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Featured October 23, 2020

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Hal Y. Zhang

The Specular Boy

Published Oct 22, 2020 · 4,455 words (17 minutes) · 4 likes · 161 views

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Identical twins Eduardo and Fernando mirror one another’s every movement and sensation, and scream in pain when separated. Their mother searches for answers: can one soul live in two bodies?

Author Hal Y. Zhang is a former physicist who splits her time between the U.S. East Coast and the internet. Her work has appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Fireside, and her chapbook HARD MOTHER, SPIDER MOTHER, SOFT MOTHER is now available as part of Radix Media’s FUTURE science fiction series.

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Featured October 15, 2020

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Alec Nevala-Lee

Singularity Day

Published Oct 11, 2020 · 1,179 words (5 minutes) · 3 likes · 521 views

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In the future, humans commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Singularity Day, the point at which technology accelerated beyond our control and made mortality and global warming quaint relics of the past. But some historians question whether we truly understood what we were giving up when we ceded our fate to faceless algorithms.

Hugo and Locus Award finalist Alec Nevala-Lee is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Analog, Lightspeed, and more. He’s published several novels with Penguin Books, including THE ICON THIEF, and a nonfiction history of the Golden Age of Science Fiction called ASTOUNDING with Dey Street Books/HarperCollins. His forthcoming biography of Buckminster Fuller will be available in 2021.

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Featured September 30, 2020

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Ephiny Gale

The Secret Death of Lane Islington

Published Sep 26, 2020 · 7,099 words (26 minutes) · 2 likes · 208 views

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Lane Islington despises stardom — so good thing she found a spell to locate her doppelgänger to take her place in the public eye. But how far will this deception go?

Australian author Ephiny Gale’s work has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and more. Her collection NEXT CURIOUS THING is available now in paperback and ebook form.

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Featured September 11, 2020

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James Van Pelt

The Family Rocket

Published Aug 30, 2020 · 2,319 words (9 minutes) · 276 views

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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.

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Featured August 29, 2020

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M. J. Pettit

The Unattached House

Published Aug 29, 2020 · 1,007 words (4 minutes) · 5 likes · 238 views

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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.

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Featured August 21, 2020

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Carrie Vaughn

Dirt and Destiny: A Regency Tale

Published Aug 20, 2020 · 1,295 words (5 minutes) · 10 likes · 902 views

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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.

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Featured October 10, 2020

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C. L. Werner

Red Steel

Published Aug 14, 2020 · 3,643 words (14 minutes) · 7 likes · 338 views

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Years after escaping a Russian work camp, a scientist’s past returns to haunt him when he comes home to find a sinister contraption operated by Dr. Kaschei, a mad inventor hell-bent on revenge.

Author C. L. Werner lives in Arizona and has a flair for pulp and Lovecraft-inspired tales. He’s published over thirty novels and novellas in an eclectic range of settings, including Warhammer and the Marvel Universe.

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Featured August 13, 2020

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Mari Ness

Choking on Red Flowers

Published Aug 13, 2020 · 6,973 words (26 minutes) · 4 likes · 209 views

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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 Tor.com, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Uncanny, and many other fine publications.

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Featured August 6, 2020

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H.L. Fullerton

Digging Up Sergeant Moon Years

Published Aug 2, 2020 · 3,212 words (12 minutes) · 4 likes · 318 views

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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

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RS Benedict

Morbier

Published Jul 26, 2020 · 4,619 words (17 minutes) · 9 likes · 612 views

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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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