Short Story Highlight: “起狮,行礼 (Rising Lion—The Lion Bows)” by Zen Cho

Strange Horizons have recently published new story, 起狮,行礼 (Rising Lion—The Lion Bows), by Malaysian writer Zen Cho: The hotel was not like any hotel Jia Qi had seen before. There was no drive swooping around a fountain featuring little peeing babies, no glass doors opening onto a golden lobby lit by chandeliers, no men in white... Continue Reading →

Strange Horizons, January 3-31 2011

The new year and a new format for this publication converged. I was unable to find a  unifying thread binding together three pieces of new fiction and a reprint of a story from 1955, along with an introduction by fiction editor Jeff Hartman. "Source Decay" by Charlie Jane Anders, published 3 January 2011, is a story whose... Continue Reading →

Strange Horizons, October 25-November 8, 2010

This review covers three stories whose authors utilize less traditional styles. The issue published on November 15 contains part one of two, so I elected to review the entire piece next month.  Colleen Mondor leads off on October 25, 2010 with “What We Left Behind In Jacksonville.” We were on the way to the Jaycees Annual Haunted House.... Continue Reading →

A Brief History of Mexican Science Fiction

Over at Strange Horizons, Silvia Moreno-Garcia offers A Brief History of Mexican Science Fiction: At the beginning of the 1980s, Mexican science fiction was facing a death spiral. Then, suddenly, something odd happened: a whole new generation of writers started producing original, unique tales that were not knockoffs of American or British writers. Mexican science... Continue Reading →

Abigail Nussbaum to become Strange Horizons Senior Reviews Editor

Following Susan Marie Groppi's winning a World Fantasy Award for her work with Strange Horizons in the past ten years, the news has come of changes at the veteran web magazine. Groppi is stepping down as Editor-in-Chief, to be replaced by Niall Harrison. And Israeli blogger and reviewer Abigail Nussbaum (Asking the Wrong Questions) is... Continue Reading →

Strange Horizons reviews Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky

Over at Strange Horizons, Michael Froggatt reviews Dmitry Glukhovsky's Metro 2033, published in English by Gollancz in the United Kingdom: Moscow, 2033: it is a generation since a cataclysmic nuclear and biological war wiped out the overwhelming majority of the planet's population. A few thousand survivors huddle in the sprawling network of stations and tunnels... Continue Reading →

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