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Obras por Usman T. Malik

Associated Works

The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories (2017) — Contribuidor — 279 exemplares
The New Voices of Fantasy (2017) — Contribuidor — 175 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu (2016) — Contribuidor — 155 exemplares
Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology (2022) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019 (2019) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
Dark Stars: New Tales of Darkest Horror (2022) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
Some of the Best of Tor.com 2021 Edition (2022) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2020 Edition: A Tor.com Original (2021) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology (2017) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2015 Edition (2015) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Nine (2015) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2015 Edition (2016) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Year's Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 2 (2015) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors (2020) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
The Book of Witches: An Anthology (2023) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Ten (2016) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 6 (2021) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Weird Tales: 100 Years of Weird (2023) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Asian Ghost Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2022) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles (2020) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Year's Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 4 (2017) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Exigencies: A Neo-Noir Anthology (2015) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Apex Magazine 121 (January 2021) (2021) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Chiral Mad 2 (Anthology) (2013) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Asian Monsters: Volume 3 (Fox Spirit Books of Monsters) (2016) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Tor.com Short Fiction: Sept/Oct 2020 (2020) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Tor.com Short Fiction: March - April 2021 — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction Volume 2 (2021) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Dreams for a Broken World (2022) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2014 (2015) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
An invite to eternity : tales of nature disrupted (2019) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Black Static 43 (2014) 2 exemplares
Daily Science Fiction: June 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Malik, Usman Tanveer
Data de nascimento
alive
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Pakistan
Local de nascimento
Pakistan
Locais de residência
Florida, USA

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This had been on my to-read list for ages and ages, but the fact that it seems to be available only in digital form kept me away -- even though that form was free on the Tor website. I finally got around to it mostly because it was a good fit for a prompt on StoryGraph's Onboarding Reading Challenge.

I struggle with reading fiction on a screen unless it's fan fiction, which has its own place in my brain. I wonder if that's part of why I ended up rating this four stars instead of five -- not any fault of the story's own, but that my brain was getting impatient with all the scrolling -- without the markers of page turning or chapters to keep my bearings/progress.

Or maybe there just weren't enough women.

But this story is rich and lush and layered with history and setting and myth and magic. I hope to encounter Malik again in longer/paper form someday.
… (mais)
 
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greeniezona | 7 outras críticas | Jul 31, 2023 |
As a child, Sal was always fascinated by the stories his grandfather would tell of his life in Pakistan. And the story he loved more than any other was the one of the Mughal princess. Her family's protector was a jinn who lived in a eucalyptus tree. And even though few people believed her, Sal's grandfather wasn't a big skeptic. And though Sal's grandfather never said it, Sal always felt there was something more to the story.
When Sal's grandfather dies, he feels compelled to go check out the source of the stories. Even his girlfriend, Sarah, can see that he seems distracted. Perhaps if he goes to Lahore, he can put the fantastic stories to rest. But instinct is a powerful force, and there may just be more waiting for Sal than he expected.

This is a novella, and I often find reviewing short fiction to be difficult. One of the biggest reasons is that it's hard to give a synopsis without giving too much away. And because I tend to review based on my reaction, it's harder to keep from spoiling key parts of the story.

What I did like about this particular story is the way it's framed. There are so many themes that one can see here: family, travel, exploring your past, fantasy, etc. But it's woven together in a seamless way. I feel like this is one of those that is likely to mean something a bit different to each reader. And those are some of the best stories to read and share.
… (mais)
 
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crtsjffrsn | 7 outras críticas | Aug 27, 2021 |
Grandpa's secret life
hidden even from himself
fairy tales hurt less.
 
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Eggpants | 7 outras críticas | Jun 25, 2020 |

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Obras
11
Also by
39
Membros
101
Popularidade
#188,710
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
12
ISBN
4

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