Short stories by Brooke Bolander.
Brooke Bolander writes weird things of indeterminate genre, most of them leaning rather heavily towards fantasy or general all-around weirdness. She attended the University of Leicester 2004-2007 studying History and Archaeology and is an alum of the 2011 Clarion Writers’ Workshop at UCSD. Her stories have been featured in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons,Nightmare, Uncanny, and various other fine purveyors of the fantastic. She has been a finalist for the Nebula, the Hugo, the Locus, the Theodore Sturgeon, and the World Fantasy awards, much to her unending bafflement. Her debut book with Tor.com Publishing, THE ONLY HARMLESS GREAT THING, is scheduled for a 2018 release.
Listing 4 stories.
A young girl obsessed with birdsong and other music finds a witch who helps her become a powerful and magical musician presiding over a remote coastal village. She becomes dissatisfied with the limits of her powers and decides to seek more.
A female cyborg must delve into a client's mind to rescue her partner's consciousness after a job gone wrong, but she doesn't realize that the security system inside this mind was created to be a copy of herself at her most bitter and bloodthirsty.
After a siren-like angel living as a mortal on earth is sexually assaulted by a human man, she and her sisters deliver vengeance. She critiques how stories of sexual assault are often sensationalized and focused on the perpetrator and claims her story as her own.
In a medieval fantasy world, a prince discovers a mythical female raptor and decides to keep her as a pet against her will. Fortunately, the raptor has two raptor sisters who will do anything to get their sister back.