Pixel Scroll 1/29/17 Have Space Suit, Would Travel, But Ain’t Got No Visa

(1) SLOWER THAN EMPIRES AND HALF VAST. It all seems to obvious now. CheatSheet explains: “’Star Wars’: Why Delaying ‘Episode VIII: The Last Jedi’ Was the Right Call”.

From there, the plan was to release Episode VIII  (now officially titled The Last Jedi) a quick five months later, with each subsequent sequel and spinoff releasing in May of their respective years. Recent events though have put that schedule in jeopardy, culminating in a massive seven-month delayOur first hint at this possibility came courtesy of Meet the Movie Press, with host Jeff Sneider reporting on rewrites for Rian Johnson’s script that pushed the beginning of production out to February (initial plans had production scheduled to begin in September 2015). Already under the gun with the minuscule five-month gap between Rogue One and Episode VIII, the call was made official by Lucasfilm: The sequel to The Force Awakens will now release December 17, 2017.

…More than anything, the May release of Episode VIII would have been a nightmare from the marketing side. The Force Awakens released its first teaser almost exactly a year before its premiere. To follow a similar plan, Episode VIII would need a teaser by May of this year, all while Rogue One tries to get itself heard above the din of the main trilogy ahead of its own December release. The end result would have drowned out Rogue One and kept everyone’s eyes fixed on May 2017. With a year of spacing now between the two films, Lucasfilm no longer runs the risk of making people feel inundated by a revived franchise that’s already permeating every facet of our pop culture.

(2) KICKSTARTER SUCCESSS. Matt Godwin’s crowdfunded Latin@ Rising gets favorable notice from a San Antonio news outlet — “Anthology gathers best Latino sci-fi stories” in MySA.com.

Matt Goodwin compares “Latin@ Rising,” the new anthology of science fiction from San Antonio’s Wings Press, to an eclectic literary mix tape or playlist “in which there is an ebb and flow as you move through the loud and the brash, the quiet and the thoughtful.”

The latter might be Carmen Maria Machado’s “Difficult at Parties,” a first-person, present-tense story told as if through a camera lens about a woman struggling to return to some semblance of normal life after a sexual assault. As tension builds, she discovers she has developed a disturbing new psychic power.

On the other hand, Giannina Braschi’s “Death of a Businessman” is the cacophonous opening to a novel titled “The United States of Banana,” which is the author’s response to 9/11: “I saw the wife of the businessman enter the shop of Stanley, the cobbler, with a pink ticket in her hand. The wife had come to claim the shoes of the businessman. After all, they had found the feet, and she wanted to bury the feet with the shoes.”

(3) BOYCOTT WHEN CONVENIENT. Charles Stross says he’s canceling GoH appearance at Fencon XIV and won’t be making any other US appearances after that — “Policy change: future US visits”. However, he’s not cancelling a business trip to New York or attendance at Boskone because that would cost him money.

…Consequently I’m revising my plans for future visits to the United States.

I’ll be in New York and Boston for business meetings and Boskone in mid-February (I unwisely booked non-refundable flights and hotel nights before the election), but I am cancelling all subsequent visits for now. In particular, this means that I will no longer be appearing as guest of honor at Fencon XIV in Texas in September.

…As for why I’m cancelling this appearance … I have two fears.

Firstly, at this point it is clear that things are going to get worse. The Muslim ban is only the start; in view of the Administration’s actions on Holocaust Memorial Day and the anti-semitism of his base, I think it highly likely that Jews and Lefists will be in his sights as well. (As a foreign national of Jewish extraction and a member of a left wing political party, that’s me in that corner.)

Secondly, I don’t want to do anything that might be appear to be an endorsement of any actions the Trump administration might take between now and September. While it’s possible that there won’t be any more bad things between now and then (in which case I will apologize again to the Fencon committee), I find that hard to believe; equally possibly, there might well be a fresh outrage of even larger dimensions right before my trip, in which case my presence would be seen by onlookers as tacit acceptance or even collaboration.

As for my worst case nightmare scenario? Given the reshuffle on the National Security Council and the prominence of white supremacists and neo-nazis in this Administration I can’t help wondering if the ground isn’t being laid for a Reichstag Fire by way of something like Operation Northwoods. In which case, for me to continue to plan to travel to the United States in eight months time would be as unwise as it would have been to plan in February 1933 to travel to Germany in September of that year: it might be survivable, but it would nevertheless be hazardous….

(4) DICKINSON OBIT. Andrew Porter reports —

Originally from Leeds, England, fan Mike Dickinson, 69, died from cancer on January 20th. He had been in poor health for a year since being hit by a car, and then was diagnosed with lung cancer.

With David Pringle, he co-chaired Yorcon, the 1979 Eastercon, in Leeds, and was toastmaster of Yorcon II in 1981..

Among fanzines he published were the one-off fanzine Adsum in 1978; with Alan Dorey the one-off Sirius; three issues of Bar Trek with Lee Montgomerie; in 1979, the 95-97th issue of Vector for the British SF Association; and, in 1984, Spaghetti Junction.

David Pringle writes, “He was a mainstay of the Leeds SF group which met every Friday evening from some time in 1974 onwards, initially in a pub called The Victoria and later in one called the West Riding. That petered out in the 1980s — after I’d left Leeds in 1982, and after Mike and his partner Jackie went abroad for a couple of years, teaching English as a foreign language in Italy.”


  • January 29, 1845 — Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem “The Raven,” beginning “Once upon a midnight dreary,” is published on this day in the New York Evening Mirror.
  • January 29, 1924 — Carl Taylor’s ice cream cone-rolling machine patented.
  • January 29, 1964 Stanley Kubrck’s timeless Dr. Strangelove opens simultaneously in the UK and USA. It was James Earl Jones’ first movie role.


“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.” ~ George Orwell

(7) ALL THE ROAD RAGE. My daughter liked playing on Wii, but I drove off the road so many times in one of those Mario Bros. games I would never be the kind of customer for this platform that this collector is — “Guy completes entire Wii library, and it’s massive”

Your stack of old Wii games pales in comparison to this guy’s collection. Nintendo Age forum user Aaron Norton, who goes by Nintendo Twizer, has posted pictures of his entire Wii library collection, and it’s ridiculous.

According to Norton, the Wii had 1,262 game releases in North America. His collection doesn’t include variants, like different cover arts, collector’s editions, or Nintendo Selects, which were discounted re-releases of popular games. It also doesn’t include demo discs or games that were released in two-packs later on, like the Wheel of Fortune/Jeopardy bundle.

