Science Fiction & Fantasy




Oct. 2012 (Issue 29)

Novella: “Dragonfly” by Ursula K. Le Guin

Novel Excerpt: Blackwood by Gwenda Bond

Nonfiction: Artist Showcase: R.J. Palmer, Interview: David Brin, Interview: Ursula K. Le Guin.

Science Fiction: “Flowing Unimpeded to the Enlightenment”—Robert Reed, “Nearly Departed”—Pat Cadigan, “Art of War”—Nancy Kress (SF), “Bear and Shifty”—Benjamin Parzybok.

Fantasy: “The Black Bird”—David Barr Kirtley, “Spindles”—L.B. Gale, “Beyond the Reach of His Gods”—Brian Ruckley, “The Suicide’s Guide to the Absinthe of Perdition”—Megan Arkenberg.

Sep. 2012 (Issue 28)

Novella: Walter Jon Williams (“The Green Leopard Plague”)

Novel Excerpt: Greg Egan (The Eternal Flame)

Nonfiction: Artist Showcase: Frank Hong, Artist Showcase: Galen Dara, Interview: John Scalzi

Science Fiction: Adam-Troy Castro (“My Wife Hates Time Travel”), Brooke Bolander (“Sun Dogs”), Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette (“Boojum”), and Harry Harrison (“The Streets of Ashkelon”).

Fantasy: Nina Kiriki Hoffman (“Monsters, Finders, Shifters”), Peter Sursi (“The Seven Samovars”), Scott Edelman (“The Last Supper”), and Holly Black (“Heartless”).

Aug. 2012 (Issue 27)

Novella: Joe Haldeman (“A Separate War”)

Novel Excerpts: Carrie Vaughn (Kitty Steals the Show)

Nonfiction: Artist Showcase: Hrvoje Bešlić, Interview: Kim Stanley Robinson, Interview: Seanan McGuire (a/k/a Mira Grant)

Fantasy: Kat Howard (“Breaking the Frame”), Linda Nagata (“A Moment Before It Struck”), Wil McCarthy (“The Necromancer in Love”), Delia Sherman (“Cotillion”)

Science Fiction: Ken Liu (“The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species”), Caroline M. Yoachim & Tina Connolly (“Flash Bang Remember”), Charlie Jane Anders (“Love Might Be Too Strong a Word”), Michael Swanwick (“Slow Life”)

July 2012 (Issue 26)

Novella: “Lune and the Red Empress” by Liz Williams and Alastair Reynolds

Novel Excerpts: Spin the Sky by Katy Stauber and vN by Madeline Ashby

Nonfiction: Artist Showcase: Chris Cold and Tobias Roetsch, Interview: Brian Greene, Interview: Garth Nix

Science Fiction: A. M. Dellamonica (“The Sweet Spot”), Jake Kerr (“Requiem in the Key of Prose”), Joe Haldeman (“Four Short Novels”), David Brin (“The Giving Plague”)

Fantasy: Maria Dahvana Headley (“Give Her Honey When You Hear Her Scream”), Aidan Doyle (“Ghost River Red”), Theodora Goss (“Singing of Mount Abora”), Peter S. Beagle (“Gordon, the Self-Made Cat”)

June 2012 (Issue 25)

Novella: The Cosmology of the Wider World (Part 2) by Jeffrey Ford

Novel Excerpts: Existence by David Brin, The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin

Nonfiction: Artist Showcase: Marc Simonetti, Interview: Morgan Spurlock, Interview: Anne Rice

Fantasy: Kelsey Ann Barrett (“My Teacher, My Enemy”), John Langan (“Renfrew’s Course”), Seanan McGuire (“Lost”), Tim Pratt (“Cup and Table”).

Science Fiction: Maggie Clark (“A Plague of Zhe”), Simon McCaffery (“The Cristóbal Effect”), Eileen Gunn (“Contact”), George R. R. Martin (“The Way of Cross and Dragon”).

