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Issues

Feb. 2018 (Issue 93)

We have original science fiction by Ashok K. Banker (“The Goddess Has Many Faces”) and Bogi Takács (“Four-Point Affective Calibration”), along with SF reprints by David Brin (“The Crystal Spheres”) and Nalo Hopkinson writing with Nisi Shawl (“Jamaica Ginger”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Cassandra Khaw and A. Maus (“The Quiet Like a Homecoming”) and Rahul Kanakia (“A Coward’s Death”), and fantasy reprints by Jeffrey Ford (“The Seventh Expression of the Robot General”) and Malinda Lo (“One True Love”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns, and an interview with Carmen Maria Machado. For our ebook readers, we also have our usual ebook-exclusive novella reprint (“The Charge and the Storm,” by An Owomoyela) and an excerpt from R.A. Salvatore’s new novel, Child of a Mad God.

Jan. 2018 (Issue 92)

Our cover art this month is by Alan Bao, illustrating a new science fiction short by Adam-Troy Castro (“The Streets of Babel”). Susan Jane Bigelow gives us our other piece of original SF (“The Eyes of the Flood”). We also have with SF reprints by Catherynne M. Valente (“Golubash, or Wine-Blood-War-Elegy”) and James Patrick Kelly (“Someday”). Our fantasy originals are from José Pablo Iriarte (“The Substance of My Lives, The Accidents of Our Birth”) and Sarah Pinsker (“The Court Magician”). Our fantasy reprints are by Joanna Ruocco (“Auburn”) and Roger Zelazny (“Divine Madness”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns, and an interview with author Fonda Lee. For our ebook readers, our exclusive novella is by Will McIntosh (“A Thousand Nights Till Morning”). And of course we have a book excerpt just for our ebook readers, too—it’s a snippet from The Night Market, by Jonathan Moore.

Dec. 2017 (Issue 91)

We have original science fiction by Rachael K. Jones (“The Greatest One-Star Restaurant in the Whole Quadrant”) and Cadwell Turnbull (“A Third of the Stars of Heaven”), along with SF reprints by Catherynne M. Valente (“Golubash, or Wine-Blood-War-Elegy”) and Robert Reed (“Blood Wedding”). Plus, we have original fantasy by A. Merc Rustad (“The House At the End of the Lane Is Dreaming”) and Mari Ness (“You Will Never Know What Opens”), and fantasy reprints by Tim Pratt (“A Wedding Night’s Dream”) and Sonya Taaffe (“The Boatman’s Cure”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns. For our ebook readers, we also have an ebook-exclusive reprint of John Brunner’s novella “The Fullness of Time” and an excerpt from the novel The Tiger’s Daughter, by K. Arsenault Rivera.

Nov. 2017 (Issue 90)

For science fiction, we’ve got original shorts by Ashok K. Banker (“A Vortal in Midtown”) and Charlie Jane Anders (“Cake Baby”), along with SF reprints by Leslie What (“The Mutable Borders of Love”) and Philip Raines and Harvey Welles (“Alice and Bob”). We’ve also got original fantasy by Kathleen Kayembe (“The Faerie Tree”) and Max Wynne (“A Wound Like an Unplowed Field”), and fantasy reprints by Rachel Swirsky (“The Day the Wizards Came”) and Jonathan L. Howard (“The Commission of The Philosophical Alembic”). All that fiction, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns. Our interview this month is with novelist Molly Tanzer—plus, if you’re an ebook reader, you can check out an excerpt of her new novel, Creatures of Will and Temper. Also for our ebook readers, we have our ebook-exclusive reprint of Gene Wolfe’s novella “Tracking Song.”

Oct. 2017 (Issue 89)

We have original science fiction by A. Merc Rustad (“Longing for Stars Once Lost”) and Adam-Troy Castro (“What I Told My Little Girl About The Aliens Preparing to Grind Us Into Hamburgers”), along with SF reprints by Hugh Howey (“The Walk Up Nameless Ridge”) and Aliette de Bodard (“Crossing the Midday Gate”). We’re enjoying a change of pace in our fantasy department as we serialize an original novella from Jeremiah Tolbert (“The Dragon of Dread Peak, Parts One and Two”). We’ll also have fantasy reprints by Sofia Samatar (“The Tale of Mahliya and Mauhub and the White-Footed Gazelle”) and Rachel Swirksy (“Becoming”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns, and a feature interview. For our ebook readers, we also have a reprint of the novella, “The Breaker Queen,” by C. S. E. Cooney, and excerpts from Peter Cawdron’s new novel Retrograde (John Joseph Adams Books) and Ka (Saga Press), the latest from John Crowley.

