QSFer Dr. Sara L. Uckelman has a queer short story – Being Human – in a new sci fi anthology: Robots and Artificial Intelligence.
The promise and the threat of technology, of humankind replaced by its own mechanical creation has long enticed the SF and fantasy imagination. This fabulous mix of new and established writing brings together the top talents of today with the likes of Jerome K. Jerome, E.T.A. Hoffman, L. Frank Baum and Ambrose Bierce.
Includes contributions by Roan Clay, George Cotronis, Deborah Davitt, Jeff Deck, Christopher Geeson, Bruce Golden, Rob Hartzell, Nathaniel Hosford, Rachael K. Jones, Rich Larson, Monte Lin, Trixie Nisbet, Chloie Piveral, David Sklar, Claire Sorrenson, Sara L. Uckelman, Holly Lyn Walrath, Nemma Wollenfang, Eleanor R. Wood.
Laura had never been down this street before, but she knew exactly where she was going. She’d mapped the route out in advance – from the underground offices where she and those like her spent their drudging hours out into the sunlight and fresh air ordinarily reserved for the lungs of the rich – and plotted out every plodding step she’d have to make along the uneven pavements upset by roots of trees and cracked by the weight of many feet. This was the tricky part. Laura picked up her feet and placed them with careful precision, each calculation lightning fast so that no one would know how much effort it took to act normal, to blend in.”
Her short stories are published or forthcoming in Pilcrow & Dagger, Story Seed Vault, and The Martian Wave, and anthologies published by Exterus, Flame Tree Publishing, Hic Dragones, Jayhenge Publications, and WolfSinger Publications.
She is also the co-founder of the reviews site SFFReviews.com.
Fiction page: http://community.dur.ac.uk/s.l.uckelman/fiction.html