Read Raja Thiagarajan’s “Amelia”, the first of a four-part flash fiction fix-up for SciFiFridays. Each story stands alone, but exists a part of a continuous story. Catch the sequel “Interlude” next week!

ChrisAir Reviews “Metal Like Blood in the Dark”

Like Brother and Sister, twin protagonists of “Metal Like Blood in the Dark”, Ursula Vernon transforms into her adult-audience pseudonym T. Kingfisher to spin the yarn of robot siblings in the first trying moments of their lives.

ChrisAir Reviews “The Mermaid Astronaut”

“The Mermaid Astronaut” is a delightful mix of The Little Mermaid and Ursula K. Le Guin’s “Semley’s Necklace”. Its main character, Essarala, is unsurprisingly a mermaid who becomes a crew member of a spaceship. At its core, the story explores the interaction between personal ambition and its consequences, both wonderful and tragic.

ChrisAir reviews “A Guide for Working Breeds”

The chat-log narrative format of Vina Jie-Min Prasad’s “A Guide for Working Breeds” delivers a slice-of-life story about two robot chassis who slowly get to know each other.

ChrisAir Reviews “Badass Moms in the Zombie Apocalypse”

Rae Carson’s “Badass Moms in the Zombie Apocalypse” is a story not only about badass moms, but becoming badass moms during a zombie apocalypse. No misdirection here.