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1 February 2016

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FICTION: Conjure Man, by Stefon Mears

A crossroads has to be a lonely place. It has to be a real choice point. When you stand at a crossroads and pick which way to go, that decision has to mean something. It can't be a decision you can change your mind about a few hundred feet later, or even a quarter mile.

FICTION: Podcast: Conjure Man, by Stefon Mears, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Stefon Mears's "Conjure Man."

POETRY: The Hawk-Woman's Prophecy, by Kavitha Rath

the feathers molt from my shoulders / to reveal red skin, red hair, / raptor turns to rapture

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: The Liminal War and The Entropy of Bones by Ayize Jama-Everett, reviewed by Abigail Nussbaum
Wednesday: Marginalia to Stone Bird by Rose Lemberg, reviewed by Karen Burnham and Sofia Samatar
Friday: Europe at Midnight by Dave Hutchinson, reviewed by Redfern Jon Barrett


25 January 2016

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ARTICLE: Flying Cars, Dino-Power, and Energy in SF, by Brent Ryan Bellamy

The reliance at a planetary level on high-density energy calibrates our conception of past, present, and future.

POETRY: uprooted, by Kit Hamada

at the tips of my fingers white flowers bloomed / my hair turned to brambles / my skin to ashy bark

POETRY: Podcast: January Poetry, by Naru Dames Sundar, Sara Polsky, Margaret Wack, and Kit Hamada, read by Ciro Faienza and Romie Stott

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents poetry from the January issues.

COLUMN: Where Are We Going? Some Reflections on British Horror, Present and Future, by Nina Allan

One of the events I was most looking forward to at last autumn’s FantasyCon in Nottingham was a panel I was invited to sit on entitled “British Horror: Present and Future.”

EDITORIAL: The 2015 Readers' Poll, by Niall Harrison

The votes are in! Congratulations to the winners of this year's Readers' Poll.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Upright Beasts by Lincoln Michel, reviewed by Chris Kammerud
Wednesday: Yonderland, reviewed by Erin Horáková
Friday: The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk edited by Sean Wallace, reviewed by Alasdair Czyrnyj


18 January 2016

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FICTION: How the God Auzh-Aravik Brought Order to the World Outside the World, by Arkady Martine

Before it was stolen, the skin of Auzh-Aravik had been inscribed with all the laws of heaven.

FICTION: Podcast: How the God Auzh-Aravik Brought Order to the World Outside the World, by Arkady Martine, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Arkady Martine's "How the God Auzh-Aravik Brought Order to the World Outside the World."

ARTICLE: Artist Interview: Patricio Betteo, by Tory Hoke

Deep inside, I am trying to replicate the same effect that other artists had in me when I was young.

POETRY: Apotropaic Magic, by Margaret Wack

I am a carven queen, a saint, / a pretty thing to bless the ship / with good luck and swift passage.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Dragonheart by Cecelia Holland, reviewed by Kelly Jennings
Wednesday: Of Sorrow and Such by Angela Slatter, reviewed by Octavia Cade
Friday: Ghost Signs by Sonya Taaffe, reviewed by Liz Bourke


11 January 2016

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FICTION: The Godbeard, by Lavie Tidhar

The ceremony took place on a day when God passed low over the earth in a south-westerly direction. For days now, heaven had been visible in the sky, a mass of solid white clouds drifting close and closer still.

FICTION: Podcast: The Godbeard, by Lavie Tidhar, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Lavie Tidhar's "The Godbeard."

POETRY: Departures, by Sara Polsky

Please understand. This is something I wanted / before all the things we've wanted together.

COLUMN: Metagames: Fitness Games, by Andrea Phillips

In October of 2003, PlayStation introduced the first generation of what was then called the EyeToy.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: The Last Witness by K.J. Parker, reviewed by Alasdair Czyrnyj
Wednesday: Updraft by Fran Wilde, reviewed by Alix E. Harrow and A.S. Moser
Friday: The Ship by Antonia Honeywell, reviewed by Shannon Fay



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