BIRDS AND OTHER BRIGHT THINGS
This week we're excited and delighted to bring you THE TOWER AND THE TOUCAN by E. Lily Yu: in it, a pub worker brings a mysterious regular his order but finds he's vanished. PLAY IT NOW.
E. Lily Yu received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2012. Her short stories have appeared in Boston Review, McSweeney's, Kenyon Review Online, F&SF, Clarkesworld, Uncanny, and multiple best-of-the-year anthologies, and have been finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards.
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