“In Cube Eight” by Stephen Couch. A research starship secretly mutinies against its fleet, attempting to make its shipboard A.I.’s consciousness transcend so that they might contact a race of alien gods.
“Little Bear” by Avra Margariti. A story of magical realism in which a pregnant girl and a talking bear embark on a dangerous journey.
“Knowing Your Type” by Eliza Chan. Richard has an Asian fetish, a checklist of what he is looking for and the arrogance to know exactly how to fix his date. But Manami is also looking for her type and will sew up the problem.
Interview with a World Fantasy Award-winning writer of speculative fiction – G.V. Anderson;
Interview with the author of epic fantasy sensation “The Rage of Dragons” – Evan Winter;
“A Collection of Obsessions” by Michael R. Fletcher;
“Children of Ruin” by Adrian Tchaikovsky;
“A Ritual of Bones” by Lee C. Conley;
“Engraved on the Eye” by Saladin Ahmed.
Hearts in the Sand: an essay on the development of desert narratives from the Dune to Empire of Sand.