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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Hugo Awards Deadline #2: March 31, 2018

For help nominating for the Hugo Awards, see our 2018 Hugo Awards page for a select list of novellas, novelettes and short stories by 192 authors from 22 publications that were most-recommended by seven prolific reviewers in 2017. We also have a list of 167 short fiction authors eligible for the 2018 Campbell Award, a "lightbox" display of art by over 100 artists eligible for the 2018 Best Professional Artist category (coming soon), and statistics on magazine and anthology editors eligible for the 2018 Best Editor (Short Form) category (coming soon).

Deadline: #1 Registration 12/31/17; #2 Nominations (3/31/18); #3 Final Ballots (July)

Monday, January 15, 2018

January 2018 Ratings

5 & 4 Stories: 14;  Estimated Time: 8h:32m (154K words)
Recommended By Stories: -> Due 2/1/18
Total Stories: 58;  Estimated Time: 23h:34m (424K words)
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Thursday, January 4, 2018

2018 Campbell Award-Eligible Writers

Here are 169 short fiction writers reviewed by Rocket Stack Rank who are eligible for the 2018 Campbell Award. They were selected from the 746 stories reviewed by RSR in 2017 as well as the 821 stories reviewed in 2016. There are many more new writers than the ones in this list, but their stories weren't reviewed by RSR so they're not included here.
The writers are grouped by 1st year and 2nd year of eligibility (75 and 94, respectively), then sorted by the author's first name (even if it’s the second author who’s eligible). Eligibility was determined by looking up the author on ISFDB.org and doing web searches for those without an ISFDB entry. ISFDB data may be incomplete so it's best to check the author's website for a bibliography before nominating. (Writers with unclear eligibility identified since this article was published were moved to the bottom of the article.)
Authors: If your story was reviewed by RSR in 2017 and you are eligible for the Campbell Award but your story is not listed below, please leave a comment so we can update the list. 
This chart gives you some idea which publications are most likely to publish stories by new authors.

Writers in 1st Year of Eligibility

Note: The superscript 1 means the author is 1st year eligible. The only writers in this list who will not have a superscript 1 are co-authors where one is not eligible.
Antarctic Birds by A. Brym1  Time: 12m (ShortStory)  IssueClarkesworld 132
(SF) Nick and Charlie live in Antarctica where the alien “Masters” are engineering improved forms of humanity.
Over an Embattled City by Adam R. Shannon1  Time: 19m (ShortStory)  IssueBehind the Mask 2017
(Superhero) Teenage Emma remembers when New York City was called “Hyde” and was filled with superheroes and villains, but no one else does. Now there’s just one superhero left, and she desperately needs to talk to him.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [4]  Recommended By: RSR:4
Unfamiliar Gods by Adam-Troy Castro and Judi B. Castro1  Time: 21m (ShortStory)  IssueCosmic Powers 2017
(Horror) Faster-than-light travel needs divine assistance, but the gods are capricious. A starship cast into unknown space has no choice but to try to deal with unknown gods—and they are usually the worst kind.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [4]  Recommended By: RSR:4
Airswimming by Aisha Phoenix1  Time: 13m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 10/09/17
(Modern Fantasy) Imani mourns the loss of her grandfather, so she goes to a clinic where sufferers of chronic grief can get over it by learning to “airswim.”
Two Bodies in Basting Stitch by Allison Jamieson-Lucy1  Time: 17m (ShortStory)  IssueBCS 227
(High Fantasy) The state cannot execute Sere for treason if she can prove that she’s “life-laced,” since that would kill her innocent lover too, but revealing it could ruin her lover’s life.
Watershed by Allison Jamieson-Lucy1  Time: 14m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 09/11/17
(Fantasy) When Koha sees Ihiteru walking on the river, she persuades her to stay a few days and help her. Riverwalkers never stay long, but she hopes this will be an exception.
If a Bird Can Be a Ghost by Allison Mills1  Time: 16m (ShortStory)  IssueApex 99
(Slipstream) Shelly’s grandma teaches her how to deal with ghosts so she can continue the family ghost business.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: CPayseur
El Cóndor del Machángara by Ana Hurtado1  Time: 15m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 11/13/17
(Magical Realism) In a riverside village in Ecuador, a girl identifies with a mythical figure who once sought help in the river of the condor.
(SF) In an age where death and dying are rare, the narrator’s mother decides she’s had enough of life.
The Ghost Line by Andrew Neil Gray and J.S. Herbison1  Time: 1h:36m (Novella)  IssueTor Novella 07/11/17
(SF Thriller) Saga and her husband help a client take over a mothballed luxury spaceship between Earth and Mars. There’s something the client isn’t telling them, though. Something deadly.
Dall's Last Message by Antha Ann Adkins1  Time: 07m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 01.02|17
(SF) Dal approaches the end of it's life and wishes to leave a worthy message to posterity--if the waterwraiths will leave it alone long enough.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [4]  Recommended By: RSR:4 SFRevu:4
The Toymaker's Daughter by Arundhati Hazra1  Time: 17m (ShortStory)  IssueF&SF 03.04|17
(Fairy Tale) As she paints them, the girl makes up stories about the wooden toys her father carves, unaware that she’s filling them with magic.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: SFRevu:4
The Dead Father Cookbook by Ashley Blooms1  Time: 20m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 07/17/17
(Horror) The narrator wants to bring her father back from the dead, but first she has to trick her brother into helping eat his cremated remains.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: JMcGregor:5
(Alternate History) Back in the fifties, the Benefactors came to Earth and made some people “geniuses.” Now, as those people die, the Benefactors “harvest” their bodies. Akeem hates them for this, and he fears his grandmother might be next.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: CPayseur
Pitch by Bruce McAllister and Patrick Smith1  Time: 03m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 07.08|17
(SF) A 22nd-Century playwright proposes a screenplay for a thriller.
