World Fantasy Award Nomination for “Tu Sufrimiento”!

I haven’t posted the good news here because it’s been a week and I’m still walking around in a daze.  I’ve been nominated for a World Fantasy Award! (I just reread that sentence and I still can’t quite get my …


I really love this illustration by Ben Baldwin for my short story “For Love’s Delirium Haunts the Fractured Mind,” which will be appearing in Interzone #235 in early July.  It depicts one of my aliens, the Wergens, and as N.K. …

I’m #6 (and #7!)

The latest issue of Interzone (#234) contains the results of the magazine’s annual readers’ poll.  I found out that my stories “Dance of the Kawkawroons” and “In the Harsh Glow of its Incandescent Beauty” placed at #6 and #7 in …

A Couple of Reviews

A couple of reviews of note:

♦  A thoughtful review of the StarShipSofa podcast of “Snatch Me Another” calls my story “dark and thoughtful and terrible, in the best possible way. Snatch me another story from Mercurio Rivera. 4.5 out …

The Top 10 Movies of 2010

As usual, I begin by noting some of the acclaimed films or fan favorites that didn’t quite make the cut this year:  The Oscar-nominated 127 Hours is a gorgeous-looking film but ultimately can’t escape the trappings of its limited

Czech This Out

I was sad to hear recently that Ikarie, a long-standing Czech SF magazine, came to an end.  Fortunately, the editorial staff decided to continue the magazine under the new banner XB-1. If the above cover is any indication, it

Mercurio: The Year in Review

Overall, 2010 was a good year for me writing-wise.

I began the year with a bit of a bang — with stories in back-to-back issues of Interzone.  “In the Harsh Glow of its Incandescent Beauty” appeared in the January/February

Positive Signal

SF Signal recently reviewed Black Static #18 and gave a glowing review to “Tu Sufrimiento Shall Protect Us.”  Reviewer Jonathan McCalmont states:

“Set in an apocalyptic world in which the government battles “Justice Gang” lynch mobs in the wake of …

Strange, Indeed

There’s an interesting article over at i09 discussing the new “sci-fi strange” subgenre.  SF writer and nebula-nominee Jason Sanford includes my story “Longing for Langalana” as part of his “dream anthology” of sci-fi strange, along with stories by all-stars Ted

Fluid Conversation

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while, but go check out this interview of the Altered Fluid writing group (including yours truly) over at Clarkesworld.  We had a lot of fun responding to these questions.  I think …

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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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