(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…
Brian Francis Slattery is as much musician as he is writer, which you can tell from how his prose just sings. It also shines through in his depiction of…
A short story from Max Gladstone
An artist and a writer, Kathleen Jennings occupies two worlds. In her story for us this week, the picture she paints of a small town comes together in…
Authors are often asked, “Where do you get all your ideas?” In this historical fantasy set within the world of her Onyx Court series, Marie Brennan…
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…
Why hasn’t Yoon Ha Lee won all the awards? His writing is always smart, inventive, and above all compelling—everything you want Science Fiction to be…
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…
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…
A short story from Karen Lord
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…
Elwin Cotman’s story is about a lot of big things: capitalism, the hustle, being Black in America. At its core though, it asks “how would we use magic…