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14 April 2014

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FICTION: The Final Girl, by Shira Lipkin

There is still no book on the particular trauma of Final Girls.

FICTION: Podcast: The Final Girl, by Shira Lipkin, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Shira Lipkin's "The Final Girl."

POETRY: Her Sun-patterned Eye, by Alex Dally MacFarlane

no foundation texts inscribed on her tall body / only her collar-bones in Shahr-e Sukhteh's dry ground

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis, reviewed by A. S. Moser
Wednesday: Snowpiercer, reviewed by Abigail Nussbaum
Friday: Mars Evacuees by Sophia McDougall, reviewed by Erin Horáková


7 April 2014

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FICTION: Snakebit, by Amanda Downum

The sound of snorts and hooves tangled through Lanie's nightmares, familiar dreams of smoke and screaming. She woke with a start, sweat sticky on her neck. Beside her Merle stirred and swore.

FICTION: Podcast: Snakebit, by Amanda Downum, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Amanda Downum's "Snakebit."

POETRY: 1991, What I Wanted, by Boudreau Freret

to reassemble / the pieces

COLUMN: Communities: Call and Answer—Fan Creation and Construction, by Renay

I've been thinking about the differences between creating fanwork and doing fan work.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie, reviewed by Lila Garrott
Wednesday: Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales, reviewed by Erin Horáková
Friday: Talus and the Frozen King by Graham Edwards, reviewed by Anthony Cardno


31 March 2014

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FICTION: Introduction to "Little Faces" by Vonda N. McIntyre, by Rachel Swirsky

Why would sentient aliens have the same mating habits as humans? Even other great apes don’t have the same mating habits as humans. Humans don’t always have the same mating habits as humans.

FICTION: Little Faces, by Vonda N. McIntyre

The blood woke Yalnis. It ran between her thighs, warm and slick, cooling, sticky. She pushed back from the stain on the silk, bleary with sleep and love, rousing to shock and stabbing pain.

FICTION: Podcast: Little Faces, by Vonda N. McIntyre, read by Anaea Lay

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Vonda N. McIntyre's "Little Faces."

POETRY: The Ghosts of Occupation, by Wendy A. Howe

I dream of women who vow / to keep their fire baskets full

COLUMN: Me and Science Fiction: SF and Politics, by Eleanor Arnason

What follows are excerpts from two reviews of science fiction that I read last December.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: The Echo by James Smythe, reviewed by Matt Hilliard
Wednesday: Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson, reviewed by David Hebblethwaite
Friday: Exit Kingdom by Alden Bell, reviewed by Richard Larson


24 March 2014

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ARTICLE: Reviewing the Other: Like Dancing about Architecture, by Nisi Shawl

"As the diversity of the pool of genre tales being told widens and deepens, more of us want help accessing it. Where do we find the good stuff? How do we know it's any good? This essay intends to address ways in which reviews, and thus reviewers and reviews editors, can help, rather than hinder, based on my experiences on many sides of this question."

ARTICLE: Escaping Ethnocentricity?, by Samuel R. Delany

"But if you have a certain leaning toward a certain kind of curiosity, what starts off as a rhetorical question will, when you repeat it enough, shift genres to become a literal one: 'How could, Girard—such an amazingly good writer and such an astonishingly good thinker—say such things?'"

ARTICLE: Inclusive Reviewing: A Discussion, by Samuel R. Delany, L. Timmel Duchamp, Fabio Fernandes, Andrea Hairston, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Sofia Samatar, and Aishwarya Subramanian

"To listen, to see—that's work. Research is important, but it can't take the place of the deep involvement in the work that I think of when we say 'compassion.'"

POETRY: Litany of the Family Bean, by Gemma Files

God's gift. Quotidian bounty / of salt-cold sand and tide

POETRY: Podcast: March Poetry, by Sandi Leibowitz, Liz Bourke, Francesca Forrest, and Gemma Files, read by Sandi Leibowitz, Liz Bourke, Ciro Faienza, and Sonya Taaffe

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents poetry from the March issues.

REVIEW: This Week's Reviews

Monday: Astra by Naomi Foyle, reviewed by Martin Lewis
Wednesday: A Calculated Life by Anne Charnock, reviewed by Alix Heintzman
Friday: Reflections by Roz Kaveney, reviewed by Sarah Frost



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