Two stories you should read

If you head over to the new-fangled mag Goldfish Grimm's Spicy Fiction Sushi, you can read Adam Israel's melancholy and moving story Control. It's not your usual science fiction tale. We workshopped the first draft of this at Clarion, and it was a very powerful story even then. It's even better now. Kali Wallace's story The Liberators is up at Weird Fiction Review - another workshop story, and one that also blew our socks off. (The stories got weirder and weirder as Clarion progressed. By week 6, people were producing stuff that was just out there, much of it brilliant and much of it now published in various magazines and journals.)