Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mike Resnick's "Chartreuse Mansions" (short story, humor, free): Lucifer Jones in love, then not, with the "Bird Girls"

Nina Kiriki Hoffman's "Trophy Wives" (short story, free): Complicated dramatization of harem culture

Free fiction: 7 stories of Jack McDevitt from his collection "Cryptic"

Free fiction: 7 audiobooks as MP3 files at Barnes & Noble

Free fiction: Sumana Harihareswara & Leonard Richardson (Eds)' 2009 anthology "Thoughcrime Experiments"

Locus Award 2009 Finalists

Tiptree Award 2008 winners

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Gail Hareven's "The Slows" (short story, enhanced humans, free): Days of normal slowly-growing humans are numbered

Free fiction: Astounding, February 1930

Monday, April 27, 2009

Lois McMaster Bujold's "The Mountains of Mourning" (novella, free): Fighting infanticide

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Free fiction: Comic book adaptation of Theodore Sturgeon's "It!"

Nebula Awards 2008: Winners announced

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ken MacLeod's "A Tulip for Lucretius" (novelette, free): Rebellion of the downtrodden

Friday, April 24, 2009

Avram Davidson's "Dr Bhumbo Singh" (short story, humor)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fredric Brown's "Mouse" (short story, alien invasion, free)

Playboy has put 53 back issues online: 1954-2007

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bimal K Srivastava's "Translucent Creatures" (short story, monster hunting, free)

Free fiction: Some Shirley Jackson award 2008 short fiction nominees are online

Real science: Exoplanets in Gliese 581 system - one twice earth mass, another in habitable zone

Best women genre authors

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Guillermo Martínez's "Vast Hell" (short story, non-genre, free): This little town loves gossip

Free fiction: J G Ballard

Off topic: Aliette de Bodard's "A Basic Introduction to Chinese Mythology and Folklore"

Monday, April 20, 2009

Ted Kosmatka's "The Ascendant" (novelette, anarchy, free): A less interesting variation of Heinlein's "Coventry"

Free fiction: The storySouth Million Writers Award Notable Stories of 2008

RIP: J G Ballard is no more

Sunday, April 19, 2009

May not post tonight

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Helstrom's "aka Daniel" (flash fiction, AI, free)

Morality of plants!

Real science: No males please; producing them wastes energy!

Miscellaneous free fiction feed now also picks up Free Speculative Fiction Online

Friday, April 17, 2009

C L Moore's Northwest Smith series of stories

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Chris Adrian's "A Tiny Feast" (novelette, free): Faeries kidnap a human baby for a pet, & magic begins to happen

Original free fiction feed now also tracks Kalkion (new fiction publisher)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

William M Lee's "Junior Achievement" (short story, humor, free): When a bunch of superkids had an entrepreneurial dream...

Free fiction: Some short fiction by famous authors

Free fiction: Eric T Marin (ed)'s anthology "Lone Star Stories Reader"

Why fiction uses time travel?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Jack McDevitt's "The Candidate" (flash fiction, free): When an AI was a strong candidate for the office of US President!

Free fiction: SteamPunk Magazine, #5

Real science: Tweenbots: Will you please help this cute little lost robot reach the other end of the city?

More on words you thought came from science but were actually from science fiction

Monday, April 13, 2009

Jeff Hecht's "The Neanderthal Correlation" (flash fiction, human evolution): Some truths we probably don't want to know!

Curious Google Trends data about the genre

Sunday, April 12, 2009

BSFA Awards 2008: Winners announced

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Clifford D Simak's "Eternity Lost" (novelette, immortality): A lawmaker considers himself above law

Free fiction: Asimov's all Hugo Award 2009 short fiction nominees are now online

Free fiction: A few stories from JBU 18 (April 2009) at Webscription

Forgotten but worthy books of sf

Unbelievable time required to cover the immense distances of space

Off-topic: A non-intuitive answer to who're most dangerous people in the world

Real science: Meteorite impact craters expose Martian ice

Art: Some tree/animal hybrid-life paintings of Nathan Ota

Friday, April 10, 2009

"Amazing Stories", June 1940 (magazine, free): Table of contents & download link

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Fred Hoyle's "The Black Cloud" (novel, first contact): Sol gets an unusual visitor

"Amazing Stories", July 1940 (magazine, free): Table of contents & download link

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

"Amazing Stories", February 1941 (magazine, free): Table of contents & download link

Will begin promised politician stories' posts tomorrow rather than tonight

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Stories that prominently feature politicians

Colm Tóibín's "The Color of Shadows" (novelette, non-genre, free): Description of an old woman's last days

"Amazing Stories", April 1940 (magazine, free): Table of contents & download link

Real science: Just how dense is mercury (the liquid, not the planet)?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Tony Ballantyne's "Takeaway" (flash fiction, uplift): Language skills = better pay

"Nine Words You Might Think Came from Science but Which Are Really from Science Fiction"