New website, same traditions: welcome to the results of this year's Readers' Poll. It's one of my favourite moments in the SH calendar, a time to take stock of -- and celebrate!
There has been much discussion about Ann Leckie’s treatment of gender in the Imperial Radch trilogy, Ancillary Justice, Ancillary Sword, and Ancillary Mercy The Radchaai, after whom the trilogy is named, have no language for expressing gendered difference.
Anaea Lay presents Timothy Phin's talk, "Finding Rome in the Radch."
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents poetry from the January issues.
"Hell is too crowded," a gang of demons informs the hero of Robert Irwin's Wonders Will Never Cease : "So we have come to live with you." "Be kind to me," begs the protagonist of Jonathan Lethem's A Gambler's Anatomy , speaking to a native of California, "I'm not from this planet." Both of these quotes, excerpted as they are from tales out of the fantastika toolkit, describe how it feels to stay alive here. Together they say our home is haunted and not in fact our home no more no more.
A joke in our school, passed