A Happy New Year to everyone who's currently using the same calendar as me.
Here's a great short to kindle your new year, new found, interest in Science Fiction. Aliette de Bodard is an American born, Franco-Vietnamese author and defence video analyst who lives in Paris. She has a strong interest in ancient Aztec, Vietnamese and Chinese cultures. This piece, based on four original poems in ancient Chinese (Qing and Tang) styles, is one of those stories you start re-reading immediately upon finishing it: