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Busted Synapses by Erika L. Satifka

The technological and economic dystopia of Satifka’s work seems like what Blade Runner might have looked like if told from the countryside.

Podcast: What Cacti Read

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents Mary Soon Lee's “What Cacti Read” with a reading by the poet.

Stories From the Radio

I believe Art Daily went and stole the extremely dangerous thing and is now going to Philadelphia, as one does, when one has stolen an extremely dangerous thing.

Plants in Science Fiction: Speculative Vegetation, edited by Katherine E. Bishop, David Higgins, and...

I should point out that humans are already filled with microbial species, including fungi, without which we’d all be dead. You are a multi-species creature and always have been! Isn’t it wonderful?

Rabbit Island by Elvira Navarro, translated by Christina MacSweeney

these stories are isolated and languishing—unmotivated, unable to focus—a state of mind all too familiar here in the second year of the pandemic. Rabbit Island is at real risk of having inadvertently captured its zeitgeist.

What Cacti Read

mice not mouses, lice not louses

Glitter & Ashes: Queer Tales of a World That Wouldn’t Die, edited by dave...

Regardless of the type of apocalypse, what binds these stories together is the idea that queer people will still be here, just like we are now. In some of these futures we are accepted without qualms while in some we’re still fighting for equal treatment—but either way we still exist.