Free Fiction Monday: The Museum of Modern Warfare

When the Ambassador to the Dylft System—a veteran of the Dylft Wars—receives orders to lead a diplomatic mission to Craznaust, she wonders at the wisdom of accepting the assignment.

Still, when she arrives at the controversial Museum of Modern Warfare, she believes herself prepared to face the past and address whatever diplomatic issue she might find there.

But nothing could prepare her for what she finds deep within the museum. Something long buried. Something that could change everything she thought she knew about the war.

“The Museum of Modern Warfare,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch won the 2015 Analog Anlab Award for Best Short Story and is free on this website for one week only.

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Recommended Reading List: January, 2017

I spent the first part of January line editing a Fiction River volume, watching disaster movies, and reading romance novels. I cannot explain any of this, except that I enjoyed all of it.

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Bundles, Boxed Sets, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Novels, Pen Names—Whew, What A Day For News!

What a week. I have a lot of news to share, most of which will save you money….

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Award News!

I’m honored to announce that my story, “Snapshots,” received the AnLab Award for Best Short Story, chosen by the readers of Analog SF Magazine. The awards were announced over the weekend. I share the award with Tom Greene, whose story “Another Man’s Treasure,” was also in the May, 2014 issue of the magazine. If there are still back issues available, that’s clearly an issue to […]

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The Business Rusch: Samples (Discoverability Part 12)

 Every now and then, indie writers erupt into discussions of price.  Writers remain convinced—no matter how much logic you show them—that readers won’t buy a book written by a new writer unless that book is cheap. If that statement were true, then traditional publishing would not exist. Traditional publishing—as long as it has been around—has sold books by new writers at the same price as […]

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Time Travel, Science Fiction, and Lots of Fantasy!

I always tell my writing students they should never ever pre-edit for an editor. Which means that the writer should let the editor decide what goes in his magazine. I’d like to say I take my own advice, but if it weren’t for Dean, I wouldn’t have a story in Analog this month. I wrote “Snapshots” while working on the upcoming Smokey Dalton novel, and figured […]

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Recommended Reading List: October 2013

I taught a week-long science fiction craft workshop in October, and read lots of excellent stories. I’ll mention them when they show up in print and you can find them. I’ll be amazed if editors don’t snatch these stories up. I know that Lee Allred took some for the second Fiction River special that he’s editing, and I told the students if they didn’t sell […]

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The Business Rusch: Perfection

Last week, I mentioned the blog post  I had started, but decided not to publish in the midst of a busy workshop.  Here it is: At every craft workshop I teach, I make at least one writer cry. This week, I’m teaching a short story workshop for professional writers. These are workshop-hardened folk, people who have been eviscerated by the best of them, people who […]

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The Impossibles: A New Short Story

Analog SF has just published “The Impossibles” in its December issue. “The Impossibles” is set in the Retrieval Artist universe, but with none of the characters we’ve seen before. The story explores a part of the universe that’s new. You can enjoy the piece without ever having read a Retrieval Artist story. You can find Analog at any newsstand or in many e-bookstores, including Amazon. […]

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Coordinated Attacks: A New Retrieval Artist Novella

“Coordinated Attacks,” a new Retrieval Artist novella, has just appeared in the July/August edition of Analog Magazine.  The novella provides a preview of some of the action in the next Retrieval Artist novel, Anniversary Day.  I’ll have news about that novel next week.  But for now, go to Analog‘s website for an excerpt, and then pick up a copy of the magazine.

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