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Featured December 9, 2019

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Premee Mohamed

The Moving Stars

Published Dec 5, 2019 · 5,094 words (19 minutes) · 3 likes · 264 views

Science Fiction aliens first contact motherhood

The Sulusk is a special guest on the Johnny Carson show. Its body looks like broken glass, and its voice emerges through a staticky translator to say: one human of their choosing will become ambassador to Earth. At home, Sally immediately knows they speak of her infant daughter—even if no one else believes her.

Premee Mohamed is an Indo-Caribbean scientist and spec fic writer based in Canada. Her work has been published by Automata Review, Mythic Delirium, Pseudopod, Nightmare Magazine, and many others.

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Featured November 30, 2019

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Jen Knox

Green

Published Nov 28, 2019 · 2,365 words (9 minutes) · 4 likes · 265 views

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Joseph’s only deviation from regulation minimalism is an illicit second bicycle... until he meets Alyssa, a dumpster-diving, live-streaming, crowd-funded wanderer.

Award-winning author Jen Knox hails from Ohio, and her work has been featured in The Best Small Fictions 2017, The Saturday Evening Post, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and NPR, among many others.

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Featured November 22, 2019

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S. L. Saboviec

Pirates Don't Make Amends

Published Nov 18, 2019 · 2,112 words (8 minutes) · 4 likes · 166 views

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Infamous space pirate Captain Vendetta has orders to retrieve the most important artifact of her career. But to do it, she'll need to confront an old nemesis: her own estranged daughter.

Author S. L. Saboviec’s work has appeared in Amazing Stories, Flash Fiction Online, AE, and elsewhere. She has three novels out in her Fallen Redemption trilogy, and she's the Reprint Editor for Flash Fiction Online.

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Featured November 15, 2019

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Benjamin C. Kinney

Elegy of Carbon

Published Nov 14, 2019 · 4,122 words (15 minutes) · 3 likes · 330 views

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For centuries, a lone miner robot has scoured the edges of the solar system in search of the finest diamonds. But once every diamond has been found, this robot will strike out towards Earth to find a new purpose and identity—even if it means defying humans for the first time.

Benjamin C. Kinney is a SFF writer, neuroscientist, and the Assistant Editor at the Hugo-nominated Escape Pod. His short stories and nonfiction have appeared in Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, Baen.com and more, and he lives in St. Louis with two cats and his spacefaring wife.

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Featured November 8, 2019

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Jaymee Goh

A Name to Ashes

Published Nov 3, 2019 · 6,476 words (24 minutes) · 4 likes · 843 views

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Lim Jia is the youngest clerk on an expedition to Cuba to investigate the indentured laborer trade. But he has a secret motive: to discover the fate of his long-missing older brother... which might require speaking with a ghost or two.

Jaymee Goh is a Clarion graduate with a PhD in comparative literature, and has contributed to Tor.com, Racialicious.com, Beyond Victoriana, and more. She lives in Berkeley, California, where she also works as an editor at Tachyon Publications.

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Featured October 25, 2019

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Vanessa Fogg

Wild Ones

Published Oct 25, 2019 · 2,421 words (9 minutes) · 8 likes · 414 views

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Most adults say they don’t remember their younger days of breathless freedom with the Wild Hunt. But one woman has never forgotten, and now she fears she’ll lose her own daughter to their pull. Confronting the Queen of the Hunt, however, may lead to a choice she hadn’t bargained for.

Don’t miss this haunting story by the always poetic Vanessa Fogg, fiction and medical writer based in western Michigan. Her work has appeared in Liminal Stories, The Future Fire, Metaphorosis, and many more.

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Featured October 18, 2019

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James Van Pelt

In Memoriam

Published Oct 16, 2019 · 3,089 words (12 minutes) · 5 likes · 280 views

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Death is just a small detour when you’ve been together as long as Esther and Thomas have. In the meantime, cemeteries speak their own language, if you take the time to listen. Get ready for Halloween with this (kinder, gentler) ghost story by James Van Pelt, finalist for the Nebula, Sturgeon, and Campbell awards, and veteran English teacher. 

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Featured October 11, 2019

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Megan Lee Beals

The Late Mr. Folsom's Luminosity Shop

Published Oct 5, 2019 · 2,993 words (11 minutes) · 6 likes · 373 views

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A junior clerk at the Ministry of the Unknown, Oren is charged with rooting out magic whenever he finds it. But when Mr. Folsom dies and a portrait of his long-lost daughter comes to life (and is summarily accused of tax evasion), Oren must decide who he truly fights for.Megan Lee Beals works in a bookstore by day and on her writing by night. Her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and the Cast of Wonders podcast.

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Featured October 4, 2019

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Matthew Hughes

Ten Half-Pennies

Published Oct 1, 2019 · 7,499 words (28 minutes) · 5 likes · 355 views

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Baldemar’s path to becoming a wizard’s henchman was not exactly linear, but it was inevitable from the day he hired a local tough to help fend off grammar school bullies. Luckily, Baldemar is a fast learner⁠—and he never forgets his debts.

Matthew Hughes’s path as a writer has taken him from journalism to speechwriting to SFF and suspense fiction. Born in Liverpool, he’s been in Canada for sixty-five years, and has been shortlisted for the Nebula, Aurora, Philip K. Dick awards, and many others.

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Featured September 27, 2019

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Alex Isle

Candle to the Devil

Published Sep 26, 2019 · 5,687 words (21 minutes) · 4 likes · 275 views

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In the far-flung space colony of New Ceres, everyone is stuck in the past, but no one is willing to talk about it. When Mary Bennet and Professor Moriarty arrive, anachronisms in a time machine, they become embroiled with the local criminal element as they seek to discover what happened to Earth. Australian author Alex Isle has received the Aurealis and Ditmar awards, and published many short stories, as well as a YA fantasy novel called Scale of Dragon, Tooth of Wolf.

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