Fetus-in-Fetu, by James A. Mangum

SFReader 2014 Story Contest First Place Winner Stalking Azazel (Volume Tres of the Dos Cruces Trilogy), was released in 2013. Mangum’s short story, Fetus-in-Fetu, is based on characters from this novel. “If James Crumley and Soren Kierkegaard got into a bar fight, ‘Stalking Azazel’ might be the bloody, brainy result. With …

Flytrap, by Gustavo Bondoni

SFReader 2014 Story Contest Second Place Winner Gustavo Bondoni was born in Argentina, which, he believes, makes him one of the few – if not the only – Argentinean fiction writers writing primarily in English. He moved to the US at the age of three because his father worked for a …

The Price of War, by Samson Stormcrow Hayes

SFReader 2014 Story Contest Third Place Winner Described as a well-mannered, sweet-natured, nihilistic punk, Samson Stormcrow Hayes claims that living in Los Angeles hasn’t made him cynical, just more enraged. He writes stories, screenplays, and comics including the critically acclaimed graphic novel Afterlife. He can be found in old parking lots, …

Reality Sucks, by Tori and Giulio Lisi

SFReader 2013 Story Contest Third Place Winner I logged off my work program and looked at my schedule – a two hour break. My options: Happy Family 27, Dream Boat 22 (it was a new program – one I hadn’t tried before), Conspiracy 10, one of the Adventure series, or an exercise program. I gritted my teeth. …