Stories and comics first published elsewhere.

January 13 2015

The Last Abbot of Ashk’lan

Brian Staveley
October 31 2014


David Lubar
September 11 2014

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving
June 30 2014

Playing Nice with God’s Bowling Ball

N.K. Jemisin is honored to reprint Playing Nice with God’s Bowling Ball by N.K. Jemisin.
June 16 2014

The Unfathomable Sisterhood of Ick is honored to reprint The Unfathomable Sisterhood of Ick, a short story by Charlie Jane Anders.
June 10 2014

Night’s Slow Poison

Ann Leckie is honored to reprint Night’s Slow Poison, a short story by Ann Leckie set in the world of Ancillary Justice.
November 4 2013

Some Desperado

Joe Abercrombie
Read Some Desperado by Joe Abercrombie, an exclusive reprint of his new story from Dangerous Women.
October 28 2013

Ramesses on the Frontier

Read Ramesses on the Frontier by Paul Cornell, a mummy story from upcoming anthology The Book of the Dead.
October 15 2013

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving
Read the entirety of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving for free on
September 17 2013

Drona’s Death

Read a reprint of Drona's Death by Max Gladstone.
September 11 2013

The Lady Astronaut of Mars

Read a reprint of Mary Robinette Kowal's The Lady Astronaut of Mars.
July 13 2013

North American Lake Monsters: “The Monsters of Heaven”

Nathan Ballingrud
Reprint of The Monsters of Heaven from Nathan Ballingrud's North American Lake Monsters
July 11 2013

Wave of Infection

Jason Hough
Wave of Infection by Jason M Hough, a prequel story to his upcomming novel, The Darwin Elevator.
July 11 2013

The Plague

Read Ken Liu's The Plague, a short short story in Nature Magazine's Futures series.
May 21 2013

Skin Like Porcelain Death

Read a reprint of Skin Like Porcelain Death by Daniel Jose Older
April 30 2013

Professor Incognito Apologizes

Austin Grossman
Read Professor Incognito Apologizes by Austin Grossman.
April 1 2013

The Testing Guide

Joelle Charbonneau
Read The Testing Guide a prequel to The Testing, a young adult dystopia out June 4th from Houghton Mifflin
March 22 2013

Protector (Excerpt)

C J Cherryh
Protector by C. J. Cherryh (Excerpt)
February 28 2013

The Jewel in the Toad Queen’s Crown

Jane Yolen
Read short story The Jewel in the Toad Queen’s Crown by Jane Yolen from Queen Victoria's Book of Spells
February 4 2013


Tim Maughan
A reprint of Tim Maughan's short story Paintwork, from the collection of the same name.
October 25 2012

A Ghost Story

Mark Twain
Read A Ghost Story by Mark Twain
October 24 2012

The Shadowy Third

Ellen Glasgow
Read The Shadow Third, a ghost story by Pulitzer Prize winner Ellen Glasgow
October 22 2012

The Terrible Old Man

H.P. Lovecraft
Read a reprint of H.P. Lovecraft's ghost story The Terrible Old Man
September 11 2012


Karen Hesse
Read Nell, a short story by young adult author Karen Hesse
March 20 2012

Fields of Gold

Rachel Swirsky
Fields of Gold, short fiction, Rachel Swirsky, Eclipse 4
February 8 2012

The Effect of Centrifugal Forces

Maureen F. McHugh
The Effect of Centrifugal Forces by Maureen F. McHugh
January 23 2012

The Metal Men of Mars

Joe R Lansdale
Read an original John Carter of Mars story The Metal Men of Mars by Joe R. Lansdale
December 29 2011

Kitty’s Zombie New Year

Carrie Vaughn
Kitty's Zombie New Year by Carrie Vaughn
December 27 2011

The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle