Short stories by Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders' latest novel is The City in the Middle of the Night. She's also the author of All the Birds in the Sky, which won the Nebula, Crawford and Locus awards, and Choir Boy, which won a Lambda Literary Award. Plus a novella called Rock Manning Goes For Broke and a short story collection called Six Months, Three Days, Five Others. Her short fiction has appeared in, Boston ReviewTin HouseConjunctions, the Magazine of Fantasy and Science FictionWired Magazine, Slate, Asimov's Science Fiction, Lightspeed, ZYZZYVA,Catamaran Literary Review, McSweeney's Internet Tendency and tons of anthologies. Her story "Six Months, Three Days" won a Hugo Award, and her story "Don't Press Charges And I Won't Sue" won a Theodore Sturgeon Award. Charlie Jane also organizes the monthly Writers With Drinks reading series, and co-hosts the podcast Our Opinions Are Correct with Annalee Newitz.

Listing 8 stories.

A woman finds a genie in a bottle after the end of the world — except that he's not a genie, he's a wish-fulfiller and former theater-critic, and this is the sixth apocalypse through which he's had to live.

On an intergalactic spaceship, two runaway servants turned mercenaries agree to a dangerous mission that will take them back to the planet from which they escaped—in return for a shot at a clean record and a peaceful life.

In a dystopian near-future, a trans woman is captured and imprisoned in a facility designed to transfer the consciousness of trans people into cis bodies that match their gender assigned incorrectly at birth. Then, she discovers a former childhood friend works there as a manager.

A desperate spouse introduces her wife to a game about cat politics in hopes of helping her with her dementia. But when her wife turns out to be a prodigy at the game, she risks losing her forever to the fantastical gaming world.

While experiencing a midlife crisis, a respectable man must choose between his wife and his commitment to an eccentric political party.

Two clairvoyants pursue a romantic relationship that they know will end in heartbreak; at the same time, they reconcile with the power that their gifts have over each other.

California has seceded from America, and Molly and her daughter Phoebe run a bookstore that straddles the troubled border of the two countries. When outright war breaks out, Molly and Phoebe must protect their customers - American and Californian alike - but the customers are not all willing to get along.

A middle aged VP at a leading technology agency has a crisis of conscience triggered by the irreparable climate crisis and decides to quit. He is met with an unexpected reaction from his boss.