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Day 21, story 21: Sing

full_singTitle: Sing
Author: Karin Tidbeck
Published: tor.com 2013, reprinted in Some of the Best From Tor.com, 2013 Edition: A Tor.Com Original (free ebook)
Genre: Science fiction
Length: 5341 words, short story

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

I have wanted to read something by the Swedish Karin Tidebeck for quite some time, so I was happy when I see a story by her in this year’s Tor.com collection. I had expected it to be fantasy, but it turned out to be a science fiction story.

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Parasite

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Title: Parasite
Author:  Mira Grant (Seanan McGuire)
Series: Parasitology
Published: October 29th 2013 by Orbit
Pages: 512 pages
Status: First reading, November 05 to 09, 2013
Genre: Science fiction, near future, medical thriller

I don’t know about you guys, but I find parasites truly disgusting and quite disturbing. Not snakes, not spiders, not insects but parasites – if you want to really creep me out tell me about parasites. About six months ago Caustic Soda did a podcast on parasites and they reminded me all over why I think they are the most disturbing creatures on the planet. And me because I am the odd type of person who actually like to hear/read about things I find confronting I was quite looking forward to reading Parasite.

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