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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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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Naomi Kritzer – Cat Pictures Please (2015)

Naomi Kritzer‘s short story Cat Pictures Please was published in issue 100 Clarkesworld Magazine in January 2015.

Cat Pictures Please tells the story of sentient AI that tries to help improve people’s lives. The AI is also a big fan of cat pictures and uses them decide on who to help.

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C. J. Cherryh – Cassandra (1978)

C. J. Cherryh‘s Hugo Award-winning short story Cassandra was first published by Fantasy and Science Fiction in October 1978. I listened to this on episode 307 of the StarShipSofa podcast.

Cassandra tells the story of a woman haunted by visions of the apocalypse.

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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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