Welcome to this week’s Epic Grit Free Reads. In this edition our fiction links are "Among the Thorns" by Veronica Schanoes, presented at Tor.com; "The Vivisectionist’s Daughter" by Jason Kahn, presented at Alt Hist; and "The Penitent Damned" by Django Wexler, presented at io9.

For nonfiction we link "Citizen Khan" by Kathryn Schulz at The New Yorker. Also, "Explorer Lost" by Jamie Maddison at Medium’s Love Nature.

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