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Author: M.G. Herron

M.G. Herron is a science fiction author and content strategist based in Austin, TX. Learn more about him, read his thrilling science fiction adventure novels, or follow him on Facebook. When he's not making up imaginative stories, he's either consulting with startups on their content strategy, or enjoying life at home with his wife, Shelly, and their dog, Elsa.

Sci-Fi Short Story: “The World That Couldn’t Be” by Clifford D. Simak

The World That Couldn't Be by Clifford D. Simak

The tracks went up one row and down another, and in those rows the vua plants had been sheared off an inch or two above the ground. The raider had been methodical; it had not wandered about haphazardly, but had done an efficient job of harvesting the first ten rows on the west side of the field.

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Halloween Horror Story: “Wendigo” by M.G. Herron

After years of digging, anthropology student Blake Meier is about to strike pay dirt.

If all goes well, an interview with the Navajo chief will complete his doctoral thesis. It may also lead to the discovery of a lifetime.

But his advisor, Dr. Samarjit Chambers, has his own agenda. And unbeknownst to either of them, hidden horrors lurk in the ancient petroglyph they both lust after.

To what lengths will Blake go to satisfy his own desires?

“Wendigo,” by bestselling author M.G. Herron, is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as an ebook or paperback through Amazon.

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Getting old stories out of the house

"You grow a whole lot more as a writer by getting old stories out of the house and letting new ones come in and live with you until they grow up and are ready to go. Don't let the old ones stay there and grow fat and cranky and eat all the food out of the refrigerator. You have dozens of generations of stories inside you, but the only way to make room for the new ones is to write the old ones and mail them off."

– Orson Scott Card, How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy

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5 Beautifully Illustrated Pulp-Era Science Fiction Stories

Copyright is a double-edged sword. On the first edge, it's amazing that after a certain amount of time, and under certain circumstances, every book, every story, every beautiful creature of the imagination that was ever created will enter the public domain, from which point they will be forever free for all to enjoy at no cost.

Dancing on the other edge of the blade, when it comes to classic SF stories from now defunct genre magazines, even when the stories are out of copyright they are often hard to find, expensive to obtain (in terms of time or money), and rarely available in a modern digital reading experience (phone, tablet, ereader, etc.)

With one exception.

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