“Doctor Helios” is a 2013 speculative fiction novella by Lewis Shiner. It is about an American spy who travels to Egypt for a secret mission in the 1960s. Read More
Open Lines By Jeremy Maddux is late night talk-show madness. It’s madness in the airwaves, it’s drama in the recording booth. It’s red ON AIR lights flashing against the enveloping night, radiating outward from your AM dashboard radio.
Do you like hot dogs? I’ll admit it – I do, even though they aren’t the best food for me to eat. I especially love to load them up with condiments like ketchup, mustard and dill relish – yum! But what if one of those condiments was a biological poison? Not only would that suck, but then this tasty treat could be used as a form of weapon – which would suck even more! One of today’s stories deals with that very scenario – and the results are quite interesting!
My Best Friend is a Robot by Brady Gerber is a story about a man named Dave and his descent into an existential nightmare and the equivalent of the last other person on earth holding you under the water until you drown, then dying of a heart attack, thus leaving you unharmed but alone forever.
Super-Earth Mother by Guy Immega is the epic hard-scifi recounting of how mankind reached and finally colonized distant exo-planets, through the help of the AI agents and caretakers, the Mother series.
Romero 2.0 by David Conyers and Brian Sammons is old-school Martian zombie horror, the kind that the genre needs as it swan song, before we shoot it in the head and then cry about it for 4 episodes.
"Six Months, Three Days" is a 2011 science fiction short story by Charlie Jane Anders. It is about two people, who can both see the future, who try to date each other – and all the problems they have! Read More
The Last Survivor of the Great Sexbot Revolution by A.C. Wise is not a story about smut. It’s not about far-future pleasure, either. It’s a story about endings, about history in the making, about one war seen in many different ways. It’s about the Moebius-strip shape of human history and human shame.
The Old One By PA Douglas is the literary equivalent of a chainsaw revving up halfway through a solemn open mic night of Lovecraft reading, before breaking into a slam poetry version of ‘The Fungi from Yuggoth’
North of the Arctic Circle By Peter Rawlik is a story about Christmas and the joy it brings to the meek and the mighty alike. It’s a story of almost-redemption and it plays out like a Hammer Horror Christmas Special.
The Stanley Parable by Galactic Café is an exercise in existential horror, detailing the further adventures of Stanley and the Narrator through video game hell. True to almost every depiction of Hell worth its salt, it is absurdly funny and harrowingly dark.
Creeping Dawn: The Rise of the Black Centipede By Chuck Miller is a foray into a world of two-fisted adventure, possessed by the spirit of the 20’s, its hands filled with repeating automatics spitting hot lead until the barrels are little more than red-hot messes of twisted metal.
The Weaponized Puzzle by David Conyers is the second book in the Harrison Peel series, telling the further adventures of Australian Intelligence Service operative Peel, the world’s leading authority on 21st century encounters with the Mythos and Australia’s least lucky bastard.