(8) JUST DROPPING IN. What would it be like to actually land on Pluto? NASA’s video “A Colorful ‘Landing’ on Pluto” simulates the ride down.

This movie was made from more than 100 images taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft over six weeks of approach and close flyby in the summer of 2015. The video offers a trip down onto the surface of Pluto — starting with a distant view of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon — and leading up to an eventual ride in for a “landing” on the shoreline of Pluto’s informally named Sputnik Planitia.

To create a movie that makes viewers feel as if they’re diving into Pluto, mission scientists had to interpolate some of the panchromatic (black and white) frames based on what they know Pluto looks like to make it as smooth and seamless as possible. Low-resolution color from the Ralph color camera aboard New Horizons was then draped over the frames to give the best available, actual color simulation of what it would look like to descend from high altitude to Pluto’s surface.

After a 9.5-year voyage covering more than three billion miles, New Horizons flew through the Pluto system on July 14, 2015, coming within 7,800 miles (12,500 kilometers) of Pluto. Carrying powerful telescopic cameras that could spot features smaller than a football field, New Horizons sent back hundreds of images of Pluto and its moons that show how dynamic and fascinating their surfaces are.


(9) RHYME AND REASON. The Science Fiction Poetry Association has started a blog, SPECPO, with a flurry of interesting posts. SFPA President Bryan Thao Worra introduced it on Facebook:

Some of you may have noticed we had a soft-launch of the new blog for the Science Fiction Poetry Association, SPECPO. This will be where we hope to share and archive more member news, interviews, reviews, readings, announcements, and shareable items with one another in a more timely and entertaining way.

To keep it clear: From an organization standpoint, SPECPO does NOT replace Star*Line as the official newsletter of the SFPA for more formal matters that require members atte…ntion, such as voting or other issues outlined in our bylaws and constitution. But SPECPO can serve as a space to post reminders and clarifying commentary and frequently unofficial viewpoints, particularly from guest posters (which will be clearly marked as such when appropriate).

The hope is that this will facilitate conversations on speculative poetry for those who aren’t actively on Facebook, Twitter, or other social media, and to provide diverse content that’s reasonably easy to search back for, given the often overwhelming flurry of items that can come up on our list-serv and other forums. This is a work in progress, but I hope you enjoy what we’re putting together and that many of you will volunteer to be guest contributors! 🙂

Keep inspired and keep creating!

(10) DEFINE SPECULATIVE. Just like defining science fiction gives rise to controversies, so does the effort to define speculative poetry. SFPA’s Shannon Connor Winward asked people what is and isn’t “speculative” in a poll on her website. Now the results are in.

In November 2016, the SFPA officers published an informal online survey entitled “What Is Speculative Poetry”. The main purpose of this survey was to determine whether there is an overall consensus among the membership regarding what genres or sub-genres of poetry belong under the heading “speculative”, assuming no other genre elements are present. The results are posted below.

Survey Results

As indicated in the graph and table below, the results of the “What Is Speculative Poetry” survey represent a wide spectrum of opinion regarding what counts as “speculative”.  On the upper end of consensus, we find categories that are understood across the literary landscape as falling within the speculative umbrella, including Science Fiction, Space science & exploration, Fantasy, Magic, Supernatural Horror, Myth and Folklore, Fairy Tales, Alternative History, SF&F pop culture, Superheroes, Surrealism, Slipstream, Fabulism, and Weird and “What If”.

Genres that fell more towards the middle of the spectrum—that is, those receiving support by 40-65%  of responders, included Science (physics, chemistry, biology, etc), Domestic Fabulism, Dinosaurs, “Interstitial” works, biographies of speculative poets, and poems in which traditional SF&F tropes as literary device (analogy, simile).

On the lower end of the spectrum—those genres that are most controversial, according to responders—we find Bizzaro, SF&F tropes as metaphor (bit of inconsistency there), biographies of scientists and (non-speculative) poets, Mundane Horror, Nature, Religion, Gender, Real history, Cowboy & Western, and Romance.

… Based on the results, the answer to that question is clear as mud–yes, there is consensus, and no, there really isn’t.  Are we surprised? Not really!

Nevertheless, it is the consensus of the SFPA executive committee that this survey was, at least, an interesting experiment.  We feel that you, our members and colleagues, will also find it interesting, and that, in regards to eligibility for our awards and publications, this survey can also be a useful tool to future SFPA editors and award Chairs, who are tasked with answering the practical question, “What is speculative poetry?

(11) HOUSE DIVIDED. Shannon Connor Winward has also released the results of a poll about a more specific question – “SFPA ‘Rhysling Maximum Length’ Survey Report” . Despite the narrower question, there was even sharper division.

One such discussion pertained to the Rhysling award “Long Poem” category – specifically, what, if anything, should be done with especially long poems that are nominated for the award.  Several members voiced concerns that poems above a certain length might strain the budget for the Rhysling anthology by adding in extra pages and printing costs.  Others expressed the idea that particularly long poems might be better considered as a distinct genre, rather than competing against poems of a more easily-consumed length.

In response to these concerns, the SFPA officers published an online survey entitled “Rhysling Maximum Length”, in November 2016.

Question #1: Should there be an upper line limit to long length Rhysling nominated poems?

While not every participant responded to all six questions; this fundamental question received exactly 100 responses, revealing a pure 50/50 split in member opinion:

No – 50 (50%)

Yes – 50 (50%)

Question #2: If yes, what should the upper limit be?

Assuming the membership voted in favor of an upper line limit for poems in the “Long Poem” Rhysling category, it would be necessary to define said limit.

The first option, “9 pages / 5K words / 500 lines” was designed to dovetail upper length limit for Rhysling “Long Poems” with the minimum length requirements for the SFPA’s Elgin Award for book-length works.  Out of 51 responses, this option received a majority vote.

9 pages / 5K words / 500 lines – 30 (59%)

Other – 21 (41%)

(12) TRADING PRICES. If you already ordered this Gauntlet Press at the original $150 price you saved $50. Maybe more

When we priced the lettered edition of John Russo’s Night of the Living Dead we were told that George Romero would not be signing the lettered edition (even though we had a preface he wrote). Now Romero has agreed to sign that edition. His signing makes this an event book, therefore we are increasing the price of the lettered edition to $200. The only reason we would increase the price of a book is if we had someone sign our lettered edition we hadn’t expected; someone truly collectible. The good news is that anyone who has already purchased the lettered edition for $150 won’t have to pay a penny more. We don’t believe we should make those who pre-ordered a book pay more if we increase its price. Those who pre-ordered get the same lettered edition, signed by Russo and Romero, as anyone who orders now. And, a word to the wise…we are trying to get other major names to sign the book so the price might increase again. Order now and you get the book for $200 regardless whomever else we get to sign.

