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By Ed Errington

"The government threatened me with their Time Modulator. It condemns people to re-live one single moment over and over again. I'm not afraid. The government threatened me with their Time Modulator. It condemns people to re-live one single moment over and over again. I'm not afraid. The government threatened me... "



  • SQ Mag 16 Published

    sqmag-16-100SQ Mag's latest issue, #16 is now available online for your enjoyment.

    The publishers encourage a donation if you like the fiction therein.

    Six original pieces by US and Australian authors, including Ken Liu's 'Running Shoes'.

    More here at sqmag.com


  • 2014 Baen Fantasy Awards

    Winners of the first annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Awards were announced August 16, 2014, at Gen Con in Indianapolis IN.

    Grand Prize:
    "The Golden Knight", K.D. Julicher

    First Runnerup:
    "Phoenix for the Amateur Chef", Scott Huggins

    Second Runnerup:
    "The Girl with No Name", Travis Heermann

    The contest focused on adventure fantasy short stories of 8,000 words or fewer. Baen editors judged the entries, with final entries also judged by Larry Correia. The grand prize included publication as a featured story on the Baen website, an engraved award, and an assortment of Baen books.

    - See more here

  • 2014 Hugo Awards

    The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, Loncon 3, has announced the 2014 Hugo Award winners. 3587 valid ballots were received and counted in the final ballot.


    Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie (Orbit US / Orbit UK)


    "Equoid" by Charles Stross (Tor.com, 09-2013)


    "The Lady Astronaut of Mars" by Mary Robinette Kowal (maryrobinettekowal.com /
    Tor.com, 09-2013)


    "The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere" by John Chu (Tor.com, 02-2013)

    Read more...  

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