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This thread is more or less for recommending professional quality online fiction, mostly short, mostly sci fi and fantasy, to help people find enjoyable things to read.


From Clarkesworld Magazine here's a sweet and tragic near-future story of an epidemic as told by a food blogger: "So Much Cooking," by Naomi Kritzer


From Kaleidotrope, here's "Monkey King, Faerie Queen," by Zen Cho, an amusing story of what happens when a Chinese mythic figure wanders well out of his pantheon.

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"A Dry, Quiet War" by Tony Daniel.  Think of an Iain M. Banks Culture story with the feel of a John Ford western.  Then as cool as that sounds, this is 1000 times better.


"Boojum" by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette.  Mythos space pirates.  If that doesn't get you, I don't know if we can understand one another.


"Mongoose"  by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette.  Also in Boojumverse.  Wandering troubleshooter comes to Kadath station to help with an infestation.


"The Litany of Earth" by Ruthanna Emrys.  Alt History/Mythos.  Not your typical Mythos story at all.  A former inhabitant of of Innsmouth tries to put her life back together after WW2 once the Innsmouth survivors and Japanese are released from the internment camps.

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"A Colder War" by Charles Stross. Mythos entities instead of nukes in Cold War CIA action. 


I was going to recommend that one, but I'm a big Cthulhu and Stross fan. Also recommended is "Overtime," a short story of Stross's with his hapless hero Bob Howard in the Laundry universe. In this series, Bob is a computer programmer who was drafted into a supersecret British government agency... whose job involves sealing Mythos gates, and preventing people from opening more or summoning anything unsavory; magic is basically applied mathematics, and math is way too easy when you have a computer handy... http://www.tor.com/2009/12/22/overtime/


"They're Made Out Of Meat," in which aliens discuss this new planet they've discovered, and the VERY unusual creatures that live there. http://www.terrybisson.com/page6/page6.html


I'm a big fan of John Carpenter's The Thing, and I also liked this sorta-semi-sequel, "The Things." http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/watts_01_10/ Familiarity with the movie is recommended.


"Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs" is a short read, but a good one. What would YOU do if a dinosaur turned up in your gun shop, wanting to buy a handgun? http://strangehorizons.com/2009/20090713/dinosaurs-f.shtml


...and anyone who hasn't read "Man Of Steel, Woman Of Kleenex" really should. Assuming you have any interest in the Silver Age Superman comics... http://www.rawbw.com/~svw/superman.html

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Of Metal Men and Scarlet Thread and Dancing with the Sunrise

Pretty cool fantasy story with sort of warforged.


The Birth Will Take Place on a Mutually Acceptable Research Vessel

Two cultures joined by birth.



Tough one about a cybernetic soldier and military playing god.


Dragon Brides

Where do dragons come from?

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"The Litany of Earth" by Ruthanna Emrys. Alt History/Mythos. Not your typical Mythos story at all. A former inhabitant of of Innsmouth tries to put her life back together after WW2 once the Innsmouth survivors and Japanese are released from the internment camps.

Update for this fiction: Tor is going to publish two books following the further story of Aphra Marsh after the events of The Litany of Earth. The first will be Winter Tide which comes out on April 4, 2017. The first five chapters can be read for free at: "Devote yourself to Cthulhu with five days of Winter Tide" Edited by Erifnogard
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