(13) MARTIAN CHRONICLER. In 2009, Ray Bradbury made his last visit to JPL to celebrate the success of the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity.

[Thanks to John King Tarpinian, Andew Porter, and Mark-kitteh for some of these stories. Title credit goes to File 770 contributing editor of the day Daniel Dern.]

2016 Rhysling Award Winners

2016 Rhysling

The 2016 Rhysling Award nominees have been assembled in this anthology edited by Charles Christian.

The Science Fiction Poetry Association announced the winners of the 2016 Rhysling Awards on June 20.

Short Poem


  • “Time Travel Vocabulary Problems” (Dreams and Nightmares), by Ruth Berman

2nd place

  • “Tech Support for the Apocalypse” (Dreams and Nightmares) by F. J. Bergmann

3rd Place

  • “An Introduction to Alternate Universes: Theory and Practice” (Gyroscope Review) Sandra J. Lindow

Long Poem

Winner (tie)

  • “It Begins with a Haunting” (Dance Among Elephants – Sahtu Press), by Krysada Panusith Phounsiri


  • “Keziah” (Dark Energies – P’rea Press), by Ann K. Schwader

2nd Place

  • “Chronopatetic” (Dreams and Nightmares 100), by F.J. Bergmann

3rd place (tie)

  • “from “Sunspots”” (Poetry, December 2015), by Simon Barraclough


  • “The White Planet” (Boulevard 31:1), by Albert Goldbarth

The Rhysling Award will be presented at DiversiCon (July 29-31) in St. Paul by SFPA Vice President, Sandra J. Lindow.

Pixel Scroll 6/5/16 Scroll Sung Blue, Everybody Knows One

(1) D&D. Josh Kramer at the Washington Post created “An illustrated guide to why grown-ups are playing Dungeons & Dragons again”.

With a jolt of popularity from its latest edition and a larger pop cultural footprint, Dungeons & Dragons might be making a significant comeback. (A handbook for the game topped Amazon’s best-sellers list for several days in 2014.) The largest group of players are millennials, and more of the new devotees are female than you might have thought, too. As a freelance cartoonist, journalist and a game-player in D.C., I wanted to explore why D&D isn’t just a throwback.

There are 16 frames – this is the second.

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(2) WHAT WRITERS GET PAID. Fynbospress at Mad Genius Club sounds the alert – “New Author Earnings Report Out!”

This report is in far greater depth – not only did they crawl the top 100 in subgenre, but print, audio, and also-boughts as well. It’s tracking over 1 million titles, to shine a light into the previously dark unknown of who and what isn’t on a bestseller list but is still selling, and how, and where. And the results – are impressive!

Where does the information in the “May 2016 Author Earnings Report” come from?

Our methodology employs a software spider that crawls across Amazon’s bestseller lists. The 200,000+ titles on those lists make up roughly 60% of Amazon’s daily sales. This leaves an appreciable number of titles and sales unaccounted for. There’s more elephant here to uncover! We’ve long heard this might be the case, as independent authors familiar with our data have claimed to be making a livable wage without a single one of their books appearing on any Amazon bestseller list. These are the truly invisible among the already difficult-to-discern. We wanted to see if they could be found.

So for this report, we went deeper. Instead of just looking at Amazon’s bestseller lists, we had our spider follow links to also-bought recommendations and also through each authors’ full catalog. This resulted in a million-title dataset, our most comprehensive and definitive look yet at author earnings. We were able to tally up precisely how many indie authors, Big Five authors, small/medium press authors, and Amazon-imprint authors are currently making enough from Amazon.com sales to land in a number of “tax brackets”.

The report has lots of graphs and interpretive text, and ends with this comment:

When we lowered the author earnings bar to $50,000 a year, we found 142 invisible authors that were earning that much or more on Amazon.com, without any of their titles appearing on any category best-seller lists. 105 of those 142 were self-published indies.

We live in exciting times. Today it’s possible to be a full-time professional author, quietly earning $50,000+ a year — even six figures a year — without ever sending a query letter to anyone. On Amazon alone, the data shows over a thousand indie authors earning a full-time living right now with their self-published titles.

The only gatekeepers that matter now are readers.

(3) BUT THE REAL MONEY’S IN THE FUNNIES. “Comic books buck trend as print and digital sales flourish” reports CNBC.

Digital disruption has upended virtually every corner of publishing, but in the world of comic books, something curious is happening: Print sales are thriving alongside the rise of their digital counterparts.

Print comic book revenues have been on the rise in recent years, even as digital comics’ sales boom. Print receipts have held up at a time when publishers have introduced all-you-can-download subscriptions that offer thousands of comics for a flat monthly or annual fee.

In 2014, digital comics revenues excluding unlimited subscriptions reached $100 million, according to ICv2, an online trade magazine that tracks comic sales and other trends. That was up from just $1 million seven years ago, when ICv2 started collecting data.

(4) RHYSLING ANTHOLOGY. While members of the Science Fiction Poetry Association have already received a copy, the public can buy from Amazon the 2016 Rhysling Poetry Anthology with the works nominated for this year’s award.

The anthology allows the members to easily review and consider all nominated works without the necessity of obtaining the diverse number of publications in which the nominated works first appeared and serves as a showcase of the best science fiction, fantasy, and horror poetry of 2015. The Rhysling Anthology is available to anyone with an interest in this unique compilation of verse from some of the finest poets in the field of science fiction, fantasy, and horror poetry.

(5) CLARION FUNDRAISER. Clarion UCSD’S Seventh Annual Write-a-Thon is looking for participants.

What is a write-a-thon, anyway? Think charity walk-a-thon. In a walk-a-thon, volunteers walk as far as they can in return for pledges from sponsors who make donations, usually based on the number of miles the volunteer walks. Our Write-a-Thon works like that too, but instead of walking, our volunteers write with a goal in mind. Their sponsors make donations to Clarion sometimes based on number of words written, sometimes based on other goals, or just to show support for the writer and Clarion.

And there are incentives.

As always, we have prizes for our top Write-a-Thon earners. In addition, this year we have surprises as well as prizes!