May 2012 (Issue 24)

Novella: The Cosmology of the Wider World (Part 1) by Jeffrey Ford

Novel Excerpts: The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi and 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson.

Nonfiction: Artist Showcase: Mikhail Rakhmatullin, Interview: Michael Chabon, Interview: Vernor Vinge.

Fantasy: Dale Bailey (“The Children of Hamelin”), Melanie Rawn (“Mother of All Russiya”), Catherynne M. Valente (“A Hole to China”), Kage Baker (“The Ruby Incomparable”).

Science Fiction: Linda Nagata (“Nightside on Callisto”), C. C. Finlay (“The Cross-Time Accountants Fail To Kill Hitler Because Chuck Berry Does The Twist”), Nicola Griffith (“Song of Bullfrogs, Cry of Geese”), David Langford (“Different Kinds of Darkness”).

Apr. 2012 (Issue 23)

Novella: “The Political Officer” by C. C. Finlay

Novel Excerpts: Black Heart by Holly Black and After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress.

Nonfiction: Artist Showcase: Dylan Pierpont, Interview: William Gibson, Interview: Robin Hobb.

Fantasy: Marc Laidlaw (“Forget You”), Eric Gregory (“The Sympathy”), Caitlín R. Kiernan (“The Steam Dancer (1896)”), M. K. Hobson (“Domovoi”).

Science Fiction: Vandana Singh (“Ruminations in an Alien Tongue”), Caroline M. Yoachim (“Mother Ship”), Kim Stanley Robinson (“Our Town”), Karin Lowachee (“Nomad”).

Mar. 2012 (Issue 22)

Science Fiction: “The Day They Came” by Kali Wallace, “Test” by Steven Utley, “My She” by Mary Rosenblum, “Electric Rains” by Kathleen Ann Goonan.

Fantasy: “Alarms” by S. L. Gilbow, “Beauty” by David Barr Kirtley, “Halfway People” by Karen Joy Fowler, “The Legend of XI Cygnus” by Gene Wofle.

Novella: “Cleopatra Brimstone” by Elizabeth Hand

Novel Excerpt: The Games by Ted Kosmatka

Nonfiction: Artist Gallery: Ed Basa by J.T. Glover, Interview: R. A. Salvatore by The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy, Interview: Ian McDonald by The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy

Feb. 2012 (Issue 21)

Fantasy: “Her Words Like Hunting Vixens Spring” by Brooke Bolander, “The Mermaid and the Mortal Thing” by Chris Willrich, “The Gravedigger of Konstan Spring” by Genevieve Valentine, “Not Our Brother” by Robert Silverberg.

Science Fiction: “War 3.01” by Keith Brooke, “Dark Sanctuary” by Gregory Benford, “Craters” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, “Harry and Marlowe and the Talisman of the Cult of Egil” by Carrie Vaughn.

Novella:  “Hands Up! Who Wants to Die?” by Lucius Shepard

Nonfiction: Artist Gallery: David Wyatt by J.T. Glover, Interview: Daniel H. Wilson by The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy, Interview: Chuck Palahniuk by The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy

Jan. 2012 (Issue 20)

Science Fiction:  “How Many Miles to Babylon?” by Megan Arkenberg, “Gene Wars” by Paul McAuley, “Always True to Thee, in My Fashion” by Nancy Kress, “The Five Elements of the Heart Mind” by Ken Liu.

Fantasy:  “On the Acquisition of Phoenix Eggs (Variant)” by Marissa Lingen, “You Have Never Been Here” by M. Rickert, “Blue Lace Agate” by Sarah Monette, “A State of Variance” by Aimee Bender.

Novella: “Weyr Search” by Anne McCaffrey (Ebook-Exclusive)

Nonfiction: Interview: R. A. MacAvoy, Interview: Neal Stephenson, Artist Showcase: Alexey Zaryuta, Anne McCaffrey: An Appreciation by Todd McCaffrey (Ebook-Exclusive).