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New books! How to Live on Other Planets, an anthology exploring immigrant experience in SF settings, is out now from Upper Rubber Boot, edited by Joanne Merriam; it includes a lot of SH contributors, such as Zen Cho, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Nisi Shawl, and Indrapramit Das, plus a number of pieces from SH, including Tom Doyle's "The Floating Otherworld", Tina Connolly's "Turning the Apples", Rose Lemberg's "The Three Immigrations", and Tom Greene's "Zero Bar." Brenda Cooper's latest novel is Edge of Dark, from Pyr: "What if a society banished its worst nightmare to the far edge of the solar system ... and yet, that life thrived?" Genevieve Valentine's new noel Persona is out from Saga books: "In a world where diplomacy has become celebrity, a young ambassador survives an assassination attempt and must join with an undercover paparazzo in a race to save her life, spin the story, and secure the future of her young country." The third volume of Marie Brennan's "Lady Trent" series is The Voyage of the Basilisk, detailing "the particulars of her historic voyage aboard the Royal Survey Ship Basilisk." Stefon Mears' new epic fantasy, Twice Against the Dragon, is out from Thousand Faces Publishing. And Bill Kte'pi's horror novel Frankie Teardrop is out from Fey Publishing.

What do we have in the way of new stories? A whole lot! The new Lackington's includes L. S. Johnson's "Littoral Drift" and Dominik Parisien's "Spider Moves the World." Sofia Samatar's "Those" can be read in Uncanny; Sarah Pinsker's "When the Circus Lights Down" is in the same issue, due up in a couple of weeks. Eugene Fischer's novella "The New Mother" is in the April/May Asimov's; see a long extract here and Amal El-Mohtar's review Cassandra" appeared in Clarkesworld. Lightspeed featured Marissa Lingen's story "Surfacing"and reprinted Naomi Kritzer's "The Good Son." New anthology Cranky Ladies of History includes Nisi Shawl's "A Beautiful Stream", Foz Meadows' "Bright Moon", Sandra McDonald's "Cora Crane and the Trouble with Me", and others. Rich Larson's "Brainwhales Are Stoners, Too" is in the latest Interzone. Jenn Grunigen's "The Surprising Intellect of Combat Chickens" is out from Chromatic Press. Mari Ness's "The Fox Bride" appeared at Daily Science Fiction, as did Kate Heartfield's "Isabelle the Stupendous" and Natalia Theodoridou's "A Domestic Lepidopterist". Aidan Doyle's "Pride and Profanity" appeared at Fireside. Ada Hoffmann's "Lady Blue and the Lampreys" is in The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir, edited by Claude Lalumière and David Nickle. Daniel Ausema's "Apprentice in the Steam Library" can be found in Steampunk: The Other Worlds, and Orrin Grey's "Programmed to Receive" is in the Martian Migraine Press anthology RESONATOR: New Lovecraftian Tales From Beyond. James Door's story "Raising the Dead" is in the Kindle anthology Airships and Automatons (print edition to follow). Sara Norja's "The Ruin" is in Luna Station Quarterly. A. C. Wise has a story in Mark Teppo's anthology XIII. Tina Connolly's "Super-Baby-Moms Group Saves the Day" gets a full-cast reading at Podcastle. Finally, Ursula Pflug is editing an anthology on the theme of "lost toys", with Colleen Anderson; details here.

On the poetry front: Jessy Randall has some poetry comics in Ohio Edit. Wendy Rathbone's "Layover" is in the April/May Asimov's. Jenny Blackford has three poems reprinted in Neon. Uncanny has C. S. E. Cooney's "Deep Bitch." Ting Gou's "The Fig Wasp" is in The Best of the Net Anthology. Peg Duthie's "A Mermaid Mama" appeared at First Class Lit. The latest Through the Gate includes Neile Graham's "Cassandra Now", Lisa M Bradley's "Levity", and work by Sonya Taaffe, Bogi Takács, M. Sereno and Elizabeth R. McClellan to boot. Deborah P Kolodji has two haiki in Bones (pdf link). Alexandra Seidel's "On the Tree" appeared in Liminality. David C. Kopaska-Merkel's "Mountain" is in the print zine Tales of the Talisman (vol 10, no 3). Jeannine Hall Gailey's new collection The Robot Scientist's Daughter is out from Mayapple Press: "A world of radioactive wasps, cesium in the sunflowers, and robotic daughters." Not quite here yet but on the way: the special joke issue of Stone Telling. Last but not least, you can read Elizabeth Barrette's Frakenstein's Family series, gothic fluff with a queerplatonic family.

And some non-fiction to round things out. Not one but two SH alumns on the New Yorker this month: Sara Polsky with an essay on Josephine Tey's The Daughter of Time andthe reinternment of Richard III; and Carmen Maria Machado with her essay, "O Adjunct! My Adjunct!" Tom Speelman wrote for The Mary Sue on Mae Jemison's appearance on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Matthew Cheney writes about the new Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction. Renay has some thoughts on styles of reviewing.

Niall Harrison is a reader and fan.
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24 Jan 2022

Piece of my essence, accept my sorry.
Some people, right? We’ll fold you into sparrows, help you disappear—I’m so glad we found you alive
By: Katy Bond
By: Averi Kurth
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Podcast read by: Katy Bond
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents the poetry of the 24 January issue.
Hope without action behind it is only a recipe for deeper heartache.
I love flash fiction for a lot of reasons. There’s the instant gratification of reading a complete work of fiction in just a few minutes. And there’s the way flash lends itself to playful, inventive experimentation with form, prose, style, voice, and subject. I also love the way a flash story can be honed and sharpened as everything extraneous is eliminated, and the way it can capture and convey the essence of something—an emotion, a world, a situation, a possibility, an idea, even a joke!—in brilliant brevity.
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