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25 April 2016

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ARTICLE: Can I Hug You? A Conversation about Writing, Representation, and Kale, by Mishell Baker and Sunil Patel

Mishell, your debut novel Borderline has gotten incredible reviews and has already gone into a second printing. So my first question for you is: how long is too long for a hug?

POETRY: Neither/Nor, by Alleliah Nuguid

See this desire for flight / fulfilled; this taste for sweetness, / ache only fruit can sate

COLUMN: Me and Science Fiction: Space Operas by Women, by Eleanor Arnason

I began thinking about this topic last year, when the Sad Puppies were in full cry. One of their complaints was that current Hugo finalists and winners are not good, old-time space operas with space ships and ray guns.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: X by Alistair McDowall, directed by Vicky Featherstone, reviewed by Sophia McDougall
Wednesday: The Winged Histories by Sofia Samatar, reviewed by Abigail Nussbaum
Friday: Cats Whirldby Rodolfo Martinez, reviewed by Benjamin Gabriel


18 April 2016

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FICTION: We Have a Cultural Difference, Can I Taste You?, by Rebecca Ann Jordan

I wriggle, delighting in all of these things in me. I want to digest them all.

FICTION: Podcast: We Have a Cultural Difference, Can I Taste You?, by Rebecca Ann Jordan, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Rebecca Ann Jordan's "We Have a Cultural Difference, Can I Taste You?"

POETRY: Propagation, by Layla Al-Bedawi

I teach you how to nick the skin between your fingers, worry the cut / open and blow on it with hot salty breath

COLUMN: Scores, by John Clute

Being beauteous has become a form of sarcasm, though our nostalgia for epiphanic moments, when the expression of some concinnity we can almost grasp seems almost graspable, does seem to continue to lurk.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Stories for Chip edited by Nisi Shawl and Bill Campbell, reviewed by Andy Sawyer
Wednesday: Get In Trouble by Kelly Link, reviewed by Nina Allan
Friday: Voices in the Night by Steven Millhauser, reviewed by Paul Kincaid


11 April 2016

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FICTION: This Is a Letter to My Son, by KJ Kabza

When I was little, I didn't understand. I'd tap the icons on my tablet randomly, looking for her. Dad would have to help. "Mommy's right here," he'd say, pointing to the icon of the white bird. His warm hand folded over my tiny one, guiding my finger to the bird's neck.

FICTION: Podcast: This Is a Letter to My Son, by KJ Kabza, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents KJ Kabza's "This Is a Letter to My Son."

POETRY: Eating Verse, by Akua Lezli Hope

passionfruit and lime / layers of fragrance unfolded / aromas thick textured blood wine

COLUMN: Matrilines: Louise Lawrence: A Woman Out of Time, by Kari Sperring

I’m not sure exactly how old I was when I first encountered the works of Louise Lawrence—no more than thirteen or fourteen—but I do remember the effect her writing had on me.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: The Robot Scientist's Daughter by Jeannine Hall Gailey, reviewed by John Amen
Wednesday: Shadowhunters, reviewed by Samira Nadkarni
Friday: Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald, reviewed by Matt Hilliard


4 April 2016

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FICTION: The Right Sort of Monsters, by Kelly Sandoval

Anabeth's new baby had the teeth of a crocodile. It'd been three weeks since she brought him back, so I'd heard the comments, but I did my best not to notice immediately.

FICTION: Podcast: The Right Sort of Monsters, by Kelly Sandoval, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Kelly Sandoval's "The Right Sort of Monsters."

POETRY: Minions, by Bryan Thao Worra

Why the Fiend? / Ask your white page, / These faint margins we're assigned

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Trio by Sarah Tolmie and A Field Guide to the Spirits by Jean LeBlanc, reviewed by Karen Burnham
Wednesday: Radiance by Catherynne M Valente, reviewed by Phoebe Salzman-Cohen
Friday: Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne, translated by Frederick Paul Walter, reviewed by William Mingin



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