The best science fiction stories shed light on both the future and the present, and the very best make the reader both think and feel. Â My dog-walking story today was “Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes,” by Tom Crosshill from Clarkesworld, read by the terribly talented Kate Baker. I have no idea why I have never heard of Tom Crosshill before, but now I will watch for his work. Â I really, really loved this story. Â It was awesome. Â I highly suggest you go off and listen to it!