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The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family

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The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family

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Author: Usman T. Malik
Publisher: Solaris, 2015
Written Backwards, 2014

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Book Type: Short Story
Genre: Fantasy / Horror
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The protagonist of this story, Tara Khan, represents millions of Muslim women who have lost their loved ones to religious fanatics, wars, and terrorism. The story is preoccupied with an attempt to understand, rationalize and examine even the most horrendous of human encounters, experiences and crimes through faith and science.
-- Salik Shah, Strange Horizons

Malik won the 2014 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction for this Nebula-nominated short story, which was first published in the anthology Qualia Nous and then in Jonathan Strahan's The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Volume Nine. It can also be cound in the anthologies The Apex Book of Wold SF 4, edited by Mahvesh Murad and Nebula Awards Showcase 2016, edited by Mercedes Lackey.

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