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@SheryHyder Many thanks. I'm working on a short story, which will likely use some of these elements.AHEM of interest to many, we suspect! https://t.co/jUCD518kp4
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikWhat if you had to share your superpowers with your sibling? Who gets to go play superhero... and what if she isn't… https://t.co/LGGrHgN4Gg
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikTrump allowed COVID-19 to slip out of control. He cut the CDC. The economy is in the toilet. Do polls really show A… https://t.co/fVPtcX1BTZ
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Retweeted by Usman T. MalikGood morning to you with this beauty. ❤ https://t.co/7Fo6UPV3pK
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @SheryHyder Thank u. Any articles or links u might have in archives? Whatever is easy for u to share.Our contracts give us the right to have a written termination letter and a month’s notice and salary. But we were f… https://t.co/YSto37bsnn
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikTwo days ago, I was fired from the @citizensarchive, along with 12 other employees. We were told that the organisat… https://t.co/3unLrUr2jK
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @SheryHyder @RababKhan Many thanks for ur help.Not only that, but Malik Barkat Ali was a close associate of the legendary poet Allama Iqbal (who was signatory to that resolution).History is remarkable. Just discovered our distant relative the lawyer Malik Barkat Ali passed a 1930 resolution… https://t.co/UestyBZxluOne doctor sets aside time each day to cry. They have to compartmentalize it they said to keep focused and save liv… https://t.co/9EUYQ0eYO5
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikRamayana reruns and yoga routine propaganda for the rich, toxic chemical baths and exile for the poor. Even in an e… https://t.co/sGw01qdgHc
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @hassantl Try again, Hassan. Many thanks.One of the most beautiful Azaans I have ever heard... #Azaan #prayer #Peace https://t.co/BATIoWAtOj
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @hassantl That is very kind, Hassan. Much appreciated.My Cousin is a frontline Doctor in Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Karachi. Doctors of this hospital are doing straight 36+… https://t.co/25wN7Zan00
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikDesi Twitter, does anyone know the history of Sagar Theatre, Lahore? I know it was built in 1933, but what was th… https://t.co/yHSpBBS5qyWhat do feminists have to say on #COVID19. A thread on Resources from (mostly) Global South thinkers.
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikMy Pakistani twitter friends. I'm a journalists and writing a story on how COVID is affecting each one of us. Is th… https://t.co/kqcDvk8bEA
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikHow sad.... doctors & all caregivers are as brave & important as our Pak Soldiers, police & security personnel & sh… https://t.co/afoV8F9bMT
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikSome excellent free reading recommendations from @usmantm https://t.co/lRAMpDxezG
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikRead this, then imagine whats happening to millions in Pakistan who’re in worse situation than Paula. https://t.co/ec1lvzAqgk @realDonaldTrump Hey psychopath, people are watching because they want life-saving information not because of your… https://t.co/OFw5Y4JRJ6
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @realDonaldTrump I’m not saying I hate you, but I’d unplug your ventilator to charge my iphone.
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @realDonaldTrump In reality people tune in because we are dealing with a deadly pandemic made worse by Trump's inco… https://t.co/C7fIuX584Q
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @realDonaldTrump America, where the president is counting his TV viewers, while the rest of the country is counting… https://t.co/f2AtLpzPXy
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @realDonaldTrump Here's Trump one month ago on Feb 28 at rally slamming media for being in "hysteria mode" over thr… https://t.co/US0PtBUtyT
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @usmantm Thank you so much! Always looking for stories from a cultural background different from my own. Now I can… https://t.co/as96h54a70
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @usmantm Very useful! @kat_clay collated a great list of Australian women with free horror stories: https://t.co/kUDPDRvJjf
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @a_jaleed @usmantm For psychiatry, hands down, Borderline by Mishell Baker. And this oldie but goodie, House of God… https://t.co/1FKm7gNEMr
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @usmantm @alicek that is such a wonderful story- I read it a few years ago in a YBH anthology, and it really stuck with me
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikCongratulations to the class of 2020! I hope you find in each other both colleagues and lifelong friends, as I did… https://t.co/uZ9JjQJUXT
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@NWrites1 Try ‘The Merchant and The Alchemist’s Gate’ if you haven’t already. @usmantm @a_jaleed The State of Fear apart- that book is basically a paid advert for the fossil fuel industry and i… https://t.co/b4QasB8ViT
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikAnd if you want to hear wonderfully narrated versions of both @usmantm & @miminality's stories check out @vikasadamhttps://t.co/zmUDh8KGUw
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @tadethompson @usmantm @a_jaleed https://t.co/a2JdrhGpDJ
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @usmantm @a_jaleed 'Content and Consciousness' by Daniel Dennet. 'The Andromeda Strain' by Michael Crichton.
