Fund Strange Horizons, And Read Ann Leckie's Brand New Ancillary Story!

Strange Horizons magazine is having its annual fund drive. And as usual, this is an incredibly worthy cause, supporting a magazine that has published breathtaking fiction since 2000. But this year, there's an added incentive: if they reach their goal, they'll publish a brand new Ann Leckie set in the Ancillary Justice » 11/10/14 12:39pm 11/10/14 12:39pm

10 Science Fiction And Fantasy Stories That Editors Are Tired Of Seeing

To you, your short story is unique and perfect. To editors, it's "the third steampunk time-travel story we've seen this week." But which trends should you try to avoid? To find out, we asked some of the top editors in the field which type of science fiction and fantasy stories they're tired of seeing. Here's what they… » 4/22/14 10:28am 4/22/14 10:28am

Amazing fiction mag Strange Horizons is this month's worthiest cause

Every month, you're asked to contribute to tons of worthy causes and crowdfunding projects. But this month's most worthy call for crowdfunding support isn't a new project — it's the longest running non-profit science fiction magazine on the Web, Strange Horizons, which is having its annual fundraising drive. If you… » 9/19/13 11:20am 9/19/13 11:20am

The Best of January's Short Stories (That You Can Read For Free Online)

Short stories have always been the lifeblood of the science fiction and fantasy genres, even though novels get the lion's share of the attention. There are hundreds of great stories published every year — and a large portion of them are available for free online — but many people only read the shorts in one of the… » 2/01/13 10:20am 2/01/13 10:20am

Proof that Molly Gloss Deserves to Be One of Your Favorite Authors

Molly Gloss is one of the best writers you've probably never read. Though she fits, both chronologically and thematically, into a cohort of female genre writers of feminist-inflected, anthropological SF — a group that includes Eleanor Arnason, Karen Joy Fowler, and of course Ursula K. Le Guin — Gloss is probably the… » 12/06/12 4:00pm 12/06/12 4:00pm

It's up to you to keep short fiction righteous on the internet

Two of the internet's coolest fiction magazines need your support right now. Strange Horizons is having its annual fund drive, with tons of prizes for donors — but the main prize is satisfaction that you're helping to support one of the most important magazines in the field, whose unpaid staff works tirelessly to keep… » 10/18/12 1:39pm 10/18/12 1:39pm

The Weird Relationship Between a Michael Jackson Impersonator and an…

It's hard to perform a Michael Jackson routine night after night, lipsynching to the king of pop. But it gets a lot more complicated when you're being stalked by a psychotic robot — and it can only get worse when the robot decides that it's a Michael Jackson fan. » 1/06/12 9:30am 1/06/12 9:30am

Donate now to Strange Horizons, the web's most venerable science…

For the entire 21st century so far, Strange Horizons has been publishing amazing science fiction short stories, essays, reviews, art, poetry and more — they are the longest-running science fiction magazine online, and they make all of their content available to you for free. This all-volunteer organization has given… » 9/29/11 4:30pm 9/29/11 4:30pm

Deeply Moving Postcards To A Daughter Who's Gone Off To The Wars

Sometimes the best short stories are the ones which hint at a much larger picture, almost as if they're a window onto one person's experience of a grand saga. That's what Sigrid Ellis' "No Return Address" is like. » 12/01/10 9:00am 12/01/10 9:00am

Support free science fiction short stories online by donating to…

It's the ten-year anniversary of Strange Horizons, one of the longest-running and best science fiction magazines online. If you like to read quality SF short stories online, please consider donating to them! » 11/06/10 2:59pm 11/06/10 2:59pm

A mermaid, upon first encountering men of science

What happens when scientists at sea discover a mermaid? Helen Keeble's gorgeous short story about this strange meeting has been nominated for a World Fantasy Award, and now you can read it for yourself. » 10/07/10 3:42pm 10/07/10 3:42pm

Coming of age with aliens at the seashore

All of Mark's friends are moving away, and his dog is dying. As summer fades, he takes a trip to the beach to visit his friend Charley, the alien. The one with great weed, and a gift for resurrection. » 8/31/10 2:03pm 8/31/10 2:03pm

The Green-Tailed Hummingbird is disappearing for reasons far weirder…

Over at Strange Horizons, Kyri Freeman's short story "Out of Sombra Canyon" takes two biologists to a remote canyon, where they're tracking the rare Green Tailed Hummingbird. What they discover is much more disturbing than an endangered species. » 6/29/10 11:41am 6/29/10 11:41am

Mad Science Has Many Dangerous Daughters. Join Them For Tea.

The "daughters" of Drs. Frankenstein, Moreau, Rappaccini, Jekyll and Raymond form an exclusive society in turn-of-the-century London, in Theodora Goss' delightful "The Mad Scientist's Daughter." They're not just the victims and products of their famous fathers' experiments, they're explorers too. » 1/18/10 3:30pm 1/18/10 3:30pm

Get More Free, Online Fiction By Supporting Strange Horizons

For the entire twenty-first century, the independent online magazine Strange Horizons has been bringing you science fiction stories, reviews, essays, art, and poetry every week for free. And this week, it's time to give a little back. » 8/05/09 10:00am 8/05/09 10:00am

Don't Blow Up The Spaceship Until The Second Paragraph!

Aspiring short story writers — and pretty much anybody who enjoys reading short fiction — should jet over to John Joseph Adams' blog. He's just reposted a roundtable featuring editors of three of the top short fiction magazines (Gordon Van Gelder with Fantasy & Science Fiction » 10/09/08 1:00pm 10/09/08 1:00pm, Sheila Williams with and Susan Marie…

Help Support SF Webzine "Strange Horizons"

Do you like fresh, free speculative fiction delivered to you every week online, packaged nicely with reviews and art? Then you should definitely check out the webzine Strange Horizons, which has been publishing cool SF and fantasy writing online since the dark year 2000. Over the years, they've published everyone… » 6/25/08 1:28pm 6/25/08 1:28pm

Star Trek Turns Out To Be A Bad "First Contact" Guide

A couple of Scottish boys find an actual crashed alien spaceship — and they assume that science fiction is a totally accurate guide to extraterrestrial encounters. That's just the set-up in Alan Campbell's hilarious and sick story "The Gadgey," which went up last week at venerable science fiction webzine Strange… » 5/14/08 12:03pm 5/14/08 12:03pm