It’s the twenty-ninth of August. So it’s time to talk about the short stories, miscellaneous posts, and podcast episodes I read or listened to in July.
Eilam is Forever by Beth Dawkins (Apex Magazine, July 6, 2021)
The first of two short stories I read in July was Eliam is Forever by Beth Dawkins. This story was fine. I liked a few of its aspects, especially the themes. Some of it kind of reminded me of the Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells. In that the story is told from the point of view of what appeared to be a ship. But it was like SecUnit if SecUnit had only just hacked itself and discovered emotions.
Data Migration by Melanie Harding-Shaw (Strange Horizons; Issue: 12 July 2021)
The second and last story I read was Data Migration by Melanie Harding-Shaw. I liked this story. It was told in a somewhat mixed format that was equal parts homework and comments made by the person doing the assigning and reading of those assignments. The major theme here was climate change, and it was an interesting choice to explore that topic through the above mentioned format.
From around the web…
- Through A Thousand Eyes (Nisi Shawl; Uncanny Magazine Issue Forty-One)
- Explore the Culinary Delights of Elizabeth Lim’s Six Crimson Cranes (Elizabeth Lim; Tor.com, July 7, 2021)
- Print Run Podcast episode #143: Irreplaceable
- Understanding Horses: Yes, Riding Is a Sport (Judith Tar; Tor.com, July 12, 2021)