne

★★★☆☆ Synopsis: Mey is a hereditary “sin-eater” on a generation space ship. She was forced to absorb the worst deeds and thoughts of dead captains’ consciousness through nanobots in a ceremony. Thus she relieves the working captain from having to trouble … Continue reading

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Hugo/Nebula Finalist: The Deep • 2019 • Fantasy novella by Rivers Solomon

★★★★★ Synopsis: Yetu is a mermaid, dark-skinned because her two-legged ancestors came from Africa. Her people, the wajinru, live peacefully in the deep ocean but Yetu is not happy at all. She tried to commit suicide by cutting herself and swimming … Continue reading

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Nebula Winner: Give the Family My Love • 2019 • SF short story by A.T. Greenblatt

★★★★☆ Synopsis: Anthropologist and pessimist Hazel is invited to a gigantic alien library some 30 lightyears away from the Earth as the first and only human ever. She has to wade through the struggles of a hostile planet for 900 meters … Continue reading

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Hugo/Nebula Finalist: The Archronology of Love • 2019 • SF novelette by Caroline M. Yoachim

★★★☆☆ Synopsis: All organic matter, including the colonists are destroyed on New Mars. “Archronologist” – or a time travel archaeologist – Saki has lost her husband there, and her team investigates the matter using the gadget The Chronicles which allows them … Continue reading

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