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @usmantm Thank You Dr Usman, I have noted the other books you mention in the other thread as well as Exhalation, bo… https://t.co/UllEDJRsr3
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik"I don't mind if people pirate; I'm glad it's out there" was the position a lot of musicians took in 2001. In 2015… https://t.co/WFxPXJd1kc
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @NWrites1 I hope you enjoy them. @usmantm Karen Travis’s Suitable for the Orient comes to mind.
Retweeted by Usman T. Malikhonoured to be part of this list of amazing stories by one of my favourite south asian sff writers! read up everyth… https://t.co/eVOZPDO22r
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @a_jaleed Oh, and definitely read Ted Chiang's "Exhalation" for one of the best anatomy stories of all time. It's i… https://t.co/DR2QgCwqNXSFF friends, help a friend out. Please recommend your favorite medicine-related or medical SFF. https://t.co/4LJeQC0rHp @a_jaleed Everything pretty much by Michael Crichton is worth your time. For nonfiction, I'd consider Siddhartma Mu… https://t.co/v3Tn51II9k @valkyrie786 I like a couple on this list. But I like his long . form better. https://t.co/d2qGX5hdQ9There may still be time; (like Iqbal said) time to rise and awaken the meek of the world. That includes you and me… https://t.co/7IF5dKxMkBI wrote my first COVID-19 story last week. I suspect, if I get through this, it won’t be my last. I'd say the pand… https://t.co/3AMGiVlSzz @NPR This is a piracy site. Please encourage people to borrow e-books from their own libraries, who obtain them legally.
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Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @NPR Guys. Not helpful.
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikLIBRARIES. HAVE. EBOOKS. FOR. CHECKOUT. Better yet, libraries have LEGALLY-ACQUIRED ebooks available for checkout… https://t.co/Op5rGNRWA6
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik[meteor hitting earth] Dinosaur: oh no the economy !!
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikThe Daeva-babes by @SAChakrabooks - I haven't drawn as many pieces for a single fandom before, I think? This was th… https://t.co/ownB8yswgP
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Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @usmantm thanks! been looking for some great stories!
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikA thread of wonderful freely (and legally) available SF/fantasy/horror stories: https://t.co/lbk8xcjm5e
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @valkyrie786 Look on my timeline for his stories.Today 27 out of 50 critically ill men who arrived at tableeghi Congregation in Raiwind have tested +ve for coronovi… https://t.co/09D81SHi60
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikAnd in doing so, IA is not only costing authors and publishers money, it is endangering first use and the right of… https://t.co/P8IwbAzHoP
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikLeaving aside the pathetic swing at journalists who are trying to cover a desperate situation as best they can whil… https://t.co/VvT22aYdo5
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikHUGE @washingtonpost story: On Feb 5, HHS Secretary Azar requested $2 billion to buy respirator masks & other supp… https://t.co/Mn8eVJhmia
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikICE Spokesman Resigns, Saying He Could No Longer Spread Falsehoods for the Trump Administration https://t.co/H9ddyurpav
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikRead 9 Stories By Haruki Murakami Free Online https://t.co/U7BuxRss7b via @openculture
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikDear @internetarchive I have just sent a couple of dozen DMCA take down requests of our pirated books. You are not… https://t.co/4ZDmYDzuLs
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikSome great great recs in this thread and also a story by yours truly. As someone who struggles to write short sto… https://t.co/r1euO20rnE
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikThis thread has SO MUCH goodness. https://t.co/jvk1Ogfueb
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @a_jaleed Hello, the unroll you asked for: Thread by @usmantm: So, a lot of us in quarantine (esp. in Pakistan) are… https://t.co/OePU1Al4SD
