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Clarkesworld Magazine - Science Fiction and Fantasy : A Militant Peace by David Klecha and Tobi. I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist.

Clarkesworld Magazine - Science Fiction and Fantasy : A Militant Peace by David Klecha and Tobi

I am willing to fight for peace. —Albert Einstein For Nong Mai Thuy, a Vietnamese sergeant in the Marine Police, the invasion of North Korea starts with the parachute-snapping violence of a High Altitude, Low Opening jump deep in the middle of the inky black North Korean airspace at night. Here the air is the stillest, bleakest black. Short story: ILU-486. Summary: In the not-so-distant future of Virginia, the Personhood Act has outlawed abortion and chemical birth control.

Short story: ILU-486

That doesn’t mean they don’t exist, though. for Evil Dr. Em and the twitter brigade Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? The Battle of York. Sleeper. Erica L. Satifka: "Five Days to a Better... - Daily Science Fiction. Stephen Reid Case: "What the Elfmaid... - Daily Science Fiction. JD DeHart: "Man in the Bottle" -... - Daily Science Fiction. October 31 "Toadwords" by Nathaniel Lee... - Daily Science Fiction. Isaac Asimov’s Favorite Story “The Last Question” Read by Isaac Asimov— and by Leonard Nimoy. Isaac Asimov, one of the most prolific creators in science-fiction history, wrote or edited more than 500 books in his lifetime, including the high-profile ones we all recognize like I, Robot and the Foundation series (hear a version dramatized here).

Isaac Asimov’s Favorite Story “The Last Question” Read by Isaac Asimov— and by Leonard Nimoy

But which piece of this massive body of work did Asimov himself consider his favorite? Always a fan of clarity, the man didn’t leave that issue shrouded in mystery: the honor belongs to “The Last Question,” which first appeared in the November 1956 issue of Science Fiction Quarterly. It’s now available in Isaac Asimov: The Complete Stories, Vol. 1. “Why is it my favorite?” Listen to Isaac Asimov read his favorite short story "The Last Question" Isaac Asimov wrote "The Last Question" in one sitting.

Listen to Isaac Asimov read his favorite short story "The Last Question"

It appeared in the November 1956 issue of Science Fiction Quarterly and Asimov said it was "by far my favorite story of all those I have written. " It's fun hearing Asimov read it in his energetic Brooklyn accent. But if you listen to Leonard Nimoy's magnificent reading (below), you'll understand why it is usually much better to have a trained actor read a story, instead of the author. [via] City of Ash — Matter. Maria dreamed of her father flying and knew things would be alright.

City of Ash — Matter

She woke in the morning, and for the first time in more than a year, she felt refreshed. It didn’t matter that she was covered in sweat from sleeping in the hot, close basement of the abandoned house, or that that the ashy scent of wildfire smoke had invaded their makeshift bedroom, or that her cough was back. None of it bothered her the way it had before, because she finally felt hopeful. She got up, climbed the basement stairs, and stepped out into the oven heat of Phoenix morning, squinting and wrinkling her nose at the ashy irritants in the air. Free Short Stories - Hourglass Tales, by Sunny Jackson - SF Stories from Fictional Worlds. Bitter Grounds. We hope you enjoy this reprint, which first appeared in the Mojo: Conjure Stories anthology and subsequently in the collection Fragile Things. 1.

Bitter Grounds

“Come back early or never come” The Smog Society. eZines. Given the Advantage of the Blade. Life-pod. And We Were Left Darkling. Python. Uncanny Magazine Year Two. Last year, three-time Hugo Award winner Lynne M.

Uncanny Magazine Year Two

Thomas & three-time Hugo Award finalist Michael Damian Thomas ran the Uncanny Magazine Year One Kickstarter. We promised to bring you stunning cover art, passionate science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry, gorgeous prose, and provocative nonfiction by writers from every conceivable background. Uncanny Magazine Year Two. The Invention of Separate People. EP506: Harvester Dreams. Filed in 13 and Up, Podcasts on October 13, 2015 with no comments by Michael J.

EP506: Harvester Dreams

DeLucaread by Paul Cram This story was originally appeared in The Homeless Moon 4.Discuss on our forums. For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page author Michael J. Time Shards. Tragic Business. EP507: The Call of the Sky. Filed in 10 and Up, Podcasts on October 22, 2015 with 2 comments by Cliff Winnigread by Marguerite Kenner This story was originally published in the anthology When the Hero Comes Home: 2.Discuss on our forums.

