Lite Reads Selection: ‘Mister Hadj’s Sunset Ride’ by Saladin Ahmed

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Welcome to The Feminist Bibliothecary’s Lite Reads, where we read a different short story every week, and then discuss it here and on social media. This week’s Lite Reads selection is Mister Hadj’s Sunset Ride by Saladin Ahmed!

Mister Hadj’s Sunset Ride by Saladin Ahmed was published in 2010 in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and it was later featured in Ahmed’s 2012 short story collection Engraved On the Eye (2012). This story fits into the weird west genre, and it stars a bounty hunter reminiscing about adventures with a friend and mentor, Mr. Hadj.

Saladin Ahmed (1975-) is a US-American writer of novels, short stories, and comics, especially within the genres of science-fiction and fantasy. He has worked on many comics, such as Miles Morales: Spider-Man and The Magnificent Ms. Marvel, and his work on Black Bolt earned him an Eisner Award. His debut novel Throne of the Crescent Moon was a finalist in the Hugo, Nebula, Crawford, Gemmell, and British Fantasy Awards and won the Locus Award for Best First Novel.

You can read Mister Hadj’s Sunset Ride by Saladin Ahmed in full for free at the Beneath Ceaseless Skies website. You can also listen to the story as read by Levar Burton in episode 41 of his podcast Levar Burton Reads.

Join us in the comments section here, or on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram, to participate in discussions throughout the week. You can also join in on the discussion at Litsy by following @elizabethlk and the #litereads hashtag.

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