"Hard Mary"

Title"Hard Mary"
Year for Search2018
AuthorsSamatar, Sofia(b. 1971)
Secondary TitleLightspeed
Volume / EditionNo. 100
Pagination65-94
Date PublishedSeptember 2018
ISBN Number9781597809887
KeywordsFemale author, Somali-American author
Annotation

The story is set in a society that rejects most technology and enforces traditional gender roles. In the story, some girls find a discarded AI, manage to refurbish it, and keep it hidden for many years. Some fantasy. 

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in The Best Science Fiction of the Year. Volume 4. Ed. Neil Clarke (New York: Night Shade, 2019), 329-63, with an editor’s note on 329.

Info Notes

There is a brief interview with the author on 285-86

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The Somali-American female author teaches English at James Madison University

Full Text

2018 Samatar, Sofia (b. 1971). “Hard Mary.” Lightspeed, no. 100 (September 2018): 65-94. There is a brief interview with the author on 285-86. Rpt. in The Best Science Fiction of the Year. Volume 4. Ed. Neil Clarke (New York: Night Shade, 2019), 329-63, with an editor’s note on 329. PS

The story is set in a society that rejects most technology and enforces traditional gender roles. In the story, some girls find a discarded AI, manage to refurbish it, and keep it hidden for many years. Some fantasy. The Somali-American female author teaches English at James Madison University.