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Issues

Feb. 2023 (Issue 153)

We have original science fiction by Carrie Vaughn (“Learning Letters”) and Adam-Troy Castro (“The Day the Earthman Never Showed”). We also have two flash pieces: “In(con)solation” from Octavia Cade and “Guidelines for Using the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library” by Marie Brennan. Plus, we have original fantasy by Sharang Biswas (“Real Magic”) and Sam J. Miller (“His Guns Could Not Protect Him”). We also have two flash pieces: “The House of Linear Change” from Oluwatomiwa Ajeigbe and “Subject: More Monsters Will Not Make Us Safer” by Paul Crenshaw. All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with book reviews from our terrific review team.

Jan. 2023 (Issue 152)

We have original science fiction by Isabel J. Kim (“The Narrative Implications of Your Untimely Death”) and Jendayi Brooks-Flemister (“From the Largest Crater”). We also have two flash SF pieces: “The Last Serving” from Lincoln Michel, and “A Guide to Alien Terms Useful in the Human Diaspora” by Deborah L. Davitt. For original fantasy, we’re starting with a short by Scott Edelman (“A Man Walks into a Bar: In Which More Than Four Decades After My Father’s Reluctant Night of Darts on West 54th Street I Finally Understand What Needs to Be Done”). Then we have an original fantasy short by Maria Dong (“Braid Me a Howling Tongue”) and a reprint from Seanan McGuire (“In the Deep Woods; The Light is Different There”). We also have “Between the Stones and the Stars,” a flash story by A.L. Goldfuss. Of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with book reviews from our terrific review team.

Dec. 2022 (Issue 151)

We have original science fiction by L.D. Lewis (“Last Stand of the E. 12th St. Pirates”) and Rich Larson (“Deathmatch”). We also have a flash piece (“The Spread of Space and Endless Devastation”) from Stewart C. Baker, along with an SF reprint by Alex Irvine (“Pledge Day”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Rati Mehrotra (“One Day in the Afterlife of Detective Roshni Chaddha”) and Aimee Ogden (“Mad Honey”). We also have a flash piece (“To my daughter, in the dark of the moon”) from P H Lee. Our fantasy reprint is by Nadine Tomlinson (“The Metamorphosis of Marie Martin”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with book reviews from our terrific review team. Our ebook readers will also enjoy an excerpt from Erika T. Wurth’s new novel, White Horse.

Nov. 2022 (Issue 150)

We have original science fiction by Tania Fordwalker (“Beyond the Shore”) and Ben H. Winters (“Double Occupancy”). We also have a flash piece (“Therefore What the Multiverse has Joined Together, Let No One Separate”) from Dominica Phetteplace, along with an SF reprint by Tobias S. Buckell (“The Blindfold”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Alex Irvine (“The Dragon’s Hand”) and Kristina Ten (“The Noon Witch Goes to Sound Planet”). We also have a flash piece (“What If the Whole Camp of Kids Learned How To Liquefy?”) from Maria Kelson. Our fantasy reprint is by Yoon Ha Lee (“The Graphology of Hemorrhage”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with book reviews from our terrific review team. Our ebook readers will also enjoy a book excerpt from Everina Maxwell’s new novel Ocean’s Echo.

Oct. 2022 (Issue 149)

We have original science fiction by Gene Doucette (“Primordial Soup and Salad”) and Adam-Troy Castro (“The Conflagration at the Museum of You”). We also have a flash piece (“The Tragic Fate of the City of O-Rashad”) from P H Lee, along with an SF reprint by Dexter Palmer (“The Daydreamer by Proxy”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Suzan Palumbo (“Apolépisi: A De-Scaling”) and Debbie Urbanski (“The Dirty Golden Yellow House”). We also have a flash piece (“The Three Books and What They Tell”) from Alexandra Manglis. Our fantasy reprint is by Sofia Samatar (“Three Tales from the Blue Library”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with book reviews from our terrific review team. Our ebook readers will also enjoy an excerpt from Kalyna the Soothsayer, by Elijah Kinch Spector.

