Category Archives: Short Story

Shotgun Gravy by Chuck Wendig [Time-limited]

A novella of a reluctant high-school crusader for justice. Intended to be the first of several installments. I’d love this one to do well–I actually paid for this back when it wasn’t free, since I was intrigued by the premise, … Continue reading

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Tor.com Short Story Award Finalists

From Tor.com: Now free on the US version of Apple’s “iBooks” store: Tor.com’s four major award finalists from 2009, nicely done up as elegant ePub files for your iPad (and, once iOS 4 ships on June 21, your iPhone). “Eros, … Continue reading

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Exhalation by Ted Chiang

A Hugo-award nominated story from the anthology Eclipse Two. “And now for something quite extraordinary. If you’re looking for a single reason to purchase Eclipse Two then you may be out of luck, because Ted Chiang’s “Exhalation” is at least … Continue reading

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The Island by Peter Watts

This is Watt’s 2010 Hugo-award-nominated story of contact, or lack thereof, with a life-form so vast, ancient, and unfamiliar as to nearly (or perhaps completely) defy comprehension… From the author: “The Island” is a standalone novelette. It is also one episode … Continue reading

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Down on the Farm by Charles Stross

A short story set in Stross’s Laundry universe (in which magic is a branch of higher mathematics, and the bureaucrats, awkward geniuses, and out-of-their-depth hackers in the secret British intelligence service codenamed The Laundry are all that stand between the world and Lovecraftian annhilation), published … Continue reading

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After the Coup by John Scalzi

A short story set in the Old Man’s War universe (in which 75-year-old citizens of Earth are recruited to join the defense forces of human colonies in space), published online at Tor.com. Available from: http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=story&id=49 (Read online or use the … Continue reading

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The Mountains of Mourning by Lois McMaster Bujold

From the publisher: Lois McMaster Bujold burst upon the science fiction world in 1986 with the first of the Vorkosigan Saga novels, Shards of Honor, closely followed by The Warrior’s Apprentice, which introduced Miles Vorkosigan, the hyperkinetic military genius with … Continue reading

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