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An aging Nigerian bus park preacher dreams of her own church, or even just a shiny megaphone, when she finds herself cut off from her congregation. Short Story
Two orphans, who believe they are too old to ever be adopted, get a surprise chance. Translated from the Hebrew by Yaron Regev. Short Story
A man seeks intimacy during a time of crisis. Short Story
Samuel R. Delany
When bees around the world exhibit a frightening new behavior, a researcher takes comfort in a familiar hive. Short Story
Years after an extinction event nearly wiped out humanity, a team of scientists search Venezuela for signs of life and evidence of what caused the tragedy. Short Story
Beating cancer should be the biggest challenge in his life, not trying to catch a cab in Manhattan. Short Story
In a lost tale of Casanova, the citizens of a country at the center of the Earth must give up their home—and their women—to colonizers. Short Story
Maria Dahvana Headley
An aging AI researcher, alone with her robot companion, must make a difficult decision when the android begins to malfunction. Short Story
Stuck in an apartment with his ex-boyfriend, a man meets with the government agent who will decide whether the couple has really broken up. Short Story
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In the aftermath of a flu pandemic that kills most of the population, a survivor, barricaded in Alaska, remembers her life while contemplating a grisly choice. Short Story
Maureen F. McHugh
“He’s just a kid. Why are you putting a kid in handcuffs? This feels like profiling. Isn’t that what this is called?”
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