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The One Who Isn't, Ted Kosmatka. I like the way this one unfolded.

5x5, Jilly Dreadful. Teen geniuses at science camp.

Taste the Singularity at the Food Truck Circus, Jeremiah Tolbert. Wheee, cyberpunk food! Except I don't mean cyberpunk, I mean whatever we call the fun anticorporate futurism now. There are two kinds of stories like this, ones where it stays fun and ones with an unpleasant gotcha. I would like you to know that this one stays fun and you can safely enjoy it. * NOVELETTE

The Siren Son, Tristina Wright. Fairytale teen romance.

Unauthorized Access, An Owomoyela. Secretly a character piece dressed up like a data heist. *NOVELETTE

The Wilderness Within, Tim Pratt. Fun magical realism scenario, possibly a reprint though.

Also this fine NOVELLA, not from Lightspeed! Kai Ashante Wilson's A Taste Of Honey is from the same universe as his novella last year, Sorcerer of the Wildeeps. I loved Sorcerer; Taste isn't *quite* as powerful, but I'm still so in love with this world and with Wilson's writing, the mix of "high" and "low" language and the distinctive voices he gives characters. I would maybe read Sorcerer first for maximum impact but definitely recommend Taste, and if you don't have time to read them both and are looking for 2016 novellas, I think it would still stand alone just fine.

Date: 2017-02-07 07:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jedusor.livejournal.com
I appreciate the recs. Having not had much energy for sifting through entertainment lately, it's nice to have a list of links to easily check out.

Date: 2017-02-07 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psocoptera.livejournal.com
Glad you're enjoying them! If I was less of a procrastinator, I'd be doing a couple a week throughout the year, but that is clearly not what happened in 2016, and, realistically, not what it looks like is going to happen in 2017 either.

Date: 2017-02-09 03:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] irilyth
Another Tim Pratt story published on Patreon in 2015, with a 2015 copyright date, and no podcast, hmph. So I read it, and liked it, yay. :^)

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