She grew aware of something nestled in her hand. It was thin, crisp, somewhat square. Its strange presence was accompanied by a sound she knew, even with her eyes shut. [...]
Issue: February 2009
Auntie Mina, if she had been alive to hear the story, would have said that I was brave to do what I did. Brave—like my mother, though I never knew [...]
In this new feature, readers and staff members are invited to peruse a classic of genre they’ve somehow never gotten around to reading, and to share their thoughts and expectations. Contributing editor Romie Stott takes the first stab with a review of Steven King’s groundbreaking first novel, and finds it astonishingly fresh.
Contributing editor Romie Stott reflects on genre interplay in RE author JoSelle Vanderhooft’s new book of confessional poetry, and discusses the ways that speculative fiction is entering the literary mainstream.
Amber spotted the wreckage on her way home from work. As she drove up Peacock Lane, ready to turn into her cul-de-sac, she saw the Lindstrom’s house, its roof completely [...]
William Shunn is the science fiction writer of the novella Inclination, plus several novelettes, short stories, articles and reviews. He has been nominated for a Hugo, Nebula, and Theodore Sturgeon [...]
Guest reviewer Ciro Faienza looks into a collection that shows Robert E. Howard was much more than just the author of the Conan stories.