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This Chance Planet

by Elizabeth Bear

"This Chance Planet" by Elizabeth Bear is a near future science fiction story about a young Russian waitress with ambitions to become an engineer and her musician boyfriend, who wants her to gestate a liver...


Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza

by Carrie Vaughn

The Wild Cards universe has been thrilling readers for over 25 years. In Carrie Vaughn's "Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza," ace Ana Cortez discovers that sometimes to be truly healed, you must return to your...


The Girl in the High Tower

by Gennifer Albin

In Arras time and space can be manipulated—and so can people. Beautiful Spinsters work day and night in four coventries to ensure a perfect world, but above them all, at the top of the high tower, works the...


Daughter of Necessity

by Marie Brennan

By day she crafts; by night she unmakes. Surely somewhere, in all the myriad crossings of the threads, there is a future in which all will be well. Marie Brennan offers an intriguing new spin on a classic tale....


Midway Relics and Dying Breeds

by Seanan McGuire

"The trouble with wanting to do the right thing is that frequently the right thing today is the wrong thing for tomorrow, or the wrong thing for the people who are standing between you and your perfect, platonic future....


The Complete Cosmicomics

by Italo Calvino, William Weaver & Tim Parks

The definitive edition of the cosmicomics, Italo Calvino's short stories exploring natural phenomena and the origins of the universe. The Complete Cosmicomics brings together all of these enchanting stories...


Last Plane to Heaven

by Jay Lake & Gene Wolfe

Last Plane to Heaven is the final and definitive short story collection of award-winning SF author Jay Lake, author of Green, Endurance, and Kalimpura.

Long before he was a novelist, SF writer Jay Lake, was...


Tales from the StarBoard Cafe

by Richard Herr

Belly up to a bar next to a Spacer in most any location in the galaxy, and you can expect to be plunged into a brawl, or worse. That's how Spacers are. However, if that bar happened to be located in the StarBoard...


As Good as New

by Charlie Jane Anders

From the author of the Hugo-winning “Six Months, Three Days,” a new wrinkle on the old story of three wishes, set after the end of the world.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital...


Hieroglyph

by Ed Finn, Kathryn Cramer, None & Neal Stephenson

Inspired by New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson, some of today's leading writers, thinkers, and visionaries have come together in this anthology of stories, set in the near future, that reignites...


The Human Equations

by Dave Creek

In Human Equations you will go on a voyage of discovery. From the untold story of how the great Chinese explorer Zheng He made Earth's First Contact with aliens, to how a rescue mission on the aquatic planet...


Black Denim Lit #7: A Suitable Poison

by Linda Boroff, Sean Monaghan & Christopher T Garry

The August, 2014 issue edited by Christopher T Garry features 140 pages of never before seen stories from eight new authors, creating narratives that are variously dark, cynical, inspiring, violent and longing....


Sleeper

by Jo Walton

History is a thing we make—in more senses than one. And from more directions.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.


Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories

by Stephen Brennan

The stories of Mary Shelley, H. G. Wells, and Jules Verne paved the way for the fantastic science fiction literature that we all enjoy today. However, full appreciation of these contemporary works is impossible...


Brisk Money

by Adam Christopher

Raymond Chandler famously hated science fiction, saying “They pay brisk money for this crap?” However, it has recently come to light that Chandler secretly wrote a series of stories and novels starring a...


New Frontiers

by Ben Bova

New Frontiers, fourteen startling visions of yesterday, today, and tomorrow from Ben Bova, six-time winner of the Hugo Award

Frontiers can be found in all directions. Frontiers of time and space, as well as...


War Fever

by J. G. Ballard

A war-ravaged Beirut is the setting for the title story of this visionary collection by J. G. Ballard, a tale in which a young street fighter inadvertently discovers how to bring an end to the bloodshed only...


The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard

by J. G. Ballard & Anthony Burgess

First published in 1978, this collection of nineteen of J. G. Ballard's best short stories is as timely and informed as ever. His tales of the human psyche and its relationship to nature and technology, as viewed...


Black Denim Lit #6: The Girl in the Glass Case

by Matthew Di Paoli, Benjamin Schachtman & Christopher T Garry

The July, 2014 issue edited by Christopher T Garry features 124 pages of never before seen stories from eight new authors, creating narratives that are variously dark, cynical, inspiring, violent and longing....


A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star

by Kathleen Ann Goonan

"A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star", by Kathleen Ann Goonan, is about the daughter of a rocket scientist in the post 1950s who wants to go to the moon, despite being discouraged...