"Guest of Honor" is a 1993 science fiction novelette by Robert Reed. It is about a space explorer with 63 “parents”, who returns to give them all gifts. Read More
Transmatic by Chris Kelso is an exercise in weirdness. Featuring hitmen with retirement dreams of purchasing candy-apple red Nove Supremes, doctors with scientific degrees on fields no-ones ever heard of and casual personality-wiping detox programs.
"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 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.
Misbegotten (the Runaway Nun) by Caesar Voghan is an off-the-wall little episodic novelette set on an Earth ruined by asteroid impacts, roamed by armed attack-monks and Jean D’Arc cyborgs. A perfect fit for this Loathsome Summer.
Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore is one of those stories that may not be as wildly celebrated as most well-known science fiction epics, but it oughtta, by sheer virtue of it being so damn good.
"If Dragon’s Mass Eve Be Cold And Clear" is a 2011 speculative fiction novelette by Ken Scholes. It is about a woman who loses her father on the eve of the biggest holiday of the year, and how she deals with it. Read More
This is a guest post by Jerry Robinette.
Festus Pragnell is an interesting, obscure writer from the mid-century pulps. His stories range from fairly conventional through slightly goofy to the truly weird. His work would have been perfect fodder for an illustrator like Basil Wolverton. Read More
"The True Story of Merganther’s Run" is a 2011 science fiction novelette by David D. Levine. It is about a group of scientists and engineers who dismantle Jupiter to harvest its raw natural resources. Read More