Short Story Highlight: “Unathi Battles The Black Hairballs” by Lauren Beukes

South African author, winner of the recent Clarke Award,  Lauren Beukes' new story, "Unathi Battles The Black Hairballs" (originally published in South African anthology Home Away in 2010) is now available to read online at SFX Magazine: Unathi was singing karaoke when the creature attacked Tokyo. Or rather, she was about to sing karaoke. Was, in fact,... Continue Reading →

Short Story Highlight: “Eyes of Carven Emerald” by Shweta Narayan

SF Signal have posted Indian writer Shweta Narayan's story, Eyes of Carven Emerald, from the anthology Clockwork Phoenix 3: Sunrise glinted bloody on giant tumbles of statue; it edged the palace beyond with blood. A limestone arm, severed elbow to thumb, came almost up to Alexandros' waist. Fingers thick as logs lay scattered behind it.... Continue Reading →

Short Story Highlight: “Monsters” by Lavie Tidhar, at Fantasy Magazine

Lavie Tidhar's latest short story is online: Monsters, published at Fantasy Magazine. I first ate a man when I was eight years old. In the history of humanity, cannibalism is more common than you might think. Rather than the mark of a savage, as several rising civilizations on the continent of Europe tried to make... Continue Reading →

Introducing Georges-Olivier Chateaureynaud

French author Georges-Olivier Chateaureynaud has a new story, The Excursion (translated by Edward Gauvin) online at Joyland. Chateaureynaud is one of the leading French writers of fantastic fiction, and his first collection in English, A Life on Paper: Stories has recently been published by Small Beer Press. The book contains 22 stories, and is translated by... Continue Reading →

Short Story Highlight: “Salvaging Gods” by Jacques Barcia

The latest issue of Clarkesworld Magazine features none other than Brazilian writer Jacques Barcia, with his first - but hopefully not last! - story there, Salvaging Gods. Gorette found her second godhead buried under piles of plastic bottles, holy symbols, used toilet paper and the severed face of an avatar. No matter how much the... Continue Reading →

Short Story Highlight: “Generation E” by Guy Hasson

Several story highlights in the coming week, beginning with Israeli author Guy Hasson's latest: Generation E: The Emoticon Generation, over at Midnight East. Six months ago, I snuck into my fifteen-year-old daughter’s room when she was asleep, ‘borrowed’ her iPhone, and started checking up on everything she’s been up to. It was late at night,... Continue Reading →

Short Story Highlight: “Logovore” by Joseph Nacino, at Fantasy Magazine

The latest story at Fantasy Magazine is Logovore, by Filipino writer Joseph F. Nacino: He lives on words. Literally, he eats them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sometimes he has them for snacks too. For example, the word “effervescent’” is a tasty morsel, a bit on the spicy side with a light tinge of sweetness.... Continue Reading →

Short Story Highlight: “Bloodlines” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, at Fantasy Magazine

Mexican writer Silvia Moreno-Garcia's latest story, Bloodlines, is now up at Fantasy Magazine: Elena flipped the picture of San Antonio de Padua on its head and placed thirteen coins before him. She split a coconut, bathed it in perfume and whispered his name. When neither worked, she phoned Mario. Five minutes later she was yelling... Continue Reading →

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