Discover great award-winning authors starting with a low investment in terms of reading time. Pick the hashtag to choose the story (novelettes and novellas) you may love.
Bruce Sterling | The Partenopean Scalpel $2.99 (48h Special, until July 14: $0.99)
Sterling is, along with [William Gibson](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WilliamGibson), [Rudy Rucker](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RudyRucker), [John Shirley](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JohnShirley), [Lewis Shiner](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LewisShiner), and [Pat Cadigan](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PatCadigan), one of the founders of the cyberpunk movement in science fiction, as well as its chief [ideological](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideological) promulgator | [Read More](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BruceSterling)
John Michael Scalzi II (born May 10, 1969) is an American author and online writer, and president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He is best known for his Hugo Award-nominated science fiction novel [Old Man's War](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OldMan%27sWar), released by Tor Books in January 2005, and for his blog Whatever | Read More
Rudy Rucker | Jack and the Aktuals, or, Physical Applications of Transfinite Set Theory $ 0.99 (free on the publisher website)
Rudolf von Bitter Rucker (born March 22, 1946) is an American mathematician, computer scientist, science fiction author, and philosopher, and is one of the founders of the cyberpunk literary movement. | Read More
Mike Resnick | Keepsakes $3.49 (48h Special, until July 14: $0.99)
Mike Resnick currently stands first on the Locus list of all-time award winners, living of dead, for short fiction, and 4th on the all-time list of award winners for all lengths. Resnick's style is known for the inclusion of humor, and even his most grim and serious stories have frequent unexpected bursts of humor in them. | Learn More
Jeff VanDerMeer | Balzac's War $ 0.99
Jeffrey Scott VanderMeer is an American writer, editor and publisher. He is the author of the best-selling [City of Saints and Madmen](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CityofSaintsandMadmen), set in his signature creation, the imaginary city of Ambergris, in addition to several other novels from Bantam, Tor, and Pan Macmillan.
Joseph E. Lake, Jr. (born June 6, 1964) is a science fiction and fantasy writer. In 2003 he was a quarterly first place winner in the Writers of the Future contest. In 2004 he won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in Science Fiction. | Read More
Paul Di Filippo | Waves and Smart Magma $2.99 (48h Special, until July 14: $0.99)
n How to Write Science Fiction Paul Di Filippo explains his point of view: SciFi should be "wild-eyed, overstuffed, multiplex, maximalist, recomplicated, high-bandwidth". Paul is also a regular reviewer for print magazines like [Asimov's Science Fiction](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asimov%27sScienceFiction), [The New York Review of Science Fiction](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TheNewYorkReviewofScienceFiction), etc. | Learn More
Daniel Pearlman | The Final Dream $3.49 (48h Special, until July 14: $0.99)
“Daniel Pearlman’s stories are perfectly-crafted gems … wry and wise, funny and sad–impossibly, all at the same time.” [Jack Dann, Nebula and World Fantasy Award winner]. "I think the best SF is still cautionary", says Daniel, "and that's why dystopias will never go away." | Learn More
Charlie Jane Anders is an American journalist, editor, and fiction writer. Her science fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, in Rudy Rucker’s webzineFlurb, and in Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2009. | Read More
Rhys Hughes | The Astral Disruptor $2.99 (48h Special, until July 14: $0.99)
"Influenced by Borges, Calvino and Stanislaw Lem, Hughes's fiction is both intellectual and hilarious with plenty of jokes, puns and satirical side-swipes to keep the reader constantly amused" (Fantasticfiction.co.uk) | Learn More
Charles David George "Charlie" Stross is a writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His works range from science fiction and Lovecraftian horror to fantasy. Stross is sometimes regarded as being part of a new generation of British science fiction writers who specialise in hard science fiction and space opera. | Read More
Rachel Swirsky is an award-winning literary, speculative fiction and fantasy writer, poet, and editor living in California. Her novella "The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen’s Window" won the 2010 Nebula Award. "The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen’s Window" is also nominated in the Best Novella category for a 2011 Hugo Award.