Stories and comics first published elsewhere.

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
October 31 2014


David Lubar
December 1 2010

The Man with the Knives

Ellen Kushner
Originally published by Temporary Culture as a limited edition chapbook in 2010.
September 11 2012


Karen Hesse
Read Nell, a short story by young adult author Karen Hesse
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.
May 31 2011

Nine-Tenths of the Law

Nine-Tenths of the Law, an original story by Jenna Black from the new anthology Chicks Kick Butt
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
February 4 2013


Tim Maughan
A reprint of Tim Maughan's short story Paintwork, from the collection of the same name.
July 11 2013

The Plague

Read Ken Liu's The Plague, a short short story in Nature Magazine's Futures series.
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.
April 30 2013

Professor Incognito Apologizes

Austin Grossman
Read Professor Incognito Apologizes by Austin Grossman.
March 22 2013

Protector (Excerpt)

C J Cherryh
Protector by C. J. Cherryh (Excerpt)
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.
December 20 2011

Reading in Bed

Joan Aiken
Reading in Bed by Joan Aiken
June 7 2011

The Rook

Melinda Snodgrass
Original story The Rook by Melinda Snodgrass from Wild Cards volume Fort Freak
January 27 2015


Alyssa Wong
October 24 2012

The Shadowy Third

Ellen Glasgow
Read The Shadow Third, a ghost story by Pulitzer Prize winner Ellen Glasgow
May 5 2011

Shannon’s Law

Cory Doctorow
Shannon's Law by Cory Doctorow, an original short story from Welcome to Bordertown
May 21 2013

Skin Like Porcelain Death

Read a reprint of Skin Like Porcelain Death by Daniel Jose Older
June 30 2010

Small Offerings

Previously published in the Lou Anders-edited Pyr anthology Fast Forward I and the limited edition of Pump Six, from Night Shade Books.
November 4 2013

Some Desperado

Joe Abercrombie
Read Some Desperado by Joe Abercrombie, an exclusive reprint of his new story from Dangerous Women.
September 27 2011

Specimen 313

Jeff Strand
Specimen 313 by Jeff Strand
October 22 2012

The Terrible Old Man

H.P. Lovecraft
Read a reprint of H.P. Lovecraft's ghost story The Terrible Old Man
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
December 8 2011


Caragh M. OBrien
Tortured by Caragh O'Brien
October 28 2011

Trading Hearts at the Half Kaffe Café

Charles de Lint
Trading Hearts at the Half Kaffe Café by Charles de Lint
June 16 2014

The Unfathomable Sisterhood of Ick is honored to reprint The Unfathomable Sisterhood of Ick, a short story by Charlie Jane Anders.
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.
August 31 2011


Desmond Warzel
Wikihistory by Desmond Warzel