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Human Strandings and the Role of the Xenobiologist

Clarkesworld March 2014Title: Human Strandings and the Role of the Xenobiologist
Author: Thoraiya Dyer
Genre: Science fiction, space

This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge.

It has been some time since I updated. I have been reading a few novels and a lot of comics without updating. My energy seems to be poured into my work these days. But today I felt like listening to one of Clarkeworld’s stories. That always require that I am not too tired as their stories are always challenging. This one is no exception.

This review will have a few spoilers as it is impossible to talk about it without talking about at least the themes of the story.

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Books and stories I enjoyed in 2013

BOOK_by_FotunaI was inspired by Gail Carriger to do a post about what I enjoyed in 2013. This will be a mix of short stories, books and comics I enjoyed last year. Since I didn’t start this blog til September last year, I will draw on my goodreads reviews as well as the posts here.

As I said in an earlier post I read 87 books last year and GoodReads says I read 151 things all together, so I had plenty to choose from. I have decided that if I only read the newest book in the series this year, I might still recommend the series because I love long series. The reads are in no particular order.

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Day 14, story 14: The Wisdom of Ants

cw_75_700Title: The Wisdom of Ants
Author: 
Published: clarkesworldmagazine.com 2012
Genre: Science fiction
Length: 5972 words, short story
Reading time: About half an hour

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

Some people say that the next species to take over the Earth will be the ants. Some say they are already the dominant species, we just don’t notice much.

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