Collection and Anthologies || An excerpt from "Seven", a fantasy story from Naomi Novik about a city with a fiercely competitive artistic tradition.
An excerpt from "Second Chances", a chilling ghost story from Megan Lindholm.
Science Fiction || Being a Lady Astronaut means being twice as dedicated, and twice as good as everyone else. And sometimes, handling a test run that has turned deadly serious.
Love has no time limits, but life does. Elizabeth Bear gives us a future where life and love and identity have so many more options than they do today.
As an orphaned sixteen-year-old, Lynette was haunted by the ghost of Mirror Boy, the drowned child who replaced her reflection. Ten years later, she’s built herself a new life, but all that is threatened when Mirror Boy returns, warning of danger. A hunter has come for both of them, and unless Lynette can figure out what’s going on, they will both perish.
Fairy Tales and Folklore || An act of compassion puts a trapeze master in India on a collision course with a terrifying supernatural power.