  • The top fundraiser will receive a commemorative 2016 Clarion Write-a-Thon trophy celebrating their success.
  • Our top five fundraisers will each receive a critique from a well-known Clarion instructor or alumnus. We’ve lined up Terry Bisson, David Anthony Durham, Kenneth Schneyer, Judith Tarr, and Mary Turzillo to have a look at your golden prose. A roll of the dice decides who is paired with whom. (The authors have three months to complete their critiques, and the short story or chapters submitted must be 7,500 words or less.)
  • Our top ten fundraisers will each receive a $25 gift certificate of their choice from a selection of bookstores and stationers.
  • A few small but special surprises will be distributed randomly among everyone who raises $50 or more. Lucky winners will be decided by Write-a-Thon minions drawing names from Clara the Write-a-Thon Cat’s hat. These are such a surprise that even we don’t know what they are yet. We do know that certain of our minions will be visiting places like Paris and Mongolia this summer. Anything at all might turn up in their luggage. In addition, who knows what mystery items unnamed Clarionites might donate to the loot!

(6) SECOND FIFTH. CheatSheet refuses to allow anyone to remain ignorant — “’Voltron’: 5 Things to Know About the Netflix Rebook”

For those who don’t know, the series was a top-rated syndicated children’s show during its original two-season run. Despite its initial success, previous attempts at bringing Voltron back haven’t worked out, and the show hasn’t returned to air in three decades. That’s all about to change now, thanks to Netflix. Here’s what we know about the company’s planned upcoming revival so far….

Here’s a trailer.

ROAR, created by the Voltron production team, is a special look inside Season 1 of the Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, which reimagines one of the most popular fan-favorite shows of all time in an all-new comedic action-packed show from executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender) and co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra).


(7) BRADBURY. The New Yorker published Ray Bradbury’s reminiscence “Take Me Home” the day before he died in 2012.

When I was seven or eight years old, I began to read the science-fiction magazines that were brought by guests into my grandparents’ boarding house, in Waukegan, Illinois. Those were the years when Hugo Gernsback was publishing Amazing Stories, with vivid, appallingly imaginative cover paintings that fed my hungry imagination. Soon after, the creative beast in me grew when Buck Rogers appeared, in 1928, and I think I went a trifle mad that autumn. It’s the only way to describe the intensity with which I devoured the stories. You rarely have such fevers later in life that fill your entire day with emotion.

When I look back now, I realize what a trial I must have been to my friends and relatives. It was one frenzy after one elation after one enthusiasm after one hysteria after another. I was always yelling and running somewhere, because I was afraid life was going to be over that very afternoon.

(8) MORE BANG FOR THE BILLION. The news is filled with speculation about the Rogue One reshoots – which may involve literal shooting judging by the latest hire.

Veteran stunt coordinator and second unit director Simon Crane has been tapped to assist with the lengthy reshoots for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

Rogue One, being directed by Gareth Edwards, will undergo significant additional filming this summer, it was revealed earlier this week. Disney and Lucasfilm are hoping to accomplish several goals with the reshoots, including working on the tone of what has been described by sources as a “war movie.” The lightening of the feel of the film is meant to broaden its appeal.

[Thanks to John King Tarpinian, Martin Morse Wooster, and Angel Johnston for some of these stories. Title credit goes to File 770 contributing editor of the day Steve Davidson.]

2016 Rhysling Award Nominees

The Science Fiction Poetry Association’s 2016 Rhysling Award candidates have been finalized reports F.J. Bergmann.

The Rhysling Award is given in two categories. “Best Long Poem” is for poems of 50+ lines, or for prose poems, of 500+ words. “Best Short Poem” is limited to poems of no more than 49 lines, or prose poems of no more than 499 words.

Bergmann says this is the highest number of nominated poems the award has ever had (71 short and 44 long), coming from the broadest list of publications as well, 59. Strange Horizons has the most nominees, 11.

 Rhysling Award Candidates
Short Poems (71 poems)
“Abandonarium” • Stacey Balkun • Devilfish Review 13
“Hard Being A God” • David Barber •Star*Line 38.4
“Tech Support for the Apocalypse” • F. J. Bergmann • Dreams and Nightmares 101
“Time Travel Vocabulary Problems” • Ruth Berman • Dreams and Nightmares 100
“The Astronaut’s Heart” • Robert Borski • Asimov’s SF, September
“Forever Tracking” • Bruce Boston • Grievous Angel, May
“Aboard the Transport Tesoro • Lisa M. Bradley • Uncanny 7
‘hell-bent’ • Susan Burch • Grievous Angel, February
“Fried Okra” • Beth Cato • Tales of the Talisman 10.4
“Elegy for WLC” • David Clink • The Dalhousie Review 94:3
“Portrait” • David Clink • OnSpec Magazine, Winter
“The Sun Never Rises” • Michael Coolen • Latchkey Tales 2.6
“Secondary Ghosts” • P. S. Cottier • Australian Poetry Journal 5:2
“Pleistocene Park, Mammoth Steppe, Siberia” • Mark Danowsky • Star*Line 38.4
“Worlds in Collision” • Bryan D. Dietrich • Farrago’s Wainscot, 2015
“Ligeia” • Ashley Dioses • Spectral Realms 2
“On The Other Hand” • James Dorr • Grievous Angel, August
“Why Have We Not Been Visited?” • Martin Elster • The Asses of Parnassus, 11/30/15
“Institutional Memory” • Alexandra Erin • Star*Line 38.1
“The Argument Box” • JD Fox • Abyss & Apex 55
“The Boats” • Adele Gardner • Abyss and Apex 56
“The More It Changes …” • Delbert R. Gardner • Songs of Eretz Poetry Review
“Couples Therapy” • Howie Good • The Los Angeles Review of Los Angeles 10
“Robot Agonistes” • Alan Ira Gordon • The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb
“How Eternal Night Was Created” • Vince Gotera • The Syzygy Poetry Journal 1:2
“Gaunt” • Charles Gramlich • The Pedestal Magazine 76
“Mummies” • Richard Hedderman • Rattle 49
“Glinda’s Dilemma” • Gloria Heffernan • Parody 4:1
“Selenites” • John Philip Johnson • The Pedestal Magazine 76
“Kraken” • Tim Jones • Interstellar Award
“Moth and Memory” • Sandra Kasturi • Postscripts to Darkness 6
“Venice Letting Go” • Sandra Kasturi • Postscripts to Darkness 6
“hard copy” • Herb Kauderer • Asimov’s Science Fiction, August
“luddite’s dream” • Herb Kauderer • Star*Line 38.4
“The Changeling’s Gambit” • Sasha Kim • Strange Horizons, 9/14/15
“re-entry heat” • Deborah Kolodji • Mariposa 32
“The Only Time Machine” • David Kopaska-Merkel • Sub- Saharan Magazine
“Rip Van Winkle On Mars” • David C. Kopaska-Merkel • The Martian Wave, 2015
“Post-Apocalyptic Toothbrush” •  Betsy Ladyzhets • Strange Horizons, 6/29/15
“Ode to Dorothy Gale” • Jenna Le • Nonbinary Review 4
“Flora and Fauna” • James Frederick Leach • HWA Poetry Showcase Volume II
“The Dreaded Dreadnoughtus” • B.J. Lee • Frostfire Worlds, November
“The Washerwoman’s Daughter” • Mary Soon Lee • Crowned: The Sign of the Dragon: Book 1 (Dark Renaissance Books)
“Postlude” • Nolan Liebert • Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry, October
“B’resheet” • Julia Burns Liberman • Strange Horizons, 10/7/15
“An Introduction to Alternate Universes: Theory and Practice” • Sandra J. Lindow • Gyroscope Review 16:1
“Under the Cancer Tree ” • Sandra Lindow • Tales of the Talisman 10.4
“Four Chambers” • Shira Lipkin • Mythic Delirium, September
“Challenger” • Bronwyn Lovell • Strange Horizons, 6/8/15
“It Came to Pass” • Mark Mansfield •Star*Line 38.3
“The Subtle Arts of Chemistry” • Elizabeth R. McClellan • New Myths, March
“The Woman Sings Her Marriage Into Being” • Lev Mirov • Through the Gate 7
“Bone-House” • A.J. Odasso • Liminality 4
“Transition Metal” • A.J. Odasso • My Dear Watson: The Very Elements of Poetry (Beautiful Dragons Press)
“In Fits of Wildest Dreaming” • K. A. Opperman • Spectral Realms 3
“The Palace of Phantasies” • K. A. Opperman • The Crimson Tome (Hippocampus Press)
“Requiem” • Matt Quinn • Eye to the Telescope 16
“Lola” • Gabby Reed • Strange Horizons 7/20/15
“Attack of the Saurus” • John Reinhart • Star*Line 38.4
“Lot’s Wife” • Michelle Scalise-Piccirilli • HWA Poetry Showcase Volume II
“He Promised Me The Moon” • Marge Simon • Abyss & Apex 55
“Serving the Blind Girl” • Marge Simon • Silver Blade 28
“Before I Kill You (An Arch-Villainelle)” • David Sklar • Stone Telling 12
“Raven Speaks” • Michael Spring • Absinthe Poetry Review 2
“buried pet turtles” • David Lee Summers • Zen of the Dead, ed. Lester Smith (Popcorn Press)
“Origami Crane/Light-Defying Starship” • Naru Dames Sundar • Liminality 5
“Philomela in Seven Movements” • Natalia Theodoridou • Mythic Delirium, June
“An Unrequited Love Process Loops” • Marie Vibbert • Asimov’s Science Fiction, February 2015
“The Sun Ships” • Steven Withrow • Eye to the Telescope 16
“Crater Conundrum Pizza” • Greer Woodward • 2015 SFPA Poetry Contest Winners
“Passenger Seat” •Stephanie Wytovich • An Exorcism of Angels (Raw Dog Screaming Press)


