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Featured May 9, 2019

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Fonda Lee

Jade City - Chapter 1

Published Apr 23, 2019 · 3,016 words (11 minutes) · 1 like · 254 views

Fantasy Gangsters Kung Fu Family Saga Modern Era Asia-Inspired Epic Urban Fantasy

Introducing a very special edition of our weekly feature! We're teaming up with author Fonda Lee to give away a signed copy of JADE CITY as well as a signed pre-release copy of JADE WAR, her much anticipated follow up coming out in July.

To celebrate the giveaway, today we’re featuring an excerpt from the series, an epic story of family, honor, and those who live and die by the ancient laws of jade, the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. It has been mined, traded, stolen, and killed for—and for centuries, honorable warriors have used it to enhance their magical abilities and defend the island from foreign invasion. When a powerful new drug emerges that lets anyone—even foreigners—wield jade, simmering tensions between clan families erupts into open violence. JADE CITY received a 2018 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, was nominated for a Nebula and Locus awards, and was named one of the Best Books of 2017 by NPR, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s Books, Syfy Wire, The Verge, and others.

Follow the link here to enter the giveaway. We’ll announce winners on social media next week!

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Featured April 24, 2019

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Vanessa Fogg

Taiya

Published Apr 19, 2019 · 4,059 words (15 minutes) · 6 likes · 579 views

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Karen and Patrick move across the world and into a new home, only to be haunted by the faint cries of a taiya, a spirit eaten by grief so old it no longer knows the cause of its own sorrow. They might be able to starve it into disappearing—if Karen can break the pull she feels toward it. Author Vanessa Fogg has published many pieces of beautiful, haunting short fiction as well as a novella, available now from Annorlunda Books.

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Featured April 18, 2019

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Jason Franks

Into the Adlight

Published Apr 16, 2019 · 3,378 words (13 minutes) · 3 likes · 564 views

Satire Science Fiction cyberpunk advertising documentary punk

Abram Jonas is a documentary filmmaker most accustomed to covering war. But when he’s given unexpected access to the “bogeyman of advertising”—a man infamous for embedding ads in anything and everything, including people’s corneas—Abe has no choice but to see how deep the rabbit hole goes. Author Jason Franks lives in Australia, and his novels and short stories have been short-listed for the Aurealis award and appeared in many anthologies and magazines.

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Featured April 11, 2019

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Laura Blackwell

The Posthumous Novel of Edward L. Heard

Published Apr 8, 2019 · 2,200 words (8 minutes) · 6 likes · 335 views

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We’ve all known the pain of a series left unfinished, but no one felt it as keenly as Becca -- or were willing to trade away 6 years of life to fix it. But life-or-death trades don’t always go as planned, and Becca has a difficult decision to make. Author Laura Blackwell’s work has appeared in the World Fantasy Award-winning 'She Walks in Shadows,' Nightmare, PseudoPod, and more. She’s based in the San Francisco Bay Area and served as copy editor at Shimmer.

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Featured April 4, 2019

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Kat Otis

To Be Selfish

Published Apr 3, 2019 · 5,507 words (21 minutes) · 9 likes · 450 views

Fantasy contemporary young adult

Megan is the only one in her family who understands why the stars mysteriously align for her mom and sister. But when her sister’s luck abruptly runs out, Megan must uncover the truth about her family’s strange powers. A world traveler, historian, and recovering mathematician, author Kat Otis has had many pieces of short fiction published in Daily Science Fiction, Flash Fiction Online, and more.

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Featured March 27, 2019

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Dominica Phetteplace

The Story of a True Artist

Published Mar 27, 2019 · 4,125 words (15 minutes) · 5 likes · 535 views

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This week’s featured story is the Pushcart Prize-winning “The Story of a True Artist,” now available online for the first time ever. Cam&Lo, dynamic YouTube star duo, are on top of the world with a Taco Bell endorsement and 800,000 followers. But when Cam ditches her to go solo, Lo must navigate the fickleness of internet celebrity and the gig economy alone. Author Dominica Phetteplace bridges science fiction and literary fiction in her stories and poetry. Her work has appeared in Asimov's, Analog, F&SF, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed and more, and her honors include a MacDowell Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize and a Rona Jaffe Award.

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Featured March 21, 2019

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Ben Serna-Grey

Sigh

Published Mar 20, 2019 · 1,995 words (8 minutes) · 12 likes · 1036 views

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You wake up, wires surrounding your head like a halo. You try to speak, but mechanical chirps emerge instead of words. The world may have ended, but your new life has just begun. This haunting story comes from author Ben Serna-Grey, a musician, writer, and fiction reviewer living in the Pacific Northwest.

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Featured March 13, 2019

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Jaymee Goh

The Tin Spirit

Published Mar 9, 2019 · 4,982 words (19 minutes) · 5 likes · 522 views

Fantasy Historical steampunk historical fantasy Malay whodunnit

Tok Kadir and his apprentice Saifan travel to a remote factory to investigate a series of mysterious deaths. Rumors swirl about the coincidental arrival of a beautiful young woman named Maria just before the deaths began, but Tok Kadir suspects all is not as it seems. Author Jaymee Goh writes alternative histories and analyzes postcolonialism through the lens of steampunk. Her work has appeared on Tor.com, and she's a graduate of both UC Riverside‘s Comparative Literature PhD program and the Clarion Writers‘ Workshop. A Malaysian citizen living in Berkeley, Jaymee is now an editor at Tachyon Publications.

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Featured March 6, 2019

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Carrie Vaughn

The Girl Who Loved Shonen Knife

Published Mar 3, 2019 · 5,272 words (20 minutes) · 8 likes · 730 views

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Kit has one goal in life: for her band, Flying Jelly Attack, to play at the high school Spring Dance. Just two things stand in her way: 1) Lizard Blood, a Lolita death metal band and her bitter rivals, and 2) the end of the world. Philip K. Dick award winner and Hugo finalist Carrie Vaughn has published a series of New York Times bestselling novels and over 80 short stories. Follow her on Curious Fictions to get notified when she posts new work.

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Featured February 28, 2019

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Meg Elison

The Debt

Published Feb 27, 2019 · 2,599 words (10 minutes) · 13 likes · 1268 views

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Rescued from certain death as a kitten, Dumpling now lives a life of comparative luxury. But cats have long memories, and always repay their debts. Author Meg Elison lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and her debut novel “The Book of the Unnamed Midwife” won the Philip K. Dick Award. Her short fiction has appeared in F&SF, Lightspeed, McSweeney’s, and more.

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