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Her Sacred Spirit Soars by S. Qiouyi Lu

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: July, 2016 at Strange Horizons (you can either read or listen to the story for free at that link)

Genre: science fictional fantasy

Setting: California, late 1800s (most likely, since it was after the San Francisco riots of 1877)

Summary: Short version: Mystical energy from a kimkim is used to heal people Continue reading

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Anabaptist by Daniel Patrick Rosen

Since I caught up on last year’s posts and set up my challenges for this year, it’s time to go back to the regularly scheduled posting. That means it’s short fiction on Monday. I’m still not done reading all the stories included in the Event Horizon 2017 publication. So, here’s the next story in the compilation.

Published: February, 2016 in Apex (free to read at the link)

Genre: science fiction

Setting: feels like Amish country, until you find out it’s a spaceship so far future, outer space

Summary: Short version: A man ventures outside of his home town for the first time Continue reading

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For the Children by Jamie Wahls

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: September 2016 in Mothership Zeta (you can read it for free at that link)

Genre: science fiction

Setting: far future, in space

Summary: Short version: Riva lives in both meatspace and digital space, building a relay for digital humanity Continue reading

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The Epsilon Directive by David Bruns

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: August, 2016 in Beyond the Stars: At Galaxy’s Edge

Genre: space opera short story

Setting: far future exoplanet

Summary: Short version: A Marine who wishes he was a conscientious objector ends up in a genocide squad Continue reading

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If X Is a Real Number by Sofie Bird

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: May, 2016 in Fireside Magazine

Genre: science fiction

Setting: on a spaceship, far future

Summary: Short version: Maybe someone will survive this spaceship collision Continue reading

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Heartworm by J.J. Roth

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: June, 2015 in Nature

Genre: science fiction

Setting: near future, a random college

Summary: Short version: Peter creates a computer worm to unlock the software protecting Zora’s emotions Continue reading

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Dancing After Hours by Andre Dubus

A friend gave this short story collection to me to enjoy. I read a story in between books.

Published: 1996

Genre: fiction short stories

Length: 234 pages for the collection, 2-40 pages for the short stories

Setting: various generic American (it felt like) locations, present day

Summary: Short version: A collection of melancholy stories Continue reading

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