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22 August 2016

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ARTICLE: Boucher, Backbone and Blake – the legacy of Blakes 7, by Erin Horáková

Almost no other show, genre or otherwise, is as well-written as Blakes 7...I want people who enjoy, talk about and make art to know where the good shit is and where the bar should be set.

POETRY: To my Shyaam, by Shweta Narayan

Dancing child, poison-turner, lifter / of mountaintops, not even Kaliya / could carry your weight.

COLUMN: Scores, by John Clute

When we look into the mirror pastwards, we seem to see cliffs and panoplies of loved story carking at us wordfully in our wake Remember Me! Remember Me!

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: The 2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist, Part 1, reviewed by Abigail Nussbaum
Wednesday: The 2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist, Part 2, reviewed by Abigail Nussbaum
Friday: The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu, reviewed by K. Kamo


15 August 2016

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FICTION: In Our Rags of Light, by Shira Lipkin

If there's one thing halfass swamprat mystics like better than a girl on their lap while they're holding forth regarding the tiny scraps of the numinous they’ve managed to catch sight of, it's a girl waiting on them.

FICTION: Podcast: In Our Rags of Light, by Shira Lipkin, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Shira Lipkin's "In Our Rags of Light."

ARTICLE: Artist Interview: Melissa Pagluica, by Tory Hoke

Even as a kid I was always trying to create worlds and stories with my art.

POETRY: To the Girl Who Ran Through Crop Circles, by Karen J. Weyant

You never shy away from the sudden shapes / that appear shorn in the fields, // waves of stalks woven into circles and split spheres.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Codex Ocularis by Ian Pyper, reviewed by Nathaniel Forsythe
Wednesday: Simultaneous Worlds: Global Science Fiction Cinema, ed. by Jennifer L Feeley and Sarah Ann Wells, reviewed by Salik Shah
Friday: Peripheral Visions: Collected Ghost Stories of Robert Hood, reviewed by Shannon Fay


8 August 2016

[Fiction by Alena Indigo Anne Sullivan]

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FICTION: Gorse Daughter, Sparrow Son (Part 2 of 2), by Alena Indigo Anne Sullivan

Jocelyn’s mother grew weak and died when she was only a few months old; Jocelyn spent the rest of her childhood years at the skirts of one fairy or another, trying desperately to learn all the things her mother hadn’t had time to teach her.

FICTION: Podcast: Gorse Daughter, Sparrow Son (Part 2 of 2), by Alena Indigo Anne Sullivan, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Alena Indigo Anne Sullivan's "Gorse Daughter, Sparrow Son."

COLUMN: Me and Science Fiction: The Marvel Project, by Eleanor Arnason

At this point the Marvel project includes 12 movies that are out, plus 8 more planned or in production. . . . So what are these movies about? What is their appeal?

POETRY: population changes, by Brandon O'Brien

an android can win an arms race / but a black boy can't.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: A Daughter of No Name by A.M. Dellamonica, reviewed by A.S. Moser
Wednesday: Preacher,reviewed by Nia Wearn
Friday: Our Lady of the Ruins by Traci Brimhall, reviewed by Octavia Cade


1 August 2016

[Fiction by Alena Indigo Anne Sullivan]

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FICTION: Gorse Daughter, Sparrow Son (Part 1 of 2), by Alena Indigo Anne Sullivan

Jocelyn’s mother grew weak and died when she was only a few months old; Jocelyn spent the rest of her childhood years at the skirts of one fairy or another, trying desperately to learn all the things her mother hadn’t had time to teach her.

FICTION: Podcast: Gorse Daughter, Sparrow Son (Part 1 of 2), by Alena Indigo Anne Sullivan, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Alena Indigo Anne Sullivan's "Gorse Daughter, Sparrow Son."

POETRY: We Have Slain The Savage Martians, But Their Princess Escaped, by Kayla Bashe

Phobos and Deimos, alien mockeries - / Make our moons birds of prey. They will learn how to hunt.

COLUMN: Metagames: Discord in the Symphony, by Andrea Phillips

Imagine you're listening to your favorite kind of music: a symphony, a rock band, a chiptune; anything with multiple instruments or parts.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Defying Doomsday edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench, reviewed by Marina Berlin
Wednesday: The Shannara Chronicles, reviewed by Benjamin Gabriel
Friday: Down and Out in Purgatory by Tim Powers, reviewed by Duncan Lawie



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