What Are The Best Short Stories of the Year So Far? (June 2015 edition)

It’s a grand time to be a fan of short-form speculative literature. There are dozens of magazines, many of which are consistently amazing, publishing hundreds of stories on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis. Here’s the problem: there are dozens of magazines, publishing hundreds of stories. » 6/30/15 12:47pm 6/30/15 12:47pm

ABC's The Whispers Entirely Misses The Point Of Ray Bradbury's Story

ABC’s latest science fiction drama, The Whispers, is loosely based on a short story by Ray Bradbury. But as our guest recapper — author Ellen Kushner (Swordspoint) — explains, this formulaic horror/procedural show misses what’s great about Bradbury’s original tale. Spoilers ahead... » 6/03/15 12:19am 6/03/15 12:19am