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20 Free Speculative Fiction Stories by 17 Authors

A new batch of free fiction has been linked to by still-awesome resource Free Speculative Fiction Online. Some dupes from our past Free Fiction posts, but hey…never look a gift story in the mouth. Am I right?

  1. Gregory Benford “The Final Now” (, March 2010)
  2. Craig DeLancey “Dark Matter” (Cosmos Magazine, June 2009)
  3. Paul Di Filippo “The Perfect Lover” (Nature, April 2006)
  4. Simon Ings Painkillers (Bloomsbury, 2000)
  5. Mary Robinette Kowal “Beyond the Garden Close” (Apex, March 2010)
  6. Mary Robinette Kowal “The Bride Replete” (Apex, March 2010)
  7. Matthew Kressel “The History Within Us” (Clarkesworld #42, March 2010)
  8. Jay Lake “The Dead Man’s Child” (Cosmos Magazine, 2006)
  9. Chris Lawson “Empathy” (Cosmos Magazine, April 2006)
  10. Marissa Lingen “Things We Sell to Tourists” (Aeon #6, March 2006)
  11. Brian Lumley “The Nonesuch” (Subterranean, Winter 2010)
  12. Alex Dally MacFarlane “The City of Lobster, or, The Dancers on Anchorage St.” (Fantasy Magazine, March 2010)
  13. Alex Dally MacFarlane “The Devonshire Arms” (Clarkesworld #32, May 2009)
  14. Alex Dally MacFarlane “The Notebook of my Favourite Skin-Trees” (Daybreak Magazine, March 2010)
  15. Sandra McDonald “Tupac Shakur and the End of the World” (Futurismic, March 2010)
  16. Rudy Rucker & Bruce Sterling “Junk DNA” (Asimov’s, January 2003)
  17. Gord Sellar “Alone With Gandhari” (Clarkesworld #42, March 2010, also in audio)
  18. Eric James Stone “The Ashes of His Fathers” (Analog, May 2008)
  19. Eric James Stone “Upgrade” (Analog, December 2006)
  20. David Walton “Letting Go” (Jim Baen’s Universe Vol. 3 No. 2, August 2008)
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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.
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