Asimov’s Science Fiction (June 2016)

“Tactics for Optimal Outcomes in Negotiations with Wergen Ambassadors”

Conflicts and Crises, edited by Ian Whates (NewCon Press 2016)






“The Water-Walls of Enceladus”

Interzone #262 (January 2016)




Solaris Rising 2 “Manmade”
Solaris Rising 2, edited by Ian Whates, NewCon Press, April 2013
XB1 “For Love’s Delirium Haunts the Fractured Mind”
XB-1, Czechoslovakia, August 2012
Other Worlds Than These “Dear Annabehls”
Other Worlds Than These, edited by John Joseph Adams, Night Shade Books, July 2012
Asimov's June 2012 “Missionaries”
Asimov’s, June 2012
Year's Best SF 17 “Tethered”
Year’s Best SF 17, edited by David Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, May 2012Reviews: read now
“Longing for Langalana”
Science Fiction World, China, June 2012
XB1 “Dance of the Kawkaroons”
XB-1, Czechoslovakia, February 2012
starshipsofa-stories-volume-3 “In The Harsh Glow of Its Incandescent Beauty”
Starship Sofa Vol 3., November 2011Artwork by Brian Mutschler
interzone 226 “Tethered”
Interzone #236, September/October 2011Honorable Mention from Gardner Dozois in Year’s Best SF, 29th Annual Collection

Long-listed for the British SF Award

Finished #5 in the 2011 Interzone Reader’s Poll

Reviews: read now

interzone 235 “For Love’s Delirium Haunts the Fractured Mind”
Interzone #235, July/August 2011Artwork by Ben Baldwin

Finished #3 in the 2011 Interzone Readers’ Poll

Honorable Mention from Ellen Datlow in Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 4

Honorable Mention from Gardner Dozois in Year’s Best SF, 29th Annual Collection

Reviews: read now

“All Smiles”
Murky Depths #16, April 2011
“In the Harsh Glow of Its Incandescent Beauty”
XB-1, Czechoslovakia, February 2011
black-static18 “Tu Sufrimiento Shall Protect Us”
Black Static #18, Aug/Sept 2010Reviews: read now
“Longing for Langalana”
, Czechoslovakia, June 2010
interzone227 “Dance of the Kawkawroons”
Interzone#227, Mar/Apr 2010Reviews: read now
interzone226 “In the Harsh Glow of its Incandescent Beauty”
Interzone #226, Jan/Feb 2010Podcast: Starship Sofa #211

Reviews: read now

Nature Magazine “Answers from Across the Event Horizon”
Nature, Vol. 461, Issue no. 7262, September 2009Website: visit

Reviews: read now

“The Fifth Zhi”
Interzone #219, Nov/Dec 2008Artwork by Paul Drummond

Podcast: Escape Pod, Episode 204

Reviews: read now

“Dear Annabehls”
Electric Velocipede 17/18, September 2009.Podcast: Beam Me Up #24

Reviews: read now

Aoife’s Kiss, Issue 29, June 2009Reviews: read now
“Snatch Me Antother”
Unplugged: The Web’s Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy, 2008, edited by Rich Horton, Jan 2009
Otherworlds “Sleeping with the Anemone”
Otherworlds, SpecFicWorld,
October 2008Reviews: read now
Interzone 214 “The Scent of Their Arrival”
Interzone #214, February 2008Artwork by Paul Drummond

Discussion: visit the TTA Press forum

Podcast: Transmissions From Beyond #18, narrated by the author and Matthew Kressel

Reviews: read now

Abyss & Apex “Snatch Me Another”
Abyss & ApexIssue 25, First Quarter 2008Story: read now

Podcast 1: Starship Sofa, Aural Delights No.123

Podcast 2: Beam Me Up

Reviews: read now

Sounds of the Night “Naked Weekend”
Sounds of the Night, Issue 1, August 2007Reviews: read now
Interzone 204 Longing for Langalana
Interzone #204, June 2006

Winner Best Short Story, 2006 Interzone Readers’ Poll

Podcast: Transmissions From Beyond #4, narrated by Heather Welliver

Reviews: read now

Dred Tales “Peekaboo”
Dred Tales, July 2006Reviews: read now
Northwest Passages: A Cascadian Anthology “Rewind, Replay”
Northwest Passages: A Cascadian Anthology, 2005, edited by Cris Dimarco (Windstorm Creative)Purchase: buy on Amazon

Reviews: read now

Sybil's Garage No. 2

“Bargonns Can Swizzle”
Sybil’s Garage #2, Spring 2005

Reviews: read now

All Smiles”
Murky Depths

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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 »