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Featured June 7, 2019

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A.C. Wise

Matthew, Waiting

Published Jun 6, 2019 · 3,395 words (13 minutes) · 8 likes · 1213 views

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The world after The Change isn't the way Matthew remembers it, but then, his memory isn't what it used to be these days. All he knows now is that the makeshift orphanage he presides over has many Annes, but he's looking for the right one. Enjoy this post-apocalyptic tale inspired by an unusual source: Anne of Green Gables.

Author A.C. Wise's work has appeared in Tor.com, Apex Magazine, and the Year's Best Horror and Science Fiction anthologies. She has two collections published with Lethe Press, and a novella forthcoming from Broken Eye Books.

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Featured June 21, 2019

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Sylvia Spruck Wrigley

Alienated

Published Jun 3, 2019 · 1,019 words (4 minutes) · 6 likes · 384 views

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A woman got off light for her husband's murder: only 5 months' transport and 20 years hard labor off-world. But something shimmery, green, and definitely not human lurks outside the colony's walls. Author Sylvia Spruck Wrigley lives in Tallinn, and her work has been nominated for a Nebula and been published by Tor.com, Nature Futures, and many others.

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Featured May 31, 2019

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L.X. Beckett

Freezing Rain, a Chance of Falling

Updated May 25, 2019 · 24,735 words (90 minutes) · 3 likes · 353 views

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Near-future journalist Drow sees his future crumble before his eyes when an ill-advised story crashes his social standing all around the internet and the world. He becomes desperate — so desperate, that he might just be willing to take part in an eccentric artstorm aficionado's dangerous piece of performance art.

Enjoy our first featured novella this weekend by L.X. Beckett, a Toronto-based writer and editor whose novel Gamechanger, set in the same universe, is now available for pre-order from Tor.

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Featured May 24, 2019

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Seth Frost

The Deer Girl Hitches a Ride

Published May 22, 2019 · 2,428 words (9 minutes) · 8 likes · 59 views

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A trucker traversing the desolate, plague-ravaged landscape outside Wichita picks up a very unusual hitchhiker. Author Seth Frost is a trans writer, singer, and software developer from Kansas who currently lives in Oakland, California. His work has appeared in Analog, Andromeda Spaceways, and more.

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Featured May 16, 2019

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Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

The Nature of Things

Published May 7, 2019 · 7,777 words (29 minutes) · 7 likes · 363 views

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Harry Ferguson, assistant DA, is facing two mysteries: the location of a missing murder weapon, and why his family's new house seems to have a mind of its own. To solve both these cases, he'll have to take an unorthodox approach to witness interviews—and take a hard look at what goes bump in the night.

Ahead of the weekend, enjoy this longer read by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff. A founding member of Book View Cafe, she’s been shortlisted for the John Campbell, BSFA, Crawford, and Sidewise awards. Her debut novel THE MERI won the Locus Award for Best First Novel, and she co-authored The New York Times best-selling STAR WARS LEGENDS: THE LAST JEDI.

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Featured May 2, 2019

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Maria Haskins

Big Bad

Published May 2, 2019 · 975 words (4 minutes) · 7 likes · 562 views

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The howls of wolves echo in the dark night. You wake up in your car filled with blood and glass, a shotgun at the ready. But who are you, and why are you here? Author Maria Haskins is a Swedish-Canadian writer and translator, and her work has appeared in Shimmer, Flash Fiction Online, and many other fine venues.

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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 · 298 views

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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 · 627 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 · 603 views

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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 · 372 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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