Boing Boing 

The Man Who Sold The Moon

Makers and hackers develop a robot that creates building materials from sand, and set out to send their 3D-printing marvel to the moon. In the way of their dreams? Code, crowdfunding and cancer.Read the rest

SF Bay Area: Sunday March 1st, Give Me Fiction short story reading show

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This Sunday at Lost Weekend Video in San Francisco, a group of comedians and writers read original short fiction at Give Me Fiction, the literary series hosted by Ivan Hernandez.

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A Reasoned Account of Seasonal Anthropomorphism and Hoarding

The story of a Velvet Underground CD and the plight of media formats long past.Read the rest

Season's Greetings from the McKendricks

A family's holiday letter to their beloved postal worker and American icon. [Short Story]Read the rest

Launch

Jane Harrison tells the story of man's voyage to Mars—and the dating troubles that ensue.Read the rest

Miri in Love

Maggie Tokuda-Hall describes the special, intimate relationship between a woman and her office supplies. Read the rest

Judy and the Dream of HORSE

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

The Age of Dingdong

David Cairns tells the story of an unholy sacrifice, a Boy Scout troop, and the lengths the mega-rich would go for power.

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The Autobiography of Deanna Troi

Robin Higgins presents a series of excerpts from the life of one of science fiction's most beloved half-Betazoids.Read the rest

The Seed Lives Forever

A short story by Ivan Hernandez concerning a sticky corpse and a feminist private investigator. Read the rest

Kevin's List

Jason Weisberger imagines a near-future where Google gets a little too eager to please.Read the rest

Star Star Narayan

A short story by John Biggs, taken from his new anthology, School Police. (Reading time: <5m)Read the rest

Frightening cosplay character


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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The Cold Dark

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

Meet the man who remade Middle‑earth

Ethan Gilsdorf interviews John Howe, Tolkien Illustrator and Conceptual Designer of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Movie TrilogiesRead the rest

Long Hidden: re-telling colonialization from the point of view of the colonized

Read Rose Fox and Daniel José Older's introduction to The Long Hidden, a new anthology of historical fiction.Read the rest

Is professionally-published Fan Fiction the next victim of Betteridge's Law of Headlines?

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.