Short stories published in Strange Horizons

Listing 16 stories.

During World War II in West Bengal, a Bengali grandmother and doll-crafter faces the atrocities of British colonial rule. Upon delivering a magical doll to the Governor of Kolkata, the grandmother seeks justice for these colonial cruelties and the death of her grandson.

A young adult gradually adjusts to his new reality after a cancer diagnosis and a surgery which gives him new, bioengineered eyes.

After being exiled to the desert, Bilqis, a pregnant scientist has the opportunity to escape the harsh conditions she's been living in, provided that she is willing to sacrifice part of herself. Torn between physical and spiritual survival, Bilqis, a pregnant scientist must confront her inner turmoil before her child is forced to suffer the consequences.

A young Caribbean merwoman decides to bring her friends to explore living on land, but the trip puts them in horrible danger. Upon returning underwater, she must face the consequences of putting her entire community at risk.

In the far future on a cold and snowy planet, an aging woman seeks a successor to her role as Kunchen: a bearer of memory for her people across generations, a role in which one must live a long and lonely life punctuated by decade-long cryosleeps.

Billions of years in the future, most lifeforms have vanished from the universe. Santa Claus must fight to keep Christmas—and all lifeforms—alive.

After his wife's tragic death, a man is visited by several small gods— including that of grief, joy, and heavy hearts — who help him go back to life as normal after his loss.

An astronaut working on a floating station in the upper reaches of Venus' atmosphere falls down to the planet's surface, where he knows he will die. As an astronaut falls down to Venus' surface from the upper reaches of its atmosphere, he tries everything he can to survive.

A young mother in the rural Northeast writes magical children's books based on her daughter's adventures. Years later, the mother dies, and her daughter returns to her childhood house to find out whether or not the magical world she played in as a child really exists.

A TV critic begins to have trouble telling the difference between her own, real life, and the lives of the characters on television.