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Travels With My Cats by Mike Resnick

Travels With My Cats

by Mike Resnick

• Word count: 7353
• Page count: 18

Travels With My Cats, a very soft science fiction short story by Mike Resnick, won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 2005, and was also nominated for the 2004 Nebula Award. It is about a middle aged man who is given the amazing opportunity to converse with the long dead author of his favorite book.
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Kin by Bruce McAllister

Kin

by Bruce McAllister

• Word count: 3978
• Page count: 10

Kin is a science fiction short story by Bruce McAllister that explores the ideas of the extremes a person will go to on an over populated and regulated world and the fact that truly learning about another culture – even if it is an alien one – can prove abundantly worthwhile. Read More

Tideline by Elizabeth Bear

Tideline

by Elizabeth Bear

• Word count: 4280
• Page count: 8

Tideline is a science fiction short story about the lone survivor of a war – a sentient war machine – and its struggles to create memorials for its fallen comrades. As it combs the beach looking for trinkets, it forms a most unusual friendship which prods it into doing things it otherwise would never do. Read More