Sep. 2022 (Issue 148)

We have original science fiction by RJ Theodore (“The Application of Strawberry Lip Gloss in a Low-Gravity Environment”) and “The CRISPR Cookbook: A Guide to Biohacking Your Own Abortion in a Post-Roe World,” by MKRNYILGLD. We also have a flash piece (“Civilian Assumptions”) from Dominique Dickey, along with an SF reprint by Karl Schroeder (“Eminence”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Kristina Ten (“The Queen of the Earless Seals of Lake Baikal”) and Martin Cahill (“Her Five Farewells”). We also have a flash piece (“The Inheritance of Dust and Leather”) from Jenny Rae Rappaport. Our fantasy reprint is by Cody Goodfellow (“The Sister City”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with book reviews from our terrific review team. Our ebook readers will also enjoy a book excerpt of Kay Chronister’s new novel, Desert Creatures.

Aug. 2022 (Issue 147)

We have original science fiction by Adam-Troy Castro (“My Future Self, Refused”) and Ruben Reyes, Jr. (“SyncALife”). We also have a flash piece (“The Disappearing Dream Engineer”) from Rati Mehrotra, along with an SF reprint by Mary Anne Mohanraj (“Among the Marithei”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Merc Fenn Wolfmoor (“So, You Married Your Arch Nemesis . . . Again”) and Tobi Ogundiran (“The Clockmaker and His Daughter”). We also have a flash piece (“Welcome to Oxhead”) from Julianna Baggott. Our fantasy reprint is by Malinda Lo (“Red”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with book reviews from our terrific review team. Our ebook readers will also enjoy an excerpt from Sunyi Dean’s new novel, The Book Eaters.

Jul. 2022 (Issue 146)

We have original science fiction by Peter Watts (“Critical Mass”) and R J Theodore & Maurice Broaddus (“Singing the Ancient Out of the Dark”). We also have a flash piece (“Ursus Frankensteinus”) from Rich Larson, along with an SF reprint by Samuel Peralta (“Liberty: Seeking Support for a Writ of Habeas Corpus for a Non-Human Being”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Lyndsie Manusos (“An Old Man Cometh And He Is Overgrown”) and Micah Dean Hicks (“Hungry as the Mirror Bright”). We also have a flash piece (“The Rustle of Growing Things”) from Isabel Cañas. Our fantasy reprint is by Catherynne M. Valente (“The Sun in Exile”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with book reviews from our terrific review team. Our ebook readers will also enjoy an excerpt from A Half-Built Garden, the new novel from Ruthanna Emrys.

Jun. 2022 (Issue 145)

We’re serializing a very special novelette that straddles the boundaries of science fiction AND fantasy: “The Crowning of the Lord Tazenket, Vulture God of the Eye,” written by S.G. Demciri. We also have an SF story (“Zen Solaris and the GodChild”) by Arden Powell, a flash piece (“Scientists Confirm: There’s a Black Hole in the Center of Your Heart”) from Jo Miles, along with an SF reprint by C.C. Finlay (“One Basket”). Plus, we have an original fantasy short by P H Lee (“The Turnip, or, How The Whole World Was Brought to Peace”). We also have a flash piece (“Picnic, with Monster”) from Susan Palwick. Our fantasy reprint is by Stephen Graham Jones (“Broken Record”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with book reviews from our terrific review team. Our ebook readers will also enjoy an excerpt from Brian McClellan’s new novel In the Shadow of Lightning.

May 2022 (Issue 144)

We have original science fiction by Grace Chan (“Nobody Ever Goes Home to Zhenzhu”) and Tobias S. Buckell (“The Plastic People”). We also have a flash piece (“It Came Gently”) from Aigner Loren Wilson, along with an SF reprint by Peter Watts (“Test 4 Echo”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Andi C. Buchanan (“If We Do Not Fly at Sunset”) and Lina Rather (“The Cheesemaker and the Undying King”). We also have a flash piece (“Magical Girl Burnout Bingo”) from Lauren Ring. Our fantasy reprint is by Jonathan Maberry (“The Hammer of God”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with book reviews from our terrific review team. Our ebook readers will also enjoy a book excerpt.