In the silences of Margaret Dunlap’s “What Sleeps at the Heart of Aurora Station,” you can almost feel the press of steel and darkness. This…
This week, Maurice Broaddus’ “Itoro fe Queen” is an utterly captivating afrofuturist adventure set aboard a mining station in distress. If you’re going…
Will Alexander’s “A Body in Motion” gives us a full-on SF space movie in miniature. It has everything: thrills, chills, laughs, mysteries, and an…
Katherine Addison created an intricate layered world in her novel The Goblin Emperor, which she revisited in The Witness for the Dead and in this story…
Time is an illusion that helps things make sense.
This post-cyberpunk tale that absolutely takes the digital zeitgeist and desire to matter in a swiftly changing world — and transforms it into a force…
This story from E.C. Meyers weaves together complicated family relationships, social media, and exploration with characters who will grab hold of your…
This story, by Cassandra Rose Clarke, is a masterclass in world building, about how histories—even one’s own—are always more complicated than they may…
Late as in the late Arthur Dent.
I love this story. I would never have believed you if you told me I would love a piece of Goodnight Moon fan fiction so much (in fact, I would never…
From the beautiful and profound The Man Who Bridged the Mist to the sharp and brutal Spar, Kij Johnson’s short fiction spans the entire gamut of…
(Julian’s on a small break this week, and that means I get to write the editor’s note - Fran) Sarah Pinkser’s award-winning short fiction asks readers…