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Featured June 3, 2021

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Stephen Dedman

Bid Time Return

Published May 30, 2021 · 3,158 words (12 minutes) · 4 likes · 302 views

Science Fiction small town stranger survival Travel

In a lonely post-apocalyptic backwater, residents turn back the calendar every year, hoping to reach happier times—and they don’t take kindly to suspicious outsiders, like Rob.

Author Stephen Dedman has been publishing short stories and novels for more than twenty years. He’s been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award, and many more.

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Featured May 20, 2021

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Rebecca Campbell

Water Logic

Published May 5, 2021 · 4,461 words (17 minutes) · 2 likes · 776 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction poetry University computer grad school campus

In bare feet and a tattered coat, Gabe the seventh year grad student roams the halls of his academic institution, despairing of ever finishing his dissertation: that is, until he meets the peculiar Dr Leukos, professor of Fluidic Logic.

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 has been shortlisted for the Sunburst Award.

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Featured May 5, 2021

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CB Droege

Man from Oyon

Published May 5, 2021 · 714 words (3 minutes) · 2 likes · 259 views

Classic Fantasy Literary Fiction alternate history mirror world

The academician has been taken in by charlatans selling phony artifacts more times than he’d like to remember. But today, when he glances into the dusty mirror, a stranger peers back at him.

CB Droege is an author and voice actor from the Queen City living in the Millionendorf. He produces a weekly podcast reading other people’s stories, Manawaker Studio's Flash Fiction Podcast, and his short fiction has appeared in Nature, Daily Science Fiction, and more.

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Featured April 24, 2021

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Jo Miles

The God of All Mountains

Published Apr 20, 2021 · 4,695 words (18 minutes) · 2 likes · 353 views

Science Fiction female protagonist Mars

Claudia doesn’t have the lucrative sponsorships or high-tech equipment of her competition; instead she has only secondhand astronaut gear and a love of climbing to support her bid to be the first person to summit Olympus Mons: the tallest planetary mountain in the solar system.

Author Jo Miles lives in Maryland and works with nonprofits on digital marketing and advocacy. Their work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Analog, Nature Futures, and more.

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Featured April 13, 2021

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Maria Haskins

These Old Books - "On Writing" and "Steering the Craft" + my own thoughts on writing & writing advice

Published Mar 17, 2021 · 2,634 words (10 minutes) · 9 likes · 947 views

Maria Haskins delves into writing advice from Stephen King, Ursula K. Le Guin, Jane Friedman, and more, sharing what has inspired her as a writer and as a reader, including what led to her wonderful “Weekly 5” series. 

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Featured April 4, 2021

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Josh Reynolds

The Adventure of the Ignoble Sportsmen

Published Mar 16, 2021 · 6,704 words (25 minutes) · 3 likes · 719 views

Horror Mystery Historical reprint Sherlock Holmes

The members of a secret society, protected by wealth and status, believe they can commit the most heinous of crimes with impunity. But when a mysterious assailant begins picking them off one by one, Sherlock Holmes will be on the case.

Don’t miss this Sherlock Holmes tale by Josh Reynolds, the author of over twenty novels, including the popular Warhammer series Fabius Bile, as well as dozens of short stories, novellas and audio scripts.

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Featured March 15, 2021

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Shweta Adhyam

The Rakshasa of Des Moines

Published Mar 7, 2021 · 3,516 words (13 minutes) · 4 likes · 364 views

Fantasy contemporary fantasy

Deepak never felt at ease in Madras, but he feels even more alone in Des Moines, where an unforgiving labor market landed him after college. But when an ancient rakshasa hitches a ride in his suitcase, his life will take a permanent twist.

Author Shweta Adhyam calls both Madras and Seattle home. She attended Clarion West in 2017, and her work has appeared in Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Expanded Horizons, and more. 

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Featured March 3, 2021

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Fonda Lee

On Star Trek: TNG, the Green Bone Saga, and the Transformative Power of Fantasy Diaspora Stories

Published Feb 24, 2021 · 1,036 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes · 1039 views

From Killmonger in Black Panther to Worf’s son in Star Trek: TNG, characters navigating multiple cultures have a long tradition in science fiction. Fonda Lee discusses the ways diaspora in fiction has transformed her life and her writing in the Green Bone Saga.

Fonda Lee is the World Fantasy Award-winning author of the Green Bone Saga. She’s a three-time winner of the Aurora Award, and a multiple finalist for the Nebula and Locus Awards.

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Featured February 20, 2021

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Charles Q. Choi

By the Will of the Gods

Updated Feb 18, 2021 · 13,842 words (51 minutes) · 1 like · 229 views

Mystery Science Fiction murder mystery Hard science fiction

In Nightingale, an underground city with a digital sky, an orphan must solve the murder of the one person who looked out for him—the caretaker of a temple dedicated to foretelling the future.

Enjoy this novelette by Charles Q. Choi, a science journalist who has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Nature, Scientific American, Popular Science, and more.

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Featured March 24, 2021

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Benjamin C. Kinney

Conference of the Birds

Published Feb 15, 2021 · 3,979 words (15 minutes) · 1 like · 754 views

Science Fiction artificial intelligence cyberpunk Robots

To track down a rogue human agent, an AI surveillance program heads down a forbidden path: imitating a human mind, in all its capriciousness. Just what a human simulacrum armed with a flock of bird drones will do, however, is anyone’s guess.

Benjamin C. Kinney is a SFF writer, neuroscientist, and two-time Hugo Award finalist as Assistant Editor of the science fiction podcast magazine Escape Pod. His work has appeared in Analog, Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, and more.

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