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Rachel Swirsky

Autor(a) de Eros, Philia, Agape

55+ Works 914 Membros 64 Críticas 2 Favorited

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Obras por Rachel Swirsky

Eros, Philia, Agape (2009) 164 exemplares
A Memory of Wind (2009) 163 exemplares
January Fifteenth (2022) 92 exemplares
Portrait of Lisane da Patagnia (2012) 29 exemplares
If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love (2013) 21 exemplares
The Monster's Million Faces (2010) 15 exemplares
Fields of Gold 13 exemplares
Great, Golden Wings 5 exemplares
Beyond the Naked Eye (2013) 2 exemplares
Marrying The Sun 2 exemplares
Love or Future Chapbook (2021) 1 exemplar
Illustrated Poems (2021) 1 exemplar
Broken Clouds {short story} (2012) 1 exemplar
Needle And Thread 1 exemplar
The Sea Of Trees 1 exemplar
Heartstrung 1 exemplar
Undocumented 1 exemplar
Skyscrapers 1 exemplar
Silence 1 exemplar
Single Card Spread 1 exemplar
Mirror Images 1 exemplar
Maiden, Mother, Crone {short story} (2010) — Autor — 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Fast Ships, Black Sails (2008) — Contribuidor — 310 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection (2011) — Contribuidor — 294 exemplares
Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold (2016) — Contribuidor — 219 exemplares
The Book of Dragons: An Anthology (2020) — Contribuidor — 216 exemplares
Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse (2013) — Contribuidor — 186 exemplares
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Contribuidor — 181 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection (2015) — Contribuidor — 170 exemplares
The Future is Japanese (2012) — Contribuidor — 168 exemplares
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 167 exemplares
Glitter & Mayhem (2013) — Contribuidor — 154 exemplares
Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond (2013) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2012 Edition (2013) — Contribuidor — 151 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Five (2011) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Three (2009) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four (2010) — Contribuidor — 127 exemplares
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction (2018) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Eclipse 4: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2011) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
Life on Mars: Tales from the New Frontier (2011) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2010 Edition (2010) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2011 Edition (2011) — Contribuidor — 93 exemplares
Winter Turning [The Graphic Novel] (2023) — Adapter — 87 exemplares
Drowned Worlds (2016) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
Upgraded (2014) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2020 Edition: A Tor.com Original (2021) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2015 Edition (2015) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
In the Stacks (2010) — Narrador, algumas edições74 exemplares
The Best of Subterranean (2017) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012 Edition (2013) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Glorifying Terrorism, Manufacturing Contempt: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2013 Edition (2013) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2008 Edition (2008) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Nine (2015) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy (2008) — Autor — 58 exemplares
Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler (2017) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends (2019) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Clash of the Geeks — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Letters to Tiptree (2015) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1 (2016) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
The Humanity of Monsters (2015) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Far Out: Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy (2021) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Bloody Fabulous (2012) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Solaris Rising 3: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2014) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Robots: The Recent A.I. (2012) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Zombies vs Robots: This Means War! (2012) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Last Drink Bird Head : A Flash Fiction Anthology for Charity (2009) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The Book of Apex: Volume 4 of Apex Magazine (2013) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
We, Robots (2010) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Best American Fantasy 2 (2009) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Jews vs Aliens (2015) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Year Five (2013) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Apex Magazine 50 (July 2013) (2013) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
When the Villain Comes Home (2012) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The Best of Electric Velocipede (2014) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Telling Tales: The Clarion West 30th Anniversary Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Subterranean Magazine, Issue #4 (Spring 2006) (2006) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Triangulation: Dark Glass (2009) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 42, No. 3 & 4 [March/April 2018] (2018) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Tor.com: Selected Original Fiction, 2008-2012 (2013) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Narrative Power: Encounters, Celebrations, Struggles (2010) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 29: July/August 2019 (2019) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Choose Wisely: 35 Women Up To No Good (2015) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 45 • February 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 9: March/April 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Shattering the Glass Slipper (2022) — Autor — 9 exemplares
GlitterShip Year One (2017) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
A la deriva en el mar de las lluvias y otros relatos (2015) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 19: November/December 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Zombies vs Robots: Women on War! (2012) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 56 • January 2015 (2014) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 69 • February 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 67 • December 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 155 (August 2019) (2019) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 90 • November 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Tor.com Short Fiction: Sept/Oct 2020 (2020) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 89 • October 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Apex Magazine 46 (March 2013) (2013) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year Two (2011) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Best of Abyss & Apex: Volume One (2009) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Apex Magazine 55 (December 2013) (2013) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 43: November/December 2021 (2021) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 053 (February 2011) (2011) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Subterranean Magazine Summer 2010 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1982-04-14
Sexo
agender
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
San Jose, California, USA
Educação
Clarion West (2005)

