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Cover of Flurb #7
Type of site
Online magazine
Owner Rudy Rucker
Created by Various
Website Flurb
Alexa rank Negative increase 7,194,916 (April 2014)[1]
Commercial No
Launched August 20, 2006
Current status Archive

Flurb was an American science fiction webzine, edited by author Rudy Rucker and launched in August 2006. In addition to short stories, Flurb featured paintings and photography by Rucker. It was released biannually. The author of an accepted story retained full copyright, including the right to have the story published elsewhere, and to request that it be taken down at any time.

Flurb releases tended to garner significant online attention, with issues having been mentioned in several blogs including Boing Boing and io9.[2][3]

Contributors to Flurb included Terry Bisson, John Kessel, Kim Stanley Robinson, Paul Di Filippo, John Shirley, Charles Stross and Cory Doctorow, as well as Rucker himself.

Flurb closed in 2012.


  1. ^ "Flurb.net Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Doctorow, Cory (31 March 2008). "Rudy Rucker's science fiction webzine Flurb #5 is out". Boing Boing. Retrieved 30 July 2008. 
  3. ^ Newitz, Annalee (31 March 2008). "New Issue of Rudy Rucker's FLURB Hits the Interwebs". io9. Retrieved 30 July 2008. 

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