These are this week’s diverse SFF story and poem recommendations, on Twitter as usual. You can follow me at @bogiperson to get these stories and poems every day and not just once a week. 😀 This time there’s also a bonus section to celebrate Juneteenth!
This week’s roundup:
Jun 15: (Poem) The devil riding your back by Gabby Reed in Liminality, Autumn 2014.
Jun 16: (Short story) (Non-free) Re: (For CEO’s Approval) Text for 10th anniversary exhibition for Operation Springclean by JY Yang in Bahamut, Jun 2015.
Jun 17: (Flash story) The Queen’s Aviary by Yoon Ha Lee in Daily Science Fiction, Jan 2015.
Jun 18: (No update)
Jun 20: (Poem) The Nightflies by Sheree Renée Thomas in Mythic Delirium, Jan 2015.
I also have a bonus section!
Today is the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the US. I will celebrate Juneteenth by gathering some of my more recent African American author recommendations! Links point to the original recommendation threads.
* (Short story) Walkdog by Sofia Samatar in Kaleidoscope, 2014; reprinted online by Weightless Books.
* (Poem) Song by JT Stewart in Stone Telling, Jan 2014.
* (Poem) Visitation of the Oracle at McKain Street by Sheree Renée Thomas in Mythic Delirium, Feb 2015.
* (Poem) The Nightflies by Sheree Renée Thomas in Mythic Delirium, Jan 2015.
* (Short story) Super Bass by Kai Ashante Wilson on Tor.com, May 2013. (I missed this when it came out!)
* (Novelette) The Devil in America by Kai Ashante Wilson on Tor.com, Apr 2014
Also some non-free recommendations that are a bit longer:
* (Novelette) Légendaire. by Kai Ashante Wilson in Bloodchildren: Stories by the Octavia E. Butler Scholars ed. Nisi Shawl, 2013. Soon to be reprinted in Stories for Chip!
* (Novella) A Necessary Being by Octavia Butler in Unexpected Stories, pub. Open Road Media, 2014.
(…I don’t think Kai Ashante Wilson can be hyped enough, in case you were wondering… 😀 )
And the usual endnote:
You can support the series by getting me stuff from my Amazon wishlist – I cannot accept monetary payment off-campus, so I don’t have a Patreon or anything similar. I also very much appreciate reviewer copies, especially print review copies of short story anthologies, or diverse SFF novels. You can look at my reviewer copies policy before sending things!