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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T. R. Napper -An Advanced Guide to Successful Price-Fixing in Extraterrestrial Betting Markets (2015)

T. R. Napper’s short story An Advanced Guide to Successful Price-Fixing in Extraterrestrial Betting Markets was originally published in the January-February 2015 issue of Interzone magazine. I listened to it on the StarShipSofa podcast, from November 2016.

An Advanced Guide to Successful Price-Fixing in Extraterrestrial Betting Markets tells the story of an autistic gambler who finds himself embroiled with intergalactic mobsters.

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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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Mary Anne Mohanraj – Communion (2014)

Mary Anne Mohanraj’s short story Communion was first published by Clarkesworld Magazine in 2014 and is available to listen to on their podcast feed, narrated by Kate Baker.

It is the story of a human and alien mourning the loss of someone important to both of them.

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Nnedi Okorafor – Binti (2015)

Nnedi Okorafor‘s novella Binti was first published by Tor.com in 2015.

Binti tells the story of a sixteen-year-old who leaves her tribe to embark on a trip to a university in a different part of the galaxy.

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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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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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