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Burn or the Episodic Life of Sam Wells as a Super • 2020 • Superhero novelette by A.T. Greenblatt

First sentence: Watch Sam burn. Or sort of burn. Well, more like light up, then burn. But only his head. Synopsis: Sam has a weak power which he barely can control. A video of his spontaneous combustion went viral, cost him … Continue reading

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My Country Is a Ghost • 2020 • Ghost short story by Eugenia Triantafyllou

Synopsis: Ghosts in this magical reality are able to follow their families. When Niovi immigrated grom Greece to another country, the border security catched her trying to smuggle her mother’s ghost across the border which isn’t allowed.  Integrating into the … Continue reading

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Advanced Word Problems in Portal Math • 2020 • Fantasy flash fiction by Aimee Picchi

Synopsis: Penny is a girl dreaming of escaping her life through a magical portal, just like in Narnia. She experiments different ways but it doesn’t come to fruition. She fights her everyday battles and turns to a normal life. Each … Continue reading

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Black Sun • 2020 • High Fantasy novel by Rebecca Roanhorse

First sentence: Today he would become a god. His mother had told him so. Synopsis: The novel starts with a pitch perfect chapter describing the ceremonial blinding and carving of young Serapio by his mother. A strong and harsh impression … Continue reading

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Open House on Haunted Hill • 2020 • Ghost short story by John Wiswell

First sentence: 133 Poisonwood Avenue would be stronger if it was a killer house. Synopsis: 133 Poisonwood is a haunted house which desperately wants to host a family again. Show-off houses like those famous killer houses would be cooler and … Continue reading

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Riot Baby • 2020 • Superhero novella by Tochi Onyebuchi

Holy shit, this novella weighs more than a ton. Consume it at your own risk, but be aware that you’ll have to hold your breath reading through 150 pages.  Kevin is the titular “Riot Baby”, born in 1992 during the … Continue reading

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Badass Moms in the Zombie Apocalypse • 2020 • Post-apocalypse short story by Rae Carson

Synopsis: Brit, her wife Marisol, and her mother Eileen survive the Zombie apocalypse as members of a group of women. Brit is about giving birth which makes the Zombies restless: they smell blood and a newborn will cause a rampage. … Continue reading

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A Guide for Working Breeds • 2020 • Comical SF short story by Vina Jie-Min Prasad

Synopsis: A freshly activated robot checks in with their mentor “Constant Killer” – both are on opposite sides of the labour spectrum, as the mentee is working in a café, and the mentor freelances as a killing sports gladiator. The … Continue reading

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The Eight-Thousanders • 2020 • Vampire short story by Jason Sanford

Synopsis: Keller follows his arrogant boss climbing up the Mt Everest. In between, they encounter a dying climber with a woman on side exposing her Vampire fangs. They reach the summit, take pictures, but are late for the descent which … Continue reading

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