Joe Haldeman – More than the Sum of His Parts (1985)

Joe Haldeman‘s short story More than the Sum of His Parts was first published in the May 1985 edition of Playboy and reprinted by Lightspeed magazine.

More than the Sum of His Parts tells the disturbing story of an engineer who is transformed into a cyborg following an industrial accident.

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Evelyn E. Smith – The Doorway (1955)

Evelyn E. Smith‘s short story The Doorway was first published in the September 1955 edition of Fantastic Universe magazine. The version I read is a public domain version available on Project Gutenberg.

The Doorway is a story of alternative time-lines and parallel worlds.

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Ken Liu – The Regular (2014)

Ken Liu’s short story The Regular was first published September 2014 in Upgraded, edited by Neil Clarke.

The Regular is a near-future story about a private investigator investigating the murders of a series of women.

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Elizabeth Bear – Tideline (2008)

Elizabeth Bear’s short story Tideline was originally published in Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine in March 2007. The version I listened to was in the 2008 anthology We, Robots, edited by Allan Kaster.

Tideline jointly won the 2008 Hugo Award for best short story and tells the story of a friendship between a child and a war robot.

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William Gibson – The Gernsback Continuum (1981)

The Gernsback Continuum was William Gibson’s first published story, appearing in Universe 11 in 1981. The version I read was reprinted in Mirrorshades: A Cyberpunk Anthology (1986), edited by Bruce Sterling.

It tells the story of an arts photographer taking a trip across America to document retro-futuristic architecture.

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Aliette de Bodard – Three Cups of Grief, By Starlight (2015)

Aliette de Bodard‘s short story Three Cups of Grief, By Starlight was published in the January 2015 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine.

It tells the story of how a son, a workmate and a ship’s AI mourn the loss of a top research professor.

The story won the 2015 BSFA Award for the best short story. Have you read it? What did you think?

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Jack Vance – The Miracle-Workers (1958)

Jack Vance’s short story The Miracle-Workers was first published in the July 1958 edition of Astounding Science Fiction.

The Miracle-Workers tells the story of a far-future human society that has degenerated to feudal medievalism.

The version I read for this review was reprinted in Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction (1994) edited by Gardner R. Devois.

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