Black Sun by Todd Nelsen is a story about a hero returning to fight the good fight, roused after his imprisonment by cosmic power, to set the world to writes, superhero-style!
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’
"The Streets of Ashkelon" is a 1962 science fiction short story by Harry Harrison. It is about the small aliens on a newfound planet, and the trader and missionary who try to convince them of opposing ideas. Read More
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.
Like Oceans of Liquid Skin by ES Wynn is a horror/scifi choose-you-own-adventure book, about a mutagenic weapons expert, stuck in a planet with an army of John Carpenter’s The Thing’s older, meaner, hungrier brothers.
All but mindless…
Doctor Taldas is a mutagenic weaponry expert in the employ of the Grey Society, a secret conglomerate of scientists and weapons manufacturers that have their hands in almost every pie in the stairways. After being called to Orcus Delta to investigate a case of what is described as a ‘possible xenological epidemic’ he realizes that Hell is a very real place, somewhere in the western spiral arm of the Galaxy.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one by KC Ball is a story about cruelty, phobia of germs and the ramifications of situational comedy, in regards to interspecies’ culture. It’s also kind of horrifying.
The Impossible Object by David Conyers is Lovecraftian military SF for the 21st century, the way it ought to be done. It moves at a breakneck pace, it screeches as it takes turns across the asphalt of your brain and it crashes against the inside of your skull toward the end.
Have you ever been late for something really important? I have, and the feelings I had weren’t great either. Today’s pieces include one story about this very problem, and a man who can’t decide if he should count himself lucky or not!
5 Science Fiction shorts you should watch right now, because they are sweet, they are funny, they are compelling and they are proof that great stuff can be made when you have the inspiration and the bloody-minded tenacity to pull them off. A perfect way to end this Loathsome Summer.
Playing With Fire by Third FlatIron publishing is a pretty cool anthology about the dangers of dealing with forces beyond your control. It is particularly depressing, disruptive and in some cases, distressing. Welcome to this Loathsome Summer.
Have you ever wanted to travel through time? I know I have! But it’s probably not as easy as all the movies make it out to be. Here are a couple of great, tiny stories – one of which addresses that very problem!
Professor Incognito Apologizes by Austin Grossman is an inspiring piece of fiction for supervillains the world over, that serves both as a perfect tool for amusement, as well for the laying of the foundation of our downfall in the hands of the crimefighting superhumans.
Deus Ex Arca by Desirina Boskovich is a story about a boy and a box and everything in between or after it and it actually defies explanation.
So there’s this box, right? And there’s a boy and…uh…
Ever read one of those downright weird stories by Jorge Luis Borges? The ones where you don’t quite get what’s going on like the Library of Babylon or Blue Tigers? Where you read through the story and you’re just gripped by it but you don’t get it and then you wake up like, two days later in the middle of the damn night and you go: “Hey! Now I get it!”
And then you girlfriend tells you to get back to sleep, why are you acting all crazy and stuff?
Well, this is Deus Ex Arca.
This is a guest post by Eddie.
“In Search of Truth – A John Kelly Adventure Series” written by Ben Lee is sure to have you questioning everything you ever thought you knew about the origins of the human race. The main character, John Kelly, is on the verge of having his world completed turned upside down. During a holiday in Bolivia trekking through ancient ruins, John is abducted by a mysterious old man and persuaded to record the real history of humanity. Reluctantly, John agrees to hear the old man’s version of historical events, not believing for one minute that he really had a choice in the matter. What John learns over the next few months drives him to seek the truth. Read More