Top Ten Tuesday (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is holding a a thankful freebie this week and Sci-Fi Month asks us to talk about short stories. So that works out because I am always super thankful for short stories.
So let us jump in.
The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
“And in their corner all they had was Murderbot, who just wanted everyone to shut up and leave it alone so it could watch the entertainment feed all day.”
Monk and Robot by Becky Chambers
“Still. Something is missing. Something is off. So, how fucking spoiled am I, then? How fucking broken? What is wrong with me that I can have everything I could ever want and have ever asked for and still wake up in the morning feeling like every day is a slog?”
To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers
“At some point, you have to accept the fact that any movement creates waves, and the only other option is to lie still and learn nothing.”
Hard Reboot by Django Wexler
When Kas had pictured the famous mecha fights of Old Earth, she’d imagined – well, not this. Something grander than a box full of overstuffed tourists staring down at a wreck.
Warp Gate Concerto by Dorian Graves
“A double edged sword, then.”
“No metaphor’s more apt for love.”
The Ghost Line by Andrew Neil Gray and J.S. Herbison
The luxury cruise ship the Martian Queen was decommissioned years ago, set to drift back and forth between Earth and Mars on the off-chance that reclaiming it ever became profitable for the owners. For Saga and her husband Michel the cruise ship represents a massive payday. Hacking and stealing the ship could earn them enough to settle down, have children, and pay for the treatments to save Saga’s mother’s life.