Sept. 2017 (Issue 88)

We have original science fiction by Timothy Mudie (“An Ever-Expanding Flash of Light”) and Giovanni De Feo (“Ugo”), along with SF reprints by Marissa Lingen (“Blue Ribbon”) and Genevieve Valentine (“Carthago Delenda Est”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Jaymee Goh (“The Last Cheng Beng Gift”) and Tony Ballantyne (“A Pound of Darkness, a Quarter of Dreams”), and fantasy reprints by Tamsyn Muir (“The Magician’s Apprentice”) and Tobias Buckell (“Shoggoths in Traffic”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns, and an interview with Theodora Goss. For our ebook readers, we have a reprint of the novella “Near Zennor,” by Elizabeth Hand, and an excerpt from the novel Autonomous, by Annalee Newitz.

Aug 2017 (Issue 87)

Our cover this month is by Reiko Murakami, illustrating a new original science fiction short from Ashok K. Banker (“Tongue”). Our other original SF this month is from Christopher East (“An Inflexible Truth”). We also have SF reprints by Andrea Kail (“The Sun God At Dawn, Rising From A Lotus Blossom”) and Carrie Vaughn (“Swing Time”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Susan Palwick (“The Shining Hills”) and Bruce McAllister (“Ink”), and fantasy reprints by Ken Scholes (“East of Eden and Just a Bit South”) and Seanan McGuire (“A Citizen in Childhood’s Country”).
All that, and of course we also have our book and media review columns, spotlights on our fantastic writers, and an interview with Annalee Newitz. For our ebook readers, we also have an ebook-exclusive reprint of the novella “Steppin’ Razor,” by Maurice Broaddus and a book excerpt.

July 2017 (Issue 86)

This month, our cover art is by Reiko Murakami, illustrating a new science fiction story by John Grant (“The Law of Conservation of Data”). We also have a new one from E. Catherine Tobler (“Mix Tapes from Dead Boys”), along with SF reprints by Chris Beckett (“Marcher”) and James Tiptree, Jr. (“The Last Flight of Doctor Ain”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro & Adam-Troy Castro (“A Touch of Heart”) and Debbie Urbanski (“How to Find a Portal”), and fantasy reprints by A.G. Howard (“Stitches”) and Will Ludwigsen (“Acres of Perhaps”). Our nonfiction department is serving up our monthly book review column, as well as Carrie Vaughn’s assessment of the new Wonder Woman movie. Speaking of Carrie, we’re also giving our readers a chance to really get to know her, as she’s the subject of this month’s feature interview—and if you’re an ebook reader, you can get a little taste of her new novel, Bannerless, out this month. Our ebook edition also has a reprint of the novella “From Whence You Came,” by Laura Anne Gilman. Plus, you’ll get a bonus novel excerpt from An Oath of Dogs, by our own Wendy N. Wagner.

June 2017 (Issue 85)

We have original science fiction by Scott Dalrymple (“Marcel Proust, Incorporated”) and Matthew Kressel (“Love Engine Optimization”), along with SF reprints by Vandana Singh (“Yakshantariksh”) and Elizabeth Bear (“The Heart’s Filthy Lesson”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Shweta Narayan (“World of the Three”) and Pat Murphy (“Crossing the Threshold”), and fantasy reprints by Carlos Hernandez (“The Magical Properties of Unicorn Ivory”) and Ben Hoffman (“Substitutes”). All that, and we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns. Our cover art is by Randy Gallegos, illustrating Shweta Narayan’s “World of the Three.” For our ebook readers, we also have an ebook-exclusive reprint of Yoon Ha Lee’s novella “Iseul’s Lexicon” and an excerpt from the latest novel by Seanan McGuire, Down Among the Sticks and Bones, as well as a bonus excerpt from Never Now Always by Desirina Boskovich.

May 2017 (Issue 84)

We have original science fiction by Bruce McAllister (“This Is for You”) and Susan Jane Bigelow (“The Heart’s Cartography”), along with SF reprints by Tobias S. Buckell (“Ratcatcher”) and Seanan McGuire (“Dragonflies”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Adam-Troy Castro (“James, in the Golden Sunlight of the Hereafter”) and Kendra Fortmeyer (“Octopus vs. Bear”), as well as fantasy reprints by Greg Hrbek (“Paternity”) and Amal El-Mohtar (“Weialalalea”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns. We also have an interview with Steven Barnes. Our cover art is by Sam Schechter, and illustrates Adam-Troy Castro’s “James, in the Golden Sunlight of the Hereafter.” For our ebook readers, we also have a reprint of Rebecca Ore’s novella “Hypocaust & Bathysphere,” and an excerpt from from Hugh Howey’s Sand, due out soon from John Joseph Adams Books.