I love supporting independent bookstores, so I was excited to learn about Bookshop.org, which is a great way to buy books online if you don't want to go the big biz (billionaire) route! I became an affiliate with Bookshop so that I can curate and recommend themed reading lists and link to my reviews on this blog. It's like a playlist for books!
I've started a "Speculative Short Fiction" list and my first recommendation is an anthology I read in September called New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color edited by Nisi Shawl.
I loved so many stories in this, but a few really stood out to me: (1) "The Robots of Eden" by Anil Menon, (2) "The Virtue of Unfaithful Translations" by Minsoo Kang, and (3) "Burn the Ships" by Alberto Yáñez. I will be posting reviews of individual stories in the future. Each story in the collection has a vibe of its own so I recommend taking a pause between each story to let it sink in before beginning to read the next one.