[womens rights Books] TXT The Best of Subterranean ✓ William Schafer
Cassidys Kids (Maitland Maternity, kI used to think my memory was reliable Then I tried to apologize to my younger brother for an act that had bothered me for decades It probably wasn t actually the worst thing I ever did to him and I was young enough that it should have been forgivable but still it Edit 2712 Just noticed that GR merged the reviews between Chiang short story rated 5 and this collection which I rated 3 But now because of the merge the collection has 5 stars rating instead of 3 which I will correct now of course GR people don t mess with our rating If you must choose between ratings choose the one for the collection not for the short one because this is your idea anyway not ours Thereforeeep it straight A brilliant story about truth weaved from two parallel plans one about memories true vs fabricated the other about words written vs spoken Again Chiang manages to produce a brilliant piece Not at all a light reading but well worthy of your timeIt can be read here reviewI thought this to be a collection of sci fi and fantasy stories and it turned out that its tales are mostly from urban fantasy horror and alternate reality Some are stunning some are ok others did not appeal to me at all However for the above genre s lovers I think it will be much enjoyable than it was for me I recommend it though because there is a wide variety of ideas and styles and it is impossible not to find something to please you Even for the few I very much liked I still think it was worthy of my timeSome are to be found on publisher s site if you d like a glimpse on them the link is in the title and below are a few words of my impressions on each Perfidia by Lewis Shiner an alternate history about the disappearance of jazz musician Glenn Miller Part thriller part mystery fast paced 35 Game by Maria Dahvana Headley another speculative fiction which is based on the Rescuing the Texans Heart killing of the men eater Champawat Tigress by Jim Corbett A story about regrets redemption and the power of nature 45 The Last Log of the Lachrimosa by Alastair Reynolds a story in Revelation Space universe both brilliant and chilling An extended review here 55 The Seventeenth Kind by Michael Marshall Smith the story of a skilled salesman who s able to sell anything to anyone aliens included lol Funny and nicely written 35Also there is a short movie made after it and can be found here Dispersed by the Sun Melting in the Wind by Rachel Swirsky heart wrenching apocalyptic story and a reminder that what we sow is what we reap 55 The Pile by Michael Bishop what the heck did I just read I can appreciate the love of a father for his son this story was written based on author son notes but I totally disliked the outcome Really creepy and nonsensical stuff 15 The Bohemian Astrobleme by Kage Baker a steampunk story in which a team goes in pursuit of a rare stone with some particular properties Unfortunately it does not lead anywhere and at the end you ask yourself ok and Great idea not so great execution 25 Tanglefoot by Cherie Priest a steampunk horror story about a boy and his friends a sort of Chucky a senile doctor and a not so crazy patient hospitalized in an institution Might sound strange but it has a really touching approach on feelings about dementia 45 Hide and Horns by Joe R Lansdale a funny western horror story surprising combination with an unusual gunslinger The language slang like it is the strength of the story churlish yet hilarious and savory 45 Balfour and Meriwether in the Vampire of Kabul by Daniel Abraham another steampunk story featuring Balfour and Meriwether a couple very much resembling Holmes and Watson in which they are trying to decipher the mystery behind an evil spirit possessing the Emperor of Russia and Victoria ueen of England and Empress of India Unconvincing characters and too many clich s in the story 25 Last Breath by Joe Hill a couple with their child goes to a museum they thought to host an exhibit of science instead they found out that it was of silence Joe Hill doesnow how to write a creepy story 45 Younger Women by Karen Joy Fowler a paranormalurban fantasy involving a vampire his adolescent girlfriend and her mother Nothing special about it 25 White Lines on a Green Field by Catherynne M Valente something about a cheerleader an American football player and their teenage friends Skimmed through it didn t find anything on my taste 15 The Least of the Deathly Arts by Kat Howard a parable of love and death enveloped in poetry simply gorgeous 55 Water Can t be Nervous by Jonathan Carroll a story about love compromises and regrets Nice although I fail to see why was it included in this anthology I didn t find anything fantastic in it 25 Valley of the Girls by Kelly Link a mix between Egyptian mythology a virtual reality not uite sure about it though in a consumerism society Not in the least on my taste 15 Sic Him Hellhound Kill Kill by Hal Duncan a story with werewolves and vampires but nothing #To Say About It #say about it Troublesolving by Tim Pratt a mix between noir and time travel Unfinished from my PoV 25 The
