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- Nomination, by Niall Harrison
- Strange Horizons is nominated for a Hugo!
- The 2012 Readers' Poll, by Niall Harrison
- You voted—here are the results.
- Introducing Short Fiction Snapshot, by Abigail Nussbaum
- Introducing a new reviews department feature.
- Podcasts and pay rises, by Niall Harrison
- The result of this year's fund drive—pay rises for poems and reviews, and free fiction podcasts starting in 2013!
- Strange Horizons Needs You!, by Niall Harrison
- Here we are already, in the final week of this year's fund drive.
- Looking Back, Looking Forward, by Niall Harrison
- Welcome to the 2012 Strange Horizons fund drive!
- Renewal, by Niall Harrison
- Today we can confirm the final shape of the new fiction editing team.
- Welcome to Julia Rios, by Niall Harrison
- A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of announcing Brit Mandelo as one of our new fiction editors. This week, I'm delighted to announce that she's being joined by Julia Rios.
- Changing the Guard, by Niall Harrison
- Welcome to Strange Horizons' newest fiction editor, Brit Mandelo!
- Results of the 2011 Readers' Poll, by Niall Harrison
- What were your favorites from last year?
- In Search of a New Look, by Niall Harrison
- Design a new logo for Strange Horizons, and if your entry is selected, win $252.30, plus the first T-shirt printed with the new logo—plus the kudos factor of seeing your work here in the magazine.
- A Fund Drive Update, by Niall Harrison
- The 2011 Strange Horizons Fund Drive, by Niall Harrison
- These things seem to come around before you know it, don't they?
- Results of the 2010 Readers' Poll, by Niall Harrison
- And so, without further ado ...
- Strange Horizons in 2011, by Niall Harrison
- Since taking over from Susan a couple of months ago, I've been working on various projects, and the first of them see the light this week.
- Strange Horizons Podcast: Interview with Maggie Hogarth, by Susan Marie Groppi
- Strange Horizons editor Susan Marie Groppi talks with artist and writer Maggie Hogarth about distributed publishing models, the Amazon Kindle, and the author-audience relationship.
- Strange Horizons Podcast: Interview with Tim Pratt, by Susan Marie Groppi
- Strange Horizons editor Susan Marie Groppi interviews Tim Pratt, who talks about books, babies, and what his fourteen-year-old self would have thought of his life today.
- Strange Horizons Podcast: Interview with Mary Robinette Kowal, by Susan Marie Groppi
- A new episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, featuring an interview with Mary Robinette Kowal.
- 2007 Fund Drive: The Thrilling Conclusion!, by Susan Marie Groppi
- Our fund drive was a success!
- Strange Horizons Podcast: Interview with Benjamin Rosenbaum, by Susan Marie Groppi
- The Strange Horizons podcast is back and features an interview with author Benjamin Rosenbaum.
- 2005 Reader's Choice Awards, by Susan Marie Groppi
- Congratulations to all of the winners!
- The Big Picture, by Susan Marie Groppi
- Movies, comic books, anime, video games, music, television shows, poetry—if it's out there and it's got some speculative content, we want to be reviewing it here at Strange Horizons.
- A Short Note About Poets, by Susan Marie Groppi
- The Science Fiction Poetry Association recently announced the nominees for the 2005 Rhysling Awards...
- Rocketships and Glue Sticks, by Susan Marie Groppi
- The content was exactly as self-absorbed as you might expect from a sixteen-year-old suburbanite.
- Reader's Choice Awards, by Susan Marie Groppi
- It is with great pleasure that I present to you...
- Twenty-One, by Susan Marie Groppi
- Discerning readers will note that these are not, in fact, the standard rules for blackjack.
- Welcome to the New Year, by Susan Marie Groppi
- We're very happy with how things have been going at Strange Horizons, but we're also continuing to make some changes.
- Roswell, by Susan Marie Groppi
- On the fourth night of the trip, the night after Oklahoma City and the night before Flagstaff, we went to Roswell. How could we not?
- Efficiency and Isolation, by Susan Marie Groppi
- There are a million obvious ways that the internet and other technological advances facilitate communication and connection—it would be ridiculous for me to say otherwise, sitting here in a coffeeshop in California using my laptop and a wireless connection to listen to a college radio station out of Amarillo.
- The Voices In My Head, by Susan Marie Groppi
- I hesitate to blame the technology, but the fact remains that I can (and often do) read books in public without ever once voicing a response, but the audiobooks make me talk to myself.
- Years of Practice, by Susan Marie Groppi
- After all, they were the ones running nearly fourteen miles up and down hills in eighty-degree weather. All I had to do was wave an orange flag and eat cookies.
