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Stranger Horizons, October 2013, by Niall Harrison (10/31/13)
Let's start with new books this time around. In timely fashion, given this week's interview, Lavie Tidhar's The Violent Century is out from Hodder, while Shimon Adaf's Sunburnt Faces is launched by PS Publishing at World Fantasy Convention tomorrow afternoon....
This week's issue, by Niall Harrison (10/30/13)
To finish off October, we have: "The Convergence Between Poetry and the Fantastic": a long interview/conversation between Shimon Adaf and Lavie Tidhar "The Man From the Yellow Star" by Elana Gomel: this month's reprint essay, about Russian Jews, SF and...
This week's issue, by Niall Harrison (10/21/13)
It's that time again. This week we have for you: Sunny Moraine's story "Event Horizon", with podcast reading by Anaea Lay. "On Tuesdays and Thursdays we go to feed the house...." April Grant's poem, "Ivy" And in reviews, Paul Kincaid...
This week's issue, by Niall Harrison (10/15/13)
The lineup: This week's story is "Three on a Match" by Steve Berman; with podcast reading, as ever, by Anaea Lay. This week's poem is "Slouching Towards the Garden" by Margarita Tenser John Clute's latest Scores takes on Andrew Milner's...
WSFA Small Press Award, by Niall Harrison (10/15/13)
Over the weekend, the winner of this year's WSFA Small Press Award was announced -- and it was Ken Liu's story "Good Hunting", which we published last year! Many congratulations to Ken, and we're all thrilled....
PS, by Niall Harrison (10/08/13)
If you still have money to spare left after the fund drive, I'd direct your attention to these fine projects: Crossed Genres is having a subscription drive, aiming for 600 subscriptions by December. Among many other stories, they published Nisi...
And the total is ..., by Niall Harrison (10/08/13)
The final donations are in, and have been tallied, and the total for the 2013 SH fund drive is ... $12,958! Or as close to our overall goal as makes no difference.   This is a brilliant result -- when...
... and that's a wrap, by Niall Harrison (10/08/13)
That's it -- the fund drive is over for another year. I'm travelling today, so it will take me a little while to get a final total together, and then a couple of days more to start sorting out the...
The last hour, by Niall Harrison (10/07/13)
  I'll be honest: I don't actually know what the fund drive total is at the moment, because I'm asleep. But before I went to bed, we were at $11,573. If I've scheduled this post right, there's an hour to...
This week's issue, by Niall Harrison (10/07/13)
It being a Monday, of course, we also have a new issue for you, featuring: Lara Elena Donnelly's story, "The Witches of Athens", with podcast reading by Anaea Lay Marchell Dyon's poem, "How a Mermaid spends her winters" Genevieve Valentine's...
$11,000 -- and the last day!, by Niall Harrison (10/07/13)
Yep, we just reached our primary goal -- thank you! Another full year of Strange Horizons, coming right up.   There's still (as I write) thirteen hours left in the fund drive, though -- so don't let me stop you...
2013 recap: "A Plant (Whose Name is Destroyed)", by Niall Harrison (10/06/13)
Seth Dickinson's story (audio) rounded out August for us. First sentence: Naveen's boyfriend is now certainly a god. Daniel Woods wrote it up for Tangent: In its simpliest light, this is a story about two people who love each other...
2013 recap: "Din Ba Din", by Niall Harrison (10/06/13)
Next up in August, we had "Din Ba Din" by Kate MacLeod (audio). The freshly turned earth soaks through my jeans to chill my knees and I sit back, pushing the hair from my eyes. A sticky wetness slicks over...
2013 recap: "Complicated and Stupid", by Niall Harrison (10/06/13)
Moving into August, we reach Charlie Jane Anders' "Complicated and Stupid" (audio): Benjamin Furst went to his doctor and said, "I want to fall in love with my wife again." Benjamin had read some story about a poet who re-fell...
2013 recap: "Ten Cigars", by Niall Harrison (10/05/13)
July concludes with CSE Cooney's "Ten Cigars" (audio). Careful Angela did the matches. They solemnly passed the cigar around, sucking the non-lit end and exhaling deeply. Only Rosa got it right. She coughed up ten butterflies right away. Matthew Nadelhaft...
2013 recap: "In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind", by Niall Harrison (10/05/13)
Another two-parter to kick off July: you can read part one of Sarah Pinsker's story here (audio), and part two here (audio). "Don't leave." The first time he said it, it sounded like a command. The tone was so unlike...
2013 recap: "Longfin's Daughters", by Niall Harrison (10/05/13)
Finally in June, we had "Longfin's Daughters" by OJ Cade (audio): Three sisters lived next to an eel pond. The oldest sister fed the eels each morning, just before dawn. She fed them chicken pieces and crooned, felt them wind...
2013 recap: "Collateral Memory", by Niall Harrison (10/04/13)
Next up in June was "Collateral Memory" (audio), by Sabrina Vourvoulias: Child's play. Tag. Hide and seek. Duck, duck, goose. A group of people thrown together for an afternoon, or an hour, or a lifetime. Someone chasing. Someone running. Someone...
2013 recap: "Jinki and the Paradox", by Niall Harrison (10/04/13)
Our recap reaches June, and Sathya Stone's "Jinki and the Paradox" (audio): Mr. Quest made people out of cards. He took a deck of cards, hearts and spades and diamonds and clubs, and he gave them little heads and little...
2013 recap: "Hiding on the Red Sands of Mars", by Niall Harrison (10/04/13)
Anaea Lay's two-parter -- part one (audio), part two (audio) -- was our second story for May. Esteban and I were trying to get high by eating cactus blossoms when I spotted the dust cloud on the horizon. We were...
$10,000!, by Niall Harrison (10/04/13)
Here it is! The final piece of content for our 2013 fund drive bonus issue is the conclusion of Nisi Shawl's "Red Matty" (audio). If for some inexplicable reason you have not yet read part one, you can do so...
2013 recap: "Hear the Enemy, My Daughter", by Niall Harrison (10/04/13)
Heading into May, our first story was Kenneth Schneyer's "Hear the Enemy, My Daughter" (podcast): Everything about Kesi reminds me of her father. Her hair is crinklier than mine, because Jabari's was. Her skin is a darker shade of brown...
Splitting the Difference, part 2, by Niall Harrison (10/03/13)
The second half of this week's Indian SF round-table is now live, and can be found here. This part covers writerly goals and influences, postcolonialism and self-definition, and some recommendations! Question 4: The worlds of the future in golden-age SF...
$9,000!, by Niall Harrison (10/02/13)
The goal is getting closer! So here's our next piece of bonus content, an interview with Helen Oyeyemi (and if you haven't read her novels, you absolutely should right now): NH: All your novels strike me as political to a...