Indelible Dark By William Dark by William Spencer I have no idea what I just read 15 The Prayer of Ninety Cats by Caitl n R Kiernan an alternate story about countess Elisabeta Bathory Freddy Krueger was an angel compared to how she s depicted here Horror at its best as a story and also as writing style 45 The Crane Method by Ian R MacLeod a story about a discovery and the curse around it Pretty solid 35 The Tomb of the Pontifex Dvorn by Robert Silverberg another story about a discovery but seemed unfinished to me Also it could be a dictionary of invented terms because I never encountered this many in a short story If I gather all the invented terms from Sanderson s series I don t think the number will match the one from here 15 The Toys of Caliban script by George RR Martin a story in Twilight Zone universe about a child with an unusual gift better said "curse A really really creepy story masterfully crafted 55 The Secret History of the Lost Colony by John Scalzi "A really really creepy story masterfully crafted 55 The Secret History of the Lost Colony by John Scalzi truly sci fi story in this anthology Part of Old Man s War universe 35 The Screams of Dragons by Kelley Armstrong another creepy story about a child who s having some strange dreams which trigger a series of awful events 35 The Dry Spell by James P Blaylock a story of a man an. From its launch in 2005 to its final issue in 2014 Subterranean magazine published stories by the leading lights of science fiction and fantasy literature From Hugo and Nebula winners to Pulitzer and Booker Prize finalists to New York Times bestsellers this anthology collects 30 pieces of Subterranean’s best representing diverse breathtaking short fiction from today’s modern mastersIn “ Last Breath” Joe Hill spins the tale of a man who collects the breaths of the dying for his haunting museum Catherynne M Valente’s “ White Lines on a Green Field” chronicles what might happen if Coyote became a small town high school uarterback Karen Joy Fowler’s “ Younger Women” finds a woman confronting her daughter’s new boyfriend who happens to be a vampire Visit the Twilight Zone via George RR Martin in the script “ The Toys of Caliban” In Ted Chiang’s “ The Truth of Fact the He Lost Colony 2008 SF short story by John Scalzi He Who Grew Up Reading Sherlock Holmes 2014 short story by Harlan Ellison review Contents 9 Perfidia 2004 thriller novelette about Glen Miller s death by Lewis Shiner review 49 Game 2012 Magical realism novelette about hunting tigers in 1950 by Maria Dahvana Headley review 79 The Last Log of the Lachrimosa by Alastair Reynolds Horror didn t read 125 The Seventeenth Kind SF comedy about a shopping channel presenter a novelette by Michael Marshall Smith review 145 Dispersed by the Sun Melting in the Wind Post Apocalyptic short story with multiple lasts by Rachel Swirsky review 157 The Pile ghost story about a Macarena dancing gorilla toy by Michael Bishop review 175 The Bohemian Astrobleme 2010 Steampunk novelette by Kage Baker about a prostitute spy investigation in Bohemia review 205 Tanglefoot 2008 Steampunk novelette by Cherie Priest about a boy creating a clockwork doll review 235 Hide and Horns 2009 Western novelette by Joe R Lansdale review 259 Balfour and Meriwether in the Vampire of Kabul 2011 Steampunk novelette by Daniel Abraham review 285 Last Breath 2005 Weird short story by Joe Hill review 295 Younger Women 2011 Weird short story by Karen Joy Fowler review 303 White Lines on a Green Field 2011 Magic realism novelette by Catherynne M Valente review 323 The Least of the Deathly Arts 2012 Fantaasy short story by Kat Howard review 335 Water Can t be Nervous 2012 Mainstream short story by Jonathan Carroll review 345 Valley of the Girls 2011 SF short story by Kelly Link review 361 Sic Him Hellhound Kill Kill 2012 Urban Fantasy short story by Hal Duncan review 381 Troublesolving 2009 SF novelette by Tim Pratt review 407 The Indelible Dark 2012 SF Metafiction novelette by William Browning Spencer review 435 The Prayer of Ninety Cats 2013 Dark Fantasy novelette by Caitl n R Kiernan review 471 The Crane Method 2011 Magical realism short story by Ian R MacLeod review 485 The Tomb of the Pontifex Dvorn 2011 SF novelette by Robert Silverberg review 521 The Toys of Caliban 1986 Horror novelette by George R R Martin Screenplay for The New Twilight Zone S2E29 based on an unpublished story by Terry Matz 561 The Secret History of the Lost Colony 2008 SF short story by John Scalzi A removed chapter from The Last Colony Why would anyone else than absurdely hardcore fans of that series want to read something like that Why is this considered a Best of Subterranean 577 The Screams