Interview with Author Benjanun Sriduangkaew

by on Feb 3, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

I first read Benjanun Sriduangkaew’s short fiction in a Clockwork Phoenix anthology, and it was love at first read. For the first time in a long time, I felt like I was reading something new, a fresh writing style that no one else was doing. Although peppered with futuristic sounding...

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Words from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Feb 2, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Welcome to issue 81! This month we’re back to normal in terms of volume. Even so, it’s an issue rich with imagination and strange worlds. What kid on the cusp of becoming an adult doesn’t look forward to the day when they’re able to travel past the bounds of childhood? Daniel Rosen takes...

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Interview with Ursula Vernon

by on Jan 26, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

British folklore offers the story of “Rawhead and Bloody Bones,” a cautionary tale about a boogeyman who lives in ponds and sometimes under the stairs. Rawhead is a horrid looking monster, and if you see him, you’re done for. In the American South, the story changed to follow Rawhead, a...

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Interview with Chikodili Emelumadu

by on Jan 19, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

The Earth is dying and mostly abandoned. The generations of those left behind survive on protein bars, enforced entertainments, and the empty promise of ascension if they please their jailers. Pleasures, such as taste and smell, can be had for a price. Their life is hell, so why not get...

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An Exploration of Racism in Heart of Darkness

by on Jan 14, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad tells the story (via an unnamed narrator) of sailor Charles Marlow’s time as captain of an ivory-hauling steamboat along the Congo River. The 1899 novel, rooted in Conrad’s own experiences as a merchant sailor on the Congo, vividly portrays the horrors...

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Interview with Lettie Prell

by on Jan 12, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

The author of the novel Dragon Wing, Lettie Prell’s short fiction has appeared in Apex Magazine, Starship Sofa, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and Analog, among others. Her fiction often explores the blurred edges where humanity and technology combine into something new and ideas...

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