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A Feisty Five, by Niall Harrison (10/31/12)
With five days to go, we're hovering around the $6,000 mark:   So we'll likely be publishing Michele Bannister's poem "The Architect of Snow" later on. In the meantime, for today's list, in recognition of the fact that the reviews...
We Knew Them Back When ..., by Niall Harrison (10/30/12)
  Six days left, and we're heading towards $6,000 raised -- we need another $350 or so to hit that milestone, at which point we'll publish the next part of our fund drive issue, Michele Bannister's poem, "The Architect of...
Strange Horizons, w/c 22nd October, by Rachel Monte (10/29/12)
This week, we had:Nicholas Seeley's article, "A Dragon in the Time Machine: The Gross Anatomy of Horror"John Clute's column, "Scores""Torah and Secular Learning", a poem by Bogi TakácsAnd reviews of Looper, by William Mingin, Harry Karlinsky's The Evolution of Inanimate...
8 days to go, 8 stories to read, by Niall Harrison (10/28/12)
Thank you to everyone who donated and helped to spread the word about the fund drive -- we ended up with our best day of the fund drive so far, and now have just another $250 to raise before we...
Stranger Horizons, October 2012, by Niall Harrison (10/27/12)
So here's the second installment of the blog feature we started last month, in which I round up the latest projects from past SH contributors (and current staff). If you're a past contributor with news to share for November, please...
Update, by Niall Harrison (10/26/12)
Almost $400 raised today -- thank you! Now, our best day of the fund drive so far was $405, who wants to push us over the top?  ...
On reviews at SH, by Niall Harrison (10/26/12)
Dan Hartland on negative reviews -- such as his review of Black Bottle by Anthony Huso, which we published today, and why he writes for SH: Some of my favourite works of fiction are SF&F – but the genre disappoints...
A Connection to the SF World, by Niall Harrison (10/26/12)
Vandana Singh on Strange Horizons and me: I still remember the announcement that Mary Ann Mohanraj made way back on a South Asian women’s listserve — that she was planning to start a speculative fiction ezine with some friends. That...
More Support, by Niall Harrison (10/26/12)
Jenny Barber at Shiny Shorts on supporting the fund drive, who says that our list of reasons is all very well, but: the best and foremost one should be this: Strange Horizons is one of the best magazines out there....
10 days to go, and 10 reasons to donate!, by Niall Harrison (10/26/12)
Doesn't time fly when you're having fun? Suddenly there are only 10 days left in this year's fund drive -- so here are 10 reasons to donate. 1. Because everyone who donates gets entered into our fund drive prize draw,...
Channel-Flipping Update, by Niall Harrison (10/23/12)
Genevieve Valentine's adventures in sponsored channel-flipping continue with The Happiest Millionaire: Full cast rush! Macho patriarch, Greer Garson (excellent choice, movie), and a whitebread young couple, half of which is Lesley Ann Warren. Pointed introductions are made. The tray becomes...
On SH Reviews, by Niall Harrison (10/23/12)
Nina Allan makes us blush: Strange Horizons has done and continues to do a great deal to promote new and exciting writing in SFF, fiction that pushes the boundaries and widens the remit, and their occasional ‘retrospectives’ featuring more established...
This week's issue, and fund drive update #4, by Niall Harrison (10/22/12)
New issue time! This week we have John Clute's Scores, looking at books by Brian Fies, Tim Powers, Jeffrey Ford and Bruno Jasieński; Bogi Takács' poem "Torah and Secular Learning"; Nicholas Seeley's season-appropriate exploration of "The Gross Anatomy of Horror",...
Strange Horizons, w/c 15th October, by Rachel Monte (10/21/12)
This week, we had:Lavie Tidhar's short story, "The Lord of Discarded Things""Sea Change" a poem by Kathrin KöhlerAnd reviews of Janet Edwards' Earth Girl, by Phoebe North, N.K. Jemisin's The Broken Kingdoms and The Kingdom of Gods, by Nic Clarke,...
Climate Change Fiction Again, by Niall Harrison (10/21/12)
I'm not sure that Daniel Kramb's blogpost in The Guardian this week adds very much to the discussion about climate change fiction, but I like to note these things: There's apocalyptic fiction, of course, and you could, I suppose, connect...
