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“Borrowed Time” by Stephen KotowychThe World SF Blog has Borrowed Time, an absolutely marvelous story by Stephen Kotowych up for your (and my) enjoyment.

It deals with a defecting agents from a secret organization who collects (steals?) spare moments from people who don't use them - all in the name of survival of humanity, as time is a limited resources, and given the population growth we're going through it faster and faster, soon we'll be running out of it entirely...

Well written, gripping, and thought provoking. Telling from this short sample I'd say that we'll hear more, much more, from this writer in the future!

 

Eyes of Carven Emerald by Shweta Narayan SF Signal is hosting Eyes of Carven Emerald, a short story by Shweta Narayan.

This story is part of the anthology Clockwork Phoenix 3 (cover image on the right), and appears to be a take on Steampunk from a pre-industrialization point in time; ie we're looking at a mix of legent/myth and steampunk.

 

It look interesting - don't wait for me to read it (although I will) and write about (because I most likelty won't), but go ahead and have a look yourself, and if you like the story, consider to obtain the whole anthology

Memories of the Gore AdministrationNew York Magazine has a series of six alternate history shorts called 'Memories of the Gore Administration', looking back at the ten-year history of Presidents Al Gore and Mitt Romney.

George W. Bush, meanwhile, is in rehab.

Six episodes with five writers - what I've read of it so far was fun.

Lauren Beukes - Ghost GirlLauren Beukes has a brand new short story, called Ghost Girl, out on Fantasy Magazine's website, where it can be read in its entirety.

I really rather enjoyed this, so clicking through comes recommended!


Andy Weir - The Martian

 

Doris Lessing – The Sirian Experiments

 

Ken MacLeod - Cosmonaut Keep

 

Sydney Padua - The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

 

Doris Lessing - Shikasta

 

Tricia Sullivan – Occupy Me

 

Liz Williams - Empire of Bones

 

Thomas Pynchon - Slow Learner

 

Charles Stross - The Atrocity Archives

 

S.P. Somtow – I Wake from a Dream of a Drowned Star City

 

Lavie Tidhar - Central Station

 

Somtow Sucharitkul - The Throne of Madness

 

Ian Sales – Adrift on the Sea of Rains

 

Somtow Sucharitul – Starship & Haiku

 

Peter Watts – Maelstrom

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