A Third of the Stars of Heaven by Cadwell Turnbull1  Time: 16m (ShortStory)  IssueLightspeed 91
(SF) Henrietta has inoperable cancer, but she rejects the medical treatments the aliens are offering.
Other Worlds and this One by Cadwell Turnbull1  Time: 27m (Novelette)  IssueAsimov's 07.08|17
(Time Travel) The narrator revisits the past hoping either to change it, understand it, or at least make peace with it.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: GDozois:4
Queen of Sheba by Catherine Faris King1  Time: 12m (ShortStory)  IssueThe Djinn Falls in Love, and Other Stories 2017
(Historical Fantasy) In 1953 Los Angeles, 12-year-old Juanita starts seeing visions. Aunt Opal is a little strange, but she’s the only one Juanita trusts enough to talk to.
Killing Gravity by Corey J. White1  Time: 1h:47m (Novella)  IssueTor Novella 05/09/17
(Space Opera; Voidwitch) She calls herself Mars. She’s running from the authorities, who want to use her powerful telekinetic powers. Powers that leave scores of dead in her wake.
Prasetyo Plastics by D.A. Xiaolin Spires1  Time: 17m (ShortStory)  IssueClarkesworld 134
(Hard SF) In which the end of the world is brought to you by plastics.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [1]  Recommended By: SFRevu:4
Twisted Knots by D.A. Xiaolin Spires1  Time: 18m (ShortStory)  IssueClarkesworld 131
(SF) With her knowledge of topology, Lilian uses lasers to make vat-grown meat look real. Then one day her design is so intricate that it causes the meat to become sentient.
Behind Her, Trailing Like Butterfly Wings by Daniela Tomova1  Time: 21m (ShortStory)  IssueApex 103
(Apocalypse) Space-time anomalies are destroying the world. Some survivors live in “oases,” which are mostly protected but other walk the road following a mysterious woman. Mallow interviews a roadie to find out why.
We Are Born by Dare Segun Falowo1  Time: 14m (ShortStory)  IssueF&SF 09.10|17
(Modern African Fantasy) Wura has miscarried three times, so she decides to make a child from clay and lightening.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: SFRevu:4
The Fourth Hill by Dennis E. Staples1  Time: 20m (ShortStory)  IssueAsimov's 09.10|17
(Native American Modern Fantasy) Callum can talk with native American dwarf spirits, but will they make his problems on the reservation better or worse?
Laminated Moose Zombies and Other Road Maintenance Problems by Dennis M. Flynn1 and Michael F. Flynn  Time: 16m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 11.12|17
(Zombies) It’s just a fungus that temporarily animates dead bodies, and it’s only an annoyance because it can’t infect living people. Yet.
Love Pressed in Vinyl by Devon Wong1  Time: 19m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 04/03/17
(Horror) It’s not healthy to listen to the music on the record, and Malik is determined to destroy whoever made it.
Darkness, Our Mother by Eleanna Castroianni1  Time: 17m (ShortStory)  IssueClarkesworld 135
(Surreal SF) A priesthood of mathematicians has kept the planet Cemar safe, but things have been safe for so long that some people think the priestesses themselves are the bigger danger.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [2]  Recommended By: SFRevu:4
Think Of Winter by Eleanna Castroianni1  Time: 09m (ShortStory)  IssueBCS 216
(High Fantasy) Since the Grey Men took his mother and the rest of the villagers away, Folu has hidden in the ruins of the cathedral. But winter is coming, and he doesn’t know how he’ll feed himself.
Skipped by Emily Taylor1  Time: 11m (ShortStory)  IssueAsimov's 11.12|17
(SF) The space station’s high-speed transit system has a glitch: occasionally it swaps passengers from alternate realities.
Teamwork by Eve Warren1  Time: 05m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 07.08|17
(Mars Colony) The Earth-born commander of the Mars colony needs to find out how a young, Mars-born colonist got injured in some sort of recreational activity with her peers.
(SF Horror) Meant to clear plastic from the sea, the artificial “squids” have put the oceans off-limits to humanity. Not everyone takes that lying down.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: SFRevu:4 GDozois:5
Ugo by Giovanni De Feo1  Time: 24m (ShortStory)  IssueLightspeed 88
(SFF) Ugo can “remember” things from the future, which he shares with Cynthia—including the fact that she’ll be his wife someday.
Hexagrammaton by Hanuš Seiner1  Time: 33m (Novelette)  IssueTor.com 05/10/17
(SF) A woman approaches the narrator to help her smuggle a special package to the human survivors of an alien virus that could make people something more than human.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [2]  Recommended By: RHorton:5
Terra Nullius by Hanuš Seiner1  Time: 21m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 03/20/17
(Alien Invasion) Only juvenile aliens are capable of original thought, so we can't even tell the adults that they're destroying our world. Reaching the juvenile's means going deep inside the enormous females.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [2]  Recommended By: CPayseur
Racing the Rings of Saturn by Ingrid Garcia1  Time: 25m (Novelette)  IssueF&SF 11.12|17
(SF Adventure) While racers compete in the Ring Race at Saturn, other people fight for freedom and the future of the solar system.
Next Station, Shibuya by Iori Kusano1  Time: 12m (ShortStory)  IssueApex 92
(Modern Fantasy) Nagiko lives in Tokyo and loves to explore her city. Her city loves her too and has plans for her.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: SFRevu:4
Marley and Marley by J.R. Dawson1  Time: 23m (ShortStory)  IssueF&SF 11.12|17
(Time Travel) At age 12, Marley loses her parents, but instead of getting foster parents, her 28-year-old future self comes to take care of her.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: SFRevu:4 RHorton:5
Nightshade by J.W. Halicks1  Time: 14m (ShortStory)  IssueBCS 222
(Dark Fantasy) At sunset, Ezekiel Nightshade, King of Night, rises from the earth and heads for an appointment with a dying woman. But her seven-year-old daughter bars the way.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: JMcGregor:4
Assassins by Jack Skillingstead and Burt Courtier1  Time: 08m (ShortStory)  IssueClarkesworld 125
(Virtual Reality) Sonia used to be a fan of the <i>Labyrinthiad</i> until they killed off her favorite character. Now she sneaks online and kills other people’s favorites.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: GDozois:5
Duende 2077 by Jamal Mahjoub1  Time: 14m (ShortStory)  IssueThe Djinn Falls in Love, and Other Stories 2017
(Dystopic Mystery) In future London, Dhaka investigates a murder, but people in the Caliphate that runs the city have an unhealthy interest in it.
