So, I will, because who doesn't like to win stuff?
(Please check your blogs or your emails for directions. I need to send you the prize by email, and I promise never to use it for anything else.)
The second recommendation was The Cambist and Lord Iron: A Fairy Tale of Economics by Daniel Abraham. You can read it here. I have to say, it is brilliant. Great find!
And the last was Continuity of the Parks by Julio Cortazar. You can read it here. My favorite part of this one was " disengaging himself line by line from the things around him". That's exactly how a good read feels.
I have three favorite short story authors who led me down a path of reading and writing. They are Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, and Kurt Vonnegut. I'm aware that it isn't a diverse list. I have read and am continuing to read other voices, but those three are the tripod upon which my early years were formed, and triangles are magic.