Brooke Bolander is an absolutely astounding writer. Her debut novella (but not her first published work, ohhhhh no, see below), THE ONLY HARMLESS GREAT THING, is getting rave reviews from everyone who reads it, and deservedly so. Bolander is superb at taking unconnected historical events and linking them into a compelling, surreal romp through the best and worst aspects of human nature. Take a look at her web site for more information.
Here’s a list of her work to date — LOTS AND LOTS OF FREE SHORT STORIES. Go read them. SERIOUSLY.
“Her Words Like Hunting Vixens Spring”
Lightspeed, February 2012
“The Legend of RoboNinja”
Lightspeed, April 2014
Superficial Flesh, April 2014
HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY!!!, July 2014
Tor Dot Com Publishing, January 2018