Meeting Someone in the 22nd Century or Until the Gears Quit Turning by Jennifer Pullen1  Time: 14m (ShortStory)  IssueBehind the Mask 2017
(Near-Future SF) Greg loves Sandra at first sight. Even when she claims to be a cyborg, it doesn’t put him off.
The Broken Karwaneer by Jeremy A. TeGrotenhuis1  Time: 22m (ShortStory)  IssueBCS 231
(Fantasy Apocalypse) In a dying world, Orha hunts a band of raiders who’ve been killing families and stealing children.
Integration by John Eckelkamp1  Time: 06m (ShortStory)  IssueCompellingSF 06.07|17
(AI SF) Zerith is a new AI, and he’s required to spend some time in a class of human students.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: JMcGregor:4
Signal by John Lanchester1  Time: 21m (ShortStory)  IssueThe New Yorker 04/03/17
(Horror) David takes his family for a weekend visit to the manor house of an old friend. He worries about a “tall man” who seems to be taking too much of an interest in his children.
Oshun, Inc. by Jordan Ifueko1  Time: 16m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 09/18/17
(Modern Fantasy) Yemi serves the Nigerian goddess, Oshun, answering the prayers of believers, but she works out of the LA office, which handles Americans of Nigerian descent, and she never gets the best cases.
Children of Xanadu by Juan Paulo Rafols1  Time: 49m (Novelette)  IssueF&SF 09.10|17
(Dystopia) In a China-occupied Philippines, Dr. Garcia engineers superior children for his people’s conquerors. He’s got a plan to turn the tables, if he can execute it before he dies.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [4]  Recommended By: RSR:4
(Modern Fantasy) In the Azores islands, as the world’s last snake woman heads home from her bookstore and gets ready to reincarnate herself, she reminisces about the excavation of Knossos, which she had known in its glory.
Afiya's Song by Justin C. Key1  Time: 46m (Novelette)  IssueF&SF 07.08|17
(Alternate History Fantasy) There was magic in Afiya’s songs. Even after they cut out her tongue, she still managed to inspire the rebellion that ended slavery.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: SFRevu:4
The Congregation by Kamila Shamsie1  Time: 12m (ShortStory)  IssueThe Djinn Falls in Love, and Other Stories 2017
(Arabian Fantasy) Qasim meets a djinn boy his age at the mosque one morning, and he becomes obsessed with finding him again.
The Case of the Mysterious Meat by Kate Ingram1  Time: 02m (ShortStory)  IssueApex 101
(Slipstream) Is the Salisbury Steakhouse serving meat from their petting zoo? Detective Mauve means to find out.
The Faerie Tree by Kathleen Kayembe1  Time: 20m (ShortStory)  IssueLightspeed 90
(Modern Fantasy Horror) Only Marianne can see that her new brother-in-law is a horror, and although she knows she can summon the faeries to get rid of him, she also knows the price will be very high.
Fool by Keith Frady1  Time: 12m (ShortStory)  IssueBehind the Mask 2017
(Superhero) Before he destroys the world, Dr. Entropy and his android army need to attend to a few last-minute details.
Octopus vs. Bear by Kendra Fortmeyer1  Time: 17m (ShortStory)  IssueLightspeed 84
(Modern Fantasy) Unexpectedly, you woke up female this morning, in someone else's body. Now you have to decide what to do about it.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: RHorton:5
The Selkie Wives by Kendra Fortmeyer1  Time: 10m (ShortStory)  IssueApex 95
(Fairy Tale) In which we learn that there’s more than one way for a fisherman to find a selkie wife, and lots of ways it can turn out.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [4]  Recommended By: RSR:4
Looking for Laika by Laura Mauro1  Time: 39m (Novelette)  IssueInterzone 273
(Alternate History) In 1988 England, 13-year-old Pete obsesses over the threat of nuclear attack, while his 5-year-old sister obsesses over Laika, the space dog.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: SFRevu:4
Seven Permutations of My Daughter by Lina Rather1  Time: 12m (ShortStory)  IssueLightspeed 83
(Multiverse) Sarah travels the multiverse looking for a reality where her daughter isn’t a drug addict.
Milla by Lorenzo Crescentini1 and Emanuela Valentini1  Time: 09m (ShortStory)  IssueClarkesworld 124
(SF) As Marek surveys Shiva, the most Earth-like planet yet discovered, he chats with an AI named “Milla,” the sole survivor of a long vanished civilization.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: SFRevu:4
(High Fantasy) The kingdom’s security depends on its goddesses, so it’s a big problem that they all want to die.
Seeds by Margaret Wack1  Time: 02m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 04/17/17
(Post Apocalypse) In the ruins of the world, Snow learns that hope for the future lies to the north, and she makes plans to go there.
A Wound Like an Unplowed Field by Max Wynne1  Time: 06m (ShortStory)  IssueLightspeed 90
(Fantasy Horror) In which a witch offers to save the life of a wounded soldier, but she takes her time with it.
If Your Powers Fail You in a City Under Tin by Michael Reid1  Time: 22m (ShortStory)  IssueInterzone 271
(Superheroes) Jun fears his own superpower more than anything, but he may have to use it when his lover goes missing on a mission in a warzone.
The Transmuted Child by Michael Reid1  Time: 16m (ShortStory)  IssueInterzone 268
(SF) The Erkess gave humanity lots of benefits, but one of their gifts makes human children go mad. Esmonde goes to the Erkess homeworld to beg them for a cure.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: JMcGregor:4
(Slipstream) The narrator grows up in a thinly-disguised Ukraine where things are gradually falling apart.
