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22029529Title: Vanilla
Author: Dirk Flinthart
Genre: science fiction, near future, aliens

This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge. This story is also part of the crowdfunded anthology Kaleidoscope, that I helped fund.

To me this was a really brave story. The story is about an Australian-somali teenage girl, Kylie Haward, who befriend some alien creatures who settled on Earth after their world was destroyed.

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Day 4, story 4: Tensegrity

18680662Title: Tensegrity
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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William Monk

Series: William Monk
Published: 1990 to 2013 by Fawcett
Status: First 7 books, read between 2012 – 2013
Genre: Historical fiction, mystery

I have read the first seven books in the William Monk series. I read the first ones as audiobook but at some point there was a gap in the books Audible offered at least in Denmark so I ordered the next books as used paperbacks from Amazon. I just got around to reading these. As I am on a 1800s historical inspired fiction run I thought these would fit right in.

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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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Thirteenth Child

0-545-03342-XTitle: Thirteenth Child
Published: April 15th 2009 by Scholastic Press
Pages: 344 pages
Young Adult
Status: First reading, July 14 to 15, 2012
Genre: Alternative history, frontier fiction

This is in my opinion a hidden gem of a fantasy novel. It does however not fit neatly into any of the subgenres. Continue reading Thirteenth Child

Ancillary Justice

17333324Title: Ancillary Justice
Author:  Ann Leckie
Published: October 1st 2013 by Orbit
Pages: 416 pages
Status: First reading, 26/10 – 29/10 2013
Genre: Science fiction

The book is about an A.I. hiding in a human body. She used to be a spaceship, but is no longer that. She tries to navigate a human world. It is an epic science fiction story of the same kind of cloth that Dune was cut from.

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