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Day 18, story 18: Special Economics

cw_86_300Title: Special Economics
Author: Maureen F. McHugh
Published: clarkesworldmagazine.com 2013, first published in The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Genre: Science fiction, near future
Length: 10989 words, novelette
Reading time: 1 hour and 12 min

I read this as part of my reading challenge: 25 short stories in 25 days.

First off this did not feel like science fiction at all. It just felt like fiction. The only science fictional bit about it was biocomputers. But can really only make it near future.

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Day 9, story 9: Be Careful What You Wish For

imaginging_anthologyTitle: Be Careful What You Wish For
Author: Jon Peddie
Anthology: The Tomorrow Project Anthology: Conversations about the Future
Published: uk.tomorrow-projects.com 2011
Genre: Science fiction, near future
Length: 1727 words, short story
Reading time: 14 min

I read this as part of my reading challenge: 25 short stories in 25 days.

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Day 8, story 8: The Monster’s Million Faces

full_Swirsky_Weber_640_4352Title: The Monster’s Million Faces
Author: Rachel Swirsky
Published: tor.com 2010
Genre: Science fiction, near future
Length: 2532 words, short story
Reading time: 20 min

I read this as part of my reading challenge: 25 short stories in 25 days.

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Feed

7094569Title: Feed
Series: Newsflesh Trilogy
Author:  
Published: 2010 by Orbit
Pages: 571 pages
Status: First reading, July, 2012
Genre: Science fiction, near future, political thriller, zombies, dystopia, post zombie apocalypse

I don’t like zombies, I really don’t. Apparently unless it is Mira Grant who writes them. I think this works for me because it isn’t a horror book, it is a political thriller, which is actually right up my alley.

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Day 4, story 4: Tensegrity

18680662Title: Tensegrity
Author: 
Published: 2013 by Audible Frontiers
Collection: METAtropolis: Green Space
Genre: Science fiction, near future
Length: Novelette
Listing time: 110 min (just under 2 hours)

I read this as part of my reading challenge: 25 short stories in 25 days.

I have been listening to this over the last few hours and I have decided that this will be my story for the 28th because it is too good, not to give a separate post and I did finish it after midnight so I guess that is fair. That of course means that I will have to read a novel today, or at least not include any new stories I read in the challenge.

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Day 3, story 3: Midway relics and dying breeds

18680662Title: Midway relics and dying breeds
Author: 
Published: 2013 by Audible Frontiers
Collection: METAtropolis: Green Space
Genre: Science fiction, near future
Length: Novelette
Listing time: 95 min

I read this as part of my reading challenge: 25 short stories in 25 days.

Today I listed to a story instead of reading one. I started reading one, but fell asleep – not the stories fault I was just tired. So I decided to listen to the next story in Metatropolis since I wanted to hear McGuire’s story anyway. That also eat my Seanan McGuire story for this challenge. Which is probably not a bad thing either.

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