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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

Stop Using These Overused Short Story Titles!

Clarkesworld Magazine has received 50,000 short fiction submissions. To celebrate, editor Neil Clarke posted a list of the most common short story titles, based on analyzing his submissions. Including “Dust,” “Home,” “The Gift,” “Hunger,” and “Monsters.” And he also put all 50,000 titles into Wordle, resulting in the… » 4/21/15 10:00pm 4/21/15 10:00pm