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Sapiens Plurum 2021 Short Fiction Contest

The Sapiens Plurum 2021 Short Fiction Contest is open to submissions on the theme of “Healthy Together: Innovations for One Health” through May 31, 2021. Authors must be 18 or older, and entries must be 1,500-3,000 words. First prize is $1,000, second prize $500, and third prize $300. For more information, including complete rules and how to enter, see the Sapiens Plurum website. While you are here, please take a ...Read More

2021 Aurora Awards Ballot

The 2021 Aurora Awards ballot has been announced. The Aurora Awards are nominated by members of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association. The top five nominated works were selected, with additional works included when there was a tie for fifth place. Best Novel A Stitch in Time, Kelley Armstrong (KLA Fricke) A Connecticut Gumshoe in King Arthur’s Court, Randy McCharles (Tyche) Beneath the Rising, Premee Mohamed ...Read More

Nnedi Okorafor: That Which Is Hers

Nnedimma Nkemdili Okorafor was born April 8, 1974 in Cincinnati OH to Igbo parents who emigrated from Nigeria in 1969. She earned a BA in rhetoric at the University of Illinois in 1996 and an MA in journalism from Michigan State University in 1999. She attended the University of Chicago, getting her MA in English in 2002 and complet­ing her PhD in 2007. She attended the Clarion writing workshop in ...Read More

Gary K. Wolfe Reviews On Fragile Waves by E. Lily Yu

On Fragile Waves, E. Lily Yu (Erewhon 978-1-64566-009-5, $25.95, 288pp, hc) February 2021. Although it only marginally features any fantastic elements (mainly a rather ingratiating spirit), E. Lily Yu’s luminous first novel On Fragile Waves has a lot to say about both the power of story and the limits of what stories can do. We first meet Firuzeh, the central point-of-view character, as a ten-year-old trying to escape with ...Read More

None of the Star Trek Ships are Named After confederate Generals.

Not everyone makes it to the future.

The Wolf Leader by Alexandre Dumas

The Wolf Leader takes an approach that not only reflects a different role for shapeshifters in SFF, but also a different way of trapping the central, slippery orality of regional folklore.

Podcast: The Golden Carrot

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Kat Kourbeti presents K. S. Shere's "The Golden Carrot".