otherworlds_140x193I was mentally preparing for too many hours of football viewing on a rainy Sunday by fiddling around online. In the process, I came across this post regarding my satirical pornography-with-aliens story, “Sleeping with the Anemone” which appears in the …


cover2_nature Any interest in learning the secrets of the universe? What are the origins of life? Does God exist? All these mysteries are solved in my story “Answers from the Event Horizon” which appears in last week’s issue of Nature Magazine

SciFi Strangeness

I’d been meaning for a while to thank Jason Sanford for mentioning “The Scent of Their Arrival” as an example of a new trend in science fiction he terms “SciFi Strange.” As Jason explains:

“[A]t the heart of these stories …

Zhi Feedback–No Monkeying Around

interzone-219I came across some positive feedback of “The Fifth Zhi” podcast over at Bartbooks. The reviewer called it “an impressive short story” and wrote that “three concepts (short life, wetware-telepathy, and being unable to get the attention of an alien) …

Mention Me Thrice

yearsbest_1In Gardner Dozois’s Year’s Best Scence Fiction, Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection, he listed three of my stories as “honorable mentions”: “The Scent of Their Arrival” [Interzone 214], “The Fifth Zhi” [Interzone #219] and “Snatch Me Another” [Abyss and Apex #25].

Quite …

Nurtured by Nature

cover_nature22I’m happy to report that I’ve sold my SF story, “Answers From Across the Event Horizon” to Nature magazine. It’s a great mainstream market that I’m thrilled to have cracked.…

The Great Escape

My Interzone story, “The Fifth Zhi” is presently up at the best podcast on the net: Escape Pod. Give a listen to Steve Eley’s great reading HERE and feel free to leave a comment. …

Double-sized Aoife’s Kiss

The double-sized anniversary issue of Aoife’s Kiss (#29) is out this month featuring my short story “Doubled.” It’s a story about a dystopian futureworld populated by mentally conjoined twins. I love this stunning cover.…

The Rise of Sybilization

It’s finally out! Yes, Sybil’s Garage #6 with it’s usual stunning cover is available for purchase over at www.sensesfive.com.

Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy. The fiction this issue is topnotch!…

‘Harsh’ News is Good News

I’m happy to announce that Interzone recently took my short story “In the Harsh Glow of its Incandescent Beauty.” This is my fourth publication with the magazine and a prequel to my story “Longing for Langalana,” which appeared in issue …

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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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