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

io9 Newsstand: Best Stories for the Week of August 11 - 16

One of my favorite ways to consume short stories (besides toasting them lightly in the oven) is via podcast. I can listen to a story when reading is impossible or not advisable. I'm not brave enough to bring my Nook into the bath, but I love to hear a great voice talent spin the story out for me, the speaker safely… » 8/15/14 7:20am 8/15/14 7:20am

io9 Newsstand: Best Stories for the Week of August 4 - 9

It's the start of a new month, and that means fresh stories hot off the virtual presses from the monthly magazines. This is also the time of the month when I'll remind you that, though many of the best SFF magazines are online and free to read, they do count on subscription love to continue being awesome. So,… » 8/10/14 7:45am 8/10/14 7:45am