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Take Us to Your Chief
Take Us to Your Chief: And Other Stories | Drew Hayden Taylor
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A forgotten Haudenosaunee social song beams into the cosmos like a homing beacon for interstellar visitors. A computer learns to feel sadness and grief from the history of atrocities committed against First Nations. A young Native man discovers the secret to time travel in ancient petroglyphs. Drawing inspiration from science fiction legends like Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury, Drew Hayden Taylor frames classic science-fiction tropes in an Aboriginal perspective. The nine stories in this collection span all traditional topics of science fiction--from peaceful aliens to hostile invaders; from space travel to time travel; from government conspiracies to connections across generations. Yet Taylor's First Nations perspective draws fresh parallels, likening the cultural implications of alien contact to those of the arrival of Europeans in the Americas, or highlighting the impossibility of remaining a "good Native" in such an unnatural situation as a space mission. Infused with Native stories and variously mysterious, magical and humorous, Take Us to Your Chief is the perfect mesh of nostalgically 1950s-esque science fiction with modern First Nations discourse.
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AshHisson
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Great collection of specfic stories.

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iread2much
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I don't normally go for #shortstories, but this collection is not only really well written, but very clever. The stories are different sizes, and range from alien invasion to AI. My two favorites stories in this collection featured time travel and government conspiracies. This is one of my favorite books I've read this year, 5/5 stars. Read if you like sci-fi or if you are just curious for a First Nation take on the genre.

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The perfect Sunday for reading in the sunshine 🌞🌞🌞 Finally got around to reading one of my Litsy Christmas presents! Classic sci-fi stories with a contemporary First Nations outlook ☺️☺️

UPDATE I just finished this book and it's brilliant, funny and insightful short stories, really interesting I just had to keep reading it through!

PatriciaU H'mmmm. Looks interesting! 6y
Zelma That sounds very cool. I wish I had known about this book when I worked as a librarian in Alaska. 6y
TheLondonBookworm @PatriciaU It really really is! I highly recommend it :) some of the stories are better than others but they all do something I've never read before! 6y
TheLondonBookworm @Zelma It's very cool! Doing something really interesting and different that I've never read before :) 6y
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scripturient Awwww, look at that cute furry face! 😍😍 6y
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