In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents poetry from the October issues of Strange Horizons.
The 'Blade Runner' story in its various iterations has always been so much more than Screenwriter 101 tricks to generate sympathy. Going right back to 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep', the story is about—or in fact, the story entirely is—empathy.
The stalk enters, a *woman, a disorganized swarm. Instead of a murmuration, a violent pitching of bodies and pieces like things thrown, a not-quite-controlled explosion.