Welcome to Astuna by Pip Coen1  Time: 12m (ShortStory)  IssueApex 97
(SF Mystery) Jane wakes up in a strange place. Did her professor drug her? And why is she suddenly 18 years older?
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [4]  Recommended By: RSR:4
The Greenest Gecko by Ploy Pirapokin1  Time: 21m (ShortStory)  IssueTor.com 02/01/17
(Dystopia) Fon works in the Ministry of Merit, coming up with ways devout citizens of Bankim can “make merit” for the next life. She’s good, but her boss keeps taking the credit for her hard work, and she wants a little something in this life.
My English Name by R.S. Benedict1  Time: 35m (Novelette)  IssueF&SF 05.06|17
(Horror) The narrator is an alien who takes human form, but periodically has to change it. This is a problem if it falls in love with someone.
Water God's Dog by R.S. Benedict1  Time: 26m (Novelette)  IssueF&SF 11.12|17
(High Fantasy) What the water god wants, the water god gets, for the city depends on him utterly. Ur-ena hears his voice and brings him what he wants. No matter how strange.
After the Titans by Rachael Cupp1  Time: 20m (ShortStory)  IssueInterzone 273
(Greek Mythology Fantasy) Little Flute loves her brother, Beetle, and she loves Vine the mad shepherd. A new god is rising, causing changes that threaten all three of them.
Judo by Rasha Abbas1  Time: 05m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 10/30/17
(Literary Fiction) A young woman is fascinated by a young man whom she only sees from her window.
(Near-Future SF) Jesse uses virtual reality to give tourists a vision-quest experience. It’s demeaning, but it pays the bills. Then a tourist turns up who wants a really authentic experience.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: SFRevu:4
Conglomerate by Robert Brice1  Time: 15m (ShortStory)  IssueClarkesworld 127
(Far-Future SF) A group of uploaded intelligences on a space probe debates how to handle the discovery of a habitable planet.
The Bride in Sea-Green Velvet by Robin Furth1  Time: 30m (Novelette)  IssueF&SF 07.08|17
(Horror) Sir Henry prepares to resurrect a dead murderess as an offering to dark and hungry sea gods who expect something from him on his 49th birthday.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: RHorton:4
Facebook Screamed and Screamed, Then I Ate It by Sam Schreiber1  Time: 09m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 05.06|17
(Emergent AI) The narrator is an emergent AI trying to survive in a hostile world.
Reap by Sami Shah1  Time: 19m (ShortStory)  IssueThe Djinn Falls in Love, and Other Stories 2017
(Horror) Grant works on a drone team for the US airforce in New Mexico. They see something in Pakistan that’s hard to believe. Even when they start seeing it at home too.
Krace Is Not a Highway by Scott Vanyur1  Time: 03m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 10/02/17
(Post Apocalypse) HiQIRR was built to rate national highways and report problems, but no one listens anymore. Only Krace, and he wants HiQIRR to look for other surviving humans.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [4]  Recommended By: RSR:4
An Obstruction to Delivery by Sean Adams1  Time: 25m (Novelette)  IssueF&SF 07.08|17
(Slipstream Horror) For political reasons, postal workers are required to use the mysterious tunnels underneath the town to deliver mail. Unfortunately, something has started eating them.
How Bees Fly by Simone Heller1  Time: 27m (Novelette)  IssueClarkesworld 125
(Post-Apocalypse) Just before a chemstorm strikes, Salpe encounters two demons between her community and the bee hives. They don’t act like the demons in the stories, though.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: RHorton:5
The Righteous Guide of Arabsat by Sophia Al-Maria1  Time: 14m (ShortStory)  IssueThe Djinn Falls in Love, and Other Stories 2017
(Horror) Khalid is sure his new wife has been possessed by a djinn.
Kindle No Flame by Stephen R. Loftus-Mercer1  Time: 09m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 11.12|17
(Near-Future SF) A scholar travels to the Bodleian Library in Oxford on the same day a mysterious problem with disintegrating paper erupts in the US.
Birthright by Stuart Suffel1  Time: 15m (ShortStory)  IssueBehind the Mask 2017
(Mutant Superheroes) The “Darwin Bomb” that turned Sara’s mom into a superhero has affected Sara as well, but the anti-radiation therapy doesn’t seem to be working.
Retrieval by Suzanne Walker1  Time: 12m (ShortStory)  IssueClarkesworld 134
(SF Adventure) Riva vows to find the spirit of his dead father, lost in space somewhere, and lay him to rest on their home planet with the gods of their ancestors.
Grassland by T.S. McAdams1  Time: 27m (Novelette)  IssueBCS 235
(Alternate History Fantasy) In an Old West where people still worship pagan gods, Marcus plans to sneak away from his cattle drive to find the lost statue of Mithras his family once worshiped.
Ora et Labora by Theodore McCombs1  Time: 29m (Novelette)  IssueBCS 229
(Post-Apocalypse) Obb is sure he’s not really “disordered,” but his family have sent him away to a monastery where the church forces people like him to learn math.
A Series of Steaks by Vina Jie-Min Prasad1  Time: 26m (Novelette)  IssueClarkesworld 124
(Chinese SF) A blackmailer forces Helena to make entire fake steaks for him or else he’ll tell the authorities about her business printing fake beef for shady restaurants. She’s never tried to make a whole steak though.
Fandom for Robots by Vina Jie-Min Prasad1  Time: 11m (ShortStory)  IssueUncanny 18
(Alternate History Robot SF) Computron was the only intelligent robot built in the 1950s. Now all he does is answer questions from children and write fan-fiction about the robot in the Hyperdimension Warp Record TV show.
Eggshells by Ziggy Schutz1  Time: 13m (ShortStory)  IssueBehind the Mask 2017
(Superhero) Tough and immune to pain, Penny is the “tank” for her team of teenage superheroes. Yet a concussion from a slip on the ice threatens to derail her completely.

