speculative prose

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


Issue 22 (Fall 2020) – Archives


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

Tempus Vernum, by Michelle Jäger

“I’m going to be honest,” the doctor says. “Your chances aren’t good. Your AMH levels are low, which indicates that your ovarian reserves are low.” My partner squeezes my hand. … Continue reading

November 9, 2020