Posts Tagged "issue 84"

Freeze/Thaw (Excerpt)

by on May 17, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

Back Cover Copy: The Earth is icing over and no one knows how to shut the Shade off. Every attempt in the last thirty years has failed and humanity is nearly out of options if they want to regain a world that isn’t covered in snow and ice. Gabe Alfil may be the only person alive...

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Before the Empire Goes Inter-Galactic

by on May 13, 2016 in Poetry | 0 comments

Back in our quadrant of the galaxy, Currently the most popular idea For the advancement of our culture Lies in conquering ever yet one more system: At which point our galactic empire Will be the largest we have ever known. It is nothing personal. We have no quarrel with you. There are no...

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Cottage Country

by on May 9, 2016 in Short Fiction | 6 comments

5,800 words I had come into some money and with it, purchased four hundred acres of land. I signed the lease in early fall, when the forest was a patchwork quilt of color. It was old-growth outside of Sudbury, east of the airport. On a clear day, you could spot the plume from the Inco...

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Jubilee

by on May 5, 2016 in Poetry | 1 comment

We robots mingle amiably, raising our oxidized alloy flags, toting portable solar chargers, creaking and rumbling. WELCOME says the cracked LED panel above the trampled grassland. Not one glare. No bad words. If you had been there, shocked to be the only wetware, aching for another...

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Interview with Stephen Cox

by on May 4, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Here’s a riddle for you: What will puzzle you while it entertains you, pull you in while it confuses you, make you double check your wristwatch and the date on your calendar, and have you rereading the entire thing the instant you finish the final line? The answer is Stephen Cox’s new...

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