Long Poems (44 poems)
“Toujours Il Coute Trop Cher” • Mike Allen & C.S.E. Cooney • Spectral Realms 3
“I Dreamed a World” • Colleen Anderson • Polu Texni, 3/2/15
“Season of the Ginzakura” • Ryu Ando • Strange Horizons, 7/13/15
“Seasons in a Moon Ocean” • Daniel Ausema • Dreams and Nightmares 100
from “Sunspots” • Simon Barraclough • Poetry, December 2015
“Chronopatetic” • F. J. Bergmann • Dreams and Nightmares 100
“Resonance Redux” • Bruce Boston • Resonance Dark and Light (Eldritch Press)
“Black Momma-faces” • Angela Brown • Silver Blade 28
“Dali’s Apostles” •  David E. Cowen • The Horror Zine, December 2015
“The Comet Elm” • Martin Elster • 2015 SFPA Poetry Contest Winners
“Observations from the Black Ball Line Between Deimos and Callisto” • Alexandra Erin • The Martian Wave, 2015
“A Brief History of Human Evolution” • Gary Every • Tales of the Talisman 10.4
“Actaeon” • Alice Fanchiang • Strange Horizons, 11/11/15
“Deliverance” • Adele Gardner • Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, 6/28/15
“The White Planet” • Albert Goldbarth • Boulevard 31:1
“Letter to Zelazny from Olympus Mons” • Vince Gotera • The Syzygy Poetry Journal 1:2
“Artist Signature” • Susan Gray • Lunar Mission One, 10/16/15
“Illusions of Man” • Deborah Guzzi • Silver Blade 26
“Reversed Polarities” • Nin Harris • Strange Horizons, 6/1/15
“Thirteen Ways of Looking at Blackbeard” • Ed Higgins • Parody 4:1
“Drowned City” • Ruth Jenkins • Liminality 3
“Typhon & Echidna: A Love Story” • Sandra Kasturi • Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary, ed. Heather J. Wood (Stone Skin Press)
“Dragonslayer” • Mary Soon Lee • Crowned: The Sign of the Dragon: Book 1 (Dark Renaissance Books)
“Training: Stances” • Mary Soon Lee • Crowned: The Sign of the Dragon: Book 1 (Dark Renaissance Books)
“archival testimony fragments / minersong” • Rose Lemberg • Uncanny 2
“Long Shadow” • Rose Lemberg • Strange Horizons, 9/3/15
“And then the stars …” • Matt W. Mani • The Pedestal Magazine 75
“Interiora II” • Alessandro Manzetti • Eden Underground (Crystal Lake Publishing)
“Et je ne pleurais jamais les larmes cicatrisantes magiques; c’est seulement un mensonge joli” • Elizabeth R. McClellan • Niteblade 31
“Changeling” • Lynette Mejia • Liminality 6
“An Unexpected Guest” • Lev Mirov • Liminality 5
“Poetry Set: Red Wire, Monsters, Slipknot” • A.J. Odasso • SWAMP Writing 17
“Halloween” • K. A. Opperman • The Crimson Tome (Hippocampus Press)
“It Begins With A Haunting” • Krysada Panusith Phounsiri • Dance Among Elephants (Sahtu Press)
“O Dervish of the Restless Heart” • Saba Razvi • Nonbinary Review 6
“The Coming Dark” • Wendy Rathbone • Star*Line 38.2
“ugly bags of mostly water” • Yann Rousselot • Dawn of the Algorithm (Inkshares)
“The Noble Torturer” • Sofia Samatar • Bluestockings Magazine, 7/28/15
“Keziah” • Ann K. Schwader • Dark Energies (P’rea Press)
“Adarna” • M. Sereno • Strange Horizons, 12/21/15
“Twenty Years” • Christina Sng• New Myths 32
“The Woman in the Coffee Shop” • Christina Sng • Lontar: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction 5
“The Iterative Nature of the Magical Discovery Process” • Bogi Takács • Through the Gate, March
“A Love in Twelve Feathers” • Shveta Thakrar • Strange Horizons, 10/19/15

Update 02/23/2016: Corrected several entries based on update provided by F. J. Bergmann.

