I love a good short story, as I've mentioned before. The New York Magazine political fictions (it's their plural on the fiction) caught my eye, especially since it came with a couple of provocative samples they'd commissioned.
The winners are wonderful. And you can read them here.
I'm about to start reading Elegy Beach, which sounds like my kind of book. It's a sequel to a book I haven't read, Ariel. The genre is post-apocalyptic fantasy.
I don't know the writer either--Steven R. Boyett--but look forward to discovering someone new to me. Here's his website.