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August 31, 2020 12:08 PM   Subscribe

InterGalactic Medicine Show was an online magazine publishing short science fiction and fantasy stories. After it ceased publication in 2019, it took down its paywall so now all its archives -- hundreds of original short stories and reprints, with original illustrations, and some also available as audio -- are free to read. Includes stories by Naomi Kritzer, Holli Mintzer, and Tim Pratt. Title is from the sweet, comic "For Sale: Veterinary Practice On Sigma 4; Certain Conditions Apply" by Jared Oliver Adams from the final issue.
posted by brainwane (6 comments total) 51 users marked this as a favorite
(Orson Scott Card was IGMS's publisher and executive editor, but I would like for this thread to please not turn into a referendum on Card, thank you.)

The archives also include work by Ken Liu, Aliette de Bodard, Max Gladstone, Cat Rambo, Peter S. Beagle, Mary Robinette Kowal, Saladin Ahmed, Harry Turtledove, Orson Scott Card, and many other authors.
posted by brainwane at 12:15 PM on August 31, 2020 [5 favorites]

Is there some recent metafilter theme that I am unaware of? Even if not, great post, brainwane.
posted by Literaryhero at 1:38 PM on August 31, 2020 [1 favorite]

Just read the highlighted story and more than worth the read. And plenty of decent authors listed beyond that.
posted by mark k at 5:41 PM on August 31, 2020

This story you linked to is the kind of happy fun science fiction I like best. It reminds me of Prostho Plus. This may have been the highlight of my boring quarantined day.
posted by Vatnesine at 7:14 PM on August 31, 2020

Literaryhero - I don't know of any particular MetaFilter theme going right now. But as I mentioned to Vatnesine in another recent thread about fiction, if people want a theme month, they/you can make a quick request via a MetaTalk post and suggest a theme.
posted by brainwane at 5:09 AM on September 2, 2020

Also several of mine, including one of my personal favorites.
posted by Scattercat at 9:12 AM on September 2, 2020 [1 favorite]

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