Posts Tagged "issue 64"

Interview with Seth Dickinson

by on Sep 2, 2014 in Interviews | 0 comments

As you may have already discovered, Seth Dickinson’s “Economies of Force” is not an easy story to read. It does start out a little humorous, but then takes a dark turn towards an uneasy yet mesmerizing nihilism. The defense humanity comes up with to protect ourselves from the alien...

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Clavis Aurea: A Review of Short Fiction

by on Sep 2, 2014 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

The best thing about flash fiction is that it is exactly the right length to read on the subway; underground with no WiFi. When Daily Science Fiction recently announced that they would stop running their longer stories on Fridays, I had to admit I was relieved. Dangling from a crossbar...

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How to Live Safely in an Online Universe

by on Sep 2, 2014 in Nonfiction | 1 comment

If this was a movie, there would be a flashback to my freshman year in high school when Alanis Morisette’s “Ironic” was playing on the radio, Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness was the craze, and the 33.6k modem had just been released. I was this scrawny kid who read Marvel comics and...

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Soft Feather Dance

by on Sep 2, 2014 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

2250 Words The movie ended. The crowd left. The show was over. Popcorn and stale toast crunched underfoot. Laughter. Falling feathers from a purple and silver boa. Water pistols squirted to the last of their reservoirs; nipples tucked back under corsets; glittering hats removed, balance...

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Economies of Force

by on Sep 2, 2014 in Short Fiction | 3 comments

5000 Words The Loom came to Rade’s world when he was still a boy, a silent invasion made known to him in the strange quiet at the breakfast table, and, once, the murder of Mr. Sauerbier the town ombudsman, who might, it was rumored, have been one of them. “What are they?” he whispered to...

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