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2016 Story 34

Today's story again comes from Clockwork Phoenix 5, edited by Mike Allen

35. THE FINCH'S WEDDING AND THE HIVE THAT SINGS by Benjanun Sriduangkaew.  I can't say that I understood all of the world-building in Sriduangkaew's latest, but man did I enjoy the story anyway. It takes place in a star system/galaxy where the military is music-based (and not just the military structure of Choirs and Cantos and Envois, but the way they do battle as well) while the religion is bird-based (monasteries/monastic leaders named after birds like the Finch and the Cormorant). The high concept aspects are beautifully, dare I say lyrically, expressed. But at its heart, this is a story of love and politics, and the character intrigue at the center of it is what really grabbed me.

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