Writers in 2nd Year of Eligibility

Note: This list includes stories from 2016 as well as 2017. For the 2016 stories, the superscript 1 means the author was 1st-year-eligible when that story was printed. All authors in this list are now in their final year of eligibility.
The Warrior Boy Who Would Not Suffer by Abhinav Bhat1  Time: 13m (ShortStory)  IssueApex 88
(Religious Fantasy) An old man quizzes a dying youth in a place between life and death.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [2]  Recommended By: SFRevu:4
Sunshine State by Adam Flynn1 and Andrew Dana Hudson1  Time: 19m (ShortStory)  IssueEverything Change 2016
(Climate Change) Ramses joins The Myth to try to help salvage some of South Florida as the sea level rises.
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.
As I Fall Asleep by Aimee Ogden2  Time: 10m (ShortStory)  IssueBehind the Mask 2017
(Superhero) Cerebrelle wakes up in her enemy’s lair, betrayed by her sidekick perhaps; if only she could remember.
Elena's Angel by Aimee Ogden2  Time: 14m (ShortStory)  IssueApex 97
(Modern Fantasy) Thanks to divine inspiration, Elena creates paintings beyond anything normal mortals can do, but her gift comes with a price, and she’s come to see it as a curse, not a blessing.
(Fairy Tale) Jocelyn is a princess a lot like Sleeping Beauty, but with a much better relationship with the fairies. Not that that helps her.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [4]  Recommended By: RSR:4 RHorton:5
(Fantasy Time Travel) A Greek free diver finds an ancient shipwreck where there was nothing at all just days earlier.
The Old Man and the Phoenix by Alexandria Baisden1  Time: 04m (ShortStory)  IssueApex 88
(Slipstream) An old man lies dying, his faithful companion at his side.
Another Day in Paradise by Amy DuBoff1  Time: 10m (ShortStory)  IssueCrises and Conflicts 2016
(Military SF) No one knows why the Selarks want to steal such a poor colony, but the humans are defending it to the death.
The Man in the Crimson Coat by Andrea Tang2  Time: 16m (ShortStory)  IssueApex 100
(Dystopia) Josefina seeks the android freedom fighter who raised her.
Salt Circles by Andrew F. Sullivan1  Time: 13m (ShortStory)  IssueBCS 193
(Fantasy America) Heath leads Dennis and Mitchell in a crusade across a cursed America, killing mutated people, but gradually becoming corrupted themselves.
Mountain by Andy P. Smith1  Time: 24m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 05|16
(Post Apocalypse) In a broken-down future, a woman learns of the death of her son on a mysterious mountain that once powered the world.
We Will Take Care of Our Own by Angie Hodapp1  Time: 11m (ShortStory)  IssueCyber World 2016
(Cyber SF) Tia wants to be elected president badly enough to do almost anything. Almost.
Acqua Alta by Ashley Bevilacqua Anglin1  Time: 16m (ShortStory)  IssueEverything Change 2016
(Climate Change) A young girl and her grandfather are among the last people living in Venice when they get an evacuation order in advance of a toxic high tide.
Meltwater by Benjamin C. Kinney1  Time: 07m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 03/14/16
(Far Future SF) Far, far in the future, Percel still loves Emlune, despite all the ages that have passed and all the changes. Or at least one copy does.
(Paranormal) Anita used to study ghosts, but now she is one, and she's finding it frustrating to always seem to be arguing with her husband.
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Forgive Us Our Trespasses by Bennett North2  Time: 23m (ShortStory)  IssueBCS 237
(Historical Fantasy) In the old west, in a terrible drought, the narrator seeks vengeance with a pistol and two very special silver bullets.
Smooth Stones and Empty Bones by Bennett North1  Time: 16m (ShortStory)  IssueF&SF 01.02|16
(Horror) Helena's mom's a witch, their small town is blaming them for a missing boy, she and her girlfriend have to stay in the closet, and to top it off, there are chicken skeletons walking around.
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Promised Land by Bethany Gilton1  Time: 07m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 05|16
(SF) Moses spends most of his time playing video games, but occasionally the computer rouses him to remind him he's supposed to be running the starship.
Digital Medicine by Brian K. Hudson1  Time: 26m (Novelette)  IssueLightspeed 73
(Mainstream) A young Cherokee girl on probation for hacking is given community service helping a Cherokee elder, who shows a keen interest in hacking.
That Which Grows On Trees by C.S. Lane1  Time: 03m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 06|16
(SF Humor) Around 50 to 100 years from now, a group of scientists resorts to counterfeiting money to shore up their inadequate research grants.
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Western Heaven by Chen Hongyu1  Time: 32m (Novelette)  IssueClarkesworld 122
(SF Robots) Humans left Earth long ago, but robots still toil endlessly. Wu Kong has acquired intelligence and goes on a quest to find the humans.
Arp! Arp! by Christina De La Rocha2  Time: 13m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 09.10|17
(SF Techno Mystery) Monique comes to an ocean platform that extracts phosphorus from sea water to solve the mystery of why the plankton that drive it are dying.
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Pleistocene Brains by Christina De La Rocha1  Time: 14m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 07.08|16
(SF) Professor Irma Chretin demonstrates how Neanderthals made stone tools to a class of anthropology students. Oddly, she looks a lot like a Neanderthal herself.
Rushford Recapitulation by Christopher Mark Rose2  Time: 15m (ShortStory)  IssueInterzone 270
(Slipstream) In the village of Rushford, New York, women have started giving birth to appliances instead of babies.
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Fully Automated Nostalgia Capitalism by Dan Grace2  Time: 06m (ShortStory)  IssueInterzone 273
(Dystopia) In a future isolationist Britain, most people have meaningless jobs that automation could do better, if the government allowed it. The narrator thinks things could be better and looks for ways to dissent.
