The Angel of the Crows shows the limits of just how far it’s possible to subvert the founding Victorian assumptions of the Sherlock Holmes texts without a great deal more effort.
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents Cecilia R.'s “Bat Mitzvah” with a reading by the poet.
Make The Maltese Falcon about environmentalism, and make the protagonist modern and female, and you’ve got the foundation of Hummingbird Salamander.
At least, if I must be a woman, if I must adapt to fit this oversized skin-suit, please let my throat remember how to sing.
“I don’t know if there are even any Martian mills that could be trusted with this. We’d have to go to the Moon, maybe.”
Initially the two superheroes seem tasked with making people nicely, quietly accept the status quo. But as the show develops, it complicates its own logics.
I dated a sun god in college.