Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2016 Miscellaneous

Novella

Brushwork by Aliya Whiteley  Time: 1h:10m (Novella)  IssueGiganotosaurus 05/01/16
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Penric And The Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold  Time: 2h:05m (Novella)  IssuePenric And The Shaman 2016
(High Fantasy; Five Gods) Young Penric, a powerful but fledgling sorcerer, joins the hunt for a fugitive sorcerer, suspected of killing his own best friend.
Pirate Utopia by Bruce Sterling  Time: 00m (Novella)  IssuePirate Utopia 2016
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The Arrival of Missives by Aliya Whiteley  Time: 00m (Novella)  IssueThe Arrival of Missives  2016
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The Dispatcher by John Scalzi  Time: 00m (Novella)  IssueThe Dispatcher 2016
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The Iron Tactician by Alastair Reynolds  Time: 1h:36m (Novella)  IssueThe Iron Tactician 2016
(Military SF) Merlin's starship is one of the best, but it needs repairs, and a derelict starship may have what he needs. Or he can try a binary system where an interplanetary war has raged for centuries.
The Last Days of New Paris by China Miéville  Time: 00m (Novella)  IssueThe Last Days of New Paris 2016
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This Census-Taker by China Miéville  Time: 1h:58m (Novella)  IssueThis Census-Taker 2016
(Post-Apocalypse) At age seven, the narrator thought he saw his father murder his mother. But did he?

Novelette

Alien Stripper Boned From Behind By The T-Rex by Stix Hiscock  Time: 00m (Novelette)  IssueAlien Stripper Boned From Behind By The T-Rex 2016
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Birdfather by Stephen Graham Jones  Time: 00m (Novelette)  IssueBlack Static 51
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Inheritance, or the Ruby Tear by Priya Sharma  Time: 00m (Novelette)  IssueBlack Static 53
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(Portal Fantasy) Consumed with guilt for being the sole survivor from her home dimension collapsed, Angel scrapes by in our world, living with a ghost, working as a janitor and doing limited magic on the sly.
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The Snow Train by Ken Liu  Time: 00m (Novelette)  IssueGenius Loci 
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Polyglossia by Tamara Vardomskaya2  Time: 47m (Novelette)  IssueGiganotosaurus 03/01/16
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The Scrape of Tooth and Bone by Ada Hoffman  Time: 29m (Novelette)  IssueGigaNotoSaurus 02/01/16
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Angel, Monster, Man by Sam J. Miller  Time: 37m (Novelette)  IssueNightmare  40
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Antediluvian Homesick Blues by Caitlín R. Kiernan  Time: 00m (Novelette)  IssueSirenia Digest 129
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Head, Scales, Tongue, Tail by Leigh Bardugo  Time: 00m (Novelette)  IssueSummer Days and Summer Nights 
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In the Ruins of Mohenjo-Daro by Usman Malik  Time: 00m (Novelette)  IssueThe Mammoth Book of Cthulhu 2016
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The Portal by Debbie Urbanski  Time: 25m (Novelette)  IssueThe Sun 483
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Cookie Jar by Stephen King  Time: 27m (Novelette)  IssueVQR Online Spring 2016
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The Jupiter Drop by Josh Malerman  Time: 00m (Novelette)  IssueYou, Human 
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Short Story

