io9 Newsstand: What Are Your 5 Favorite Stories of 2014?

Every week since the beginning of July I've highlighted my favorite stories and authors, and here at the end of the year I have some solid contenders for Best of the Year. And since it's time to start thinking about what should go on award ballots and in anthologies. So what are your favorite stories this year? » 12/26/14 11:05am 12/26/14 11:05am

io9 Newsstand: Best Stories of the Week for December 1 - 7

This week's stories explore memory and remembrance, and are thus excellent to read at the end of the calendar year. The act of remembering gives our lives meaning. So does forgetting. And when the days are shortest, we have more time in the dark to recall, let go of, or re-imagine memories, histories and lives. » 12/05/14 10:40am 12/05/14 10:40am

io9 Newsstand: Best Stories of the Week for November 1 - 8

November ushers in darker days, the saving of daylight, and some all-new fiction. In addition to new issues of the magazines you already know and love, there's one making its debut: Uncanny Magazine. More venues for short fiction are always welcome, especially said venues offer fresh and different perspectives on the… » 11/09/14 9:30am 11/09/14 9:30am

io9 Newsstand: Best Stories of the Week for September 22 - 27

There's a vast trove of excellent fiction published in years or decades past that would be inaccessible to most readers, if it weren't for reprint anthologies and magazine editors. Luckily, a lot of anthologies are available as ebooks (like the fairy tale anthologies edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling!) Plus… » 9/26/14 10:40am 9/26/14 10:40am

io9 Newsstand: Best Stories for the Week of September 1 - 6

A new month means brand new magazines! And this is a great time to remind you that many of the best short stories of the month come from magazines that offer subscriptions on a monthly, semi-monthly, and quarterly basis. And your subscription helps editors pay writers, who in turn write great stories. » 9/05/14 10:40am 9/05/14 10:40am