Short Story Highlight: “In Pacmandu” by Lavie Tidhar

Following closely on Lavie's story at Strange Horizons, his latest, In Pacmandu, is now up at Futurismic: ‘It’s two-dee made to look like three-dee,’ Sergei says. ‘Freaky –‘ from Hong. We look at each other. Our avatars look like dolls. We move jerkily. We are in an abandoned street. There are signs for products I... Continue Reading →

Short Story Highlight: “Perhaps this is Kushi’s Story” by Swapna Kishore (Fantasy Magazine)

This week's Fantasy Magazine features a new story by Indian writer Swapna Kishore, Perhaps this is Kushi's Story: Elder Sister places pebbles to mark people in her sand village. She pats walls in place. She smiles in her know-it-all way as if to remind me that it is she who will marry the headman’s son... Continue Reading →

Short Story Highlight: “Set Down This” by Lavie Tidhar

Lavie Tidhar's latest short story, "Set Down This", has just been published in audio form at Pseudopod, read by South African voice actor Elan Russel. The story was originally published in Phantom, an anthology edited by Sean Wallace and Paul G. Tremblay. On my brother’s computer, a video file shows an American fighter plane pinpointing... Continue Reading →

Short Story Highlight: “Somadeva: A Sky River Sutra” by Vandana Singh (Strange Horizons)

Part of what we're trying to do with the WSNB is highlight individual short stories by international writers as they're being published. You can click on both the 2010 stories or the short story highlight tags to see previous posts. The latest story we wanted to turn your attention to is Somadeva: A Sky River... Continue Reading →

Short Story Highlight: Hi Bugan ya Hi Kinggawan by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (Fantasy Magazine)

Netherlands-based Filipino writer Rochita Loenen-Ruiz has a new short story up at Fantasy Magazine entitled "Hi Bugan ya Hi Kinggawan". Here's an excerpt: If not for the Mama-oh’s quick actions, you would have grown up without a mother. With a bamboo tube, and a woven blanket, she captured your mother’s spirit just as it was leaving... Continue Reading →

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