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Who You Are in Five Stories

Posted on: October 12, 2017

There’s something fun going around twitter right now.  Author Cassandra Khaw asks:


I picked up on this through an RT from Apex Magazine, and since I seem to have a thing for long titled stories it took me a few tweets to list my five.

The full list of the short stories I would have someone read to get a feel for who I am is:

“The Book of May” by C.S.E. Cooney and Carlos Hernandez

“Woman of the Sun, Woman of the Moon” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew

“The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species” by Ken Liu

“The International Studbook of the Giant Panda” by Carlos Hernandez

“muo-ka’s Child” by Indrapramit Das


Hmmm…   apparently I am into aliens, sex, and death??


How about you? What 5 stories would you give someone to read to get a good feel for who you are?

2 Responses to "Who You Are in Five Stories"

Haha! I so need to read this studbook on pandas.

I would have to put in a lot of thought to decide what 5 short SFF stories give a well-rounded look at me. Off the top of my head, I would probably pick a Lucky Starr story from Asimov for my child-like adventure side, something from Neil Gaiman to express my creepy yet beautiful side, Ursula Vernon’s Jackalope Wives for my love of the southwest and all the weirdness it contains, a Jacqueline Carey tale for the elegance I hope to one day obtain, and a Jim Butcher tale from the Dresden Files for my need to ask pesky questions.

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I tend to refer to the Panda Studbook story as the “robot panda sex” story. Also, I cried a little at the end.


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