EP507: The Call of the Sky

Water Rights. EP509: Broken. The Pipes of Pan. When We Were Giants. Tea Time. Beacon 23: Little Noises. EP513: Adaptation and Predation. On the day Auston Habershaw was born, Skylab fell from the heavens.

EP513: Adaptation and Predation

This foretold two possible fates: supervillain or scifi/fantasy author. Fortunately he chose the latter, and spends his time imagining the could-be and the never-was rather than disintegrating the moon with his volcano laser. He lives and works in Boston, MA. Beneath the Silent Stars. Portfolio. Lightspeed Magazine. Lightspeed Magazine. Lightspeed Magazine. Lightspeed Magazine. EP516: Married. Filed in 13 and Up, Podcasts on January 6, 2016 with 1 comment by Helena Bell narrated by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali This story first appeared in UPGRADED.Discuss on our forums. Lightspeed Magazine. Free - The Top 100 Best Free Kindle Books On Amazon - Digital Book Today. Lightspeed Magazine. Lightspeed Magazine. Lightspeed Magazine. Lightspeed Magazine. Tim Pratt » Blog Archive » Manic Nixie Dream Girl.

As an enticement to get people to contribute to my Kickstarter for Closing Doors, the last Marla Mason novel, here’s a Marla story that has never appeared online before: “Manic Nixie Dream Girl”. If you like it, you can show your appreciation by hurling money at me or encouraging others to do so, or both. Black Baccara by Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold. Baccara is one of the dark ones from among the ranks of the Rose Knights. She is a pale woman, needle-thin with large eyes dark as bruises. She always goes clad in satin of a color that falls somewhere between maroon and leaf mold. Baccara follows battle rather than leading it like most of her fellows, always in the service of the Armies of the Moon. Baccara can hear the whispers of the departing souls of the dead.

From them she bargains for secrets. - Daily Science Fiction. "Caged Earth" by Chonghao Liu. March 11.... - Daily Science Fiction. Galactic Weather Report by Julia Nolan. This Monday, the speed of light is expected to decrease by ninety percent. We've issued a travel warning and recommend that interstellar travel only commence if there are no other options. If necessary, please proceed through specially designated wormholes. Believe Me by Jennifer Della'Zanna. Just one more hill and I would be home. As I topped the rise, the county sheriff's car filled my vision, parked in my driveway.

My 14-year-old was babysitting his sister for the first time. What happened? I pulled onto the grass, jumped out of the car, and sprinted toward the house. The door opened as I approached. Let There Be Light by Chen Qiufan (translated by Ken Liu) The Curse of Giants by Jose Pablo Iriarte. Harlekin by Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold. Chatter Monkey by Caroline Couderc. A Cure Over Coffee by Pontius Paiva. The Old Blue Notebook by Victor Fernando R. Ocampo. "Incarnadine" by J.C. Runolfson.... - Daily Science Fiction. You're Doing the Best You Can by Heather Morris. "Meat and Fire" by Matthew F. Amati.... - Daily Science Fiction. "Android One" by Richard Ankers.... - Daily Science Fiction.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies - Call and Answer, Plant and Harvest by Cat Rambo. Lightspeed Magazine. A Dance to End Our Final Day by Beth Cato - Evil Girlfriend Media Evil Girlfriend Media. Lightspeed Magazine. Lightspeed Magazine. Cup and Table. Lightspeed Magazine. Fireflies, those Femme Fatales by Christopher Stieha. Searching for Slave Leia. Lightspeed Magazine. Lightspeed Magazine. Uncanny Magazine Year Three: The Space Unicorn Flies Again! Strange Horizons is creating A Weekly Speculative Fiction Magazine. The Cavern of the Screaming Eyes. Strange Horizons - A Magazine of Speculative Fiction. Metaphorosis - beautifully made science fiction and fantasy. The Wind Shall Blow by Gregory Norman Bossert. Lightspeed Magazine. Lightspeed Magazine. Lightspeed Magazine. Thistles and Barley by Kamila Zeman Miller. Razbliuto in Ink by Wendy Nikel. - Daily Science Fiction. February 9 "The First Time" by Peter A.... - Daily Science Fiction.

February 8 "Dangers of Delivery"... - Daily Science Fiction. 2016 Nebula Awards Ballot Announced. Cat Pictures Please by Naomi Kritzer. Fiction. Free eBooks. Fantasy Fiction. Science fiction.