This wistful astronaut story will seriously mess you up

Now that the Hugo Awards have recognized the greatness of Clarkesworld Magazine, it's time to celebrate — with a fantastic story by James Patrick Kelly. "The Promise of Space" is a tear-jerking story about a woman visiting her astronaut husband in the hospital — and talking to the A.I. that now speaks for him. » 9/03/13 11:20am 9/03/13 11:20am

One of the Coolest Pieces of Short Fiction We've Read in the Past Year

Aliette de Bodard's story "Immersion" is so clever and multi-layered, it feels like it belongs in Dangerous Visions. The use of language is pretty amazing, too. I don't want to sumamrize it too much, but it takes place in the future, on a planet where people use a gadget called the Immerser to create "avatars" for… » 6/27/12 2:20pm 6/27/12 2:20pm

An incredible short story told from the perspective of the alien in…

If you love the John Carpenter version of The Thing and are dreading the remake coming to a theater near you, or if you just love stories that successfully represent a truly alien point of view, then you need to read Peter Watts' Hugo-nominated story "The Things." It's the John Carpenter flick, but from the point of… » 10/14/11 8:30am 10/14/11 8:30am