Read this intense, pre-apocalyptic hacker story by Tobias Buckell

We've got an incredible short story for you to read, called "System Reset," written by Arctic Rising author Tobias Buckell. It's taken from the pre-apocalypse anthology The End is Nigh, edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey. It's a smart thriller about hacker bounty hunters on a world-ending job. » 3/13/14 7:00pm 3/13/14 7:00pm

The Only Kind of Sentence You Should Use in Your Fiction

People will advise you to write all sorts of sentences. Snappy sentences, lyrical sentences, Hemingway-esque short sentences, long Faulknerian sentences. But there's really only one kind of sentence that actually works: a sentence that carries the reader forward from the previous sentence. This is harder than it… » 8/20/13 3:19pm 8/20/13 3:19pm

Catch Up With Some of the Best Short Stories of 2012

Nebula-winning short story writer Rachel Swirsky has put together her annual list of most recommended short stories in science fiction and fantasy. She's picked what she liked best out of nearly 540 stories she read last year, and a lot of them are available online. Definitely check out her list — you'll find some… » 2/12/13 11:32am 2/12/13 11:32am

The weird life of pioneering female pulp fiction writer CL Moore

CL Moore was one of the only women who ever wrote for famous pulp fiction magazines Weird Tales and Astounding Science Fiction during the 1930s. Now Andrew Liptak has a great article about her life over at Kirkus, including links to never-before-seen short stories by the woman who was both a fantasy and SF pioneer. I… » 2/07/13 11:42am 2/07/13 11:42am