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Download the September/October 2023 Short Fiction Bundle


Download the September/October 2023 Short Fiction Bundle

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Download the September/October 2023 Short Fiction Bundle

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Published on November 17, 2023


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!

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Our Sept/Oct 2023 Short Fiction bundle includes:

The Passing of the Dragon” by Ken Liu
The Tale of Clancy the Scrivener” by Ramsey Shehadeh
FORM 8774-D” by Alex Irvine
Jack O’Dander” by Priya Sharma
Not the Most Romantic Thing” by Carrie Vaughn
The Locked Coffin: A Judge Dee Mystery” by Lavie Tidhar

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About the Authors

Ken Liu is an award-winning author of speculative fiction. His books include the Dandelion Dynasty series (The Grace of Kings), The Paper Menagerie and Other StoriesThe Hidden Girl and Other Stories, and the Star Wars tie-in novel, The Legends of Luke Skywalker. He frequently speaks at conferences and universities on topics like futurism, machine-augmented creativity, the mathematics of origami, and more. He lives near Boston with his family. Learn more at

Ramsey Shehadeh‘s stories have appeared in Weird Tales, Strange Horizons, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Drabblecast, as well as on His work has also been collected in a few anthologies, including The Big Book of Modern Fantasy, Wastelands 2 and Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded. When he’s not writing fiction, he spends his days writing software. He lives in Maryland with his wife and a small, opinionated cat. Learn more at

Alex Irvine is the author of A Scattering of Jades, One King, One Soldier, The Narrows, Buyout, and Anthropocene Rag, as well as The Comic Book Story of Baseball and numerous licensed comics and novels in the universes of (among others) Marvel, DC, Dungeons & Dragons, Halo, Transformers, and Supernatural. His short fiction has been collected in Rossetti Song, Unintended Consequences, and Pictures from an Expedition. He has written or worked on about twenty games for Blizzard, Amazon, Marvel, and other studios, including the Peabody Award-winning Alternate Reality Game known as The Beast. All the work for Marvel got him thinking about “Form 8774-D” one day, and here we are. Learn more at 

Priya Sharma’s fiction has appeared in venues such as InterzoneBlack Static, Nightmare, The Dark and  “Fabulous Beasts” ( was a Shirley Jackson Award finalist and won a British Fantasy Award for Short Fiction. Priya is a Shirley Jackson Award and British Fantasy Award winner,  and Locus Award finalist,  for her short story collection “All the Fabulous Beasts” (Undertow Publications).  Her novella “Ormeshadow” ( won a Shirley Jackson Award and a British Fantasy Award. It was a 2022 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire finalist. Her latest novella “Pomegranates” (PS Publishing) is a finalist for a Shirley Jackson Award, a British Fantasy Award, and a World Fantasy Award. Her work  has been translated into Spanish, French, Italian, Czech, and Polish. More information can be found at

Carrie Vaughn‘s work includes the Philip K. Dick Award winning novel Bannerless, the New York Times Bestselling Kitty Norville urban fantasy series, over twenty novels and upwards of 100 short stories, two of which have been finalists for the Hugo Award.  Her most recent novel, Questland, is about a high-tech LARP that goes horribly wrong and the literature professor who has to save the day. She’s a contributor to the Wild Cards series of shared world superhero books edited by George R. R. Martin and  a graduate of the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop.  An Air Force brat, she survived her nomadic childhood and managed to put down roots in Boulder, Colorado. Learn more at

Lavie Tidhar is the author of Osama, The Violent Century, A Man Lies Dreaming, Central Station, Unholy Land, By Force Alone, The Hood, The Escapement, Neom, and Maror. His latest novels are Adama and The Circumference of the World. His awards include the World Fantasy and British Fantasy Awards, the John W. Campbell Award, the Neukom Prize and the Jerwood Prize, and he has been shortlisted for the Clarke Award and the Philip K. Dick Award. Learn more at

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