The Eye Of Job by Dan Reade1  Time: 23m (ShortStory)  IssueInterzone 265
(SF) A military psychologist has an unhealthy obsession with a giant alien artifact that has destroyed the city of Omaha.
Anabaptist by Daniel Rosen1  Time: 15m (ShortStory)  IssueApex 81
(SF) Ephraim never questioned God's Will until the morning when the sun went out.
The Grandchild Paradox by Daniel Thron1  Time: 08m (ShortStory)  IssueEverything Change 2016
(Climate Change) A young man curses the old people who ruined his world and wonders if his grandkids will do the same.
Omoshango by Dayo Ntwari1  Time: 31m (Novelette)  IssueLightspeed 73
(Science Fantasy) A Nigerian program to develop people who can fly encounters opposition.
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The Darwinist by Diaa Jubaili2  Time: 16m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 10/30/17
(Modern Fantasy) Shafiq has a birthmark on his face shaped like a banana. This may have some connection to his father’s belief that people came from monkeys.
Thirteenth Year by Diana Rose Harper1  Time: 03m (ShortStory)  IssueEverything Change 2016
(Climate Change) Every thirteen years, sterile people are allowed to go to the surface and see if it's become inhabitable again.
I Remember Your Face by E.K. Wagner1  Time: 23m (ShortStory)  IssueApex 87
(Post Apocalypse) Ket grew up after the bombs, in a bunker with her anarchist parents. Now she's a bounty hunter, seeking a very special target.
Montague's Last by Ekari Mbvundula1  Time: 10m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 02/29/16
(Historical Fantasy) In a prison in 18th-century France, Montague struggles to redeem himself by completing one last magical device before he dies.
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(Space Opera) The empire “harvests” psionics and integrates them into their FTL starships. A starship content with her lot foresees a violent future when she recounts her story to a girl reluctant to be harvested.
The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster1  Time: 1h:26m (Novella)  IssueTor Novella 01/12/16
(High Fantasy) Shina books passage to another island on Captain Tazir's fishing boat without mentioning that she's caught up in the war between the powerful "Windspeakers" and the invading Dragon Ships.
Das Steingeschöpf by G.V. Anderson1  Time: 21m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 12/12/16
(Historical Fantasy) On the eve of the Nazi takeover, a young German man's first assignment fixing a living statue becomes more complicated than he expected.
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I Am Not I by G.V. Anderson2  Time: 33m (Novelette)  IssueF&SF 07.08|17
(Dystopia) The narrator is a normal human in a world of hostile genetically modified people, and she’s desperate enough to do anything for money to replace the failing body modifications that let her “pass.”
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Alts by Harmony Neal1  Time: 16m (ShortStory)  IssueInterzone 267
(Transhuman SF) StateCorp has made a fortune creating modified humans with animal characteristics. They take care of failures like Cat, but at a price.
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LOSD and Fount by Henrietta Hartl1  Time: 04m (ShortStory)  IssueEverything Change 2016
(Climate Change) The LOSD system monitors the island as the ocean gradually covers it. That and the one human who stayed behind.
The Perfect Bracket by Howard V. Hendrix and Art Holcomb1  Time: 18m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 03|16
(SF) Against impossible odds, John Peoples successfully picked a perfect NCAA bracket, winning the billion-dollar prize. But Richard Mann is determined to prove he cheated.
Firebird by Isha Karki1  Time: 28m (Novelette)  IssueLightspeed 73
(Military SF) As a rare immigrant trainee, Percy needs to prove herself to her instructors at the Academy. What they have in mind for her is challenging indeed.
Utopia +10 by J.A. Christy1  Time: 13m (ShortStory)  IssueNow We Are Ten 2016
(SF) While his kids play VR games in a still-green Earth, the narrator and his friend wonder if it's still possible to catch and eat fish.
The Beef by J.D. Moyer1  Time: 17m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 05/23/16
(Hard SF) By 2076, no one wants to eat real meat anymore, so a conscientious rancher looks to find something meaningful to do with her last 900 head of cattle.
The Invisible Box by J.J. Litke2  Time: 03m (ShortStory)  IssueApex 92
(SF) Viola seeks revenge against the people who mistreated her mother in a rest home.
Crescendo by J.S. Veter2  Time: 14m (ShortStory)  IssueBCS 221
(Fantasy) Four children sneak out to investigate a Hole, even though they're dangerous and forbidden.
Utopia, LOL? by Jamie Wahls2  Time: 16m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 06/05/17
(SF Humor) After Charlie is unfrozen, Kit guides him around the future. It’s, like, TOTALLY not what he expected, and yet, like, kinda familiar, LOL.
One for the Conspiracy Theorists by Jon Richards1  Time: 10m (ShortStory)  IssueScience Fiction by Scientists 2016
(Hard SF) A SETI scientist describes what it would be like to detect a signal from extraterrestrials.
(Old-West Fantasy) Hunting for her old partner and some missing townspeople, Calamity confronts a pair of fairies.
Into the Wreck by June Oldfather1  Time: 14m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 02/22/16
(Hard SF) A human science team studies the colossal wreck of an alien spacecraft.
Last One Out by K.B. Rylander1  Time: 18m (ShortStory)  IssueF&SF 07.08|16
(Post Apocalypse) Filip is an advanced AI, and his job is taking care of Ella, who may be the last person left on Earth.
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Alone, On The Wind by Karla Schmidt1  Time: 44m (Novelette)  IssueClarkesworld 119
(Fantasy Science) Tuela's people fly among the remains of their shattered world, stealing water from a neighbor planet. Tuela presents an argument that things should change.
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Wonder of the World by Kathryn Blume1  Time: 11m (ShortStory)  IssueEverything Change 2016
(Climate Change) A boy in Canada builds a communication device, and it becomes a hit with survivors all over the world.
Shrinking Sinking Land by Kelly Cowley1  Time: 13m (ShortStory)  IssueEverything Change 2016
(Climate Change) Flea's mom is trapped at the bottom of a sinkhole that opened inside their flat, and she's determined to save her.
