25 May 2015

[Fiction by Laurence Suhner]


ARTICLE: Following the Story: An Interview with Laurence Suhner, by Alastair Reynolds

"For me drawing, writing and composing music are one single thing. Or various aspects of the same thing. I like to live in a wide imaginary world."

FICTION: Vestiges (extract), by Laurence Suhner

This week, we are pleased to bring you a short extract from Vestiges, the first volume of the Quantika trilogy by Laurence Suhner.

FICTION: Podcast: Vestiges (extract), by Laurence Suhner, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Laurence Suhner's "Vestiges (extract)."

COLUMN: The Golden Age of Science Fiction Is Twenty-Nine, by Nancy Jane Moore

According to the lore, a fan named Peter Graham once responded to a debate on what age—referring to period of time—constituted the “Golden Age” of science fiction by saying “twelve.”

POETRY: Shadowskin, by Shveta Thakrar

This girl knew once-upon-a-times like / The savory pasta that supplanted / Her grandmother's spicy lentils and rice

POETRY: Podcast: May Poetry, by Kailee Marie Pedersen, Deepthi Gopal, Jenny Blackford, and Shveta Thakrar, read by Ania Hornowski, Julia Rios, Ciro Faienza, and Shveta Thakrar

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

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu, reviewed by Matt Hilliard
Wednesday: The Zero Theorem, reviewed by Rachael Acks
Friday: Hidden Folk by Eleanor Arnason, reviewed by A. S. Moser

18 May 2015

[Fiction by S. L. Huang]


FICTION: By Degrees and Dilatory Time, by S. L. Huang

Zara’s response was the best one, when he told her his diagnosis. “I’m sorry,” she said. “I’m sorry we as scientists haven’t fixed this yet. That we haven’t fucking solved it. We should have a cure.”She was so angry. At the world. At her scientific brethren. At human progress.

FICTION: Podcast: By Degrees and Dilatory Time, by S. L. Huang, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents S. L. Huang's "By Degrees and Dilatory Time."

ARTICLE: Artist Interview: Milan Jaram, by Tory Hoke

If I made something awesome and nobody saw it, there is some kind of sadness to that. Like a chef who made his best meal but nobody was around to taste it.

EDITORIAL: Fair Pay for Art, by Julia Rios

It turned out that people loved the idea of illustrations. After that story went live someone even made a donation specifically in the hopes that we would do more. . . . The only thing was that none of us (in the fiction department at least) knew anything about acquiring art.

POETRY: Ghost Irises, by Jenny Blackford

White irises float on the darkening air / like ghosts of sturdier flowers

COLUMN: Movements: Use of Anger, by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

At times, writing this column is like performing open heart surgery on myself.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Drifter issues 1-5 by Ivan Brandon and Nic Klein, reviewed by Phoebe Salzman-Cohen
Wednesday: The Chimes by Anna Smaill, reviewed by Nina Allan
Friday: Steins;gate, reviewed by Pete Davison

11 May 2015

[Reviews ]


FICTION: Cloth Mother, by Sarah Pauling

“Mazie, honey,” the mother said at nine o’clock exactly, stepping delicately through the doorway. She had been waiting, still and silent, directly outside. “It’s getting close to bedtime.” She carried a mug, using a stick of peppermint to stir the steaming chocolate. Mazie had made the mug herself. Despite the bumps, it was a good first attempt at skilled craftsmanship.

FICTION: Podcast: Cloth Mother, by Sarah Pauling, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Sarah Pauling's "Cloth Mother."

POETRY: Not With Flowers, by Deepthi Gopal

I write this to you in defence of the green growing things / I write this to you to fill the spaces you left in your wake

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Archangel by Marguerite Reed, reviewed by K Kamo
Wednesday: Strangers and Hostages by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith, reviewed by Electra Pritchett
Friday: The Sculptor by Scott McCloud, reviewed by Raz Greenberg

4 May 2015

[Reviews ]


FICTION: The Pieces, by Teresa Milbrodt

When I walk through the door I see my father has indeed gone to pieces, like a decapitated doll torn apart by an angry kid.

FICTION: Podcast: The Pieces, by Teresa Milbrodt, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Teresa Milbrodt's "The Pieces."

POETRY: Four Sea Interludes, by Kailee Marie Pedersen

And when you kiss me, your mouth tastes of brine.

COLUMN: Communities: A Theory of the Narrative Multiverse, by Renay

Teen Wolf is one of my favorite fandoms.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro, reviewed by Christina Scholz
Wednesday: Casanova: Sloth by Matt Fraction, Gabriel Bae and Fabio Moon, reviewed by Martin Cahill
Friday: Chappie, dir. Neill Blomkamp, reviewed by Jeremy Szal

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