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23 March 2015

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ARTICLE: The Strange Horizons Book Club: Red Shift by Alan Garner, by Maureen Kincaid Speller, Ethan Robinson, and Aishwarya Subramanian

"Maureen's point that this is Garner's first attempt to write about sex directly intrigues me because it seems so true to me, and yet—as Maureen immediately points out—the novel's way of being direct is to be so indirect as to make sex (among other things) almost invisible."

POETRY: Endurance Is Not Bravery/Do Not Declare Love by Staring, by Elizabeth R. McClellan

It was in their tin like ballet in my paper.

POETRY: Podcast: March Poetry, by John W. Sexton, Rose Lemberg, Liz Bourke, and Elizabeth R. McClellan, read by Antonio Urias, Rose Lemberg, Liz Bourke, and Elizabeth R. McClellan

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

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber, reviewed by Nina Allan
Wednesday: Glimmerglass by Marly Youmans, reviewed by Tom Atherton
Friday: Songs for Ophelia by Theodora Goss, reviewed by Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman


16 March 2015

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FICTION: City of Salt, by Arkady Martine

The city of salt is a trap. In the daylight, it reflects the desert sky so brightly it blinds travelers. At night it is worse: at night it reflects travelers back upon themselves.

FICTION: Podcast: City of Salt, by Arkady Martine, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Arkady Martine's "City of Salt."

POETRY: Laying Claim, by Liz Bourke

What we take was ours always. / What we erase was never there.

COLUMN: Movements: Taking Stock: Encouragement and the Antidote to Toxicity, by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

These days, I find myself looking back and taking stock of the road I chose to travel when I decided to embrace science fiction.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: The Angel of Losses by Stephanie Feldman, reviewed by Alix E Harrow
Wednesday: The Martian by Andy Weir, reviewed by Mark Granger
Friday: The Apex Book of World SF 3 edited by Lavie Tidhar, reviewed by Maureen Kincaid Speller


9 March 2015

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FICTION: The Salt Mosquito’s Bite and The Goddess’ Sting, by J Mehentee

Dawa stood, iciness gripping his insides. If he had heard the older novices correctly, then only a day remained before he’d suffer a horrible death.

FICTION: Podcast: The Salt Mosquito’s Bite and The Goddess’ Sting, by J Mehentee, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents J Mehentee's "The Salt Mosquito’s Bite and The Goddess’ Sting."

POETRY: Long Shadow, by Rose Lemberg

You cannot change unless you kill. / What need do I have of your changing?

COLUMN: Encouraging Diversity: An Editor's Perspective, by Rose Lemberg

When I founded Stone Telling, I knew I wanted the market to be diverse.

EDITORIAL: Growing in Poetry, by Niall Harrison

Welcome to our new poetry editors, Li Chua and M. J. Cunniff!

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Clariel by Garth Nix, reviewed by Electra Pritchett
Wednesday: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North, reviewed by Paul Kincaid



2 March 2015

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FICTION: Even the Mountains Are Not Forever, by Laurie Tom

Every child knew the story of Kunchen and how she had led her people millennia ago to a snowy world so cold that it was only possible to live in the mountainous equator.

FICTION: Podcast: Even the Mountains Are Not Forever, by Laurie Tom, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Laurie Tom's "Even the Mountains Are Not Forever."

COLUMN: Communities: Adventures in Anthology Curation, by Renay

In 2014, Shaun Duke and I did the initial collecting and editing for Speculative Fiction 2014, which will come out later this year.

POETRY: Four, by John W. Sexton

Her long body twists itself a swathe / through the dark waters. She alights, / all belly, down on the muddy floor.

ARTICLE: Nimoy and Spock: Reflections and Farewells, by Mary Anne Mohanraj, Keguro Macharia, Octavia Cade, Iona Sharma, Tim Phipps, Fabio Fernandes, and Erin Horáková

Staff, contributors and friends of Strange Horizons offer their thoughts.

ARTICLE: The Strange Horizons Book Club: Academic Exercises by K. J. Parker, by Lila Garrott, Foz Meadows, and T. S. Miller

A discussion of Parker's first short story collection. What did you think of it?

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: The Death House by Sarah Pinborough, reviewed by Maximilian Edwards
Wednesday: Stay by John Clute, reviewed by Matthew Cheney
Friday: The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes, reviewed by Richard Webb



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