Short stories by Rebecca Roanhorse
Rebecca Roanhorse is a NYTimes bestselling and Nebula, Hugo and Locus Award-winning speculative fiction writer and the recipient of the 2018 Astounding (Campbell) Award for Best New Writer. Her novel Trail of Lightning (Book 1 in the Sixth World Series) won the Locus Award for Best First Novel and was a Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy Finalist. It was also selected as an Amazon, B&N, Library Journal, and NPR Best Books of 2018, among others. Storm of Locusts(Book 2 in the Sixth World Series) was a Locus Award Finalist and was longlisted for the Hugo Award. It also received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist, and was named an Amazon, Powell’s, and Audible Best of 2019. Her novel, Resistance Reborn, is part of Star Wars: Journey to The Rise of Skywalker and a USA Today and NYTimes bestseller. Her middle grade novel Race to the Sun for the Rick Riordan Present’s imprint was a NYTimes Bestseller and received a starred review from Kirkus. Her next novel, Black Sun, has received starred reviews from Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, and Library Journal and comes out on Oct 13, 2020.
Listing 3 stories.
A movie star lost in grief over the death of his long-term girlfriend injects himself with her digitally-preserved personality so he can hallucinate her presence, but the visions begin to go horribly wrong.
A young, aspiring Native chef in New York City falls in love with a mysterious deer-woman, who convinces her to murder and harvest the hearts of white women to avenge the deaths of her ancestors.
In a near-future Arizona, a Pueblo man in a precarious marriage works at a store that offers virtual reality "Experiences" for tourists, in which he plays a caricature of a Spirit Guide, based on white stereotypes of Native Americans. His life spirals when a white tourist who pretends to be his friend threatens to take everything from him.