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Click by Brian Evenson  Time: 22m (ShortStory)  IssueA Collapse of Horses 
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Treesong by Sheree Renee Thomas  Time: 00m (ShortStory)  IssueAlphabet of Embers 
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Loser by Matthew Hughes  Time: 24m (ShortStory)  IssueArchonate 03/08/16
(Near-Future SF) A former critic of the new US president works on a labor camp building a wall. Then the new government gives him a way to earn his freedom.
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Openness by Alexander Weinstein  Time: 00m (ShortStory)  IssueBeloit Fiction Journal 29
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The Incursus, by Asimov-NN#71 by Gord Sellar  Time: 09m (ShortStory)  IssueBig Echo 1
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Successor, Usurper, Replacement by Alice Sola Kim  Time: 22m (ShortStory)  IssueBuzzfeed 10/25/16
(Horror) Four friends meet for a writer’s critique group, on a stormy night when a dangerous beast is on the loose outside.
Nesters by Siobhan Carroll  Time: 00m (ShortStory)  IssueChildren of Lovecraft 2016
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Innumerable Glimmering Lights by Rich Larson  Time: 21m (ShortStory)  IssueClockwork Phoenix 5
(Hard SF) Four Warm Currents leads a project to drill through the ice at the Roof of the World to finally discover what’s on the other side, but the closer he gets, the more opposition there is.
Sabbath Wine by Barbara Krasnoff  Time: 22m (ShortStory)  IssueClockwork Phoenix 5
(Modern Fantasy) Malka is a little Jewish girl living in Brooklyn in 1920. She likes her new friend, David, even though he’s older than her, black, Christian, and claims to be dead.
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Not Without Mercy by Jeffrey Ford  Time: 12m (ShortStory)  IssueConjunctions 67: Other Aliens
(Alien Invasion) At night, in the middle of a terrible snowstorm, Amy and Harry meet an alien on their drive home.
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Smear by Brian Evenson  Time: 07m (ShortStory)  IssueConjunctions 67: Other Aliens
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Black, Their Regalia by Darcie Little Badger  Time: 13m (ShortStory)  IssueFantasy 60
(Fantasy) Three college kids infected with the plague head off to quarantine, still believing their music can make a difference.
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Red Dirt Witch by N.K. Jemisin  Time: 24m (ShortStory)  IssueFantasy 60
(Black Historical Fantasy) In the closing years of segregation, Emmaline uses her magic to help neighbors and protect her children, for trouble is coming.
The Rock in the Water by Thoraiya Dyer  Time: 18m (ShortStory)  IssueFantasy 60
(Modern Fantasy) A Hatian girl and a Syrian girl flee their countries but with very different results.
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The Things My Mother Left Me by P. Djèlí Clark  Time: 24m (ShortStory)  IssueFantasy 60
(African Fantasy) After her father's death, Tausi needs someone to take her from Epoulu before her aunts marry her off.
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This is Not a Wardrobe Door by A. Merc Rustad  Time: 05m (ShortStory)  IssueFireside 29
(Portal Fantasy) Ellie used to travel freely to the other world, but lately her door doesn’t work. In fact, all the portals are broken for some reason.
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An Unimaginable Light by John C. Wright  Time: 00m (ShortStory)  IssueGod, Robot 2016
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The Right Place to Start a Family by Caroline M. Yoachim  Time: 00m (ShortStory)  IssueHumanity 2.0 
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Night Journey of the Dragon-Horse by Xia Jia  Time: 17m (ShortStory)  IssueInvisible Planets 2016
(Chinese Post-Apocalyptic Slipstream) Long after the fall of humanity, a dragon/horse robot wakes up and explores the ruins of Beijing.
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Ever Changing, Ever Turning by Yukimi Ogawa  Time: 16m (ShortStory)  IssueLackington's 11
(Japanese SF) On Shino’s island, women aren’t allowed to use artificial colors on their nails or skin, but her friend Tsukiko can change color at will.
A Man Most Imperiled by Dan Malakin2  Time: 12m (ShortStory)  IssueMothership Zeta 3
(SF Humor) A mad scientist fights off builders who want to redevelop the land his lair is on.
(Slipstream) Rather than killing the monsters, Devon would rather negotiate with them and blog about it later.
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Every Instance of You by Cassandra Khaw  Time: 03m (ShortStory)  IssueMothership Zeta 3
(Multiverse) The narrator walks the worlds while waiting for her husband to get home.
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Nobody Puts Baby in a Chamber by Alexis A. Hunter  Time: 01m (ShortStory)  IssueMothership Zeta 3
(SF Humor) The AI vacuum cleaner didn't mean to suck up the baby, but now what?
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Some Things I Probably Should Have Mentioned Earlier by Laura Pearlman  Time: 05m (ShortStory)  IssueMothership Zeta 3
(SF Humor) A man gets a letter from his wife, explaining a few things. She's not exactly human, but that's not the worst part.
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Straight Lines by Naru Dames Sundar2  Time: 09m (ShortStory)  IssueMothership Zeta 3
(Hard SF) AIs are too expensive to discard, even after a major disaster, but how do you fix one that seems to have gone crazy?
