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July 2015 ISSUE

When Your Child Strays From God

Everyone says it but no one believes it: attitude makes all the difference. People parrot the words but the words don’t penetrate, not really, not down to the core. That’s why Carolina Bugtuttle has all those lines on her face, always scowling when I reach for that third or fourth cookie after Sunday worship, always [...]

July 2015 ISSUE

Further North

In Turkey, we loved the animals we tended; in Alaska, we hope they won’t wake when we ride past them. Asleep, with their bodies buried in the snow and their eyes frozen shut, the helminths look more like landforms than hookworms. But if temperatures rise too much, if they wake up—
We siphon a lot of [...]

July 2015 ISSUE

Android Whores Can't Cry

False start #1
MEETINGS AT MASSACRE MARKET
by Aliki Karyotakis
for the London New Times
I met Brigitte at what the locals call Massacre Market. She pronounced her name as if she were French—or I should say French-made, I guess, but I didn’t know that at the time. She was a working girl, owned by [...]

July 2015 ISSUE

The Hunger Tower

They saw the tower just as the suns were beginning to set.
Pure white and rising to a sharp point, it seemed to soar higher than even the darkly shadowed mountains in the distance. In the west-slanting light of the three suns, the tower stood out as a long, thin line of light against the gloomy [...]

July 2015 ISSUE

Snakes

I had brought the corpse of my soldier-sister Rhiis-2 a long way, suspended in a fluid of suppositions:
—If she examined the navigational display, she would advise that we route around this dwarf star in realspace, that strand of charged matter in shadowspace.
—If I neglected to clean out the ship’s torchgun regularly, she would gum up [...]

July 2015 ISSUE

When Your Child Strays From God

Our first podcast for July is “When Your Child Strays From God” written by Sam J. Miller and read by Kate Baker.

 
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July 2015 ISSUE

The Accord

1. Tish Goldenhawk
Tish Goldenhawk watched the gaudy Daguerran vessel slide into the harbor. If she had known then what she was soon to learn, she might even have settled for her humdrum existence, and even now she and Milton would be living a quiet life, seeing out their days before finally joining the Accord.
But no, [...]

July 2015 ISSUE

Hair

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It seems to me foolish to take a story about betrayal and call it—as my sponsors wish me to—“The Hairstyle that Changed the World.” All this hairdressing business, this hair-work. I don’t want to get too worked-up about all that. Like those massed strands of electricity shooting up from the bald pate of the Van [...]

June 2015 ISSUE

Riding the White Bull

Our sixth podcast for June is “Riding the White Bull” written by Caitlín R. Kiernan and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Argosy Magazine, January-February 2004.
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June 2015 ISSUE

The Hole in the Hole

Our fifth podcast for June is “The Hole in the Hole” written by Terry Bisson and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, February 1994.
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