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Rich Larson Downs A Team Of Soldiers In This Visceral Short Story Rich Larson Downs A Team Of Soldiers In This Visceral Short Story

Like military science fiction? Rich Larson’s got a fantastic story in the January issue of Clarkesworld: Extraction Request.

Marvel At The Winners Of The 2014 World Fantasy Awards! Marvel At The Winners Of The 2014 World Fantasy Awards!

Today's World Fantasy Awards ceremony was full of great surprises and well-deserved accolades. It was a really good day for Caitlín R. Kiernan, Subterranean Press, Tor.com and dangerous women. And the best novel goes to Sofia Samatar for A Stranger in Olondria! We were there, and here's the skinny.

Crowdfund the translation of new Science Fiction from China, and more! Crowdfund the translation of new Science Fiction from China, and more!

A project looking to translate award-winning sci-fi from Chinese writers spearheads this week's look at crowdfunding, but that's not all - there's a short movie about Bears learning to use fire, a card game about the Periodic table and a lot more.

In Ken Liu's new story, a text adventure game becomes a thing of wonder In Ken Liu's new story, a text adventure game becomes a thing of wonder

Ken Liu mashes together so many things in his new story "The Clockwork Soldier," over at Clarkesworld: a Scheherazade riff, a Zork-style text adventure, a strange fairy tale, and a Philip K. Dick-inspired tale of android sentience. And he makes it all come together beautifully.

This wistful astronaut story will seriously mess you up This wistful astronaut story will seriously mess you up

Now that the Hugo Awards have recognized the greatness of Clarkesworld Magazine, it's time to celebrate — with a fantastic story by James Patrick Kelly. "The Promise of Space" is a tear-jerking story about a woman visiting her astronaut husband in the hospital — and talking to the A.I. that now speaks for him.

One of the Coolest Pieces of Short Fiction We've Read in the Past Year One of the Coolest Pieces of Short Fiction We've Read in the Past Year

Aliette de Bodard's story "Immersion" is so clever and multi-layered, it feels like it belongs in Dangerous Visions. The use of language is pretty amazing, too. I don't want to sumamrize it too much, but it takes place in the future, on a planet where people use a gadget called the Immerser to create "avatars" for…

An incredible short story told from the perspective of the alien in John Carpenter's The Thing An incredible short story told from the perspective of the alien in John Carpenter's The Thing

If you love the John Carpenter version of The Thing and are dreading the remake coming to a theater near you, or if you just love stories that successfully represent a truly alien point of view, then you need to read Peter Watts' Hugo-nominated story "The Things." It's the John Carpenter flick, but from the point of…

How technology has transformed short science fiction and fantasy How technology has transformed short science fiction and fantasy

Technology is changing how you read and write everything — but short fiction is at the center of the technological vortex of change. At Worldcon, we attended a panel about the future of short fiction, and learned just how the world of short stories is changing.

What the astronauts found when they got to Earthlike world Gliese-D What the astronauts found when they got to Earthlike world Gliese-D

After the water wars, and the fall of the cities, one young woman becomes an astronomer - and has the chance to save humanity. In this new story from Genevieve Valentine, we get a poetic look at the dying Earth.

If you can't be at Worldcon, this is the next best thing If you can't be at Worldcon, this is the next best thing

There'll never be a webzine to replace the late, lamented Internet Review of Science Fiction, but a new publication, Salon Futura, comes pretty darn close. The first issue includes smart essays, book reviews, and a heartfelt Satoshi Kon obituary.

Beware The Superior Snow-Creature Of The Universe: The Snow Dalek! Beware The Superior Snow-Creature Of The Universe: The Snow Dalek!

There's no shortage of snow on the East Coast, so beware. It could do more than just ground airplanes: It could shape itself into the dreaded scourge of the galaxy, the Snow Dalek. Clarkesworld's Neil Clarke is the first victim.

Things That You Don't Understand Will Mess You Up, Whether You Believe In Them Or Not Things That You Don't Understand Will Mess You Up, Whether You Believe In Them Or Not

If you're superstitious, you may not want to read "Non-Zero Probability" by N.K. Jemisin, in the new issue of Clarkesworld. Its depiction of a New York where luck (including all the rules of bad luck) suddenly applies is seriously disturbing.

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