Jane Harrison tells the story of man’s voyage to Mars—and the dating troubles that ensue.Read the rest
Maggie Tokuda-Hall describes the special, intimate relationship between a woman and her office supplies.Read the rest
Ivan Hernandez tells the story of a girl who just wants to ride, and the basketball game standing between her and freedom.Read the rest
David Cairns tells the story of an unholy sacrifice, a Boy Scout troop, and the lengths the mega-rich would go for power.
Robin Higgins presents a series of excerpts from the life of one of science fiction’s most beloved half-Betazoids.Read the rest
A short story by Ivan Hernandez concerning a sticky corpse and a feminist private investigator.Read the rest
Jason Weisberger imagines a near-future where Google gets a little too eager to please.Read the rest
A short story by John Biggs, taken from his new anthology, School Police. (Reading time: <5m)Read the rest
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Cosplayer Yuri Ros created this costume for a character called "Calne Miku," sporting insectile mouth-parts and terrifying symbiotic head-bugs.
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John Biggs presents a vignette from the world of Mytro, his new young-adult novel about a secret train system that can take you anywhere in the world. [5m read time]Read the rest
Ethan Gilsdorf interviews John Howe, Tolkien Illustrator and Conceptual Designer of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Movie TrilogiesRead the rest
Read Rose Fox and Daniel José Older’s introduction to The Long Hidden, a new anthology of historical fiction.Read the rest
Rachel Edidin asks: "Publishers Are Warming to Fan Fiction, But Can It Go Mainstream?"
Literary publishing’s uneasy relationship with fan fiction has been complicated by the realization that fandom is a huge potential market—one stocked with both prolific authors and enthusiastic readers. But tapping that market is a dilemma few publishers seem quite prepared to engage.
I wasn’t too chuffed about the weird changes I saw in my favorite start-up guy. Crawferd was a techie I knew from my circuit: GE Industrial Internet, IBM Smart Cities, the Internet-of-Things in Hackney hackathons. The kind of guy I thought I understood.
I relied on Crawferd to deliver an out-there networked-matter pitch to my potential investors. He was great at this, since he was imaginative, inventive, fearless, tireless, and he had no formal education. Crawferd wore unlaced Converse shoes and a lot of Armani. He had all the bumbling sincerity of a Twitter Arab Spring.Read the rest