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Featured September 11, 2020



James Van Pelt

The Family Rocket

Published Aug 30, 2020 · 2,319 words (9 minutes) · 209 views

Science Fiction Romance father marriage childhood Mars junkyard space flight

As a child, Lorenzo’s father took him and his siblings on a fantastic trip to Mars—or so the story goes. But what if none of it happened at all? In this creative sequel to Ray Bradbury’s “The Rocket,” James Van Pelt imagines what happens when credulous children grow into skeptical adults.

Van Pelt has been nominated for the Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, Pushcart Prize, and more. His limited-edition hardcover short story collection, THE BEST OF JAMES VAN PELT, is now available for preorder from Fairwood Press.


Featured August 29, 2020



M. J. Pettit

The Unattached House

Published Aug 29, 2020 · 1,007 words (4 minutes) · 5 likes · 206 views

Humor Science Fiction

A semi-detached home in a good neighborhood wants nothing more than to find the perfect family to care for. But has the highly-regimented new world order (for the humans’ own good, of course) hampered the serendipity of falling in love?

M. J. Pettit is an academic and writer whose work has appeared in Nature Futures, Daily Science Fiction, and more.


Featured August 21, 2020



Carrie Vaughn

Dirt and Destiny: A Regency Tale

Published Aug 20, 2020 · 1,295 words (5 minutes) · 10 likes · 808 views

Fantasy Humor chosen one Jane Austen Robert E. Howard

Lydia always knew her destiny was to marry a gentleman of fine breeding (or at least a large estate), but sometimes plans change when one’s brother is a genius inventor prone to leaving dimension-altering experiments lying about.

Carrie Vaughn is the author of several New York Times bestselling fantasy and young adult novels and over 80 short stories. Her latest work includes the post-apocalyptic murder mystery, BANNERLESS, winner of the Philip K. Dick Award, and its sequel, THE WILD DEAD.


Featured August 13, 2020



Mari Ness

Choking on Red Flowers

Published Aug 13, 2020 · 6,973 words (26 minutes) · 4 likes · 167 views

Fantasy Romance like where do they go I dreams contemporary fantasy Slight horror slight romance what happens to dreams after we

At first he thinks the grey girl who appears every night is just a strange dream. But when dream-violence turns to real-life danger, he realizes he’ll need to find out what she wants from him—before it’s too late.

Author Mari Ness lives in central Florida, and her work has appeared in, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Uncanny, and many other fine publications.


Featured August 6, 2020



H.L. Fullerton

Digging Up Sergeant Moon Years

Published Aug 2, 2020 · 3,212 words (12 minutes) · 4 likes · 272 views

Fantasy Humor moonshades lunatics januarys moon years

This isn’t the first time Daniel has disinterred a member of the clan January and hoped for a moonlight resurrection. But going behind his family’s back is new—and so is digging up his big brother.

H.L. Fullerton lives in New York, and has published work in AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, Flash Fiction Online, Daily Science Fiction, and more.


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Featured July 30, 2020



RS Benedict


Published Jul 26, 2020 · 4,619 words (17 minutes) · 9 likes · 543 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction time travel food lgbt

Mara has no past, no social security number, and no birth certificate. The doctors call it trauma. Mara calls it time travel.

Author RS Benedict’s work has appeared in F&SF, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, and Broad Knowledge: 35 Women Up To No Good. She holds an MA in linguistics, and taught ESL in China for several years before returning to New York.


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Featured July 24, 2020



Karlo Yeager Rodríguez

Disintegration Loops

Published Jul 22, 2020 · 1,310 words (5 minutes) · 6 likes · 588 views


Author Karlo Yeager Rodríguez recounts the path that brought him from Puerto Rico to Baltimore, and the cyclical nature of hope and tragedy reverberating through his family and community.


Featured July 16, 2020



Rebecca Campbell

Deep Water

Published Jul 10, 2020 · 2,481 words (10 minutes) · 5 likes · 363 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction weird fiction children ocean magic realist

A scar on her ankle. Something strange about his eyes. Nothing’s been quite the same since that childhood afternoon at the lake, when something emerged from the water. If only they could remember what it was.

Rebecca Campbell writes weird fiction, often about the islands and woods on the west coast of Canada. Her work has appeared in F&SF, Clarkesworld, and Shimmer, among others, and been shortlisted for the Sunburst Award.


Featured July 10, 2020



Christi Nogle


Published Jul 3, 2020 · 5,407 words (20 minutes) · 5 likes · 354 views

Horror Literary Fiction Science Fiction hypnagogia Augmented consciousness

At a boarding school for lucid dreamers, a student learns to manifest her memories and thoughts into hyper-realistic assets for game companies, even as she becomes more and more removed from the grim realities of the world around her.

Author Christi Nogle teaches college composition and lives in Boise, Idaho. Her work has appeared in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Escape Pod, Pseudopod, and many others.


Metal on Metal Birdy Song
Featured July 2, 2020



Daniel Roy

The Virus Dreams

Published Jun 29, 2020 · 1,743 words (7 minutes) · 4 likes · 508 views

Satire Science Fiction starship

In retrospect, it was a little odd that all these alien cultures were so similar to humans, with just a face ridge here or a brightly-colored skin tone there to distinguish them as different. To be fair to the hapless humans though, the real explanation could be considered quite far-fetched.

Daniel Roy is a Canadian video game narrative writer and SF author currently living in Sofia, Bulgaria. His game credits include A Total War Saga: TROY, Need For Speed Payback, and Eon Altar.


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