SF & fantasy collections & anthologies

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Here’s an update to this list. Collections Best of the best I, Robot by Isaac Asimov Nightfall by Isaac Asimov Virtual Unrealities by Alfred Bester The Golden Apples of the Sun by Ray Bradbury Keeper of Dreams by Orson Scott Card Maps in a Mirror by Orson Scott Card Exhalation by Ted Chiang Stories of […]

Star Trek: DS9 — I, the Constable

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{4.5/5} “Leeta leaned over and whispered into one of her mother-in-law’s lobes: ‘He’s a shape-shifter, Moogie.’ ‘Oh,’ Ishka said. Followed by ‘Oh! Of course! Silly me!’ as comprehension flooded her wrinkled features. ‘That’s very convenient, Odo! What a shame you can’t teach that skill to others. You could make a considerable profit.’” Star Trek: Deep […]

Star Trek: DS9 — Rules of Accusation

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{4.5/5} “Quark shrugged. ‘It’s traditional. No Ferengi would be caught dead at a party where he didn’t have to bribe the host to gain attendance.’ He showed her a sample invitation. Neatly printed at the bottom were the initials RSVP, followed by a long string of numbers. ‘This,’ he explained, ‘means Response Signifies Vault Payment.’” […]

DS9: Lust’s Latinum Lost (and Found)

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{4.5/5} “Children and adults alike are happiest when the moisture falls in a warm and steady wave. So are the clado, in fact. That’s when their song reaches its most soothing tones, prompting Ferengi spirits — and, more important, Ferengi portfolios — to rise precipitously.” Star Trek: Deep Space Nine — Lust’s Latinum Lost (and […]

SF & fantasy collections & anthologies

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an update to this list. Collections Best of the best I, Robot by Isaac Asimov Nightfall by Isaac Asimov Virtual Unrealities by Alfred Bester The Golden Apples of the Sun by Ray Bradbury Keeper of Dreams by Orson Scott Card Maps in a Mirror by Orson Scott Card Exhalation by Ted Chiang Stories of […]

A Prayer for the Crown-Shy

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{5/5} “The point of a peb exchange is to acknowledge someone’s labor and thank them for what they bring to the community. They didn’t give you thirty-eight pebs because they want you to go out and spend them. They gave you thirty-eight pebs because your work is as important as anybody else’s. It means they […]

The Hidden Girl and Other Stories

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{5/5} “Big Semi did not work with scripts and storyboards. It did not give any thought to themes, symbols, homages, or any other words you might find in a film-studies syllabus… It simply evaluated each test screening to see where the response curves still deviated from the target, made big changes and small tweaks and […]

Binti: The Complete Trilogy

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{4.5/5} “Now the weight of my entire life was pressing on my shoulders. I was defying the most traditional part of myself for the first time in my entire life. I was leaving in the dead of night and they had no clue. My nine sibling, all older than me except for my younger sister […]

Hard Reboot

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{5/5} “Old Earth had already been surrounded by a belt of slagged tech, fast-moving wreckage, and miscellaneous debris so dense that it required a skilled pilot with algo assistance to navigate it. The last time anyone had attempted to clear a path they’d accidentally started a conflagration between leave-behind killbots from the sore losers of […]

SF & fantasy collections & anthologies

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an update to this list. Collections Best of the best I, Robot by Isaac Asimov Nightfall by Isaac Asimov Virtual Unrealities by Alfred Bester The Golden Apples of the Sun by Ray Bradbury Keeper of Dreams by Orson Scott Card Maps in a Mirror by Orson Scott Card Exhalation by Ted Chiang Stories of […]