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The Epsilon Directive by David Bruns

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: August, 2016 in Beyond the Stars: At Galaxy’s Edge

Genre: space opera short story

Setting: far future exoplanet

Summary: Short version: A Marine who wishes he was a conscientious objector ends up in a genocide squad Continue reading

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If X Is a Real Number by Sofie Bird

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: May, 2016 in Fireside Magazine

Genre: science fiction

Setting: on a spaceship, far future

Summary: Short version: Maybe someone will survive this spaceship collision Continue reading

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Heartworm by J.J. Roth

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: June, 2015 in Nature

Genre: science fiction

Setting: near future, a random college

Summary: Short version: Peter creates a computer worm to unlock the software protecting Zora’s emotions Continue reading

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Dancing After Hours by Andre Dubus

A friend gave this short story collection to me to enjoy. I read a story in between books.

Published: 1996

Genre: fiction short stories

Length: 234 pages for the collection, 2-40 pages for the short stories

Setting: various generic American (it felt like) locations, present day

Summary: Short version: A collection of melancholy stories Continue reading

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Willing by Premee Mohamed

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: March 2017 in Principia Ponderosa

Genre: fantasy

Length: 10 pages

Setting: a prairie, felt like 1800s

Summary: Short version: Cows are an inspiration to prevent the sacrifice of a child Continue reading

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These Are the Rules of Being a Hero by Emily McCosh

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: September, 2016 at Daily Science Fiction (it’s still available to read for free at that link)

Genre: super hero fantasy

Setting: totally generic

Summary: Short version: Read the title Continue reading

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All the Colors You Thought Were Kings by Arkady Martine

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: May 2016 in Shimmer Magazine

Genre: space opera

Setting: Far future Earth and near Earth

Summary: Short version: Conspiracy to commit treason among the newest recruits Continue reading

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