This memoir opens with dying mermaids, so. Truth or made-up dosn't matter because memoirs are all half fiction anyways! The super long title pretty much gives a summary of the book. I kind of regret this long title when filling out forms -Kai Cheng Thom at a panel As written in the forward/first chapter, trans … Continue reading Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom
Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts. Another blend of memory and talk-story, autobiography and fantastical rewriting. Scary rural ghosts in a Chinese village translates to something untranslatable in English, or to this book as a whole.
Collection of 22 short stories and flash fiction! Slap someone with the Brooklyn Bridge, clouds are dragons, only in Manhattan can you get 10 snake eyes in a row, Steampunk post-revolution Haiti, wild octopus in New York Aquarium. To describe a few.
A racecar driver with more money than god meets an ex-military woman with broken magic as they are both knocked out and thrown on a ship that's heading to find... A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe! With some funding issues.
A collection of short stories, including the one that inspired the alien linguistics movie Arrival. Very technical yet understandable language. Golems, dividing by zero, alternate science, and math nerding for the common reader! Ted Chiang writes about physics, math, linguistics, human consciousness, and is so technical yet understandable in describing Fermat's Last Theorem: this thing … Continue reading Stories of Your Life And Others by Ted Chiang