“Touring With The Alien,” by Carolyn Ives Gilman

“Touring With The Alien,” by Carolyn Ives Gilman.

Last year I read Gilman’s “Dark Orbit,” which had a fantastic High Concept (though execution was more debatable). Jumped at the chance to read a new short piece by Gilman. This, too, is a story of an encounter with a fundamentally alien form of being.

Also recommended by Rocket Stack Rank.

Read the story:

http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/gilman_04_16/

“Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds,” by Rose Lemberg

“Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds,” by Rose Lemberg.

One of the Nebula nominees, and we haven’t done anything from BCS yet 🙂

(I KNOW Levana has opinions on this one, and once I read the story I shall know what they are!)

Read the story:

Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds

“…And I Show You How Deep The Rabbit Hole Goes,” by Scott Alexander

“…And I Show You How Deep The Rabbit Hole Goes,” by Scott Alexander.

I’m cheating here – this is a story I’ve already read, and really loved – because I’m way behind and haven’t read “Ambiguity Machines” yet. So this is a title I can give the group to catch up a bit. 🙂

This is the story I share with friends and go, “Nu, go ahead, just read the first few paragraphs.” ::evil chuckle::

Read the story:

…And I Show You How Deep The Rabbit Hole Goes

“Entanglements,” by David Gerrold

Entanglements, by David Gerrold.

Dropbox link, publicly provided by Gerrold himself.
I’m *really* glad to have stumbled across this one, because I heard a *lot* of enthusiasm for it, and it was in an F&SF issue sent when my local mail system was MISERABLY AWFUL and my issue didn’t arrive TWICE.

So now I get to read it anyway!

Read the story:

Entanglements, by David Gerrold (PDF)