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Short Stories Collected by brainwane

A 2020 Meta-Collection

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This edition published in by archive.org in Santa Rosa, CA.

Written in English

109 pages

brainwane made a bunch of posts on MetaFilter introducing & linking to a pile of short stories by various authors. aniola & sibilatorix put that information all in one meta-collection, which is this e-book.

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Short Stories Collected by brainwane

A 2020 Meta-Collection

First published in 2020



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brainwane made a bunch of posts on MetaFilter introducing & linking to a pile of short stories by various authors. aniola & sibilatorix put that information all in one meta-collection, which is this e-book.

Short Stories Collected by brainwane

A 2020 Meta-Collection

This edition published in by archive.org in Santa Rosa, CA.


Table of Contents

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. 2
About the Meta-Collectors & Meta-Collection 3
Acknowledgment <3 4
About the Collector 5
About the Collection 6
The Collection 11
"spotted cool things their listing bots had mislabeled and underpriced" 12
I searched around and I do not think Mintzer has a "here are my published works" list anywhere? nonasuch, is there one I have missed? 12
"I apologize for disturbing you, Ensign" 13
"I decide that it is practical for me to find it attractive" 15
"Let me guess: fuel is sacred too." 17
The archives also include work by 17
"Her branches creaked as she walked the outer gardens" 18
"No, chairs can be even worse," said Coco. 20
People who enjoyed this piece because it's about being nice to a ghost might also like 20
"Cookie deeply aware this highly problematic." 21
Also! This was a Yuletide story. 21
"I knew I was in over my head when Punzie's mother called" 22
"Talitha is smiling at her, tentative, luminous." 23
"took out a sheaf of papers and shook them in the miners’ faces" 24
Apprenticeship, vulnerability, wigs, shipwreck, & watching wisdom grow 25
A complete list of published fiction by Rebecca Fraimow (since ISFDB is incomplete here): 25
"Suhela is a constant, like the acceleration of gravity" 26
"I'd had dreams about motherhood before." 27
"Do that one again, you whispered." 28
Math heists, time travel, aliens, and creepy predictions 30
Stories of transness, a proposal, family, aliens, religion, & tamales 33
"no, working with the WRONG people is how you get caught" 35
brilliantine, in case you want to increase how much short free-to-read-online science fiction and fantasy you get reminded to read: 37
Short fantasy stories about a diminished hero and an exiled villain 39
Scifi about social services, transit, reparations, & a support dog 40
Alternate Links 40
"shortly before his troubling and inexplicable disappearance" 41
Zadie Smith on the urge "to be good. To be seen to be good." 42
"T’Pring was too dignified to seethe." 43
AI, aliens, rain control, & how voting/election systems might change 44
"standing side by side at the sink, talking softly as they clean" 46
A fairy tale about loyalty, a quest, surprise, and triumph 47
People who have never read any of Kirstein's Steerswoman series before: 47
a horror story from 2003 48
I came across this story and went "oooooof" because of how it resonates right now. 48
a story about agri-bots, machine life, and emergent intelligence 50
under all circumstances leave the tower library and rose bower intact 51
The rest of the church noticed the dog during the Sign of Peace 52
"Parts Unknown: Bajor" -- with fake ads 53
Fix-it fic in Gatsby's pool 54
“you have a message I am unable to read aloud.” 55
straight, thanks for the link. Mothership Zeta's website seems to be back up: 55
“'Everyone’s got to live somewhere,' she says.” 56
"Fools lack the insight needed to digest and appreciate my book." 59
"You've got no right to be fussy when someone is being so generous" 60
"Steve Rogers isn't a self-made man." 61
Vanessa has never complained about your own oddities 62
brilliantine: Evidently Manija Brown has a self-published book of short stories called "A Cup of Smoke" 65
“Want to go throw some dry ice in the River Styx?” 66
Fenriss: just in case you need more, 66
Romance, pregnancy, time travel, supervillains & the best/worst ob-gyn 67
Changing the timeline 68
"let them know you are strong and peaceful" 69
"It is illogical to allow you to suffer" 70
Fictional stories about space fiction 71
"He gazed at the sky. Hannah went back to thinning carrots." 72
"No, not sat -- drooped." 73
A recent (short) Twitter thread about Sandbaggers and Queen and Country by John Rogers, 73
"What is actually causing the anxiety?" 74
"It's an interesting flavor profile. It has potential." 75
“You know that, right? You can do anything.” 76
Those of you who want a much sadder piece about weapons drones as incomprehensible alien actors: 76
"'Lift the veil but once, and look me in the face,' said she." 77
"Three thousand bucks a blast. The council only bought one shot." 78
"I don't like the look in his eye as he watches me." 79
"All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses" 80
“you got two options. Wallow in guilt like a hero, or do something.” 82
I'm so glad to share these. And I have now re-found a thread from a few years ago where multiple MeFites mentioned nominating "Applied Cenotaphics" for the Hugo Award. 82
"Was it rude to tell your boss she was growing scales?" 84
"I don't believe in haunted games," Carrie said. She was lying. 85
"The words barely stick in her throat at all." 86
Fires, homemade pills, and gardens 87
"smiling, creases around her eyes like a soft-worn blanket." 89
Exploration, separatism, yearning, and hopeful stories 90
Coincidence, backstabbing, obligation, tradition, and tech support 91
Rebecca Campbell partially based the story on her partner's work in a call centre. 91
"The Kents didn't have an alarm system for him to disable" 92
Folks who haven't already read a bunch of Kitty Unpretty's DCU and Batman work: 92
“sentenced the petitioner to a life term, but how long is a life?” 93
I think of myself as someone who likes character-driven speculative fiction 93
What would you change? 96
"I needed a better excuse than glory." 97
Appendix 98
How does "you guys" work in English? Linguistically? 98
Afterword 99
You might also like... 100
Index 101

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
2020

Contributors

  • Curator
    brainwane
  • Compiler
    aniola
  • Compiler
    sibilatorix

The Physical Object

Format
ebook
Number of pages
109

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL30783273M
Internet Archive
short-stories-collected-by-brainwane-a-2020-meta-collection

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