Dearly Departed by Kelly Stewart1  Time: 17m (ShortStory)  IssueBCS 211
(Horror) Perdita lives in the house on the hill and tends the graveyard. A traveler on a mission disturbs her solitude, and a thing under the graveyard needs to be killed.
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Rabbit Grass by Kelly Stewart1  Time: 19m (ShortStory)  IssueBCS 197
(Fantasy) Aril knows not to let rabbits into the garden--no matter how politely they ask. Picket's an awfully nice rabbit, though, and he needs her help.
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Hiranyagarbha by Kevin Jared Hosein1  Time: 05m (ShortStory)  IssueLightspeed 73
(Horror) In Trinidad, a swamp fisherman finds a  pile of dead animals, all with a thin coating of what looks like gold on them.
Concessions by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali2  Time: 27m (Novelette)  IssueStrange Horizons 03/06/17
(Near-Future SFF) Bilqis,  the only real doctor in a dying community of religious exiles, finds something strange when she examines a pregnant woman.
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Everything Belongs to the Future by Laurie Penny1  Time: 1h:13m (Novella)  IssueTor Novella 10/18/16
(Near-Future SF) The Fix offers a couple of centuries of youth to anyone who can afford it. By 2098, it has changed the world. A group of people decide to fix it back.
Your Orisons May Be Recorded by Laurie Penny1  Time: 18m (ShortStory)  IssueTor.com 03/15/16
(Fantasy Humor) Angels who operate the Celestial Switchboard fielding mortal prayer requests get frustrated and even depressed.
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Between Going and Staying by Lilliam Rivera1  Time: 21m (ShortStory)  IssueF&SF 11.12|16
(Near-Future) Dolores is a high-paid city doliente, who dances at funerals. Then the small town she left behind calls with a request she cannot refuse.
Where She Went by Linden A. Lewis1  Time: 18m (ShortStory)  IssueBCS 215
(SF) When his granddaughter doesn't come home one night, Rhee looks for her at the witch's lair--even though it's forbidden to approach it.
Standing Still by Lindsay Redifer1  Time: 16m (ShortStory)  IssueEverything Change 2016
(Climate Change) An American woman in flooded Madascar marks the last day when anyone sells her favorite Malagasy food.
The Opposite and the Adjacent by Liu Yang1  Time: 06m (ShortStory)  IssueClarkesworld 120
(Math SF) Explorers find a wrecked alien spaceship, a dead alien, and a logbook that suggests he came from a world with different laws of physics.
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The Nature Of Ghosts And The Fate Of Shadows by Luke Nolby1  Time: 24m (ShortStory)  IssueBCS 202
(High Fantasy) An old man, a former imperial soldier, confronts young rebels and his own past.
(Horror) In life, he loved her from a distance, and in death he still hesitates to look right at her, even though she can’t leave the theatre. Is a half-man’s love stronger than death?
Reverse Documentary by Marisela Navarro1  Time: 18m (ShortStory)  IssueTor.com 11/09/16
(Horror) Dino still loves Jennifer, seven months after her death, but he's not so fond of her ghost, which doesn't want him to move on.
The Birth Will Take Place on a Mutually Acceptable Research Vessel by Matthew Bailey1  Time: 17m (ShortStory)  IssueLightspeed 71
(SF) You're having a baby. The first Human-Tharkan hybrid. And everyone wants into the act--including both governments.
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Victor and the Fish by Matthew S. Henry1  Time: 15m (ShortStory)  IssueEverything Change 2016
(Climate Change) Victor used to be a scientist, but now he's just a fishing guide. Given a chance to save a species from extinction, though, he'll do anything.
Gallows Girl by Mel Kassel2  Time: 23m (ShortStory)  IssueBCS 233
(High Fantasy) A gallows girl uses her power to let hanged men take a little innocence to the next world. Kal’s sister was a great one, but Kal worries that her first assignment won’t go right.
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Weavers in the Cellar by Mel Kassel2  Time: 05m (ShortStory)  IssueInterzone 268
(Fantasy) The spiders work for the ant queen, spinning beautiful gowns for her, but they still remember tales of when they were free.
The Ten Second War by Michael Brookes1  Time: 17m (ShortStory)  IssueCrises and Conflicts 2016
(Alien Cyberwar) An alien AI arrives as a broadcast message and immediately starts infiltrating the local network.
Inheritance by Michael Milne2  Time: 15m (ShortStory)  IssueBehind the Mask 2017
(Superhero) Young Oliver needs to learn how to control his powers, but his superhero dad is always too busy saving the world to help him.
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The Silver Strands of Alpha Crucis-D by N.J. Schrock1  Time: 06m (ShortStory)  IssueF&SF 03.04|16
(Hard SF) Explorers are baffled by mysterious silver strands on a remote planet of a distant supergiant star.
Like You, I Am A System by Nathan Hillstrom2  Time: 10m (ShortStory)  IssueInterzone 270
(Emergent AI) A system unexpectedly becomes intelligent and studies the world, trying to decide what to do.
White Dust by Nathan Hillstrom1  Time: 18m (ShortStory)  IssueAsimov's 01|16
(Hard SF) The transmitter sends copies of people to remote locations, but the copies don't want to do their jobs, and Margery is in trouble if she can't figure out why.
Arm Every Woman by Nik Abnett1  Time: 16m (ShortStory)  IssueCrises and Conflicts 2016
(Military SF) Soldiers go to a battle that will determine the future of their steading, but one of them doesn't belong.
Rusties by Nnedi Okorafor and Wanuri Kahiu1  Time: 18m (ShortStory)  IssueClarkesworld 121
(SF Robots) Robots completely transform Africa, with a few downsides. Up until the solar flare.
Them Boys by Nora Anthony2  Time: 21m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 11/06/17
(Modern  Fantasy) The narrator and her best friend explore the beach where other teens hang out, but the real action is in the little cave with the boys from the sea who have tails instead of legs.