of Dragons 2014 Urban Fantasy novelette by Kelley Armstrong review 619 The Dry Spell 2009 Magical realism short story by James P Blaylock about a man daring the heavens to rain review 635 He Who Grew Up Reading Sherlock Holmes 2014 short story by Harlan Ellison review 645 A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong 2011 Alternate World novella by K J Parker about the creative genius of two musicians review 685 The Truth of Fact the Truth of Feeling 2013 Near Future SF novelette by Ted Chiang about a perfect memory recording gadget review 723 A Long Walk Home 2011 Far future SF novelette by Jay Lake about loneliness review Merged review Repost from my blogSummary What would a perfect memory mean for us and our culture How changed literacy our subjectivity A journalist explores the pros and cons of a Cyborgish memory enhancement gadget called Remem which lets you capture search and replay every instance of your liveblog It would bring a change similar to reading and writing for our Western culture so he writes the story of the savage folk of Tev who slowly learn the impact of written truth versus oral truth He can t stop people adopting the gadget like the tribes oral culture could stop writing on paper so he tried to find the positive in itReview First I feared yet another linguistic exploration of the Sapir Whorf hypothesis which Chiang already explored in Story of your Life but then it gladly developed in a different direction that of literacy The story contains lots of brain food about different sorts of truth the harsh truth of facts versus smoothening truth of feeling the stories of yourself which you need to comfort yourself or your tribe which are based on forgiving and forgetting The author gave us two interposed point of views for comparison and to understand the concept one set in the future in first person perspective of the journalist who wrote the whole story It is mostly about the relationship to his daughter and his finding out with the help of the memory gadget that he was wrong about his historyAnd I think I ve found the real benefit of digital memory The point is not to prove you were right the point is to admit you were wrongThe tribal version of adopting new forms of memory was narrated in the point of view of a boy who learned reading and writing from a missionary I found the insights into the process wonderful and bringing a lot to understand what the futuristic gadget would bring to our culture Just one sampleIt was only many lessons later that Jijingi finally understood where he should leave spaces and what Moseby meant when he said word You could not find the places where words began and ended by listening The sounds a person made while speaking were as smooth and unbroken as the hide of a goat s leg but the words were like the bones underneath the meat and "the space between them was the joint where you d cut if you wanted to separate it into "space between them was the joint where you d cut if you wanted to separate it into By leaving spaces when he wrote Moseby was making visible the bones in what he saidThis gadget will change our private oral culture just as writing changed the tribal s oral culture It will be difficult to rewrite our pasts to our needsSometimes the narration feels like an essay than a story it moves slowly even contemplative And then it isn t an essay at all but character driven providing a lot of character development and insights into the main characters Anyways it is a masterful usage of futuristic technology to explore philosophical topics in the frame of a short story Chiang focuses on the searchable story telling capabilities of technology only and left out several other aspects that this gadget could be used for think of medical usagesI fully recommend this novelette to everyone searching for heavy weight stories It will stay with you for some time Did you already think about your own made up story. Omen 2011 by Karen Joy Fowler White Lines on a Green Field 2011 by Catherynne M Valente The Least of the Deathly Arts 2012 by Kat
Howard Water Can't Be Nervous 2012 by Jonathan Carroll Valley of the Girls 2011 by Water Can't Be Nervous 2012 by Jonathan Carroll Valley of the Girls 2011 by Link Sic Him Hellhound Kill Kill 2012 by Hal Duncan Troublesolving 2009 by Tim Pratt The Indelible Dark 2013 by William Browning Spencer The Prayer of Ninety Cats 2013 by Caitlín R Kiernan The Crane Method 2011 by Ian R MacLeod The Tomb of the Pontifex Dvorn 2011 by Robert Silverberg The Toys of Caliban script 2005 by George RR Martin The Secret History of the Lost Colony 2008 by John Scalzi The Screams of Dragons 2014 by Kelley Armstrong The Dry Spell 2009 by James P Blaylock He Who Grew Up Reading Sherlock Holmes 2014 by Harlan Ellison A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong 2011 by KJ Parker The Truth of Fact the Truth of Feeling 2013 by Ted Chiang A Long Walk Home 2011 by Jay Lake.
