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Story of the Week: January 16

Somebody's Daughter

By Curtis C. Chen

Mystery Science Fiction

13367 words (49 minutes) · 1 like

Detective Jake Lanosky is rarely moved these days—not since the death of his wife—but when a cloned girl at death’s doorstep turns up and insists she’s his daughter, he’s thrown into the investigation of a lifetime. Author Curtis C. Chen writes speculative fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. His novel WAYPOINT KANGAROO was a finalist for both the Locus and Endeavour awards, and its sequel KANGAROO TOO is now available from Macmillan.

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Featured January 16, 2019

Curtis C. Chen

Somebody's Daughter

Jan 15, 2019 · 13,367 words (49 minutes) · 1 like

Mystery Science Fiction

Detective Jake Lanosky is rarely moved these days—not since the death of his wife—but when a cloned girl at death’s doorstep turns up and insists she’s his daughter, he’s thrown into the investigation of a lifetime. Author Curtis C. Chen writes speculative fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. His novel WAYPOINT KANGAROO was a finalist for both the Locus and Endeavour awards, and its sequel KANGAROO TOO is now available from Macmillan.

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Featured January 9, 2019

Shira Lipkin

Never Chose This Way

Jan 9, 2019 · 1,550 words (6 minutes) · 5 likes

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction Science Fiction Strange

They’ve been hidden away in hospitals and boot camps because they’re not “good girls,” but maybe they aren’t girls at all. Author Shira Lipkin’s work has appeared in Salon, Strange Horizons, and Apex Magazine, among others, and has been recognized by the Million Writers and Rhysling Awards. Shira also co-edits Liminality, a magazine of speculative poetry.

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Featured January 3, 2019

Barbara Krasnoff

First Class

Jan 1, 2019 · 6,276 words (23 minutes) · 2 likes

Science Fiction

After decades of playing it safe, Naomi throws caution to the wind and books the interplanetary trip of a lifetime. But when an evacuation alarm sounds after dinner service, she gets far more of a trip than she bargained for. Nebula-nominated Barbara Krasnoff is a freelance tech writer and author of over 30 speculative fiction stories. Her mosaic novel of interconnected works debuts from Mythic Delirium in July 2019.

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Featured December 25, 2018

Renee Carter Hall

The Gingerbread Reindeer

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

Fantasy

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 December 20, 2018

Yaroslav Barsukov

Memory is a Rumor

Dec 18, 2018 · 2,631 words (10 minutes) · 7 likes

Literary Fiction Science Fiction

Years ago, Dr. Startsev pioneered a personality grafting procedure to “enhance” a patient’s character with more desirable traits. But now, he has just thirty minutes to convince his patients not to go through with it. Author Yaroslav Barsukov lives and writes in Vienna by way of Moscow.

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Featured December 13, 2018

Paul Alex Gray

Celebrity Management and Global Brand Representation Proposal for Medusa

Dec 7, 2018 · 933 words (4 minutes) · 3 likes

Humor

Whether through sponsored hashtags online or meticulously-engineered celebrity comebacks on TV, you'll recognize the brave new world of personal branding in Paul Alex Gray's sharp piece of satire: an advertising proposal aimed at Medusa. Paul's work has appeared in many fine venues, including Nature Futures, Andromeda Spaceways, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

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