A lot more going on inside…

The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Six by Neil Clarke (Editor)

I will update this anthology as I go along…

SINEW AND STEEL AND WHAT THEY TOLD by Carrie Vaughn

“I am cut nearly in half by the accident. The surviving fibers of my suit hold me together. I am not dead.

First sentence

Turns out that Graff faked his medical records and something really awkward is going to come out. He has a lot of explaining to do and hopefully some forgiving listeners. This was a little tense, but I was smiling at the end… ★★★★¾

Can be read for free here at Tor.com

AN EASY JOB by Carrie Vaughn

This is a 30-page prequel to Sinew and Steel and What They Told, published afterwards (not part of the anthology).

Graff‘s easy job is to spy on some smugglers. He is a pirate hunter. And he is always lying. Even to those humans that mean something to him.

The job quickly takes a complicated turn. Not so easy after all. Things get a little too exciting. I liked this story as well. ★★★★☆

Can be read for free at Tor.com