- Miscellany, by Susan Marie Groppi
- There's a lot going on at Strange Horizons these days, enough that we're going to devote an entire editorial to it and spare you a play-by-play of the epic discussion about ants that took place at the family reunion.
- All the Wrong Reasons, by Susan Marie Groppi
- The problem was that in this case, the story about the girl who was sitting in front of us led naturally into the story about the A's fans who started smacking around Red Sox fans after the Sox won that last game in the division series, and that led into the story about Johnny Damon's terrifying concussion-causing collision in the outfield. . . .
- Fighting Fire Without Fire, by Susan Marie Groppi
- If you fight a group because they have violated what you consider very basic principles of human life and interaction, how do you win that fight without meeting them on their own terms?
- Young Ladies Don't, by Susan Marie Groppi
- I had the exceptional good fortune to have a handful of teachers who weren't just good at teaching but were also good at teaching us to think for ourselves.
- Manuscripts and Special Collections, by Susan Marie Groppi
- I mean, you might be surprised by the types of things you can find in archival collections.
- Where You Come From, by Susan Marie Groppi
- "Don't forget where you come from," she says to me.
- Finding the Future, by Susan Marie Groppi
- And the next day, after everyone had slept and woke and reconciled and had enormous amounts of coffee, a group of us went out to Castle Island and walked along the harbor's edge, trying to convince ourselves that it was actually the year 2000. That felt like the future, and we didn't actually feel like we were in the future.
- The Editorial Voice, by Susan Marie Groppi
- I certainly didn't want to write one of those "check out what's in this issue" pieces that a lot of my other airplane-reading magazines have (Sunset, I'm looking at you); those are boring to read, and I can only imagine that they're even more boring to write.
- The Vision Thing, by Susan Marie Groppi
- We're not just trying to produce a good magazine—we're trying to effect real and important change in the speculative fiction community. If you become a member of the Strange Horizons community, you'll be helping us achieve these goals.
- Qualified Professional, by Susan Marie Groppi
- We firmly believe that the writers published in Strange Horizons are among the best and brightest the speculative fiction community has to offer, so we believe that we're doing right by both the writers and the community to keep our status as a SFWA-pro magazine.
- Working Together, by Susan Marie Groppi
- It's an unusual business model for a magazine, and one that's perhaps especially unusual for speculative fiction—a genre that has been historically defined more in terms of marketing categories than anything else.
- We Think We Can . . ., by Susan Marie Groppi
- In recognition of how important you all are to our continuing existence, we're doing something a little different with our fundraising drives.
- Changing of the Guard, by Mary Anne Mohanraj
- We've had a great third year, and we've got lots of exciting stuff planned for the upcoming year.
- The Future of Sex, by Jed Hartman
- Where are the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, intersexed, polyamorous, or kinky people [in these futures]? Have they all gone into hiding, or maybe gone off to colonize planets of their own?
- Journals and Communities, by Mary Anne Mohanraj and Jed Hartman
- Online forums of various sorts, and particularly online journals, have provided a fertile ground for community-building in the speculative fiction world. Here at Strange Horizons, we're big proponents of community-building, so we're pleased to see this process at work.
- Where Never Lark or Even Eagle Flew, by Jed Hartman
- . . . this vision of an African-American man, an Indian woman, a white American woman, and an Israeli man working alongside their white male American colleagues—this isn't a science-fiction TV series, this is real life.
- A New Year, a New Look, by Mary Anne Mohanraj
- Welcome to 2003—you may have noticed that we've made a change here. We've reorganized our Table of Contents page. . . .
- The Strange Horizons Summer Workshops, by Mary Anne Mohanraj
- Why a Strange Horizons workshop? Aren't our writers already fabulous? Well, yes—obviously, we think so. But that doesn't mean they can't get better. We'd like our writers to just get better and better and better. And there aren't a whole lot of tools out there to help them do that.
- WorldCon 2002: A Pre-Con Report, by Mary Anne Mohanraj
- I thought I'd give you a little tour of my upcoming WorldCon—in the process, though it may seem overwhelming and exhausting, I hope you can also see a little of how fun, diverse, and wonderfully interesting the speculative fiction world can be.
- On Trying to Be the Best (and Asking for Money, Too), by Mary Anne Mohanraj
- Awards serve to motivate us, to show us what we've done, and to remind us that no matter how well we're doing, we can always get better. Please help us get better; help us become the best!
- Fall 2001 Reader Survey Results, by Mary Anne Mohanraj
- We thought you might be curious to hear some of the results; I've gone through the raw data and below are some rough summaries of how the survey turned out.
