I don't usually like short stories. They are... too short for me. This collection of Aliette de Bodard's stories is one of the exceptions to this rule. It could be because they take place in the same universe, which gives you an illusion of a longer story.
Stories in this collection:
- The Jaguar House, in Shadow
- Butterfly, Falling at Dawn
- The Lost Xuyan Bride (really liked this one)
- The Shipmaker
- Ship's Brother
- Two Sisters in Exile (and this)
You can find many of these stories free online. I recommend these!