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Strange Horizons has been shortlisted in the Best Semiprozine category of this year's Hugo Awards! Thank you to everyone who nominated us. Congratulations also to Sofia Samatar, whose SH story "Selkie Stories are for Losers" is on the Best Short Story shortlist, and to Julia Rios and Abigail Nussbaum for their nominations in the Best Fancast and Best Fan Writer categories.

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21 April 2014

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FICTION: Pavlov's House, by Malcolm Cross

The brothers should not have set that revolutionary alight and thrown him from what was left of the third floor, but the revolutionaries did not fucking understand that they would never take the brothers out of the house, alive or dead, because the brothers were dogs who had been genetically engineered to kill human beings more quickly and efficiently than even the biowarfare agents could.

FICTION: Podcast: Pavlov's House, by Malcolm Cross, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Malcolm Cross's "Pavlov's House."

POETRY: The God of Lost Things, by Neile Graham

But vain hours later I'm inventing prayers of smoke and mirrors

COLUMN: Scores, by John Clute

It may be best to stay our gaze on Lagoon as though it were telling us a today to grasp.

EDITORIAL: Hugos 2014, by Niall Harrison

Thank you to everyone who nominated us!

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Short Fiction Snapshot #8: "The Days When Papa Takes Me to War" by Rahul Kanakia, reviewed by A. S. Moser
Wednesday: Sunburnt Faces by Shimon Adaf, reviewed by Paul Kincaid


14 April 2014

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FICTION: The Final Girl, by Shira Lipkin

There is still no book on the particular trauma of Final Girls.

FICTION: Podcast: The Final Girl, by Shira Lipkin, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Shira Lipkin's "The Final Girl."

POETRY: Her Sun-patterned Eye, by Alex Dally MacFarlane

no foundation texts inscribed on her tall body / only her collar-bones in Shahr-e Sukhteh's dry ground

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis, reviewed by A. S. Moser
Wednesday: Snowpiercer, reviewed by Abigail Nussbaum
Friday: Mars Evacuees by Sophia McDougall, reviewed by Erin Horáková


7 April 2014

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FICTION: Snakebit, by Amanda Downum

The sound of snorts and hooves tangled through Lanie's nightmares, familiar dreams of smoke and screaming. She woke with a start, sweat sticky on her neck. Beside her Merle stirred and swore.

FICTION: Podcast: Snakebit, by Amanda Downum, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Amanda Downum's "Snakebit."

POETRY: 1991, What I Wanted, by Boudreau Freret

to reassemble / the pieces

COLUMN: Communities: Call and Answer—Fan Creation and Construction, by Renay

I've been thinking about the differences between creating fanwork and doing fan work.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie, reviewed by Lila Garrott
Wednesday: Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales, reviewed by Erin Horáková
Friday: Talus and the Frozen King by Graham Edwards, reviewed by Anthony Cardno


31 March 2014

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FICTION: Introduction to "Little Faces" by Vonda N. McIntyre, by Rachel Swirsky

Why would sentient aliens have the same mating habits as humans? Even other great apes don’t have the same mating habits as humans. Humans don’t always have the same mating habits as humans.

FICTION: Little Faces, by Vonda N. McIntyre

The blood woke Yalnis. It ran between her thighs, warm and slick, cooling, sticky. She pushed back from the stain on the silk, bleary with sleep and love, rousing to shock and stabbing pain.

FICTION: Podcast: Little Faces, by Vonda N. McIntyre, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Vonda N. McIntyre's "Little Faces."

POETRY: The Ghosts of Occupation, by Wendy A. Howe

I dream of women who vow / to keep their fire baskets full

COLUMN: Me and Science Fiction: SF and Politics, by Eleanor Arnason

What follows are excerpts from two reviews of science fiction that I read last December.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: The Echo by James Smythe, reviewed by Matt Hilliard
Wednesday: Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson, reviewed by David Hebblethwaite
Friday: Exit Kingdom by Alden Bell, reviewed by Richard Larson



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