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19 January 2015

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FICTION: The Animal Women (Part 2), by Alix E. Harrow

“Tell me a story,” Candis asked the women, and hoped they heard: Tell me who you are, tell me where you come from. Ursa laid her wide palm flat on the porch. “Our stories are dangerous, and they belong to us.”

FICTION: Podcast: The Animal Women (Part 2), by Alix E. Harrow, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Alix E. Harrow's "The Animal Women (Part 2)."

POETRY: Retirement, by Samantha Renda-Dollman

It took a long time to save for it but the gravity up here is kinder on my bones

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple, reviewed by Phoebe Salzman-Cohen
Wednesday: The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, reviewed by Mark Granger
Friday: The Wilds by Julia Elliott, reviewed by Stephanie Chan


12 January 2015

[Fiction by Alix E. Harrow]

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FICTION: The Animal Women (Part 1), by Alix E. Harrow

She found the animal women in March of 1968 on the day the Little Sandy thawed, which was the same day Mrs. Whittson made her read in front of the entire sixth grade class. The words on the page piled up like dogs fighting in her throat. Candis rolled them in her mouth, syllable by syllable: And if you wrong us, shall we not re-venge? But nothing came out, and Mrs. Whittson laughed with everyone else.

FICTION: Podcast: The Animal Women (Part 1), by Alix E. Harrow, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Alix E. Harrow's "The Animal Women (Part 1)."

POETRY: Orthography in the Lands of Yahm, by Daniel Ausema

all words must be gone / by the high tide's turn / or be declared false, anathema

COLUMN: On Book Fairs, Conventions, and Communities, by Liz Bourke

I want to talk about a contrast I noticed between the cultures of the two different events.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar, Reviewed by Maximillian Edwards
Wednesday: Bitch Planet #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro, reviewed by Nino Cipri
Friday: A Killing In The Sun by Dilman Dila, reviewed by K. Kamo


5 January 2015

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FICTION: Vacui Magia, by L. S. Johnson

On that first day, as you settled her into her new bed, she had seized your hand and whispered, I only wish I could have met your daughter. I know she’ll be beautiful.

FICTION: Podcast: Vacui Magia, by L. S. Johnson, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents L. S. Johnson's "Vacui Magia."

POETRY: Scythia, by Marinelle G. Ringer

Slow-shoulder enthroned, bull’s eye- / wise, the bare-chested minotaur / holds a scepter

COLUMN: Intertitles: Oh, the Cleverness of Me!: Masculinity and the Horror Show, by Genevieve Valentine

There's no shortage of films about men, of course (when has there ever been?), but this year saw an influx of films that questioned both the masculine ideal and the otherworldly quality of masculine expectation.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: 2014 in Review, by our reviewers
Wednesday: The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, reviewed by Adam Roberts
Friday: Vintage Visions: Essays on Early Science Fiction, edited by Arthur B. Evans, reviewed by Karen Burnham


22 December 2014

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COLUMN: Scores, by John Clute

After having just experienced another American Thanksgiving, in which the turkey is seen as bounty rather than sacrifice, I did not come to Michel Faber's new novel The Book of Strange New Things with much sense that I was about to mount a horse of a different colour.

POETRY: Letters to S. From Poet-Build Beta-3, by A.E. Ash

I promise I've checked the math.

POETRY: Podcast: December Poetry, by Kythryne Aisling, Sara Norja, Thato Angela Chuma, and A.E. Ash, read by Sara Norja, Thato Angela Chuma, Thato Angela Chuma, and A.E. Ash

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

ARTICLE: The Strange Horizons Book Club: Fire in the Unnameable Country, by Nandini Ramachandran, Ethan Robinson, Aishwarya Subramanian

Islam’s debut novel tells of Hedayat, the "glossolalist" narrator born on a flying carpet in the skies above an obscure land whose leader has manufactured the ability to hear every unspoken utterance of the nation. He records the contents of his citizens’ minds onto tape reels for archival storage.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews





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