@JamieEllison@scholar.social You appear to be an embodiment of several of my favorite topics in one person. :) Welcome! At the risk of a self plug for one of my short stories, may I suggest the post-colonial SF anthology "We See a Different Frontier" published by The Future Fire: http://press.futurefire.net/p/we-see-different-frontier.html.
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