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 →
South African writer Nick Wood's short story, "Lunar Voices (On the Solar Wind)", which won Redstone Science Fiction's Accessible Futures Contest, is now up on their site.
Lavie Tidhar's latest short story, "Aphrodisia", is up at Strange Horizons.
A new story, "Where it Ends", by Indian writer Swapna Kishore, this time at Strange Horizons: I left California on Friday, not sure I would return. I was worried because Amma had summoned me home without giving any reason. Her phone call, her first contact after years of mutual silence, had yanked me out of... Continue Reading →
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 →
A new story from fast rising Finnish star Hannu Rajaniemi, over at Subterranean Magazine - Elegy for a Young Elk: The night after Kosonen shot the young elk, he tried to write a poem by the campfire. It was late April and there was still snow on the ground. He had already taken to sitting... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Our second short fiction highlight for the year - the latest issue of online magazine Chizine has a story by Israeli writer Nir Yaniv: The Believers (translated from the Hebrew by the author). The old woman in the grocery store stares at the floor and doesn't look up. She examines the date printed on a... Continue Reading →