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15 December 2014

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FICTION: Nkásht íí, by Darcie Little Badger

A ghost is a terrible thing. Someday, we will all be terrible things.

FICTION: Podcast: Nkásht íí, by Darcie Little Badger, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Darcie Little Badger's "Nkásht íí."

POETRY: Warriors, by Thato Angela Chuma

who have built homes / in broken wombs

COLUMN: Communities: Sign Up Here, by Renay

In late October of 1995, I signed up for my first holiday fanwork exchange via a Sailor Moon message board I was a member of, after discovering online fandom the year before through the magic of the Internet.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Bitter Waters by Chaz Brenchley, reviewed by Anthony Cardno
Wednesday: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, reviewed by T.S. Miller


8 December 2014

FICTION: The Dying Embers, by Inkeri Kontro

“Why are there three of these placed so oddly?” one of the girls asks. My dear girl, I could tell you my story, should you know how to listen.

FICTION: Podcast: The Dying Embers, by Inkeri Kontro, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Inkeri Kontro's "The Dying Embers."

POETRY: Raw Honey, by Sara Norja

Now, you say, he becomes a bear.

1 December 2014

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FICTION: Kenneth: A User's Manual, by Sam J. Miller

Congratulations on your purchase of Kenneth Barrow, summer 1981's most desirable creature, six-foot-nothing in combat boots and a sweat-damp T-shirt, immaculately scruffed, conquistador of dance floors both domestic and foreign (meaning north of 42nd Street).

FICTION: Podcast: Kenneth: A User's Manual, by Sam J. Miller, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Sam J. Miller's "Kenneth: A User's Manual."

POETRY: Rust, by Kythryne Aisling

your tears will etch lines of rust around your eyes— / do not polish them away

COLUMN: Between Prose and Play: Words on Ice-Pick Lodge, by Cassandra Khaw

If games development companies could be anthropomorphized, Ice-Pick Lodge would be the haunted eccentric, the self-made thespian with a taste for the ghoulish, the genius with a sunken stare and a boxful of shoddy miracles.

EDITORIAL: Turnover, by Niall Harrison

As we wind down 2014, we're saying goodbye to a few familiar faces, and hello to a few new ones, with changes in the reviews, poetry, and fiction departments, as well as an expansion of the art department.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle, reviewed by Phoebe North
Wednesday: The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman, reviewed by A. S. Moser
Friday: Falling Sky by Rajan Khanna, reviewed by Sarah Frost


24 November 2014

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COLUMN: Movements: Towards Change, by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

Change. It’s been on my mind a lot these days.

POETRY: You Are Here, by Bogi Takács

With each moment, the baseline of your memories shifts

POETRY: Podcast: November Poetry, by Jane Crowley, Erik Amundsen, Rose Lemberg, Valya Dudycz Lupescu, and Bogi Takács, read by Romie Stott, Ciro Faienza, Valya Dudycz Lupescu, and Julia Rios

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, guest editor Ciro Faienza presents poetry from the November issues.

ARTICLE: Estrangement and Cognition, by Darko Suvin

In this chapter, I will argue for an understanding of SF as the literature of cognitive estrangement. This definition seems to possess the unique advantage of rendering justice to a literary tradition which is coherent through the ages and within itself, yet distinct from nonfictional utopianism, from naturalistic literature, and from other non-naturalistic fiction. It thus makes it possible to lay the basis for a coherent poetics of SF.

ARTICLE: The Strange Horizons Book Club: Tigerman, by Niall Harrison, Maureen Kincaid Speller, and Aishwarya Subramanian

This month we are discussing Nick Harkaway's third novel, Tigerman.


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