2015 Rhysling Awards

The winners of the 2015 Rhysling Awards have been announced by the Science Fiction Poetry Association. The recipients were selected by a vote of 68 SFPA members.

Short Poem Category

First Place

  • “Shutdown” by Marge Simon in Qualia Nous, ed. Michael Bailey (Written Backwards, 2014)

Second Place

  • “Science Fiction (with apologies to Marianne Moore’s “Poetry”)” by Ruth Berman in Dreams and Nightmares 98

Third Place (4-way tie)

  • “I Imagine My Mother’s Death” by Bryan D. Dietrich in The Pedestal Magazine 74
  • “The Peal Divers” by Francesca Forrest in Strange Horizons, 3/17/14
  • “Extinction” by Joshua Gage in Star*Line 37.3
  • “After the Changeling Incantation” by John Philip Johnson in Strange Horizons, 2/3/14

Long Poem Category

First Place

  • “100 Reasons to Have Sex with an Alien” by F.J. Bergmann in 2014 SFPA Poetry Contest

Second Place

  • “Six Things the Owl Said” by Megan Arkenberg in Goblin Fruit, Spring

Third Place

  • “The Perfect Library” by David Clink in If the World Were to Stop Spinning (Piquant Press)

2015 Rhysling Award Candidates

The candidates for the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s 2015 Rhysling Award have been announced.

The Rhysling Award is given in two categories. “Best Long Poem” is for poems of 50+ lines, or for prose poems, of 500+ words. “Best Short Poem” is limited to poems of no more than 49 lines, or prose poems of no more than 499 words.

The award candidates are poems published in 2014.

Short Poems (59 poems)
“Worlds Apart” • Mary Alexandra Agner • Polu Texni, March
“Main Sequence” • Saira Ali • Mythic Delirium, July
“The Delusion of Trees” • David Barber • Eye to the Telescope 14
“Pauli Neutrino Telescope, Antarctica, July 14, 2033” • David Barber • Star*Line 37.2
“Lost” • F.J. Bergmann • Eye to the Telescope 14
“Science Fiction (with apologies to Marianne Moore’s “Poetry”)” • Ruth Berman • Dreams and Nightmares 98
“Maybe Waldo Had Syphilis” • Matt Betts • Tigershark 5
“The Cuckoo’s Bride” • Robert Borski • Dreams and Nightmares 97
“Septuagenarian Flashback” • Bruce Boston • Silver Blade 24
“There Are Signs of Faerie Everywhere” • G. Sutton Breiding • facebook.com/gsuttonbreiding 7/5/14
“Stalking a Wizard” • Michael Canfield • The Pedestal Magazine 74
“Dragon to Centauri” • Beth Cato • Space & Time Magazine 121
“A Work in Progress” • G.O. Clark • Asimov’s Science Fiction, June
“Short Forms” • David Clink • Asimov’s Science Fiction, September
“After hours at the op shop” • P.S. Cottier • Eureka Street 24:10
“Keziah (Nahab) Mason” • Cardinal Cox • Codex Lilith (pamphlet)
“Neuroanatomy Practical” • Tim Craven • Moon City Review 2014
“I Imagine My Mother’s Death” • Bryan D. Dietrich • The Pedestal Magazine 74
“Stephen Hawking” • Bryan D. Dietrich • The Cresset LXXIX:2
“Beware of the Dog” • James S. Dorr • Grievous Angel, 9/11/14
“A Universe” • Timons Esaias • Polu Texni, May
“The Peal Divers” • Francesca Forrest • Strange Horizons, 3/17/14
“Extinction” • Joshua Gage • Star*Line 37.3
“Elephants in the Alley” • Terry A. Garey • Cascadia Subduction Zone 3:3
“It’s a Universal Picture” • Gwynne Garfinkle • Mythic Delirium 1.1
“Field Notes” • Lola Haskins • Analog, November
“Before You Were a Vampire” • irving • Star*Line 37.3
“After the Changeling Incantation” • John Philip Johnson • Strange Horizons, 2/3/14
“After ‘Dark Matter’” • Herb Kauderer • The Book of Answers (Written Image)
“After ‘Signs You’re in Trouble’” • Herb Kauderer • The Book of Answers (Written Image)
“Heere ther be Gods” • David Kopaska-Merkel • Star*Line 37.4
“Attic Dust” •  Sandi Leibowitz • Silver Blade 21
“Dualities” • Rose Lemberg • Mythic Delirium, October
“Landwork” • Rose Lemberg • Goblin Fruit, Spring
“Cinderella’s Breast” • Sandra Lindow • Archaeopteryx: The Newman Journal of Ideas 2
“daydreaming” • Lauren McBride • Star*Line 37.3
“Common Language” • Elizabeth R. McClellan • 2014 SFPA Poetry Contest
“The Time of Last Scattering” • Lynette Mejía • Star*Line 37.1
“Marvel Word Problems” • P. Andrew Miller • Drawn to Marvel, eds. Marta Ferguson & Bryan Dietrich (Minor Arcana Press)
“Odyssey” • Kim L. Neidigh • Outposts of Beyond, July
“Queen of Cups” • Adrienne J. Odasso • inkscrawl 7
“Morning Sickness” • Aimee Ogden • Asimov’s Science Fiction, Oct/Nov
“At the Dark Matter Zoo” • Simon Petrie • The Stars Like Sand: Australian Speculative Poetry, eds. P.S. Cottier & Tim Jones (Interactive Press)
“The Devil Riding Your Back” • Gabby Reed • Liminality 1
“Dark Energized” • Ann K. Schwader • Star*Line 37.3
“Leap” • Grace Seybold • Star*Line 37.1
“Shutdown” • Marge Simon • Qualia Nous, ed. Michael Bailey (Written Backwards)
“The Rat Queen” • Noel Sloboda • Pembroke Magazine 46
“Revelation” •  Robin Spriggs • The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom (Anomalous Books)
“Intimate Universes” • Jason Sturner • Tales of the Talisman 10:1
“A Bulgakov Headache” • Sonya Taaffe • Stone Telling 10
“You Are Here” • Bogi Takács • Strange Horizons, 11/24/14
“Sonnet 65,000,000 BC” • Mary Turzillo • Star*Line 37.1
“Dark Matter Dark Mind” • Peter C. Venable • Parody 3:1
“The Old Time Traveler’s Song” • William John Watkins • Asimov’s Science Fiction, Jan
“Cthulhu partners” • Greer Woodward • Halloween Haiku II, ed. Lester Smith (Popcorn Press)
“Dare I Keep the Body” • Stephanie Wytovich • Mourning Jewelry (Raw Dog Screaming)
“Eventually, You Become Immune” • Stephanie Wytovich • Jamais Vu 1
“Remembering Jean-Paul Sartre” • Jeffrey Zable • Chrome Baby, Bairn 27
Long Poems (40 poems)
“Nothing Writes to Disk” • Kythryne Aisling • Stone Telling 11
“Dearly Beloved” • Mike Allen • Postscripts to Darkness 5
“Six Things the Owl Said” • Megan Arkenberg • Goblin Fruit, Spring
“100 Reasons to Have Sex with an Alien” • F.J. Bergmann • 2014 SFPA Poetry Contest
“Sea Monster Objects to Term ‘Kaiju’” • Robert Borski • Dreams and Nightmares 99
“Death of the Crossing Guard” • Bruce Boston •  Jamais Vu 1
“Una Canción de Keys” • Lisa Bradley • Strange Horizons, 2/24/14
“Rule 44” • Robert Payne Cabeen • Fearworms: Selected Poems (Fanboy Comics)
“The Perfect Library” • David Clink • If the World Were to Stop Spinning (Piquant Press)
“And I’ll Dance With You Yet, My Darling” • C.S.E. Cooney • Stone Telling 10
“Drawn to Marvel” • Bryan D. Dietrich • Drawn to Marvel, eds. Marta Ferguson & Bryan Dietrich (Minor Arcana Press)
“Spelling ‘For Worse’” • Peg Duthie • Goblin Fruit, Winter
“Star Song” • Kendall Evans • Analog, July/August
“House of Jaguar” • Serena Fusek • Star*Line 37.4
“Row Your Boat Ashore” • Adele Gardner • Songs of Eretz Poetry E-zine 2:2
“Hollow Beats the Night” • Delbert R. Gardner • Songs of Eretz Poetry E-zine 2:1
“The Alchemy” • Neile Graham • Goblin Fruit, Winter
“Roman Shade” • April Grant • Strange Horizons, 1/27/14
“Mining Planet” • John Grey • Chrome Baby, Bairn 19
“Saline to Atlantis” • Herb Kauderer • The Book of Answers (Written Image)
“Words Not Red” • Herb Kauderer • The Book of Answers (Written Image)
“Said Rapunzel to the Wolf” • Sally Rosen Kindred • Goblin Fruit, Winter
“Encounter While Waiting for Transport” • David C. Kopaska-Merkel & W. Gregory Stewart • New Myths 26
“Numbers” • Mary Soon Lee • Star*Line 37.2
“The Matter of the Horses” • Mary Soon Lee • Ideomancer 13:4
“The Virgin and the Unicorn” • Mary Soon Lee • Star*Line 37.1
“Braiding” • Sandi Leibowitz • Niteblade, March
“The Santa Claus Triptych” • Sandra J. Lindow • Star*Line 37.1
“Butterfly Effect” • John C. Mannone • Tupelo Press 30/30 project
“The Man Who Saw the World” • Alessandro Manzetti • Venus Intervention (Kipple Officina Libraria)
“A Summoning of Monsters” • Jack Hollis Marr • Liminality 1
“Concerning the Curious Burial Customs of the Witches of Megaira” • Elizabeth R. McClellan • Interfictions 4
“Demands” • Mari Ness • Goblin Fruit, Fall
“The Memory-Thief” • Adrienne J. Odasso & Dominik Parisien • Ideomancer 13:2
“Ode to Yon Glizan Orbs, or No?” • Terrie Leigh Relf • Tales of the Talisman 9:4
“The Swooning” • Mark Rich • The Cascadia Subduction Zone 4:4
“Principles of Entropy” • Shelagh M. Rowan-Legg • Abyss & Apex, January
“Eolian Conscientia” • Marge Simon & Mary Turzillo • Sweet Poison (Dark Renaissance Press)
“Let the Fire Decide” • Sarah Wright • Tales of the Talisman 9:3
“Conservation of Energy” • Alvaro Zinos-Amaro • Apex Magazine, August

