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I'm still not reading short fiction at the rate I was pre-baby, but I am reading some, and I have a few recs to share.

First up "The many media hypothesis" by Marissa Lingen What if you's form alternative universes showed up on your social media feeds? As alway Lingen is great at complex family relationships even in this short space. (Content Note: domestic violence.)

I'd also like to mention a novella Binti by Nnedi Okorafor, which hit a lot of my worldbuidling favorites like strange bio-tech and descriptions of food. It was also just a really fun story that went in directions I didn't expect.


Also this month I finished reading CYBERPUNK: MALAYSIA ed. Zen Cho. I love Cho's work so when I heard she was editing an anthology I decided to check it out even though I generally dislike cyberpunk. Anyways, this book made me realize that I have no idea what cyberpunk is. Like I couldn't point any one story and say "not cyberpunk" but on the other hand I wouldn't have called most of these stories cyberpunk if I came across them in another context. Some of these stories felt like as non-Malaysian I didn't have the background to fully understand the worldbuilding, but I just kind of went with it. There were some good stories here and some not to my taste.
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