So, you want some good short fiction? Well, thanks to the lovely funding capacities of the Internet, you can get some excellent ones for cheap!
One I recommend is a Kickstarter for Scheherazade’s Facade: Fantastical Tales of Gender Bending, Cross-Dressing, and Transformation. It’s by an editor I respect, and has at least one author I love (Aliette de Bodard, for the record). A mere $10 will get you an e-book when it comes out, and the idea is good, so why not kick in? God, I love what Kickstarter does for artists.
The second is Mike Allen’s Clockwork Phoenix 2, freshly available on the Kindle. I haven’t read all of the stories in it, since I never bought it the first time around, but the stories I did read were pretty amazeballs, as my girlfriend Bec is wont to say. And Mike himself modestly chronicles the acclaims this sucker got at the end of the year. So for a price of $3.99, it’s quite the bargain! Go get it.
Cross-posted from Ferrett's Real Blog.