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26 Apr 2017
Pirate Utopia finds publication at a strange moment in history, both politically and aesthetically.
Strange Horizons
24 Apr 2017

Five Years Ago - An article by Ann Wilkes, poetry by Selena Martens, and reviews.

Ten Years Ago - A story by Kate Bachus, an article from Brenta Blevins, poetry by Duane Ackerson, and reviews.

Fifteen Years Ago - An article by Peter Jekel, poetry from, Tim Pratt, music by Peggi Warner-Lalonde, and part two of Anya Johanna DeNiro's story.

24 Apr 2017
The worse the situation becomes, the more necessary to imagine something better.
24 Apr 2017
By imagining what futures might come out of this history, the writers permit themselves to turn bars into scaffolding. Escapism, to paraphrase Blasim on the new generation of Iraqis, as the impatience of freedom.
21 Apr 2017
So how do contemporary Czech writers deal with complex issues of race, conflict, discrimination or inequality, the “great social interests and collective spiritual problems” of the present?
19 Apr 2017
The characters within these novels are largely ethnically, racially, culturally, and religiously diverse, complex, disabled in certain cases, not isolated from prejudice and working within and around these dynamics, and demonstrate a working knowledge of class systems. Riordan still has a lot of work to do in terms of his approach to some of these ideas; but in many ways this series stands entire mountain ranges above a lot of other authors whose work in the YA genre shows a distinct refusal to engage or do better even post-critique.
Strange Horizons
17 Apr 2017
We're pleased to announced that Geoff Ryman's series, 100 African Writers of SFF won a British Science Fiction Association Award for Non-Fiction.
Strange Horizons
17 Apr 2017

Five Years Ago - A story by Andrea Kneeland, poetry from Virginia M. Mohlere, and reviews.

Ten Years Ago - A story by Mark Teppo, James Schellenberg's column, poetry from Marge Simon, and reviews.

Fifteen Years Ago - Part one of a story by Anya Johanna DeNiro, a story by Benjamin Rosenbaum, part one of an article about SFF awards by Greg Beatty, poetry from Tim Pratt, and reviews.

17 Apr 2017
Arguably, therefore, the UK's accession to the EEC in the mid-1970s represents a real-life example of a jonbar point, in which an England-dominated UK jumped tracks on to an alternate timeline. Before, it was orientated towards the exceptionalism of an imperial British past; afterwards, it had turned to face a future that its four constituent nations might share in common with other European countries. Or, at least, that is how it seemed.
14 Apr 2017
For a book so concerned with the transmission of intelligence, it is less concerned with the retention of it.
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