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, produced in-house, and 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, and Mark Leslie.

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

Edited by Lee Allred







FR Recycled Pulp ebook cover

September 2015

Recycled Pulp
Edited by John Helfers







November 2015

Hidden in Crime
Edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch








January 2016

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

Edited by Rebecca Moesta







September 2016

Edited by Kerrie L. Hughes







November 2016

Pulse Pounders: Adrenaline
Edited by Kevin J. Anderson