Righteous, by Niall Harrison (10/20/12)
A great shout-out from Charlie Jane Anders at io9: Two of the internet's coolest fiction magazines need your support right now. Strange Horizons is having its annual fund drive, with tons of prizes for donors — but the main prize...
Things About SH, by Niall Harrison (10/17/12)
Here's Liz Argall on why she supports SH, and on her donated prize: Strange Horizons are a terrific online magazine who published my story The Rugged Track, a rollerderby fairytale. Their staff are volunteers with a professional attitude and they...
The World of SH, by Niall Harrison (10/17/12)
Jennifer Mason-Black, whose stories "In the Library of Souls" and Ash and Dust" we've published this year, has a generous post about why she values SH: A well-edited magazine creates its own world, just as surely as a writer creates...
Romie Stott: Poetry What I Am Looking For, by Romie Stott (10/16/12)
As we are halfway through the month of October, and I am the poetry editor on duty for October, I thought I should say a few words about who I am and what I am looking for, since I am...
$3000!, by Niall Harrison (10/16/12)
We've hit our next fund drive milestone -- so here's a bonus poem, "All the Mari's Parties", by Mat Joiner. Enjoy! Next up, at $4000: an essay by Daniel M. Kimmel on sf and politics....
Channel Flipping: Gilliam, by Niall Harrison (10/16/12)
Remember Genevieve Valentine's to blog bad media requested by fund drive donors? She's started with The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus: Outside, Lily Cole's wearing Every Tapestry Fabric, and looks fed up. Reason: Andrew Garfield rides up, meaning now she has...
Discovering Strange Horizons, by Niall Harrison (10/15/12)
A lovely post from Anaea Lay about why she supports the fund drive: A bit over five years ago, the job I had involved spending a lot of time in training classes. A lot of time. I hate training classes....
Fund Drive Update #3, by Niall Harrison (10/15/12)
Heading into week number three, and where do we stand?   Just under $3000, that's where we stand. Another couple of hundred dollars and we'll be publishing Mat Joiner's poem, "All the Mari's Parties." We've also updated the donor prize...
Strange Horizons, w/c 8th October, by Niall Harrison (10/14/12)
In the second week of this year's fund drive, our regular issue featured: The concluding part of "In the Library of Souls" by Jennifer Mason-Black: read part one here, and then part two here Gemma Files' poem "Invocabulary" And in...
The Unspeakable, by Niall Harrison (10/13/12)
Gene at Not By Its Cover has an interesting account of a recent talk by Margo Lanagan about animal transformations in her work, in particular Sea Hearts (which I loved): Lanagan also talked about the fact that while Seahearts is...
Fund Drive Update #2, by Niall Harrison (10/08/12)
First order of business: this week's issue. We have the second part of Jennifer Mason-Black's "In the Library of Souls" (catch up on part one here; we have a new poem by Gemma Files, "Invocabulary"; and Martin Lewis kicks off...
Strange Horizons, w/c 1st October, by Rachel Monte (10/07/12)
In this week's issue, we had:An editorial notice from Niall, "Looking Back, Looking Forward" to announce the beginning of our 2012 fund driveThe first part of Jennifer Mason-Black's short story, "In the Library of Souls"Leslie Anderson's poem, "I Understand Video...
Fund Drive Update #1, by Niall Harrison (10/03/12)
Just over 48 hours in, and we're hovering just under the $1000 mark -- which makes this the fastest start to a fund drive for several years, thank you! So far as our donor rewards go, we've got just 3...
First Month of Reading Redux, by Adrienne Odasso (10/01/12)
As of today, I've responded to all poetry submissions sent to Strange Horizons during the month of September. I'm pleased to say that I saw just under 200 submissions (as expected) and that the decision-making was challenging in the best...
Fund Drive 2012!, by Niall Harrison (10/01/12)
It's a new month, we have a new issue -- featuring Jennifer Mason-Black, Leslie Anderson, and reviews of books by Greg Egan (with a diagram!), Kij Johnson, and Kiini Ibura Salaam -- and, we're kicking off this year's fund drive....
Strange Horizons, w/c 24th September, by Rachel Monte (10/01/12)
This week, we had:An article by Cynthia C. Scott, "Rage Against the Machine: How Colossus: The Forbin Project May Predict the Real Life Future of Artificial Intelligence"Jeanie Tomasko's poem, "Violet's Hearts"And reviews of Adam Christopher's Seven Wonders, by Liz Bourke,...