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December 15th, 2015
Episode 134 of 201 episodes
bySofia Samatar Read byKhaalidah Muhammad-Ali and Troy L. Wiggins First published inLong Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History from Crossed Genres. 2. Ba’ati A grave-dweller from the environs of the ancient capital of Kush. The ba’ati possesses a skeletal figure and a morbid sense of humor. Its great pleasure is to impersonate human […]