Subterranean Fall 2013 is now live, and includes a brand new 30,000 word novella by Lewis Shiner, a 13,000 word tale by Ted Chiang, and another novella, this one by Jay Lake and Seanan McGuire. The issue ends with a short story by Ian Tregillis, related to his acclaimed Milkweek Triptych.
We’ll post short intros to each of the stories in the coming weeks. First up is Lewis Shiner, on “Doctor Helios“:
I spent six months in Egypt and the Sudan in 1963-4, and while I was there I read my first James Bond novel. I sailed in a felucca, stayed in the Nile Hilton, and saw Abu Simbel before they moved it, and when I got back to the US I read every spy novel I could get my hands on, from Bond and Helm to Quiller, Commander Shaw, and Joe Gall. But it was the recent events in Egypt that finally made me look back and write my first full-length espionage adventure.
Remember, in addition to being posted online, each issue is available in mobi and ePub formats, downloadable from the bottom of the issue’s main page.
Doctor Helios by Lewis Shiner
The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling by Ted Chiang
Hook Agonistes by Jay Lake and Seanan McGuire
What Doctor Ivanovich Saw by Ian Tregillis