Posts Tagged "issue 38"

The Silk Merchant

by on Jul 3, 2012 in Short Fiction | 3 comments

By Ken Liu My father lay dying on the cot, one of many in this draughty poorhouse. His lips trembled in the weak light of the distant fireplace. He was trying to speak, but the moans and groans, the uneasy snores and dream-speech, of all the other men on other cots around us drowned out...

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Ironheart

by on Jul 3, 2012 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

By Alec Austin They cut out Kade’s heart before they sent him to the Front, and in his dreams, he still could feel the scalpel’s blade against his skin. It was far from the worst of his nightmares, but that didn’t stop him from waking in a cold sweat and clutching at his chest. “Dead men...

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Coyote Gets His Own Back

by on Jul 3, 2012 in Short Fiction | 4 comments

By Sarah Monette Luther shot the coyote bitch on Wednesday. She didn’t make a sound, just fell ass over teakettle into the defile, blood blooming across her neck and chest. She was dead—there was no doubt about that, then or later. It put Luther in a foul mood. He’s wild for trophies, is...

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Wolf Trapping

by on Jul 3, 2012 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

By Kij Johnson Richard was recording his entry on the day’s hunt when the wolf’s scream of pain cut through the walls of the cabin. He dropped his pen on the open page. He’d seen a rabbit snare a few weeks ago. The trapper must have returned with traps for the valuable wolves. At least...

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What It Is We Miss When We Don’t Read Fanzines

by on Jul 3, 2012 in Nonfiction | 1 comment

By Christopher J. Garcia Every year, in the spring, there is a ritual. The coming WorldCon announces the Hugo nominees. The ritual is not the announcement, but the reaction. On Twitter, on Facebook, on blogs around the world, the questions appear: Why isn’t name-blogger-x up for Best Fan...

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