- All That Glitters Is Not Pyrite, by R Michael Harman
- Written text has been around as a medium for storytelling for a few thousand years. Our "new media" category includes all those nifty devices that have shown up in the last century and a half or so. This includes motion pictures, including animation; high-quality mass-produced graphics, from coffee-table art books to comics; and recorded sound. . . . [as well as] innovations such as the interactive story, which is the driving force behind many modern forms of game—computer games, role-playing games, and so on.
- The Idea of the Real: Notes on the History of Speculative Poetry, by Mark Rich
- in the speculative poem, the poet presents an unreal world as though presenting the real one. This may seem an easy piece of nonsense. It was, however, an extremely hard kind of nonsense to achieve. A poet could not truly do this until society, or at least an important part of society, was capable of perceiving the real world for what it was.
- Where Does Genre Come From?, by Jed Hartman
- I went through a big paradigm shift when it was first pointed out to me that for many purposes, science fiction is simply a marketing category. A couple years after that, I heard Kris Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith talk at a convention about fiction that spans genre boundaries; if I remember right, they said that a science fiction romance novel would sell something like ten times as many copies if marketed as a romance than it would if marketed as SF.
- Mother and Child Re-Union, by Audra Bruno
- This editorial has been removed from the archive.
- Choice and Consequences, by Chip Sudderth
- Shades of gray are becoming more evident in speculative fiction, but dark monarchs and evil empires have never gone away. Some fans of "literary" or "artsy" SF have bemoaned this lack of moral complexity, which surely speaks less to our understanding of a complex, sophisticated, morally relativistic world.
- I'm a Stranger Here Myself, by Brian Peters
- Strange Horizons has grown and changed a great deal in our first year, particularly when you consider that we, quite literally, started from nothing.
- Blood, Death, and Dismemberment, by Susan Marie Groppi
- Authors ask, from time to time, why we didn't want horror stories. That's a fairly easy one to answer—because we don't like horror. More recently, authors have been asking what we mean by "horror," though, and that's a little harder to answer.
- Avoiding the Potholes: Adventures in Genre-Crossing, by Mary Anne Mohanraj
- There are always books that break out of those statistical bounds, of course, books that are many times as successful as they were supposed to be—and when this happens, the burning question on the publisher's/agent's/author's mind is, what happened? And more importantly, can I make it happen again?
- What Do These People Know, Anyway?, by Paul Schumacher
- What I don't understand . . . is the near-universal acceptance of celebrities as experts on anything, let alone everything.
- Spiders in the Bedroom, by Susan Marie Groppi
- No matter what ridiculousness befalls Our Heroes, you know that they're never going to be facing danger with hay fever, or realizing only too late that someone's finished the last box of cereal and forgotten to buy more.
- Online Magazines and Speculative Fiction: Implications for Publishers, Writers, and Readers, by Mary Anne Mohanraj
- We're in a very experimental phase at the moment, but I predict that we're actually going to see some fine magazines shake out of this, and that they'll have very different approaches and tones from the traditional print magazines.
- This Sporting Life-Form, by Mithran Somasundrum
- Certainly when we project ourselves into the future, we seem ready to believe our sporting passions will continue. . . . Occasionally, writers have also considered how human sports could evolve.
- SF and Politics, by R Michael Harman
- Thus, as has often been noted, democracy seems a somewhat difficult notion. People may know what they want, but if most of them don't know how to get it, or how to determine who does know, the idea of voting seems a bit futile. Unfortunately, as has equally often been noted, democracy is still better than any known alternatives.
- So You Want To Start a Magazine, by Mary Anne Mohanraj
- Since Strange Horizons launched in September the questions I've gotten most often are: How do you do it? How do you plan to make this work? Where does your money come from? Can I do it too?
- Brevity Is the Soul of Fiction: A Paean to the Short Story, by Jed Hartman
- Short stories don't get the respect they deserve. For me, short fiction is . . . the heart of the speculative fiction field.
- How Sci-Fi Ruined My Life, by Jen Larsen
- When you get right down to it, sci-fi writers are, very basically, just plain sneaky.
- Scientifically Accurate? Who Cares?, by Paul R. F. Schumacher
- . . . even if the writers know better, they sacrifice accuracy for flash. They know that noise doesn't travel in space, but it'd be pretty uncool to have Klingon ships exploding silently.
- Strange New Horizons, by Mary Anne Mohanraj
- Speculative fiction (which for me encompasses everything from hard sf to vampire stories to magical realism) has been important to me. It's important to the world. These stories make us think. They critique society. They offer alternatives. They give us a vision of the future—and warn us of the potential dangers therein. They help us understand our past. They are full of beauty, and terror, and delight.
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