Free Fiction Monday: G-Men

The acclaimed short story that inspired the award-winning novel, The Enemy Within. February, 1964: Two men die in a squalid alley in a bad neighborhood. New York Homicide Detective Seamus O’Reilly receives the shock of his life when he looks at the men’s identification: J. Edgar Hoover, the famous, tyrannical director of the FBI, and his number one assistant, Clyde Tolson. O’Reilly teams up with […]

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Be Among The First To Read The Newest Diving Novel

Just a quick note to let you know that the full novel of The Court Martial of the Renegat Renegades has appeared in Asimov’s. The second half dropped this week in the November/December issue, which you can get now. The novel started as a piece that I had to leave out of The Renegat. I wondered what happened to the crew that returned to the […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Matilda

Devi follows orders, even if she hates them. Like her orders for this mission: pilot a single ship—The Matilda—on a fact-finding mission in the middle of a war zone. Despite Matilda’s apparent fondness for Devi, Devi feels the opposite about working with the sentient ship. But as pilot and ship approach their target—a large CeaWayLaV warship—the pair discovers their inability to function as a bonded […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Hunches

The Fleet designed the new SC-Class ships with an impenetrable bridge. The most protected spot on the ship. Right in the center. So, when Lieutenant Balázs Jicha realizes the bridge of the Izlovchi now opens to space, he fights to remember what happened. And what to do next. Jicha always follows his hunches. Now, he must rely on those hunches to help him save his […]

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Workshop Sale and Humble Bundle Reminder

We announced last month that we were going to do regular sales of the online writing workshops, so that you folks had time to organize your finances if you wanted to order tons of workshops. Or something like that. ? Anyway, here’s your reminder: The August Workshop Sale is underway. Go to Teachable, pick what you want, and then put in the code AugustRegularSale. Dean […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Hanging Judge

People fear Judge Esmé Morell. They call her The Hanging Judge because she actually uses the execution chamber she travels with from colony to colony. She places market value on lives. But she might come to regret that. Because not everyone fears her as much as she thinks. In this insightful story, Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch proves that when it comes to space […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Observer

They send the best and brightest to war, then observe them when the soldiers return. Only someone else observes, too—someone closer to the soldier, someone quite surprising… “The Observer” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as an ebook through various online retailers here and is included in the collection Colliding Worlds, Vol. 5, which is available […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Folk Lure

Drew, a private investigator, protects Karen. Lonely, sad, vulnerable Karen. So, when Karen decides to respond to a suspicious-sounding personal ad about a music audition, Drew tags along. What he observes puts his instincts on high alert. Drew fears the Folklorist plans to use Karen and toss her away. But the truth will prove far more unsettling than Drew can ever imagine. “Folk Lure” by […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Dark Man

An investigative reporter trying to survive the collapse of the news industry, Condi now works for the Organization of Strange Phenomenon Ancient and Modern. They pay really well and respect her terms. Terms like allowing her to expose the “strange phenomenon” as a hoax. But her latest assignment proves different. Rome holds more mysteries than she expects. Including not one but two mysterious figures. “The […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Voyeuristic Tendencies

Maggie knows things. She reads a person’s thoughts and uses that information to make a living. But when she meets the old man, everything changes. He knows things he shouldn’t, things that threaten Maggie’s sense of security. He also says he knows her future. And that terrifies her more than anything. Providing a whole new perspective to a beloved classic, “Voyeuristic Tendencies” is an homage […]

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