Tu Sufrimiento…

I’m pleased to report that Black Static, considered the preeminent horror magazine out there, will be publishing my dark fantasy/horror story, “Tu Sufrimiento Shall Protect Us” in its next issue. Andy Cox has done a phenomenal job making this

Bits of news

Bits of news here and there:

I had the honor of co-hosting last night’s New York Review of Science Fiction Reading with Jim Freund, and I thought it went very well.  It featured Altered Fluid and the three readers (E.C. …

Beam Me Up, I say

A few new bits of news to report.  “Beam Me Up,” a local radio show that has aired in Maine over the past five years, broadcast a reading of my  story “Snatch Me Another” in this week’s episode.  (The original …

‘Kawk’ Reviews

The best part about having a story published in Interzone is the attention that each issue routinely garners from reviewers and bloggers.  The wave of reviews for Interzone #227, featuring “Dance of the Kawkawroons,” has started to sweep across the …


My story “Dance of the Kawkawroons” is featured in the March 2010 issue of Interzone (#227) , the first time I’ve appeared in back-to-back issues of the popular British publication.  The magazine is being distributed in the U.S.,  including Barnes …

The Top Ten Movies of 2009


I start, as I always do, by flagging the handful of critically acclaimed movies that are notably absent from my list below.  Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire, which graphically depicts the mental, physical and sexual torture of …

Some not-so-“Harsh” reviews

interzone226Here are some reviews for “In the Harsh Glow of Its Incandescent Beauty,” which appears in Interzone 226 (January/February).

Over at the Asimov’s Forum, StevenLP writes:

“Forgot to mention the Jan/Feb issue of Interzone. It has two good stories:
Just Czeching Up

IkarieCoverI’m tickled to see that “The Scent of Their Arrival” appears in this month’s issue of Ikarie, the leading SF/Fantasy magazine in the Czech Republic, along with stories from Daryl Gregory, Jay Lake and others.  It’s amusingly translated as …

Let’s Dance

I’m pleased to announce that Interzone has purchased my story “Dance of the Kawkawroons.”  This is my fifth sale to the acclaimed British SF publication.  I’m particularlypleased that this SF story — my first one with a Twilight Zone-type ending …

“Dear Annabehls” Review

I came across this post on Facebook referring to my short story, “Dear Annabehls” which appears in Electric Velocipede #17/18.   The person who wrote the post is apparently a player of Eclipse Phase, a game with which I’m unfamiliar.  I …

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Across the Event Horizon

Across the Event Horizon by Mercurio D. RiveraAcross the Event Horizon contains the very best of Mercurio’s work to date; fourteen stories selected by the author himself, including “Langalana” and “Tu Sufrimiento”. Learn more »

Other Worlds Than These

Other Worlds Than These by John Joseph AdamsMercurio D. Rivera’s story, “Dear Annabehls” is now out in the anthology Other Worlds Than These. Compiled by acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams, never before have the best parallel world stories and portal fantasies been collected in a single volume—until now. More info »

Year’s Best SF 17

Year's Best SF 17Mercurio D. Rivera’s “Tethered” appears in Year’s Best SF 17. Acclaimed, award-winning editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer demonstrate the amazing depth and power of contemporary speculative fiction, showcasing astonishing stories from some of the genre’s most respected names as well as exciting new writers to watch. Prepare to travel light years from the ordinary into a tomorrow at once breathtaking, frightening, and possible. More info »

Holodeck Writer’s Workshop

Mercurio D. Rivera taught at the Holodeck Writer’s Workshop alongside Sheila Williams, James Patrick Kelly, Michael Swanwick and Gregory Frost. If you wish to raise your fiction, narration or art skills to the next level, this workshop is for you. More info »

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