speculative prose

Sokal, by Joseph Tomaras

The cage closes around the pre-war elevator in the pre-war building in Forest Hills. For Joshua Davidovich, a childhood of ample Sunday lunches in his great-grandmother’s sixth-floor rent-controlled apartment has … Continue reading

June 7, 2021

Learning Tihluhan in the Fourteenth Century, by A.J. Hammer

Nominative Temos Atritian knows many things about Tihluhan. It is a secret language, a language of the shadows, best for plots and secrecy and things half-known and half-understood; it fell … Continue reading

June 7, 2021

Issue 23 (Spring 2021) – Battles

May 27, 2021

Issue 22 (Fall 2020) – Archives

November 24, 2020

Issue 21 Table of Contents

Full disclosure: we love our mixed drinks in these parts. So much so that, when friends of the magazine suggested we do a “Cocktails”-themed issue, we couldn’t say no. But … Continue reading

November 9, 2020

Issue 21 Foreword

Did you notice how the figure on this issue’s cover is holding a goblet of something fortifying? So many of us are doing that ourselves, around the world, united in … Continue reading

November 9, 2020

A Selection of Drinks from the Courts of the Five Silver Moons and the Seven Red Stars, by Mari Ness

1. Red Elderflower: A tangy mix of elderflower wine, strands pulled from the colour crimson, amaretto liqueur, and a splash of jealousy, served over coconut ice, this summer treat is … Continue reading

November 9, 2020

A Galactic History of the Asmodean Fire Hoof, by Alexandra Seidel

The Asmodean Fire Hoof was first created on Earth by a group of disenchanted former cultists. We know this for a certainty by their surviving writings and by how they … Continue reading

November 9, 2020

Barley Wine and Potable Myths, by Marie Vibbert

One time I had a barley wine that tasted like a summer’s day. Like too-tall, dry grass and tough, roadside flowers, with a bit of carroty sweetness, like Queen Anne’s … Continue reading

November 9, 2020

When the Hawkweed Blooms, by Randall Hayes

4am: Morning Glory Melatonin is down, prolactin is up. So is the baby, fussing, wet or hungry or something. It will be a couple of months before I can start … Continue reading

November 9, 2020