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15 September 2014

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FICTION: The Great Detective, by Sarah Brooks

It was the alien that made Mayumi's Grandma into a detective. 'Not just any detective,' says Grandma. 'The Great Detective.'

FICTION: Podcast: The Great Detective, by Sarah Brooks, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Sarah Brooks's "The Great Detective."

POETRY: The Daemon Lover, by Pamela Manasco

How those bows tackled under like ice.

EDITORIAL: Changes in the Reviews Department, by Niall Harrison

Abigail has, however, decided to move on, and at the end of the year will be standing down as Reviews Editor.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen, reviewed by Adam Roberts
Wednesday: This Strange Way of Dying: Stories of Magic, Desire & the Fantastic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, reviewed by Foz Meadows
Friday: The Stonehenge Letters by Harry Karlinsky, reviewed by Nina Allan


8 September 2014

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FICTION: Never the Same, by Polenth Blake

When I was younger, people assumed I was nice. I knew when to smile and when to cry. They never believed it was me who stole the biscuits or set the cushions on fire. Until they ran the routine scans and I failed. Then every tear was viewed with suspicion. Every smile was cause to check for smoke. My sister was the only one who disagreed.

FICTION: Podcast: Never the Same, by Polenth Blake, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Polenth Blake's "Never the Same."

POETRY: Sea-Sweet, by Yoon Ha Lee

I bit you down / to bones

COLUMN: Movements: Translations, Mother Tongue, and Acts of Resistance (Part 2), by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

For some time now, I’ve been involved with the Interstitial Arts Foundation dream translation project. The thrust of this project is to see more works from non-Anglophone nations come into translation, to work together with translators, writers, and editors, and to look into funding that would cover the high cost of translations.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Short Fiction Snapshot #10: "Dagon's Bargain" by Gehayi, reviewed by Erin Horáková
Wednesday: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell, reviewed by James Smythe
Friday: Call and Response by Paul Kincaid, reviewed by Liz Bourke


1 September 2014

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FICTION: Four Steps to the Perfect Smoky Eye, by Claire Humphrey

Dad bought my safekeeper from the school.  The company had some kind of booth at Parent-Teacher Night.  He gave me this box tied with a purple ribbon.  I opened it and saw the black plastic handcuff, decorated with a row of number keys and a port on the side to charge it.

FICTION: Podcast: Four Steps to the Perfect Smoky Eye, by Claire Humphrey, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Claire Humphrey's "Four Steps to the Perfect Smoky Eye."

POETRY: Used, by Eric Otto

metal body a metal body

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: The Madonna and the Starship by James Morrow, reviewed by Molly Katz
Wednesday: Fringe 2014, part 1, reviewed by Erin Horáková
Friday: Fringe 2014, part 2, reviewed by Erin Horáková


25 August 2014

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ARTICLE: 'To Keep Out Bad Things': Exploring the Wall in A Song of Ice and Fire, by Stephe Harrop

The Wall, like the men and women who inhabit and contest its surrounding landscapes, is sketched with a sharp authorial eye for the dramatic contrasts, contradictions, and paradoxes of a frontier.

POETRY: A Pantheon of Madnesses, by Cory O'Brien

There are no leaves. There are only flies. And they notice you, noticing them.

POETRY: Podcast: August Poetry, by Lisa Bellam, Jessy Randall, Charles Bane, Jr., and Cory O'Brien, read by Ciro Faienza, Julia Rios, Diane Severson Mori, and Cory O'Brien

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



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