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Old 09-06-2009, 08:16 AM   #16
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Hey thanks everyone for those links. Any more? The Short Story is my favorite form of literature and it seems that ebooks (I'm relatively new to this) are focused (as is the world) more on novels than short story collections which I love such as the annual Years Best Science Fiction from Gardner Dozois -- which seems to be available for Kindle but not in epub wtf??

I also buy the annual general fiction - Best American Short Stories, O Henry Prize stories, Pushcart Prize Stories...but don't seem to find them available either. Guess it's just a market/marketing thing. I was thinking, and think I will start a separate thread on short fiction in general and see about what others have found.
Not Sci-Fi particularly (although I find that term restrictive and old-fashioned anyway)

Eating Grass by Small Stories at Feedbooks (the first Twitter novel "Twovel")

Password Incorrect by Nick Name at Feedbooks (Tech Absurd stories)

and my own work (shameless plug time)

Suggested Oddities and Small Victories at Feedbooks (approaching magical realism, but not quite)

I'm predominantly a short-story writer and short novella/novelist...I find most novels to be ridiculous in length.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:30 AM   #17
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Two short stories I enjoyed very much are "Dumb Martian" and "Pillar to Post" by John Wyndham. I beleive they are included in the book "The seeds of time".
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Hugo nominees and awards for best short story. Pretty much can't go wrong with these and again, with sci/fi very little is ever outdated.
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:51 PM   #19
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The Town Drunk has new stories out for the month and one of them is a sci/fi (the other is fantasy.) Both are good and they are free reads.

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Old 09-12-2009, 09:18 PM   #20
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"The Girl Who Heard Dragons" is a collection of short stories by Anne McCaffrey.
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:29 AM   #21
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I can't remember if I posted this link on this thread. I don't think so...

Check out www.AnthologyBuilder.com -- you can build your own set of short stories and have the book shipped to you. Sorry, DTB only. BUT many of the stories on the site were first published online; you may be able to tell where and access them that way. A bunch of the stories are from out-of-print magazines.

I know Eric Flint has at least one story out there. You can preview a certain amount too.

I highly recommend the work by Nancy Fulda. She does tend towards space opera, but her stuff is just excellent (she runs the site and also is a slush reader for Baen).

Full disclosure: A few of my stories are out there.

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Old 09-17-2009, 01:20 AM   #22
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Fritz Leiber's short stories are good, Smoke Ghost,The Girl with the Hungry Eyes, The Dreams of Albert Moreland, and (esp. if you're a cat person) Space Time for Springers.
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Long list of stuff you can get for free :-

http://freesflist.blogspot.com

My particular favorites :- http://www.scribd.com/doc/17478634/B...ar-and-45-star

http://www.scribd.com/doc/19605359/-...d-Books-4-star
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:41 AM   #24
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Oh, and award winners/nominations along those lines I've separated out here :-

Which also indicates Year's Best anthologies, etc.

http://freesfbest.blogspot.com

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Old 09-17-2009, 05:58 AM   #25
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Try Stanislaw Lem's stories (though I dont know, if they're out as ebooks yet.)
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:14 AM   #26
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Hal Clement.

_Small Changes_ &c.

Classic hard SF.

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Smashwords has a bunch of free short stories. I've been working my way through some of them and posting reviews (I don't generally do the star rating though, so you can't see the reviews from the list page.) There's some pretty good ones out there (and some very weird ones).

Baen's Universe has the most sci-fi short stories that I know of (they are not free). Very high quality artwork and stories.
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Thanks Igorsk! I'm really going to miss that magazine when it goes away next year.
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Thanks Igorsk! I'm really going to miss that magazine when it goes away next year.
Yes, thanks. I just snagged a couple of them to add to my 2BRead list.
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