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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 · 547 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 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 · 626 views

Fantasy unequal bargains life after death fandom

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 February 20, 2019

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K.G. Anderson

Unraveling

Published Feb 7, 2019 · 2,841 words (11 minutes) · 11 likes · 702 views

Fantasy Strange

Ellie’s eccentric great-aunts have lived in the rickety old lake house as long as she can remember. But today, she’s going to find out the secrets it holds. Seattle-based author K.G. Anderson’s career spans journalism, high tech, and now fiction. She served as chair of the Clarion West Writers Workshop, and her work has appeared in many publications, including the Aurora Award-winning anthology Second Contacts.

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Featured February 6, 2019

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John Wiswell

Wet

Published Feb 6, 2019 · 2,146 words (8 minutes) · 8 likes · 956 views

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Immortal beings are uniquely well-suited to careers in hostage negotiation and search-and-rescue work — but befriending a child ghost with her own secrets is a much harder job. Don’t miss this eerie and touching story by John Wiswell, a New York-based author whose work has appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Fireside Magazine, Pseudopod, and more.

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Featured December 25, 2018

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Renee Carter Hall

The Gingerbread Reindeer

Published Dec 4, 2018 · 3,067 words (12 minutes) · 3 likes · 696 views

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As Christmas draws to a close, enjoy a tale where Santa‘s reindeer moonlight as defenders of the universe, and a child‘s gingerbread cookie holds unexpected powers. West Virginia based author Renee Carter Hall has published numerous books and short stories, and specializes in fantasy and science fiction for adults who never quite grew up.

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Featured May 9, 2018

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Renee Carter Hall

Foam on the Sea

Published May 11, 2018 · 1,200 words (5 minutes) · 3 likes · 727 views

Fantasy fairy tale contemporary the little mermaid

A creature of the salt, the sand, and the sea, a mysterious woman with mysterious scruples bargains for her life. Or, at least, for a fleeting feeling of home. Renee Carter Hall is an author of many talents, including turns as a novelist, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and an expert in literary chiaroscuro.

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Featured February 7, 2018

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Michelle Ann King

Congratulations on Your Apotheosis

Published Feb 5, 2018 · 3,980 words (15 minutes) · 4 likes · 745 views

Fantasy Humor

“As a life coach, Abby Fowler strongly discouraged magical thinking.” Congratulations on Your Apotheosis is a tale of wit, whimsy, and the perils of getting what you summon an immortal being for. Michelle Ann King lives in Essex by way of East London, and enjoys good Scotch whisky and horror stories by Stephen King (no relation).

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Featured November 17, 2017

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Gary Gibson

Scienceville

Published Oct 31, 2017 · 7,935 words (29 minutes) · 4 likes · 905 views

Science Fiction Strange Parallel universes Hard science fiction

Ever since Joel’s mother and fiancé died, he’s been obsessed with drawing maps of the utopia he’d imagined as a child. But what happens when strangers around the world start to recognize it? Enjoy a longer read this weekend by Gary Gibson, a science fiction novelist with several books out by Tor UK, and be sure to tip if you like it!

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Featured October 5, 2017

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Shane Halbach

Copy Machine

Published Sep 22, 2017 · 665 words (3 minutes) · 6 likes · 898 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction Magical Realism literalized metaphor Justin Bieber

Our featured story this week comes from Chicago-based Shane Halbach, who counts writing, knitting, and accordion-playing among his many skills. We love this story for the poignant way it captures serendipity in such a short space, and we hope you enjoy it, too. “I’ll make a copy of you when you’re feeling flirty, and you can make a copy of me when I’m feeling handsome.”

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Featured October 27, 2017

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Laura Pearlman

Why I Hate Zombie Unicorns

Published Sep 18, 2017 · 1,651 words (7 minutes) · 5 likes · 733 views

Horror Humor Strange fewer zombies than you might expect in a zombie story

It’s almost Halloween, and that means it’s time for a story to crawl under your skin. Though the title may say zombie unicorns, this story is one part humorous, two parts creepy, and three parts haunting (can zombies haunt?). Laura Pearlman, purveyor of bad ideas and excellent vocabulary, lives in California with two cats and no unicorns. Note: this story contains disturbing themes and may not be appropriate for younger readers.

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