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

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

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