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    ‘Extraction 2’ Has Wrapped Filming After 5 Months of Snowy Sets

    Actor and comedian Jim Carrey says that the fastest he ever said yes to a role was 1998’s The Truman Show, in which he played mild-mannered insurance salesman Truman Burbank. The dramatic comedy tells the story of a man whose day-to-day life is secretly fabricated for a TV audience. Everything from Truman’s wife to his friends to the neighborhood he lives in is part...

    GLAAD Media Awards Honors Hacks, Eternals, and More in 2022 Ceremony

    Actor and comedian Jim Carrey says that the fastest he ever said yes to a role was 1998’s The Truman Show, in which he played mild-mannered insurance salesman Truman Burbank. The dramatic comedy tells the story of a man whose day-to-day life is secretly fabricated for a TV audience. Everything from Truman’s wife to his friends to the neighborhood he lives in is part...
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    Podcast: Sap and Superstition

    In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents Jessica P. Wick's “Sap and Superstition.” ...

    Artist Interview: Deoxy Diamond

    Deoxy Diamond is a Brazilian illustrator, working with digital art, currently centered on character design. A science fiction and Afrofuturism fan, they like to mix folklore and black culture in their art. Find their work at Artstation, Instagram, and Twitter. Deoxy provided the illustration for the January 20th story “One Hand in the ...

    One Hand in the Coffin

    “One Hand In The Coffin” © 2020 by Deoxy Diamond CONTENT WARNING: show warningsThis page contains: Animal cruelty/death Disregard for personal autonomy Blood Body transformation Child abuse Child death Death/dying Mental health issues Scars/scarification ...

    Tears of the Trufflepig by Fernando A. Flores

    Fernando A. Flores was born in Mexico and grew up in South Texas. His debut novel, Tears of the Trufflepig, is set in the borderlands between the USA and Mexico. It is dedicated to “all the disappeared.” This sets us up for a story that is post-apocalyptic in a way ...

    Podcast: One Hand in the Coffin

    In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Justin C. Key's “One Hand in the Coffin.” ...

    Sap and Superstition

    CONTENT WARNING: show warningsThis page contains: BloodHe sent me a picture of a long sinuous line, dark as entrails and wet, curving on the floor. ‘Sappy,’ he wrote. ‘But I want you.’   ‘I want you,’ I replied.   I could not quite smell apple-flesh and the air suddenly redolent ...

    Black from the Future edited by Stephanie Andrea Allen and Lauren Cherelle

    Black from the Future is a speculative fiction anthology composed exclusively of writings by Black women. Fourteen short stories and six poems weave the reader in and out of the fantastical lives of Black women and girls through time. The works in this collection focus on the strength and resourcefulness ...

    The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz

    Last year, the critic Aja Romano posited a new movement within science fiction, which she dubbed “hopepunk” (a term coined by Alex Rowland). Works in the hopepunk subgenre, Romano argued, reject the cynical, anti-social stance of the genre writing that came before them in favor of imagining positively. I found ...

    Podcast: A New Face

    In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents Terese Mason Pierre's “A New Face,” as read by the poet. ...

    Podcast: The Orientation

    In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Julianna Baggott's “The Orientation.” ...

    The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

    Alix Harrow won a Hugo last year for her short story, “A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies,” published in Apex. The piece is lovely and desperately sad, about the allure of libraries, the wisdom of librarians, and the books that can rescue broken people. Its ...

    A New Face

    CONTENT WARNING: show warningsThis page contains: Disregard for personal autonomy Body transformation Child death Death/dying SuicideAt long last, we have solved the mind-body problem. My child has a new face Something came out of her along with the sputtering stench of an expiring form pulled from a car in a ...