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The Long List Anthology: More Stories from the Hugo Awards Nomination List The Hugo Award Is One Of The Most Prestigious Speculative Fiction Literary Awards Every Year, Supporting Members Of WorldCon Nominate Their Favorite Stories First Published During The Previous Year To Determine The Top Five In Each Category For The Final Hugo Award Ballot Between The Announcement Of The Ballot And The Hugo Award Ceremony At WorldCon, These Works Often Become The Center Of Much Attention And Contention Across Fandom But There Are Stories Loved By The Hugo Voters, Stories On The Longer Nomination List That WSFS Publishes After The Hugo Award Ceremony At WorldCon The Long List Anthology Collects 21 Tales From That Nomination List, Totaling Almost 500 Pages Of Fiction By Writers From All Corners Of The World Within These Pages You Will Find A Mix Of Science Fiction And Fantasy, The Dramatic And The Lighthearted, From Near Future Android Stories To Steampunk Heists, Too Plausible Dystopias To Contemporary Vampire Stories There Is Something Here For Everyone.CONTENT The Breath Of War By Aliette De Bodard When It Ends, He Catches Her By Eugie Foster Toad Words By T Kingfisher Makeisha In Time By Rachael K Jones Covenant By Elizabeth Bear The Truth About Owls By Amal El Mohtar A Kiss With Teeth By Max Gladstone The Vaporization Enthalpy Of A Peculiar Pakistani Family By Usman T Malik This Chance Planet By Elizabeth Bear Goodnight Stars By Annie Bellet We Are The Cloud By Sam J Miller The Magician And Laplace S Demon By Tom Crosshill Spring Festival Happiness, Anger, Love, Sorrow, Joy By Xia Jia The Husband Stitch By Carmen Maria Machado The Bonedrake S Penance By Yoon Ha Lee The Devil In America By Kai Ashante Wilson The Litany Of Earth By Ruthanna Emrys A Guide To The Fruits Of Hawai I By Alaya Dawn Johnson A Year And A Day In Old Theradane By Scott Lynch The Regular By Ken Liu Grand Jet The Great Leap By Rachel Swirsky

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  1. says:

    All dancers knew their springtime was short A dancer s fate was to break or fade away, a short season of glory, if they were lucky And Aisa had been lucky, very lucky Until all the luck went away, for everyone this is just your typical zombie ballet mashup tale.no but srsly, it s an unexpectedly lovely and successful combination of two things that should never make sense together, like moose and seal it starts out with the haunting image of a ballerina dancing alone in a decaying theater, her costume in tatters as she bravely, singlemindedly devotes herself to the dance that once gave her life meaning, before the world fell apart The dim shadows were kinder to the theater s dilapidation A single candle to aid the dirty sheen of the moon through the rent beams of the ancient roof, easier to overlook the worn and warped floorboards, the tattered curtains, the mildew ridden walls Easier as well to overlook the dingy skirt with its hem all ragged, once purest white and fine, and her sh...

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    Who knew that poignant and zombiepocalypse could go together so well When It Ends, He Catches Her, nominated for the 2014 short story Nebula, is about two ballet dancers, still loving their art and trying to maintain it when everything around them has fallen to pieces.When the last stages and theaters in the artists district had barred their doors, when all the performances had gone forever dark, Aisa had found this place, this nameless ghost of a theater So ramshackle to be beneath the Magistrate s attention, so ruinous that no one had bothered to bolt the doors, it had become her haven, the place she fled to so she could dance by herself in the darkness and the silence No matter that the world had turned to chaos, in the end, a dancer danced It was the only peace, the only sanity that remained.I felt the plight of Aisa and the joy she still takes in her talent To say much would be to spoi...

