Called “one of the best and most exciting publications in the field today,” Fiction River is an original anthology series. Initially, based on the anthology series of old—Universe, Orbit, Pulphouse—Fiction River rapidly evolved into its own entity. Fiction River publishes stories in many genres from all kinds of writers, with New York Times bestselling authors published alongside some of the best new voices in fiction. Fiction River also goes where no anthology series has gone before, with regular audio editions as well as ebook and trade paperback volumes that never go out of print. And Fiction River is available in English worldwide.

Scheduled to appear in upcoming Fiction River anthologies are:
Anthea Sharp, Lee Allred, Annie Reed, Leah Cutter, Dayle A. Dermatis, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, Kevin J. Anderson, Ron Collins, Leslie Claire Walker, John Helfers, Kerrie L. Hughes, Mark Leslie, Cat Rambo, Christy Fifield and Phaedra Weldon.



Released 3/31/15

Risk Takers

Edited by Dean Wesley Smith

Money, business, sports, love: All involve risk—and skill. The skilled authors in this volume masterfully exhibit both. Buckle in while a locomotive engineer uses magic in a race to avoid extinction, a game developer must outmaneuver an alien for Earth’s fate, and an exterminator risks everything to go after some really big rats. Crossing genre lines through science fiction, fantasy, mystery, historical, and mainstream, these adrenaline-pumping stories about taking risks offer nothing but reward.

 


Upcoming Volumes



May 2015

Alchemy & Steam
Edited by Kerrie L. Hughes

Alchemy changes more than dross into gold. It changes steampunk stories into stories of magical transformation. These thirteen stories combine science and magic into do-not-miss alternate history stories that span the globe. Travel with a soul-stealing carnival, meet the Grand Dangoolie, put on some perfect perfume, and sample some magical chocolate. These adventures grace the pages of the most creative volume of Fiction River yet.

 



July 2015

Valor
Edited by Lee Allred

Future wars will be fought with new technologies and even on new planets, but one military constant will remain: the need for human valor. Eleven skilled authors explore science fiction’s military dimension as they rocket toward a doomed interplanetary invasion, grapple with cold-hearted aliens on the galaxy’s lonely rim, and outwit space conquerors with nothing but their wits and two strong fists. This latest volume of Fiction River celebrates the bravery and courage beating within the human heart.

 



FR Recycled Pulp ebook cover

September 2015

Recycled Pulp
Edited by John Helfers

The old becomes new again as fifteen talented authors go back to the lurid pulp titles of yesteryear through today’s rich, nuanced storytelling! Enjoy original tales featuring rebel angels fighting a heavenly enforcement squad, a cop whose life might depend on ordering the right deli sandwich, and a wizard who has just three days to pay off the loan on his tower or lose his very soul. Whatever your taste in stories, Recycled Pulp is sure to have something that will amaze, surprise, and delight you.

 



November 2015

Hidden in Crime
Edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

 

 

 

 

 

 



January 2016

Sparks
Edited by Rebecca Moesta

 

 

 

 

 

 



March 2016

Visions of the Apocalypse
Edited by John Helfers

 

 

 

 

 

 



May 2016

Last Stand
Edited by Dean Wesley Smith & Felicia Fredlund

 

 

 

 

 

 



July 2016

Superpowers
Edited by Rebecca Moesta

 

 

 

 

 

 



September 2016

Haunted
Edited by Kerrie L. Hughes

 

 

 

 

 

 



November 2016

Pulse Pounders: Adrenaline
Edited by Kevin J. Anderson