We’ve been in Murderbot’s head for four novellas and have fallen in love with its snark, anxiety, and aversion to feelings. But as Murderbot is not human, there’s often a lot of expressed confusion about human behaviour and emotions. This is the first time we get a sense of what one of the humans who care about Murderbot feels about what happened with GrayCris. … More Home: Habitat, Range, Niche, Territory by Martha Wells
Highlighting each of the 2021 Nebula Award Finalists in the Short Story category. … More Nebula Award Finalists – Last Day to Vote!
When Niovi tried to smuggle her mother’s ghost into the new country, she found herself being passed from one security officer to another, detailing her mother’s place and date of death over and over again.
“Are you carrying a ghost with you, ma’am?” asked the woman in the security vest. Her nametag read Stella. Her lips were pressed in a tight line as she pointed at the ghost during the screening, tucked inside a necklace. She took away Niovi’s necklace and left only her phone. … More My Country Is a Ghost by Eugenia Triantafyllou
In The Salt Witch, Martha Wells explores the intersection between heritage and individuality within a patriarchal culture steeped in gendered expectations. Juana, a witch attempting to traverse the sea in a broken sailboat, instead finds herself washed ashore a ghost island filled with the victims of a hurricane and held captive by a malevolent force residing in its center. … More The Salt Witch by Martha Wells