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March 2017 ISSUE

Another Word: Reading For Pleasure

I have a friend—more than one of them, really—who complains about having encountered a phenomenon that I personally would consider a fate worse than death. They are always writers, and they complain that “writing has spoiled reading for them.” They’re just too aware of the mistakes, they say. The nuts and bolts are way too [...]

August 2016 ISSUE

Another Word: Peacetalk, Hate Speech

Clarkesworld was kind enough to solicit another essay and so, I’ve been mulling over what to say and letting that reflection guide my reading. A particular reread finally moved me to start jotting things down, prompted by the wealth of empty-headed and hateful rhetoric that’s marked some of the recent dust-ups, certainly in the sphere [...]

May 2016 ISSUE

Left Behind

Her office doorway was one of the many things that annoyed Shi about her job. It wasn’t a proper door, one that could be closed, but an open arch. She’d complained about it more than once, but been told that doors were antithetical to the institute’s brand.
“It signifies openness,” the director had said, smiling effulgently. [...]

May 2016 ISSUE

Left Behind

Our first podcast for May is “Left Behind” written by Cat Rambo and read by Kate Baker.

 
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December 2015 ISSUE

Another Word: On Reading, Writing, and the Classics

In many ways I’m glad that I didn’t have the Internet when growing up; among them is the effect it had on my reading. I was a rapid reader and I read all over the place, frequently re-reading if it was something interesting or I was driven to it by boredom and lack of other [...]

January 2015 ISSUE

Another Word: #PurpleSF

The recent bizarre events of Gamergate have had me musing about feminism a lot in the past few months. (If you’re unfamiliar with the Gamergate phenomenon, it’s a recent controversy among video gamers that different sides have said is about different things, but which, no matter what you believe, seems to involve a great deal [...]

February 2014 ISSUE

Tortoiseshell Cats Are Not Refundable

Antony bought the kit at Fry’s in the gray three months after Mindy’s death. He swam in and out of fog those days, but he still went frequently to the electronics store and drifted through its aisles, examining hard drives, routers, televisions, microphones, video games, garden lights, refrigerators, ice cream makers, rice cookers, all with [...]

February 2014 ISSUE

Tortoiseshell Cats Are Not Refundable

Our first piece of audio fiction for February is “Tortoiseshell Cats Are Not Refundable” written by Cat Rambo and read by Kate Baker.

 
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May 2011 ISSUE

Whose Face This Is I Do Not Know

I glance in the glass wall’s reflection. It faces me twenty feet away as I walk up the stairs, marble slab steps showing grainy pink underneath my red sneakers. My fingers clutch the railing’s chrome. I’m feeling shaky, that internal quiver where your body announces that it may not be up to this.
I focus [...]

May 2011 ISSUE

Whose Face This Is I Do Not Know

Our first piece of audio fiction for May is “Whose Face This Is I Do Not Know” written by Cat Rambo and read by Kate Baker.

 
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