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February 2017 ISSUE

Another Word: A Doom of One's Own

In 1965, Bantam reprinted Dave Wallis’ one-generation apocalypse, Only Lovers Left Alive. The cover was a flat, empty ground with painted figures in monochrome. A motorcycle-jacketed girl stands Bullitt-cool in the foreground, toting a rifle; a young man looms behind her in helmet and goggles. Far behind him is the rest of the gang, one [...]

October 2016 ISSUE

Everyone from Themis Sends Letters Home

Our fourth podcast for October is “Everyone from Themis Sends Letters Home” written by Genevieve Valentine and read by Kate Baker.

 
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October 2016 ISSUE

Everyone from Themis Sends Letters Home

The water here is never going to make good bread. If I’d known, I would have requested sturdier flour—we’ll be waiting six years for the next transport pod. Agosti told me today my bread’s good for massaging the gums, like he was trying to focus on the positives. Woods threatened to arrest him anyway, which [...]

March 2016 ISSUE

Another Word: How to Clothe a Character, Using Only Star Wars References

What your characters are wearing matters. Of course, as a writer/artist/designer, you already know this is important. No one in an age of merchandising as intense as this one doubts the importance of character design. Your Sith Lord needs to be memorable; with any luck, they’ll be a hummus appetizer someday!
By now, a century of [...]

July 2015 ISSUE

Another Word: An Anxious Introvert's Guide to the Con Experience

1. Why are you here? You should not have come here, what were you even thinking, this is all you packed to wear and now you’re wearing it and it’s not like you can get any other clothes on such short notice so this is just what you’re stuck with and everyone is assuming this [...]

July 2013 ISSUE

Another Word: My Own Private B-Movie

My first B-movie was The Warriors, an action flick set in a nebulously dystopic future where New York City is ruled by gangs. During a huge meeting, messiah presumptive Cyrus is shot in the middle of a galvanizing speech. The shooter pins the crime on the nearby Warriors, a gang from Coney Island that, hopelessly [...]

March 2013 ISSUE

86, 87, 88, 89

Our third piece of audio fiction for March is “86, 87, 88, 89″ written by Genevieve Valentine and read by Kate Baker.

 
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March 2013 ISSUE

86, 87, 88, 89

THE HOMELAND ARCHIVE WELCOMES YOU
You are part of a vital effort to recover evidence of terrorist activity preceding the Raids, and on a larger scale, to preserve the heritage of a historic neighborhood of New York City.
The Archive Division of the Greater New York Municipal Safety Authority has received a generous grant from Central to [...]

October 2012 ISSUE

A Bead of Jasper, Four Small Stones

Our first piece of audio fiction for October is “A Bead of Jasper, Four Small Stones” written by Genevieve Valentine and read by Kate Baker.

 
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October 2012 ISSUE

A Bead of Jasper, Four Small Stones

There’s a cloud across Europa.
Every time Henry looks out at the flat, grey disc, he tries to think what you’re meant to think: We’re almost there, soon you can breathe, it’s nearly rain.
He tries.

Henry knows, every time he goes out on the ice in a crawler to fix a transmitter, that he’s driving over the [...]