Samantha Murray – Of Sight, Of Mind, Of Heart (2016)

Samantha Murray’s short story Of Sight, Of Mind, Of Heart was published by Clarkesworld in November 2016.

Of Sight, Of Mind, Of Heart tells the story of a mother coping with her child going to war against alien invaders.

You can read this story for free on the Clarkesworld Magazine website or in their podcast.

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Robert Coover – Invasion of the Martians (2016)

Robert Coover’s short story Invasion of the Martians was first published in the September 2016 issue of the New Yorker magazine.

Invasion of the Martians is a comic satire that uses the tropes of science fiction B-movies to comment on American political culture in 2016.

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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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Mike Resnick – Observation Post (2013)

Mike Resnick‘s short story Observation Post was first published in the 2013 anthology Beyond the Sun, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt.

Observation Post is a comedy about an aliens observing Earth through intercepted TV show footage.

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Hugh Howey – Deep Blood Kettle (2013)

Hugh Howey‘s short story Deep Blood Kettle was published by Lightspeed Magazine in April 2013 and reprinted in the anthology Wastelands 2, edited by John Joseph Adams.

Deep Blood Kettle is a first contact story where the aliens give Earth an ultimatum.

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