John Joseph Adams Has Cloned Himself And Is Now Editing Twice As Much Stuff

John Joseph Adams already edits Lightspeed Magazine (which runs a story once a month at io9), Nightmare Magazine and a huge number of anthologies. Now he’s launching his own book line, with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, called John Joseph Adams Books/HMH. [Full disclosure: I have been featured in some of Adams’… »11/09/15 11:40am11/09/15 11:40am


Read "Skullpocket," One of the Year's Best SF Stories—And One of the Creepiest Stories in Years

The very first volume of the Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy series just came out, guest-edited by Joe Hill. It includes stories by Jo Walton, Kelly Link, T.C. Boyle and Karen Russell. We’re proud to present one of the stories from the book, “Skullpocket” by Nathan Ballingrud. »10/13/15 12:00pm10/13/15 12:00pm

How To Handle Rejection of Your Writing, Without Becoming a Basket Case

Rejection is part of being a writer. Unless you’re that one-in-a-billion wunderkind who gets “discovered” while you’re still in high school and goes on to become a literary sensation. Almost everybody who writes stories (or anything) has their work dismissed and sent packing, over and over. And learning to deal with… »9/15/15 5:25pm9/15/15 5:25pm

18 Perfect Short Stories That Pack More Of A Punch Than Most Novels

People sometimes mistake short stories for trifles, wee vignettes that are over before they start. But there's a reason why many of the best movies are based on short fiction rather than novels: a short story is just the right length to blow your mind. Here are 18 science fiction and short stories that rock our world. »3/19/15 3:38pm3/19/15 3:38pm

Introducing Jews Vs. Zombies And Jews Vs. Aliens, Two Very Strange Books

The chosen people are going where they've never gone before. Two new anthologies, Jews Vs. Zombiesand Jews Vs. Aliens, feature an all-star group of writers, explaining just what happens when Judaism confronts the unimaginable. To celebrate, we've got an exclusive excerpt: A brand new story by Naomi Alderman! »2/24/15 1:20pm2/24/15 1:20pm