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Soft Shoulder (Excerpt)

Soft Shoulder speaking softly / quick-stop-tongued lanky cur dog / lisping languid in jeans

Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin, translated by Megan McDowell

The true subject of Schweblin’s novel is not the addictive appeal of the technology itself so much as its abstract result: the relinquishment of privacy and what such a step might entail.

Echoes of Another by Chandra K. Clarke

Games come up a fair bit in Echoes of Another, which makes sense in a story about simulated experiences. As with the rest of this book, however, the games' various endings are a little frustrating.

Sea Change by Nancy Kress

Sea Change is not the worst of all possible worlds that we can imagine, but it is certainly a likely one: not a destroyed world, but a world in terminal decline

Podcast: In Which the Deer, Unwittingly or Not, Moves In

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents Nikki Caffier Smith's “In Which the Deer, Unwittingly or Not, Moves In.”

Podcast: The karyōbinga sings to Jiro

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Kat Kourbeti presents "The karyōbinga sings to Jiro", by Ryu Ando.

The karyōbinga sings to Jiro

The egg must have hatched overnight, though he could see no sign of a hatchling anywhere. Only empty shell bits remained, strewn here and there across the tatami.