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23 May 2016

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FICTION: The Beef, by J.D. Moyer

Jeffries says he's worried about the retrovirus. I think he just doesn't like Matthews, doesn't want him hanging around. Truth is, myself and the kids excepted, Jeffries likes cattle and dogs more than people. He'll get over it.

FICTION: Podcast: The Beef, by J.D. Moyer, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents J.D. Moyer's "The Beef."

POETRY: Godmotherless, by Sara Backer

Her father left her every day / for many years.

POETRY: Podcast: May Poetry, by Annette Frost, Lisa Rosinsky, Chengyu Liu, and Sara Backer, read by Annette Frost, Romie Stott, Ciro Faienza, and Sara Backer

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

COLUMN: Metagames: Playing at Good and Evil, by Andrea Phillips

This is where I first encountered the concept of moral ambiguity: that sometimes it's hard to even know what the right thing is, because choosing one good outcome means preventing another.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi, reviewed by Nina Allan
Wednesday: The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle, reviewed by Vajra Chandrasekera
Friday: Late in the Day: Poems 2010-2015 by Ursula K Le Guin, reviewed by Lesley Wheeler


16 May 2016

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FICTION: Left the Century to Sit Unmoved, by Sarah Pinsker

The pond only looks bottomless.

FICTION: Podcast: Left the Century to Sit Unmoved, by Sarah Pinsker, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Sarah Pinsker's "Left the Century to Sit Unmoved."

POETRY: Culture Shock From Wild Flowers, by Chengyu Liu

A wide world opens in front of him: // light, pollens, hexagons / anti-gravitating in the air.

COLUMN: Another Letter to Tiptree, by Gillian Polack

The 2015 book Letters to Tiptree (ed. A. Pearce and A. Krasnostein) is a remarkable volume. It suggests many responses. This is mine.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton, reviewed by Gautam Bhatia
Wednesday: Staying Alive by Laura Sims, reviewed by Kate Schapira
Friday: The Night Clock by Paul Meloy, reviewed by Lisa Timpf


9 May 2016

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ARTICLE: The 2015 SF Count, by E.G. Cosh and Niall Harrison

Welcome to the sixth Strange Horizons "SF count" of representation in SF reviewing.

POETRY: Gloves, by Lisa Rosinsky

When I dreamed of the apocalypse, the end / came like a liquefying of the sky, the sunrise / and sunset palettes swirling all together

COLUMN: Marginalia: To Live and Die in Tenochtitlán, by Vajra Chandrasekera

I'm going to briefly discuss two SF novels published a little under a quarter-century ago.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu, reviewed by Shannon Fay
Wednesday: The Sea is Ours ed. by Jaymee Goh/Joyce Chng, reviewed by Foz Meadows
Friday: The Man in the High Castle, Season One, reviewed by Alasdair Czyrnyj


2 May 2016

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FICTION: How High Your Gods Can Count, by Tegan Moore

The tourist squats with her handful of peanuts on the very spot where, so long ago, the bewitched spoon beat Ku'uk Atan to death.

FICTION: Podcast: How High Your Gods Can Count, by Tegan Moore, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Tegan Moore's "How High Your Gods Can Count."

POETRY: Agadez Love Stories, by Annette Frost

The hum and the rhythm of the place have changed. / No one believes that sand stands still, and still / we wail and undo the moon.

POETRY: Podcast: April Poetry, by Bryan Thao Worra, Akua Lezli Hope, Layla Al-Bedawi, and Alleliah Nuguid, read by Anaea Lay, and Romie Stott

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

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: The Last Weekend by Nick Mamatas, reviewed by Christina Scholz
Wednesday: Making Wolf by Tade Thompson, reviewed by Ian Mond
Friday: Shadows in Summerland by Adrian Van Young, reviewed by Selena Chambers



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