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16 Jan 2017

Strange Horizons
Like all our issues, we hope that this week offers a sense of community, and that you may find some courage or inspiration in the stories and ideas it includes.
First you think it’s jet lag. At some point you make a joke to yourself about how you have finally internalized their thing about how “all black people look alike.” At the beginning a lot of us just tucked it away along with everything else that didn’t make sense about our lives.
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Alexis Pauline Gumbs's "BlueBellow." This is one of six stories we're presenting this week as part of our Resistance special issue.
«They're coming,» Rosa said. She was out of breath, and Alex watched her put one hand on the door frame to steady herself. So much for hope, Alex thought.
By: Lewis Shiner
Podcast read by: Anaea Lay
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Lewis Shiner's "A Box of Thunder".
Nobody pays attention to a slump-backed brownish girl with droopy-lidded eyes. She's got all the genes that make her look Less Human, according to the Important powers that be.
By: Meda Kahn
Podcast read by: Anaea Lay
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Meda Kahn's "Difference of Opinion".
I'm sixteen when George and I figure out the aliens will pay to watch us fight.
By: Abbey Mei Otis
Podcast read by: Anaea Lay
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Abbey Mei Otis's "Blood, Blood".
And then, nothing was important anymore. So he decided to become an agitator, to disturb the peace.
By: Anya Johanna DeNiro
Podcast read by: Anaea Lay
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Anya Johanna DeNiro's "Tyrannia".
The story of the Red Bride is a slave's tale in slave speech, which I do not generally hold in my head around humans lest my face betray me.
By: Samantha Henderson
Podcast read by: Anaea Lay
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Samantha Henderson's "The Red Bride".
You will not find us on the six o'clock news
These are women / who have danced to an ancient pain
You Are Here You need to take the Blue Line to Memorial Park – move up around the axis to the second exit.
I am still here, I want to say, I still mean something
I hold a star in my eye and a pistol in my hand.
I'm blessed to come from a line of healers, artist, educators, entrepreneurs, and ancestral alchemists.
Resistance is struggle. The struggle can be physical or emotional or ideological, but there is always something for individuals in collective resistance movements to have to reckon with.
I'm not the target audience for Douglas Lain's Deserts of Fire . There are many reasons for this. As a book, it takes the United States for its centre and its history is drawn from the same context; consequently, its attempt at intervention in these narratives is also drawn from this context.
Human beings need a challenge. If they've got nothing to do, they crack up. This is not a new idea, particularly among the brave new worlds of dystopian science fiction.
Post-apocalyptic dystopias are all the rage with contemporary British writers this year. Go into any bookshop and you will spot at least one: perhaps Jim Crace's The Pesthouse (Picador) or Sarah Hall's The Carhullan Army (Faber and Faber) or, most likely of all, Jeanette Winterson's new novel, The Stone Gods (Hamish Hamilton).
Strange Horizons
16 Jan 2017
Five Years Ago: a story by Alberto Yáñez, a poem by Tony Grist, and Aishwarya Subramanian on Cloud Permutations.

Ten Years Ago: a story by Sara Genge, a column from James Schellenberg, poetry by Duane Ackerson, and Dan Hartland on Battlestar Galactica.

Fifteen Years Ago: a story by Douglas Lain, an article by Dan Derby, poetry by Sandra J. Lindow, and Paul R. F. Schumacher reviewing Myth-ion Improbable.
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