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I've never heard of the term UBI, for universal basic income before, but I think the general idea of that is something that I'm familiar with. This was overall a pretty tough read even though it was short, because it was very grim feeling for most of the time. The situations are often difficult, and it seems like no one is really happy. That's definitely sample size at play here as well since this is only four possible stories, really, but it was definitely on the darker side.

UBI is definitely a principle that is shown in poor light here. There are maybe a FEW ways it's presented positively, but typically by a character shown as being in the wrong or untrustworthy in some way. Any positives seem vastly outweighed by the negatives. Since there's a storyline specifically with a journalist/activist angle on the subject, some of that comes in direct discourse rather than leaving the reader to draw their own conclusions. Granted, there is some back and forth in those sections on the different sides to the argument, but it felt like there was a clear "right answer" being presented. I don't even necessarily disagree, it just felt very one-sided in reading it.

Since this is split into four totally separate narratives, you could probably just choose one character and read their sections all the way through, then do the same with another character. This might help if you prefer less jumping between people and places. It took me 2 or 3 times with each to really place them, which was tough when there was only about 5 chapters for each character (short story). There might be some historical notes and nuance that would be missed until you went to the next character, but I think overall each of them is pretty discrete and coherent on their own.
… (mais)
 
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Jenniferforjoy | 4 outras críticas | Apr 2, 2024 |
A quick read, and interesting. A set of vignettes, woven together without every touching. The exploration of what a world with UBI could look like is thoughtful, with more questions than answers. But this isn't just an "idea book"; it's mostly about the small human stories, people dealing with grief and fear and uncertainty, and connecting with their communities.
 
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lavaturtle | 4 outras críticas | Mar 23, 2024 |
I've never heard of the term UBI, for universal basic income before, but I think the general idea of that is something that I'm familiar with. This was overall a pretty tough read even though it was short, because it was very grim feeling for most of the time. The situations are often difficult, and it seems like no one is really happy. That's definitely sample size at play here as well since this is only four possible stories, really, but it was definitely on the darker side.

UBI is definitely a principle that is shown in poor light here. There are maybe a FEW ways it's presented positively, but typically by a character shown as being in the wrong or untrustworthy in some way. Any positives seem vastly outweighed by the negatives. Since there's a storyline specifically with a journalist/activist angle on the subject, some of that comes in direct discourse rather than leaving the reader to draw their own conclusions. Granted, there is some back and forth in those sections on the different sides to the argument, but it felt like there was a clear "right answer" being presented. I don't even necessarily disagree, it just felt very one-sided in reading it.

Since this is split into four totally separate narratives, you could probably just choose one character and read their sections all the way through, then do the same with another character. This might help if you prefer less jumping between people and places. It took me 2 or 3 times with each to really place them, which was tough when there was only about 5 chapters for each character (short story). There might be some historical notes and nuance that would be missed until you went to the next character, but I think overall each of them is pretty discrete and coherent on their own.
… (mais)
 
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Jenniferforjoy | 4 outras críticas | Jan 29, 2024 |
This was a such beautiful story. All the layers of being human and feeling love. Gorgeous.
 
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beentsy | 8 outras críticas | Aug 12, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
55
Also by
104
Membros
914
Popularidade
#28,065
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
64
ISBN
19
Marcado como favorito
2

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