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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Nan Craig – Scrapmetal (2012)

Nan Craig‘s short story Scrapmetal was originally published in issue 1.3 of Arc in 2012. I listened to an audio version on issue 524 of the Escape Pod podcast from March 2016.

Scrapmetal tells the story of a soldier adjusting to life after leaving the army in a world where humans are modified by cybernetic implants to match the needs of their vocation.

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Alastair Reynolds – Slow Bullets (2015)

Alastair Reynolds‘s novella Slow Bullets was published in 2015 by Tachyon Press.

Slow Bullets is a space opera based around the themes of identity and memory.

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Rich Larson – Blindr (Beta 3.1) (2015)

Rich Larson‘s piece of flash fiction Blindr (Beta 3.1) was first published in issue two of The Singularity magazine in 2015.

Blindr (Beta 3.1) is about a person with an app that allows him to edit how he perceives reality.

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Sofia Samatar -How to Get Back to the Forest (2014)

Sofia Samatar‘s short story How to Get Back to the Forest was published in the March 2014 issue of Lightspeed magazine.

How to Get Back to the Forest tells the story of a near future dystopia where children’s lives are mapped-out by the government and their emotions are regulated by implants.

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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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