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Fiction and Excerpts [40]

Fiction and Excerpts [40]

Revealing I’m Afraid You’ve Got Dragons by Peter S. Beagle

A dragon hunter, a princess, and a lovable cast of characters must come together to take their fates into their own hands…

We’re thrilled to share the cover, endpapers art, and preview an excerpt from I’m Afraid You’ve Got Dragons, a whimsical new fantasy novel from beloved author Peter S. Beagle—available from Saga Press on May 14, 2024.

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Eight Heads, No Morals: Introducing Ssrin From Seth Dickinson’s Crichton Meets Venom Science Fiction Debut

Anna Sinjari—refugee, survivor of genocide, disaffected office worker—has a close encounter that reveals universe-threatening stakes…

Introducing your new snake wife Ssrin, one half of the disaster human-alien duo at the center of the action in Seth Dickinson’s upcoming science fiction debut Exordia, arriving from Tordotcom Publishing on January 24, 2024. Yes, she has eight heads. Yes, her entire species is damned to eternal torment (receipts available upon request). And yes, she will pay the rent if you give her a place to crash… and do her a couple small favors.

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Download the September/October 2023 Short Fiction Bundle

Welcome, readers! For our September/October 2023 bundle, we’ve got stories about a struggling artist, a post-apocalyptic archivist, an office worker at an unusual government agency, a dark entity with a long memory, a recovery mission with a romantic twist, and the latest Judge Dee mystery! Click the link to download the Short Fiction September/October 2023 Bundle and check out all the amazing original fiction we’ve published recently!

In our next issue we’ve got stories from Nghi Vo, Cory Doctorow, Kathleen Jennings, Kerstin Hall, Nisi Shawl, Lyndsie Manusos, and more! As always, thank you for your continued support!

If you haven’t subscribed yet, be sure to sign up for the Short Fiction Newsletter to get’s seasonal short fictions bundles delivered directly to your inbox!

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Tor Books Acquires The Silverblood Promise by James Logan

Stephanie Stein at Tor Books has acquired, at auction, North American rights to The Silverblood Promise by Orbit UK editor James Long, writing as James Logan. For fans of Joe Abercrombie, Nicholas Eames, and Scott Lynch, this fast-paced epic fantasy debut kicks off the Last Legacy series, following disgraced young nobleman Lukan Gardova on a mission to decipher the mysterious circumstances of his estranged father’s death—a search that will lead him into the depths of a city of monsters, murderers, traders, and thieves.

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Magic and Romance: Revealing The Night Ends With Fire by K. X. Song

A young woman is determined to choose her own destiny—even if that means going against everyone she loves…

We’re thrilled to reveal the cover and share an exclusive first-look excerpt from K. X. Song’s The Night Ends With Fire, a sweeping fantasy adventure inspired by the legend of Mulan—available July 2, 2024 from Ace, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

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Putting the Tea in I.T.: Announcing Two New Books From Adrian Tchaikovsky

Sometimes all it takes is a nudge to overcome the limits of your programming…

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of two new novels from Hugo and Arthur C. Clarke Award winner Adrian Tchaikovsky! The first, Service Model, is forthcoming from Tordotcom Publishing in June 2024, with the second book to follow in 2026.

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