When Half-Gent was alive he used to come sit on the edge of the seat and watch Vallerina dance. She still danced, even after dying, and he still came to see her, but now there were cobwebs and dry corpses against the velvet and the curtains gnawed by dust and bat-flight.
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Mário de Seabra Coelho's "The Three Nights of the Half-Gent."
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents poetry from the December issues.
There are a lot of kinds of video games out there. There are mobile games primarily meant to pleasantly fill the few minutes you stand in lines or wait on hold (but can expand to take over hours every day).
For all that the title offers, it is the most unassuming of the words in the subtitle that ultimately seems to guide the editorial vision: "approaches."
In chronicling this place, Tidhar acknowledges that the concept of culture, especially seen over time, is really fluid and diverse.
This novel is liberally dotted with the verbal equivalent of establishing shots: the type of camera work that often doesn’t propel the narrative forward, but isn’t quite a tease.
You can stay here,
where it's safe,
if cold as the north wind's heart.
You don't need to hide.
Dear Strange Horizons readers,
The Fiction department is pleased to announce that we will reopen to submissions January 2, 2017. We look forward to reading your excellent stories.