Word Puppets by Mary Robinette Kowal
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A good collection, with many strong (and some less, but still enjoyable) pieces that showcase Kowal’s evolution as a short fiction writer. Most of these I had read before, either on the author’s website or on different magazines, but they didn’t lose anything on a second read.
The last three stories of the volume, including Rockets Red, original to this book, share the same universe as the extremely touching The Lady Astronaut of Mars, delving in both the past and future of this alternate history of space travel and punch cards. Personally, I can’t wait to read more.
Disclaimer: I have been a beta reader for Rockets Red