read The Best of SubterraneanD his obsession of rain odd tale 25 He Who Grew Up Reading Sherlock Holmes by Harlan Ellison the author said as the end that this story is dedicated to his friend Ray Bradbury but only him nows what he meant because I for one did not get it 25 A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong by KJ Parker a story in the unmistakable style of KJ Parker and his witty twists 45 The Truth of Fact the Truth of Feeling by Ted Chiang A brilliant story about truth weaved from two parallel plans one about memories true vs fabricated the other about words written vs spoken Again Chiang manages to produce a brilliant piece Not at all a light reading but well worthy of your time 55 A Long Walk Home by Jay Lake the last story of this anthology is another sci fi one in which on a faraway planet one man after a research deep under a mountain comes back and finds out that all the planet s population of is gone and possibly from the whole universe 35 ARC received from Subterranean Press Twitter SubPress via NetGalley Superbe writing and fascinating thought provoking subjects masterfully rendered through an alternance between two plans and stories which a Truthful Shocking Philosophical Did not expect it I was actually uite skeptical about it up to The Twist than a half the story in And then it just shocked meThis short story will make you think about your own life and try to remember your own mistakes Because it can all apply to you too Nobody s exempt from this And you never think about it You don t even now what you might be hiding from yourself Humans are very interesting the way their personalities function Is there ultimate truth Does ultimate truth matter in the long run Do we always Her Cowboy Hero (Refuge Ranch know who we really are Or do we just pick what s convenient or maybe just what enables us not to crumble and go onOther than the uestions themselves this piece is written well I especially loved it how the author weaved the two stories together and how they reinforced the point Very nicely done Some great writingI can t remember who recommended this to me but Inow it was one of my Goodreads friends Thank you whoever it was Review of Ted Chiang s story The Truth of Fact the Truth of Feeling Review was reassigned by GR librarians re categorising the story When you learn to read you will be born againand you will never be uite so alone again Rumer GoddenTwo stories separated by centuries and continents explore the ramifications of becoming literate versus the conseuences of being deskilled by technology for individuals and societiesIn the near future thread most people have outsourced much of their memory to lifelogs audio and video ultimately becoming cognitive cyborgsFar away Jijingi aged 13 is taught to read by a missionary the only person in his village who canBoth technologies change how people think act and process the word and the world and neither are inherently forces for ease or good The sounds a person made while speaking wee as smooth and unbroken as the hide of a goat s leg but the words on the page were like the bones underneath the meat Both threads explore the importance of remembering and forgetting the difference between two types of truth what s right true in spirit and what s clinically accurate the relative importance of personal experience over documentary evidence and the temptation to prove one s right over admitting when one s wrong Be ind don t rewindRevisiting happy events would be a joy and trying to check facts to settle an argument hard to resist But there would be painful memories as well in vivid detail And sometimes maybe often there would be the unease of discovering one s mental memory did not match the "Facts To A Small Extent "To a small extent happens already when you unearth old photos videos letters or school reports Having history rewritten can be unsettling especially as it s likely to happen at times of upheaval such as going through the possessions of a loved one who has died This story was published in Chiang s collection Exhalation See HERE for my reviews of the other stories Very similar to Black Mirror s The Entire History of You it uses the same concept of having a piece of technology implanted that records all your life making it extremely easy to have access to every memory unaltered Ted Chiang takes a similar idea but what makes out of it is completely different offering another view of how such technology would affect individuals This was a thought provoking short story It is categorized as science fiction but really just in the sense that one thread of the story plants the reader at a point in the future A future where technology has become so pervasive that perhaps you don t need to learn or remember much of anything at all Sound a bit frightening and perhaps not too far off track This is most definitely a relevant topic in our digital age A separate narrative takes the reader to a point in the not too distant past and examines the effect that the introduction of literacy has on a community Both stories will challenge you to consider memory and truth and what effect the recording of such concepts have on individuals close relationships and society at large What is in our nature that makes us inherently human and are we willing to sacrifice this for the sake of technology This story took a turn that I was not expecting and forced me to re think my beliefs all over again Well worth the read if you utilize technology or the written word Ahem I m looking at you Goodreads friend It s short simple and enjoyable story I saw a comment that this reminds a tv series called black mirror and i completely agree with it It s about all these new technologies contoling and taking over everyone s decisions in their hands So when you think about it it s truly marvelous and scary at the same timeand you can read it online Got to mull this onereview to followMull it I did and I ve written reviews for
800 page novels that were easier than this This story is Full review at my blogBest storiespage novels that were easier than this This story is Full review at my blogBest stories this anthology A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong 2011 Alternate World novella by K J Parker about the creative genius of two musicians review The Truth of Fact the Truth of Feeling 2013 Near Future SF novelette by Ted Chiang about a perfect memory recording gadget review Worst stories The Secret History of Ruth of Feeling” the narratives of a journalist and a young man are told in contrast both impacted by technology and literacy And in Kelley Armstrong’s “ The Screams of Dragons” a boy is declared a changeling and things only get stranger from there Other pieces visit far flung space and intimate sick rooms the futuristic pyramids of the rich and a jungle where a man eating tiger stalks a villageContents Perfidia 2004 by Lewis Shiner Game 2012 by Maria Dahvana Headley The Last Log of the Lachrimosa 2014 by Alastair Reynolds The Seventeenth Kind 2007 by Michael Marshall Smith Dispersed by the Sun Melting in the Wind 2007 by Rachel Swirsky The Pile 2008 by Michael Bishop The Bohemian Astrobleme 2010 by Kage Baker Tanglefoot 2008 by Cherie Priest Hide and Horns 2009 by Joe R Lansdale Balfour and Meriwether in The Vampire of Kabul 2011 by Daniel Abraham Last Breath 2005 by Joe Hill Younger