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Featured May 2, 2018

Sylvia Spruck Wrigley

Project Daffodil

934 words (4 minutes) · 3 likes

Science Fiction

If an experimental venture to colonize Mars wishes to save money with a one-way trip and a population accustomed to close living quarters, it makes perfect sense to recruit from a nursing home. Doesn’t it? Author Sylvia Spruck Wrigley lives in Tallinn, Estonia, where she writes about plane crashes and Estonian air maidens. Her fiction has been nominated for a Nebula and translated into over a dozen languages.

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Featured April 22, 2018

Lynette Mejía

Now Watch as Belinda Unmakes the World

849 words (4 minutes) · 7 likes

Fantasy

A haunting, lovely story for your Friday reading, the title may seem to say it all, but the spaces between the words say so much more. Lynette Mejía writes from the wilds of southern Louisiana, and her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Rhysling Award, and the Million Writers Award. Give it a read.

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Featured April 15, 2018

Amy Sisson

Jackpot Time

3381 words (13 minutes) · 2 likes

Science Fiction

Find a little magic in Amy Sisson’s “Jackpot Time,” where a decrepit old slot machine gives out quarters that aren’t what they should be at the Lovelock Grand View Cafe.

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Featured April 8, 2018

Premee Mohamed

Four Hours of a Revolution

4264 words (16 minutes) · 6 likes

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In “Four Hours of a Revolution,” there’s no such thing as a neutral party in times of war: not even Death. Premee Mohamed is an Indo-Caribbean scientist and spec fic writer based in Canada, and in addition to many fine words, she is also an excellent source of beetle photos.

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Featured April 1, 2018

Edward Ashton

Tessa

2068 words (8 minutes) · 9 likes

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We love Edward Ashton’s stories for the way they use faraway settings to expose the nature of the humans in them, whether good, bad, or anything in between. Read “Tessa,” a tale of love, loss, and what-ifs in an untethered ship cartwheeling through space.

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Featured March 21, 2018

Laurie Tom

Even the Mountains Are Not Forever

3431 words (13 minutes) · 7 likes

Science Fiction

In “Even the Mountains Are Not Forever,” an aging icon to her people seeks a successor for her lonely role: carrying insight across generations in a life punctuated by cryosleeps. Laurie Tom is a Chinese American author living in southern California.

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