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Review of Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water by Vylar Kaftan

Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water by Vylar Kaftan (Macmillan, 2019) is a queer psychic thriller that can be a quick read, but you’ll find yourself wanting to slow down to savor the gorgeous language and beautiful characterization. The main character, … Continue reading

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Throwback to Other Linguistic Stories

We’ve published a few stories about linguistics and languages. If you enjoyed Monday’s story, check these out too! “Handling the Contents of Consciousness” by Soramimi Hanarejima (secrets, words, and beauty) “Introduction to the Epic of Centipidus” by Hamilton Perez (insect … Continue reading

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Strange Science: What Should We Terraform First?

Our story this Monday hypothesized the possibility of terraforming the moon, and how it might go awry. And there’s plenty of talk these days about terraforming Mars. But in this article, one author suggests that instead of looking toward Mars … Continue reading

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Review of The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum by Cynthia Ward

The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum by Cynthia Ward (Aqueduct Press, 2018) is a sequel to The Adventure of the Incognita Countess, which we reviewed previously. If you’ve read the first book, you’re in for a delightful treat of Lucy … Continue reading

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Awesome Finds: Honey Walls

We’re definitely intrigued by Honey Walls, an illustrated novel that’s currently funding on Kickstarter. With some tantalizing speculative fiction elements, this novel’s protagonist is a trans man, and the story “explores the difficulty of relating to a childhood that isn’t quite … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Wildlife-Train Collisions

Many animals are killed each year due to being struck by trains or otherwise having their habitat affected by the presence of trains. Little research has been done on how many animals and how to prevent this. But scientists are … Continue reading

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Previous Abnormal Biologies

We’ve published a number of stories about abnormal biologies, under the guise of xenobiology. Here are a few you might enjoy! “Sacrifice” by Annika Sundberg (everyone’s favorite strange critter, tardigrades!) “Concerning Your Recent Creation of Sentient Horse-things on the Next … Continue reading

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Awesome Finds: Owl Goingback’s Crota as a Graphic Novel

Cherokee/Choctaw novelist Owl Goingback’s Bram Stoker award-winning novel, Crota, is in the process of being turned into a graphic novel. Set in rural Missouri, it tells the story of a sheriff, a game warden, and a medicine man tracking down the … Continue reading

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Checking Out Taxidermy?

If you’ve ever found yourself in need of a taxidermy animal so you could take it to class and/or study it, you’re in luck if you find yourself in Anchorage, Alaska. You’ll need a library card, but the Alaska Resources … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Reassessing Viking Burials

A team of scientists has been reassessing Viking burials from the settlement of Birka in east-central Sweden, and in doing so, have determined that one of the Viking warriors buried there was a high-status female warrior. Thanks to osteology and … Continue reading

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