Mary Robinette Kowal – Evil Robot Monkey (2008)

Mary Robinette Kowal‘s short story Evil Robot Monkey was first published in The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction Vol. 22008, edited by George Mann.

Evil Robot Monkey tells the story of an super-intelligent chimpanzee trying to understand the world.

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Robert Reed – Eight Episodes (2006)

Robert Reed’s short story Eight Episodes was first published in the June 2006 issue of Asimov’s Magazine. I listened to it on EscapePod 107.

Eight Episodes is a story about an alien invasion that occurred during the earliest days of the earth.

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M. John Harrison – Tourism (2004)

M. John Harrison’s short story Tourism was first published in 2004. I read this in the Mammoth Book of New SF, Eighteenth Annual Edition, edited by Gardner Dozois.

Tourism is a bizarre space opera story which gives a brief glimpse into a bar on a far-off planet.

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Molly Gloss – Lambing Season (2002)

Molly Gloss‘s short story Lambing Season was first published by Asimov’s Magazine in July 2002. I read it in The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Twentieth Annual Collection, from 2003, edited by Gardner Dozois.

Lambing Season is a first contact story about a sheepherder who stumbles across the wreckage of an alience spacecraft.

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Susan Palwick – The Fate of Mice (2005)

Susan Palwick‘s short story The Fate of Mice was first published by Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine in January 2005. I read this in The Best Science Fiction 2006 edited by Rich Horton.

The Fate of Mice tells the story of a lab mouse that has had its intelligence boosted.

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Andy Weir – The Egg (2009)

Andy Weir‘s short story The Egg was first published on his website Galactanet.com in 2009.

The Egg is a story about the meaning of life and the universe, with ideas inspired by Hindu philosophy.

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Leah Bobet – Bliss (2004)

Leah Bobet‘s short story Bliss was first published in the winter 2004-05 issue of On Spec.

Bliss is an exploration around the themes of the meaning of addiction and the pursuit of happiness.

I read this story in the anthology Science Fiction: Best of the Year 2006, edited by Rich Horton.

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