io9 Newsstand: Best Stories of the Week for September 22 - 27

There's a vast trove of excellent fiction published in years or decades past that would be inaccessible to most readers, if it weren't for reprint anthologies and magazine editors. Luckily, a lot of anthologies are available as ebooks (like the fairy tale anthologies edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling!)… » 9/26/14 10:40am 9/26/14 10:40am

io9 Newsstand: Best Stories for the Week of September 1 - 6

A new month means brand new magazines! And this is a great time to remind you that many of the best short stories of the month come from magazines that offer subscriptions on a monthly, semi-monthly, and quarterly basis. And your subscription helps editors pay writers, who in turn write great stories. » 9/05/14 10:40am 9/05/14 10:40am

I really need people to stop lumping in "conspiracy theorists" with flat earth nutters and the like. Just because one lends credence to a conspiracy theory doesn't mean you're not thinking. Several conspiracies have turned out to be true. See South African apartheid scientists trying to come up with a virus that only… » 8/28/14 12:46pm 8/28/14 12:46pm

io9 Newsstand: Best Stories for the Week of August 18 - 23

I want to focus on short fiction found in magazines, but the large number of awesome anthologies cannot be discounted and I know you love them. So once a month I'm going to take a tiny break from magazines and call out an anthology I'm enjoying too. » 8/22/14 11:27am 8/22/14 11:27am

io9 Newsstand: Best Stories for the Week of August 11 - 16

One of my favorite ways to consume short stories (besides toasting them lightly in the oven) is via podcast. I can listen to a story when reading is impossible or not advisable. I'm not brave enough to bring my Nook into the bath, but I love to hear a great voice talent spin the story out for me, the speaker safely… » 8/15/14 7:20am 8/15/14 7:20am

io9 Newsstand: Best Stories for the Week of August 4 - 9

It's the start of a new month, and that means fresh stories hot off the virtual presses from the monthly magazines. This is also the time of the month when I'll remind you that, though many of the best SFF magazines are online and free to read, they do count on subscription love to continue being awesome. So,… » 8/10/14 7:45am 8/10/14 7:45am