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikI will do another thread of excellent free stories tomorrow. There is so much good stuff to read. This doctor rec… https://t.co/SkQ4Qe3prr @usmantm @haszombiesinit I love The Fairy Handbag. ♥️
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @NBallingrud @BabakAnvari Both "Under the Shadow" & "Wounds" are great scripts. Look forward to more from @BabakAnvari @usmantm Thank you, Usman! “Sunbleached” is one I’m proud of. (Point of clarity: @BabakAnvari wrote the script for… https://t.co/WkMLQzNZuN
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikOne of my all time fav stories https://t.co/EdEZt1yamr
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikAm excellent round up of free online short fiction for your reading pleasure! https://t.co/ynpFFtpVOg
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @usmantm I wrote a novella a while back that's an on homage to screwball comedies. IDs light and fun and called The… https://t.co/wRP7WIlABg
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikI love this thread, and @usmantm, and all these writers! https://t.co/zA64wyW7Tn
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikThat's all I'll do for now. So many more writers whom you should be reading. Let me know if you find this thread… https://t.co/SkEvjXTikGThe crazy-talented @sentencebender writes about the world after King King in NY. What's not to love? Read "Shatter… https://t.co/TeEGUhUJkUThe Nebula-nominated "And Now His Lordship is Laughing" by the excellent @nameshiv features an old woman using magi… https://t.co/vFQzkLlY94 @usmantm @RLStrayerWrites take note of this thread. Thinking about our conversation a week ago.
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikNot a thread I will ever do will be complete without the utterly brilliant Kai Ashante Wilson. His magnificent mul… https://t.co/TBVGh0dkPD @miminality's jinn story Nebula-nominated "His Footsteps, Through Darkness and Light" will change the way you look… https://t.co/knfBlBGD9C @visyap continues to be astound me with her brilliance. Try: 1. A Cup of Salt Tears (reprinted in Year's Best Wei… https://t.co/eOPkuCcKydThe world of SFF/H has become so much richer by @crashwong's imagination & terrific body horror. Try her multi-awa… https://t.co/kmS6dNQ0FR @IndrapramitDas continues to produce some of the best desi SFF/H. Try "Weep For Day" reprinted in The Year's Best… https://t.co/h7FihvG3Qs @ac_wise will turn your legs to jelly with her wonderful terrifying stories. Try the Nebula-nominated "How The Tr… https://t.co/qe5ZxijWvpI love @alicek's work. Try "Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying" https://t.co/TM9nnX0d6VIf you haven't read @kyliu99 you're missing out. Try: 1. The Paper Menagerie https://t.co/b6Pc6kehiX 2. Mono No… https://t.co/ifpNPOVEZ5Every story by the fabulous @haszombiesinit is worth your time. 1. "Stone Animals". https://t.co/dNDoTgYI4u 2.… https://t.co/juUoo1ZF4gThe amazing @NBallingrud (writer of Netflix's Wounds) writes brilliant dark fantasy/horror. Sunbleached is a bril… https://t.co/CIDqlkS9aGFor your reading/ listening pleasure, here are two stories by the great Ted Chiang: 1. Hell is the Absence of God… https://t.co/vNbRm0es7FSo, a lot of us in quarantine (esp. in Pakistan) are likely hungry for good stories to take our mind off this hell.… https://t.co/eb9ZwODeWe @HeyMushba @east_podcast @The_Red_Nation If you like podcasts, try @PodCastle_org @Pseudopod_org & @escapepodcast for free SFF stories. @Pseudopod_org has taught me to love horror. I eagerly await more great stories from @usmantm...… https://t.co/Kebu7TTtIM
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikHere are some amazing stories that you can listen to/read for free and that don't involve taking money from an auth… https://t.co/WtMgGvtnRa
Retweeted by Usman T. Malik @DPerwani @Maheenkhanpk I am distributing these protective gears to our frontline force anyone want to contribute o… https://t.co/s99yi5Y8Zm
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikLate night request. I’m looking for URBAN FANTASY novels written by black authors with black main characters. I kno… https://t.co/X65yvdiIfU
Retweeted by Usman T. MalikDoctors in Punjab and KPK need help. Some have been wearing single-use masks for days! Donate to Green Volunteers t… https://t.co/30HEqomcUK
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