Scifi to warm the cockles of your heart

Oh man do I love me some scifi. I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve posted about it! Here are a few stories for you, my reader. Tor.com has a lot of free short stories around – most of them are kind of meh, but you do get a gem or two. Here’s a pretty amusing one by Charlie Jane Anders called The Fermi Paradox Is Our Business Model.

Of course the big news in scifi is the Hugo awards. The City & The City tied with The Windup Girl for best novel; I haven’t read The Windup Girl, but The City & The City was excellent. The best novella was Palimpset, which you can get for free here, and the best novelette was The Island, which you can get for free here [pdf].