Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Meet Me in the Future

I finished Meet Me in the Future, a collection of short stories by Kameron Hurley.  It's a great collection, although I liked the second half better than the first half.   The Corpse Archive (about recording history on bodies), Enyo-Enyo (which my spellcheck keeps trying to make Enjoy-Enjoy) about a time looping anti-Tardis (in a way) as a punishment, The War of Heroes (about what war does to you and myths of growth through conflict), and The Light Brigade (again, about war and corporatism) were my favorites.  That's not to say I didn't like the earlier stories, and those set in her shared world of plagues and body hopping were good fiction.  There's a lot of herself wrapped up in the basic feel of her stories.  She says as much in her intro.  Health.  Disease.  And health and disease as they affect the individual and the communal.

  • Elephants and Corpses
  • When We Fall
  • The Red Secretary
  • The Sinners and the Sea
  • The Women of Our Occupation
  • The Fisherman and the Pig
  • Garda
  • The Plague Givers
  • Tumbledown
  • Warped Passages
  • Our Faces, Radiant Sisters, Our Faces Full of Light
  • Enyo-Enyo
  • The Corpse Archive
  • The War of Heroes
  • The Light Brigade
  • The Improbable War

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