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The Penelope Qingdom by Aidan Moher1  Time: 19m (ShortStory)  IssueMothership Zeta 5
(Modern Fantasy) Teenage Ivan finds a lot of things confusing, not least of them why the miniatures in his best friend's basement seem to come to life for them.
The Smoke Job by Aaron Canton2  Time: 15m (ShortStory)  IssueMothership Zeta 3
(Modern Fantasy) Charisma, a dragon disguised as a college student, robs jewelry stores and copes with a blackmailer.
Four Haunted Houses by Adam-Troy Castro  Time: 12m (ShortStory)  IssueNightmare 48
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I Was a Teenage Werewolf by Dale Bailey  Time: 21m (ShortStory)  IssueNightmare  51
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Little Widow by Maria Dahvana Headley  Time: 22m (ShortStory)  IssueNightmare  48
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The Finest, Fullest Flowering by Marc Laidlaw  Time: 08m (ShortStory)  IssueNightmare  45
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Vulcanization by Nisi Shawl  Time: 15m (ShortStory)  IssueNightmare  40
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Mars Abides by Stephen Baxter  Time: 00m (ShortStory)  IssueObelisk 2016
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Screamers by Tochi Onyebuchi  Time: 15m (ShortStory)  IssueOmenana 8
(Horror) America has imported policemen from Nigeria to patrol black neighborhoods, and they’re struggling to solve cases where people seem to simply explode for no reason.
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All the Colors You Thought Were Kings by Arkady Martine2  Time: 20m (ShortStory)  IssueShimmer 31
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Only Their Shining Beauty Was Left by Fran Wilde  Time: 13m (ShortStory)  IssueShimmer 33
(Slipstream Apocalypse) About the time botany student Arminae Ganit daydreams about how nice it would be to be a tree, people around the world start turning into trees for real.
The Line Between the Devil's Teeth (Murder Ballad No. 10) by Caitlín R. Kiernan  Time: 00m (ShortStory)  IssueSirenia Digest 130
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Whisper Road (Murder Ballad No. 9) by Caitlín R. Kiernan  Time: 00m (ShortStory)  IssueSirenia Digest 125
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Mika Model by Paolo Bacigalupi  Time: 14m (ShortStory)  IssueSlate.com 04/26/16
(SF) A police detective tries to cope with an attractive female robot who confesses to murder.
Carnivores by Rich Larson  Time: 00m (ShortStory)  IssueStrangers Among Us 
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u wont remember dying by Russell Nichols  Time: 05m (ShortStory)  IssueTerraform 6/23/16
(Near-Future SF) A dying young black man writes notes for his future self.
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(Magical SF) Writing a story on Unicorns in Scotland, Gabby tangles with some poachers.
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Rate Me by Rebecca Schiff1  Time: 03m (ShortStory)  IssueThe Bed Moved 
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Postcards from Natalie by Carrie Laben  Time: 19m (ShortStory)  IssueThe Dark 14
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The House That Creaks by Elaine Cuyegkeng1  Time: 10m (ShortStory)  IssueThe Dark 17
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The House That Jessica Built by Nadia Bulkin  Time: 20m (ShortStory)  IssueThe Dark 18
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The Sound That Grief Makes by Kristi DeMeester  Time: 12m (ShortStory)  IssueThe Dark 17
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With Her Diamond Teeth by Pear Nuallak2  Time: 16m (ShortStory)  IssueThe Dark 16
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Fable by Charles Yu  Time: 19m (ShortStory)  IssueThe New Yorker 05/30/16
(Slipstream Metafiction) Once upon a time a man’s therapist asked him to write a story about himself, his family, and the strange world he lived in, with its dragons and lawyers, witches and doctors, and the darkness closing in.
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The Bog Girl by Karen Russell  Time: 24m (ShortStory)  IssueThe New Yorker 06/20/16
(Slipstream Horror) Fifteen-year-old Cillian finds the love of his life buried in the peat of an old bog where she died long, long, ago.
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An Advanced Reader's Picture Book of Comparative Cognition by Ken Liu  Time: 00m (ShortStory)  IssueThe Paper Menagerie and Other Stories 
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When They Came to Us by Debbie Urbanski  Time: 19m (ShortStory)  IssueThe Sun 488
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And Men Will Mine the Mountain for Our Souls by Seanan McGuire  Time: 00m (ShortStory)  IssueUnfettered II 
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Castle Coeurlieu by Naomi Novik  Time: 00m (ShortStory)  IssueUnfettered II 
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Ghost Pressure by Gemma Files  Time: 00m (ShortStory)  IssueWhat the #@&% Is That? 2016
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Big Boss Bitch by Adrienne Celt2  Time: 06m (ShortStory)  IssueZyzzyva Fall 2016
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Love Never Ending by Alice Hoffman  Time: 00m ()  IssueFaerie Magazine 
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The Diamond Girl by Courtney Bird1  Time: 00m ()  IssueFairy Tale Review Ochre
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The Old Women Who Were Skinned by Carmen Maria Machado  Time: 00m ()  IssueFairy Tale Review Ochre
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