2014 Rhysling Awards

The winners of the 2014 Rhysling Awards have been announced by the Science Fiction Poetry Association. The recipients were selected by a vote of 57 SFPA members.

Short Poem Category

First Place

“Turning the Leaves” by Amal El-Mohtar (Apex Magazine, December 2013)

Second Place

“Rivers” by Geoffrey A. Landis (Asimov’s Science Fiction,  June 2013)

Third Place

“Music of the Stars” by Bruce Boston (2013 Balticon Program Book)

Long Poem Category

First Place

“Interregnum” by Mary Soon Lee (Star*Line 36.4)

Second Place

“Hungry Constellations” by Mike Allen (Goblin Fruit Fall 2013)

Third Place

“I will show you a single treasure from the treasures of Shah Niyaz” by Rose Lemberg (Goblin Fruit, Summer 2013)

Amal El-Mohtar is the first woman to win the Rhysling Award three times. Her winning poem “Turning the Leaves” can be read online here. El-Mohtar says she wrote it for Lynne M. Thomas on the eve of her leaving Apex Magazine.

Mary Soon Lee’s “Interregnum” can be read online here, together with other poems from the cycle of which it is part.  Or you can listen to her recite it in this video:

2014 Rhysling Award Nominees

The candidates for the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s 2014 Rhysling Award have been announced.

The Rhysling Award is given in two categories. “Best Long Poem” is for poems of 50+ lines, or for prose poems, of 500+ words. “Best Short Poem” is limited to poems of no more than 49 lines, or prose poems of no more than 499 words.

The award candidates are poems published in 2013.

