Rebecca Campbell is a Canadian writer and teacher. Her work has appeared in The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, Tor.com. The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Interzone. NeWest Press published her first novel, The Paradise Engine, in 2013. She mostly uses her PhD in Canadian literature to make up sad futures and weird fictions.
It’s 1607 (according to some calendars) and a falling cone from an elderly Pinaceae sitchensis catches on the rotting bark of a nurse log that sprouted while Al-Ma’mun founded the House of Wisdom in Baghdad. On this particular north Pacific island, the days are cold, and the water in Kaatza—the big lake near where this […]
The woman whom I sometimes believed to be my mother flickered. Once. Twice. Her face—smiling—froze in a cloud of pixels, while her arm—the wide, emphatic gestures that were as much a marker of her identity as the color of her eyes or her fingerprints—swept the screen, leaving blue eddies, whirlpools of information. Then silence, but […]