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Liz Williams Reports on Eastercon 2021

First of all, absolutely well done to everyone concerned for pulling this off. I am amazed that we have had a convention at all and given the strain that this year has placed upon everyone, I think the con committee, … Continue reading

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Six Questions answered by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. I’m Nigerian, but I’ve lived in three countries (probably will soon be living in my fourth). I’ve been writing since 2012 or thereabouts but didn’t start taking it seriously until about … Continue reading

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Schenectady – a short story by David Gullen

The air was wet with the promise of rain, yet it would not rain. Vernon could smell it as he walked across the lawn of his garden. His rather nice garden. Underneath that promise was another, a salt tang, a … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Revisited by Jacey Bedford

First posted on August 25, 2020 on Jacey Bedford’s Blog Spoilers ahead… but if you haven’t watched the last season by now, where have you been? Just after Game of Thrones finished, Iain Grant sent some questions about Game of … Continue reading

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Hannibal Lecter Judges Me When I Cook by Anthony Francis

Hannibal Lecter Judges Me When I Cook a Milford Blog essay by Anthony Francis So, let’s set the stage: I’m a writer, learning to be vegan … and a fan of Thomas Harris’s Hannibal series about an erudite cannibal. Hannibal … Continue reading

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A Winter’s Tale – a short story by Sarah Singleton

All rights remain with the author A mountain of ice from the northern ocean – all blue-glittering towers and turrets, high valleys and plunging chasms – followed a steam ship to the city. It floated in the harbour for a … Continue reading

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Being Human by Wenonah Lyon

Human Beings are Human Beings. Biologically, more or less melanin, taller or shorter, eye shape,  are trivial. They reflect the long-term adaptations to different locations and climates. There were additional adaptations: language, society, culture. Diversity and similarity are part of … Continue reading

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On Becoming a Science Fiction Character by Dr David Clements

I’m pretty sure I’ve read a hard SF book where a diverse group of plucky scientists have a wacky idea to look for life on a nearby planet, put it into effect not really hoping to get anything positive, and … Continue reading

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Strawberries in the Snow – a short story by Sandra Unerman

First published in Three Drops from the Cauldron, December 2016.All rights remain with the author I’ve eaten true winter strawberries. Not the tasteless kind you can buy in a supermarket but true, wild strawberries dug from under the snow in … Continue reading

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Seeing Mars by Matt Colborn

Mars, the god of war, presides over a tumultuous year. Mars the planet had its closest approach to Earth on October 6th, coming into opposition on the 18th. Although fading at the time of writing, it remains a welcome sight … Continue reading

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