LACKINGTON'S

speculative prose

“Lost and Found: Recollections of Space and Time” at the Museum of Thousandfold Worlds, curated by Xue Xihe

In loving memory of Bobbin FREE ENTRYOPEN ROUND-THE-CLOCKALL WELCOME Contact us: hello@mtw.space.orghttps:/thousandfold.worlds.museum (Please visit our website, or download the app, for real-time coordinates.) Welcome! Lost and Found: Recollections of Space … Continue reading

June 7, 2021

Collections, by E.L. Chen

Jack finds the little god huddled in the antechamber outside the archives, a shivering oilslick shadow slumped against the door. Jack’s breathing quickens, not because a god has wiggled their … Continue reading

June 7, 2021

The Feather Stitch, by Mike Allen

The stout woman behind the cash register stares without smiling as Audra stammers through her request. This front room with its age-warped glass and wholesome brick, with its bolts of … Continue reading

June 7, 2021

Tatreez, by Sonia Sulaiman

“We’re not history; we’re not even myth. We’re apocryphal.” The Palestinians… The archives are emptied of her people. The university library has a lived-in sort of smell that makes itself … Continue reading

June 7, 2021

What the Marsh Remembers, by B. Pladek

May 1930: Clearwater Marsh, Wisconsin. Rand began at dawn, with the peat. Ten years ago the state had dredged the marsh for farmland, but it had grown nothing but summer … Continue reading

June 7, 2021

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

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