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Issue 16 Table of Contents

At 98 pages, our “Trades” issue is our largest yet. This collection is devoted to the glories and pitfalls of labour, to the celebration of expertise, and to the worker, full … Continue reading

April 30, 2018

Issue 16 Foreword

Labour consumes us, exhausts us, exalts us, and defines us—for better or worse—so why not produce a Lackington’s issue devoted to the theme of occupations, seen through a speculative lens? … Continue reading

April 30, 2018

Lamplighter’s Eve, by Kate Dollarhyde

“Biyya alt bas Anya, you kneel before the heads of the Merchant’s Conclave bound by wrist and ankle, a disgrace to your family’s trading company and to our collective industry.” … Continue reading

April 30, 2018

Original Order, by Natalie Ritter

i. context; or, the information needed to understand the significance of a record The dead were in mourning, which made it a wretched time for the living to ask for … Continue reading

April 30, 2018

A Summary of Menistarian Law, Composed for the Citizens of Olakia, in Response to Our Present Crisis, by Dr. Clemons Indement (as received and translated by Joseph Tomaras)

Our neighbour, the Grand Duchy of Menistaria, is renowned for the perfection of its laws and the indolence of its civil servants. Whether there is a causal link between this … Continue reading

April 30, 2018

The Maiden’s Path, by D.K. Latta

The man who rode ahead of our party was dressed in armour, dented and scraped from scores of campaigns. I could not tell if he wore it simply out of … Continue reading

April 30, 2018

Yuckl Ogle, by N. Muma Alain

It came as no surprise to people in town whenever they heard that misfortune had once again befallen Yuckl Ogle. Rumour had it that he descended from a once-powerful family, … Continue reading

April 30, 2018

The Master of Hourglasses, by Alexandra Seidel

They say that Talin is a master of hourglasses. Small children are told what he can do with those, how he will steal one’s day and one’s dreams, put them … Continue reading

April 30, 2018

Issue 15 Table of Contents

Here be diseases literal and metaphorical, mental and physical, some of which are lodged in a human system while others are lodged in systems on a grander scale. Some are … Continue reading

November 28, 2017

Issue 15 Foreword

At some point, eventually and inevitably, there had to be a “Diseases”-themed issue of Lackington’s. There’s just too much meaty potential in something that affects every one of us and … Continue reading

November 28, 2017