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21 July 2014

[Fiction by C. S. E. Cooney]

(Fiction)

FICTION: Witch, Beast, Saint: an Erotic Fairy Tale, by C. S. E. Cooney

I could’ve changed him back. The transformation spell would take research, focus, a not inconsiderable outpouring of stored magic, but in the end, it was entirely doable. Thing was, I rather liked my monster as a monster.

FICTION: Podcast: Witch, Beast, Saint: an Erotic Fairy Tale, by C. S. E. Cooney, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents C. S. E. Cooney's "Witch, Beast, Saint: an Erotic Fairy Tale."

POETRY: Grandmother, by Leslianne Wilder

We hadn't disliked the grandmother we'd had / But she was a wolf now

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: The Revolutions by Felix Gilman, reviewed by Alix E. Harrow
Wednesday: The Moon King by Neil Williamson, reviewed by Matt Hilliard
Friday: Salvage by Alexandra Duncan, reviewed by Phoebe North


14 July 2014

[Reviews ]

(Reviews)

FICTION: The World Resolute, by E. Catherine Tobler

The trees are growing hollow here. The trees are long dead, striping the snowy land with dark shadows. The hag sits among shadows and trees alike.

FICTION: Podcast: The World Resolute, by E. Catherine Tobler, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents E. Catherine Tobler's "The World Resolute."

POETRY: Metamorphosis, by Juan Martínez

Then the hallway / turned into / a car

COLUMN: Me and Science Fiction: Books and the Death of the Middle Class, by Eleanor Arnason

I’m not planning to write about shopping malls, but [. . .] I am planning to write about the ways that books and art are affected by the fact that the middle class no longer has “the fucking money.”

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Transformers: Age of Extinction, reviewed by Adam Roberts
Wednesday: Motherless Child by Glen Hirshberg, reviewed by Matthew Cheney
Friday: No Harm Can Come to a Good Man by James Smythe, reviewed by Anne Charnock


7 July 2014

[Reviews ]

(Reviews)

FICTION: Chopin's Eyes, by Lara Elena Donnelly

In the drawing room of Franz Liszt's mistress, no one is looking at Chopin's eyes.

FICTION: Podcast: Chopin's Eyes, by Lara Elena Donnelly, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Lara Elena Donnelly's "Chopin's Eyes."

POETRY: A Self-Contained Riot of Lights, by Bogi Takács

I reach into my nose and pull out a rainbow tapeworm / as a token of goodbye

COLUMN: Intertitles: A Million Ways to Die in the West, by Genevieve Valentine

A nameless drifter has the only thing he calls his own stolen from him by a band of thieves; amid a world of lawlessness where the quickest draw makes the law, he sets out to get it back.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi, reviewed by Alix Heintzman
Wednesday: Beowulf: a Translation and Commentary, together with Sellic Spell, by J. R. R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien, reviewed by Adam Roberts
Friday: Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge, reviewed by Lila Garrott


30 June 2014

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(Reviews)

FICTION: Introduction to "Chambered Nautilus", by Aliette de Bodard

Élisabeth Vonarburg is a weaver of words.

FICTION: Chambered Nautilus, by Élisabeth Vonarburg

When she realized that this time she couldn't leave, the Voyager decided to keep a diary.

FICTION: Podcast: Chambered Nautilus, by Élisabeth Vonarburg, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Elisabeth Vonarburg's "Chambered Nautilus."

COLUMN: Movements: Translations, the Mother Tongue, and Acts of Resistance (Part 1), by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

I was recently at Fantasticon, which is an annual Danish convention held in Denmark, and the conversations I had over there were mostly about language and the use of language.

COLUMN: Once More, With Feeling: A Belated Response, by Jaymee Goh

Last year, after Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution  came out, acclaimed SF critic John Clute wrote a review that bounced from the essay that editor Ann VanderMeer graciously had me rewrite for inclusion into the anthology.

POETRY: La Muerte, by Randi Anderson

The mountain watches me, / the mountain trembles up and down

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Short Fiction Snapshot #9: "A Dweller in Amenty" by Genevieve Valentine, reviewed by Benjamin Gabriel
Wednesday: Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor, reviewed by T. S. Miller
Friday: In Your Eyes, reviewed by Raz Greenberg



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