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25 August 2014

[Article by Stephe Harrop]

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ARTICLE: 'To Keep Out Bad Things': Exploring the Wall in A Song of Ice and Fire, by Stephe Harrop

The Wall, like the men and women who inhabit and contest its surrounding landscapes, is sketched with a sharp authorial eye for the dramatic contrasts, contradictions, and paradoxes of a frontier.

POETRY: A Pantheon of Madnesses, by Cory O'Brien

There are no leaves. There are only flies. And they notice you, noticing them.

POETRY: Podcast: August Poetry, by Lisa Bellam, Jessy Randall, Charles Bane, Jr., and Cory O'Brien, read by Ciro Faienza, Julia Rios, Diane Severson Mori, and Cory O'Brien

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents poetry from the August issues.


18 August 2014

[Reviews ]

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FICTION: Cold as the Moon, by Sunny Moraine

Before the sun went down Daddy became a bear and ran away over the ice floes.

FICTION: Podcast: Cold as the Moon, by Sunny Moraine, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Sunny Moraine's "Cold as the Moon."

POETRY: A Universe Collided, by Charles Bane, Jr.

such play as / spawn or beer on working / days, or mouth to mouth

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Half a King by Joe Abercrombie, reviewed by Liz Bourke


11 August 2014

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FICTION: The Air We Breathe Is Stormy, Stormy, by Rich Larson

In Baltic waters, gnashed by dark waves, there stood an old oil platform on rusted legs. It was populated as rigs always are, by coarse men young and strong whose faces soon overgrew with bristle and bloat. Cedric was one of these.

FICTION: Podcast: The Air We Breathe Is Stormy, Stormy, by Rich Larson, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Rich Larson's "The Air We Breathe Is Stormy, Stormy."

POETRY: Helmets of the Future, by Jessy Randall

indoor helmet / outdoor helmet

COLUMN: Scores, by John Clute

Paul as a whole is divided into three Parks. Also his book.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey, reviewed by A. S. Moser
Wednesday: Resistance by Samit Basu, reviewed by Z. Irene Ying
Friday: Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta, reviewed by Katherine Farmart


4 August 2014

[Fiction by Usman T. Malik]

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FICTION: Resurrection Points, by Usman T. Malik

And thus we practiced my first danse macabre. Sought out the nerve bundles, made them pop and sizzle, watched the cadaver spider its way across the table. With each discharge, the pain lessened, but soon my fingers began to go numb and Baba made me halt. Carefully he draped DeadBoy.

FICTION: Podcast: Resurrection Points, by Usman T. Malik, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Usman T. Malik's "Resurrection Points."

POETRY: Note to the Caretaker, by Lisa Bellamy

in our absence, please negotiate a final settlement with the mole

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: The Time Traveler's Almanac, edited by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer, reviewed by Paul Kincaid
Wednesday: The Race by Nina Allan, reviewed by Dan Hartland
Friday: Child of a Hidden Sea by A. M. Dellamonica, reviewed by Sarah Frost



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