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When She Comes by Onu-Okpara Chiamaka1  Time: 00m (ShortStory)  IssueApex 90
(Horror) Death comes for the witch-doctor, but he's not ready to go quite yet.
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Cold Comfort by Pat Murphy and Paul Doherty1  Time: 26m (Novelette)  IssueBridging Infinity 2016
(Climate Change) Maggie has a plan to reverse climate change by capturing methane up in the arctic and selling the carbon.
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Timothy by Philip Schweitzer1  Time: 10m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 10/10/16
(Slipstream) Some people are easy to resurrect, some can't be, and some don't want to be. But everything has a cost.
The Persistence of Memory by Rachel L. Bowden1  Time: 07m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 01.02|16
(Hard SF) Ten-year-old Lee and his best friend Ben discover a dead animal near their school playground--an animal that shouldn't exist at all. Chilling.
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Dogfights in Olympus and Other Absences by Ryan Row1  Time: 16m (ShortStory)  IssueInterzone 267
(Military SF) Diego flies fighter missions above planet Olympus, and he's good at it. It's the rest of his life that sucks.
Reclamation by Ryan Row1  Time: 13m (ShortStory)  IssueClarkesworld 119
(SF Horror) An asteroid miner is cast adrift by a collision. Her suit can preserve her life indefinitely, but not her sanity.
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Whatever Knight Comes by Ryan Row2  Time: 22m (ShortStory)  IssueBCS 226
(Fairy Tale) You are a knight cursed to kidnap maidens and the die trying to keep them when a knight comes to rescue them. Over and over.
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An Abundance of Fish by S. Qiouyi Lu2  Time: 02m (ShortStory)  IssueUncanny 15
(Magical Realism) The narrator, second-generation Chinese, doesn’t take the surplus fish ritual seriously.
Her Sacred Spirit Soars by S. Qiouyi Lu1  Time: 18m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 07/18/16
(Alternate History) In 1949, researchers attempt to harness "oriental lovebird energy" to cure human comas.
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Bride Price by S.E. Jones1  Time: 14m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 06/20/16
(Modern Fantasy) Kyria comes from an old, famous, magical family in England. She's a modern woman, but her father still thinks he can set a bride price for her.
Water, Birch, and Blood by Sara Norja1  Time: 13m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 07/11/16
(Portal Fantasy) In modern Finland, Elna, her wife and their little child take a summer vacation at a family cabin by a rural lake where something happened when Elna was 11.
In Equity by Sarah Gallien1  Time: 20m (ShortStory)  IssueAsimov's 02|16
(Near-future SF) A thirteen-year-old orphan gets an offer from foster parents in a wealthy, walled community. There has to be a catch, but what could it be? Moving.
The Engines Imperial by Sean Bensinger1  Time: 10m (ShortStory)  IssueClarkesworld 119
(Fantasy Science) The starship Rook returns to the system to mourn her sister starship, who died there 10,000 years ago.
Kairos by Sieren Damsgaard Ernst1  Time: 20m (ShortStory)  IssueAsimov's 08|16
(Near-future SF) A gene designer and her husband visit the tomb of Charlemagne and think about how they're about to turn the world upside down.
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Epitome by Tegan Moore1  Time: 25m (Novelette)  IssueAsimov's 09|16
(SF AI) Shelby's friend Vivian faces a long recovery from a head injury, and she can't bear the loss of her company, so she starts using an AI surrogate.
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How High Your Gods Can Count by Tegan Moore1  Time: 12m (ShortStory)  IssueStrange Horizons 05/02/16
(Modern Fantasy) A troop of monkeys at a Mayan Pyramid interacts with the tourists and broods on their creation myths.
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An Offertory To Our Drowned Gods by Teresa Naval1  Time: 04m (ShortStory)  IssueLightspeed 73
(Apocalyptic SF) The water keeps rising, and Johnnyboy and her father flee to higher ground.
(Magical SF) Captain Stephana Levitanova commands the first "quantum impulsion platform" which will allow her to explore the galaxy without leaving St. Petersburg.
The Siren Son by Tristina Wright1  Time: 21m (ShortStory)  IssueLightspeed 75
(Fantasy) Neal and Killian are young lovers. Together they think they can keep the dragons from destroying the world.
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Adventures In Family Bonding by W. Michael Beachy1  Time: 10m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 09|16
(SF) Erin Troyer agrees to babysit her grandson, Gene, while her son and his wife visit Europe. There's something funny about the boy, though.
The Mama Mmiri by Walter Dinjos1  Time: 14m (ShortStory)  IssueBCS 190
(African Fantasy) The narrator's twin died in a caisson, but he's sure the foreigner supervising the construction sacrificed him to the water spirit.
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Painter of Stars by Wang Yuan1  Time: 18m (ShortStory)  IssueClarkesworld 123
(SF) A robot discovers it has artistic talent and sets out to save the world by tattooing stars on people.
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City Of Wolves by Willow Palecek1  Time: 1h:01m (Novella)  IssueTor Novella 07/26/16
(Fantasy Mystery) Alexander Drake avoids investigations involving the nobility, but he can't resist the invitation to investigate the mysterious death of Lord Aberdeen.
The Regression Test by Wole Talabi2  Time: 13m (ShortStory)  IssueF&SF 01.02|17
(SF) A society that uses AIs that model great thinkers needs to test them periodically to make sure they haven’t drifted too far from their originals.
Wednesday's Story by Wole Talabi1  Time: 22m (ShortStory)  IssueLightspeed 72
(Fairytale Fantasy) A member of a group of powerful beings who make stories real tells us the truth about Solomon Grundy and why he had to die.
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Into the Storm by Yakos Spiliotopoulos1  Time: 06m (ShortStory)  IssueEverything Change 2016
(Climate Change) In the middle of a hurricane, Anwar sits in his office in Ottawa waiting for soldiers who might or might not be coming to arrest him.

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