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    The dim shadows were kinder to the theater s dilapidation A single candle to aid the dirty sheen of the moon through the rent beams of the ancient roof, easier to overlook the worn and warped floorboards, the tattered curtains, the mildew ridden walls Easier as well to overlook the dingy skirt with its hem all ragged, once purest white and fine, and her shoes, almost fallen to pieces, the toes cracked and painstakingly re wrapped with hoarded strips of linen Once, not long ago, Aisa wouldn t have given this place a first glance, would never have deigned to be seen here in this most ruinous of venues But times changed Everything changed What is it What s the matter I came to dance with you, Aisa Of course you did But I m not the same as I once was Was he afraid his technique had declined, that she would spurn him for missteps, mistakes in tempo or timing We are neither of us as we once were, she said Scrabbling with an old man for a crust of bread in the gutter, the brittle crunch of a cockroach between her teeth But there was never a better partner for me than you, Balege Aisa lifted her arm in the formal language of dance, her fingers held out to say, simply, Dance with me.She twirled in his arms and skipped away, springing like a gazelle back again He steadied and braced her, always there, the inverted complement of her movements They danced, and she reveled in the strength of his arms around her, the metered cadence of his legs, the matched beat of two bodies ...

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    I listened to one novellette 4 stories I either disliked or wasn t impressed by any of them The best was Makeisha in Time by Rachael K Jones that was just OK The Breath of War took way too long to make its point I could never get my suspension of disbelief going When it Ends, He Catches Her was short, at least Ditto for Toad Mouth Covenant by Bear never grabbed me either None of them did The points were obvious just not presented to my taste.It s pretty obvious that the editor or those nominating the stories I have different tastes in what comprises a good story That s a shame I have this book in 3 types of media since I contributed to the Kick S...

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    A short story I found through a night owly friend here As with comics, I m also new to short stories and only started because of Neil Gaiman Then I found Mary Robinette Kowal and was equally impressed However, when being spoilt by all the good stories, I get very suspicious whenever the next is being recommended I m always afraid something will ruin the experience for me.Aaaaanyway This story is about ballet It s also about the zombie apocalypse That is a very peculiar mix So yeah, I was very suspicious too I mean, I like the ballet every now and again and think it s a beautiful yet cruel artform but I m not that much into it And the combination is odd indeed.However, the author did a splendid job in interweaving the creepyness of the end of the world with the passion of a young woman This story is deeply psychological but very poetic at the same time One can almost feel the joy throughout the dancing while being unable t...

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    This is a breathtakingly good anthology, full of powerful stories that were definitely award worthy The Breath of War by Aliette de Bodard is at the same time universal the protagonist s concerns include family and personal risk and particular It raises the question of how our creations embody our own conflicts When It Ends, He Catches Her by Eugie Foster is that astonishing thing, a zombie story that I don t dislike, and it does something truly powerful and moving Toad Words by T Kingfisher takes a fairytale trope and places it in a realistic context, to good effect Makeisha in Time by Rachael K Jones addresses the suppression of women s stories via a girl who finds herself time travelling to other lives at random moments Despite the detached present tense narration and very little dialog, it manages to be moving Covenant by Elizabeth Bear is one of the best stories in an excellent volume, for me, with a serial killer who s had his brain repaired and his body changed to a female one confronting another serial killer, this time as the victim The Truth About Owls by Amal El Mohtar is in a form I don t love, in which snippets of scientific fact are used to introduce each scene and have some tenuous connection to the...

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    The Long List Anthology edited by David Steffen 3.75 5 The stories in this anthology were very different in content, genre, and in how much I enjoyed them I think the stories in this anthology were all well chosen though as I think everybody will find stories in this one as they re so different The Breath of War by Aliette de Bodard 4 5 The setting in this story is really good It has kind of a fantastic vibe but this story is a science fiction story The main character is also really likeable and she has an amazing personality the ending was also really good But I think the story is a bit too long in some parts When it Ends, He Catches Her by Eugie Foster 5 5 Oh my god, this one is one of my favourite stories in this anthology and I had all my friends read it because I was that amazed It is atmospheric, the style is amazing and this plot twist endingwoah This story is everything I love about short stories Toad Words by T Kingfisher 3.5 5 This story is really short but I think this is good because it is an idea based story and they tend to get boring when they are too long Makeisha In Time by Rachael K Jones 4.5 5 The idea behind this story is amazing and I am guilty to wish to have this kind of time...

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    This is a short story which I read as part of

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