Short Poems

  • “The Captain Speaks” by Leslie J. Anderson • Star*Line 36.1
  • “Marketing Strategy” by F.J. Bergmann • Tales of the Talisman 9.3
  • “Nephology” by F.J. Bergmann • James Gunn’s Ad Astra 2
  • “What She Dreams Of” by F.J. Bergmann • ChiZine March 2013
  • “How Many” by Ruth Berman • Asimov’s Science Fiction February 2013
  • “Liar, Liar” by Robert Borski • Dreams & Nightmares 94
  • “Music of the Stars” by Bruce Boston • 2013 Balticon Program Book
  • “View from the Oort Cloud” by Shelly Bryant • Illumen Spring 2013
  • “Singing the Plains” by Rachael Bundock • Goblin Fruit Summer 2013
  • “The Narrow Hours” by Gwendolyn Clare • Bull Spec 8
  • “Climbing Up the Sky” by G.O. Clark • Tales of the Talisman 9.1
  • (untitled) by Carolyn Clink • GUSTS: Contemporary Tanka 18, Fall/Winter 2013
  • “A City of Buried Rivers” by David Clink • Literary Review of Canada 21.9
  • “Why I Sold My Soul to the Storyteller” by Jennifer Crow • The First Bite of the Apple (Elektrik Milk Bath Press, 2013)
  • “Triptych” by Jane Crowley • Strange Horizons 9/9/13
  • “The Specialist” by James S. Dorr • Disturbed Digest June 2013
  • “The Bed I Haven’t Made Yet” by Peg Duthie • Star*Line 36.2
  • ‘imagining’ by Joshua Gage • Inhuman: Haiku from the Zombie Apocalypse (The Poet’s Haven, 2013)
  • “Wheels” by Adele Gardner • Mythic Delirium 28
  • “A Virtuous Woman” by Nancy Hightower • Prick of the Spindle 7.3, September 2013
  • “After the Moon” by Russell Jones • Spaces of Their Own (Stewed Rhubarb Press, 2013)
  • “Sleeping Beauty Makes Dinner” by Sally Rosen Kindred • Goblin Fruit Winter 2013
  • “Pinocchio in the Toothpick Factory” by Andrew Kozma • Star*Line 36.2
  • “Rivers” by Geoffrey A. Landis • Asimov’s Science Fiction June 2013
  • “The Waiting” by Dennis M. Lane • The Ghazal Page November 2013
  • “Don’t Call Me a Fairy” by B.J. Lee • Spellbound Spring 2013
  • “Timeline Tapestry” by Sandra Lindow • Wisconsin Harvest II
  • “Topic of Cancer” by Sandra Lindow • 2014 Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar
  • “Leaving Papa” by Darrell Lindsey • Kaleidotrope Summer 2013
  • “Bluebeard’s Wife” by Helen Marshall • The Sex Lives of Monsters (Kelp Queen Press, 2013)
  • “Irène Joliot-Curie” by Mary McMyne • Painted Bride Quarterly 86, February 2013
  • “Ivy” by Adrienne J. Odasso • Not One of Us 50
  • “Rigel” by Adrienne J. Odasso • Dark Mountain Book 4
  • “While on the vacation shuttle” by Terrie Leigh Relf • Star*Line 36.4
  • “Rhythm of Hoof and Cry” by S. Brackett Robertson • Mythic Delirium 0.1
  • “The Bone Cutter’s Lament” by James Frederick William Rowe • Songs of Eretz 1.2
  • “Apache Chief” by Sofia Samatar • Flying Higher, eds. Shira Lipkin & Michael D. Thomas
  • “Orbit” by Diane Severson • The Mystic Nebula, July 12, 2013
  • “Alien Interrogation” by Marge Simon • Silver Blade 17
  • “From the Soil” by Anna Sykora • Chrome Baby, April 18, 2013
  • “Faerystruck Down” by Jason Sturner • Tales of the Talisman Volume IX, Issue 1
  • “Blackmare” by Natalia Theodoridou • Ideomancer, December 1, 2013
  • “Indefensible Disclosures” by William John Watkins • Asimov’s Science Fiction, April/May 2013
  • “My Translation Wouldn’t Be the Same as Yours” by Lesley Wheeler • Avatar Review 15
  • “Even Cowgirls Spread the News” by Laurel Winter • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry Fall 2013
  • “Black Bird” by Stephanie M. Wytovich • Hysteria: A Collection of Madness (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2013)
  • “Re-Obsolete” by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro • Star*Line 36.4

Long Poems

  • “Hungry Constellations” by Mike Allen • Goblin Fruit Fall 2013
  • “Ponies and Rocketships” by Leslie Anderson • Asimov’s Science Fiction, September 2013
  • “Songs at a Crossroad” by Megan Arkenberg • Ideomancer 12.1
  • “Hungry as Living Sorrow” by Jenny Blackford • 2013 SFPA Poetry Contest
  • “The Last Dream” by Leigh Blackmore • Weird Fiction Review 4
  • “Living on the Leys” by Bruce Boston • Bête Noire 12
  • “Image from a postcard sketched between city and dragon” by Liz Bourke • Goblin Fruit Fall 2013
  • “Interim Problem Report 119V-0080” by Jennifer Clark • Paper Crow 3.1
  • “Into the Deep” by Kendall Evans • James Gunn’s Ad Astra 2
  • “The Girl Who Tipped Through Time” by Robert Frazier • 2013 SFPA Poetry Contest
  • “Diana’s Justice” by Adele Gardner • Heroic Fantasy Quarterly 16
  • “Riveted” by Lisa Bradley • Flying Higher, eds. Shira Lipkin & Michael D. Thomas
  • “Your Clone & You” by Robert Frazier • Dreams & Nightmares 94
  • “The Siren of Mayberry Crescent” by Ada Hoffman • Mythic Delirium 29
  • “Gingerbread House: The Apron’s Lot” by Sally Rosen Kindred • Jabberwock Review Winter 2013
  • “Backwater” by David C. Kopaska-Merkel • Magazine of Speculative Poetry Fall 2013
  • “Across the Dark, the Pioneers” by Geoffrey A. Landis • Starship Century (Microwave Sciences, 2013)
  • “Interregnum” by Mary Soon Lee • Star*Line 36.4
  • “I will show you a single treasure from the treasures of Shah Niyaz” by Rose Lemberg • Goblin Fruit Summer 201
  • “The Collected Postcards of Billy the Kid” by Helen Marshall • Postscripts to Darkness 4
  • “Special Delivery from the Unnamed Quadrant” by Jason Matthews • Star*Line 36.2
  • “Heaven and Earth” by Adrienne J. Odasso • Niteblade December 2013
  • “Sand Bags” by Dominik Parisien • Strange Horizons 11/18/13
  • “Ophelia” by Qyn • Strange Horizons 20 May 13
  • “Mary Shelley’s Notebook” by Marge Simon • Songs of Eretz December 2013
  • “Allegra” by Christina Sng • Tales of the Talisman 8.3
  • “Five Flavors” by Bryan Thao Worra • Expanded Horizons December 2013
  • “The Robo Sutra” by Bryan Thao Worra • Expanded Horizons July 2013
  • “Crazy” by Stephanie M. Wytovich • Hysteria: A Collection of Madness (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2013)