Author Archives: Editor

Dieselpunk and Peak Resources

Back in 2012 I wrote an A&A editorial titled “Steampunk and Peak Resources.” Much of it still resonates. For example, $10-a-gallon doen’t seem so far fetched nowadays, does it? A flight simulator for a modern, real-life, dieselpunk airship. (photo credit: … Continue reading

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The Ones Who Walk

“The Ones Who Walk” by Rebecca Schneider A ghost? Yes, I’ve seen ghosts. But you don’t want an old woman’s tale. You will call it nonsense. You want to hear it? Well, sit beside me, daughter of my daughter. Your … Continue reading

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Process & Guidelines

From the Poetry Editor’s Desk: Process & Guidelines A note for everyone to please follow the guidelines, which will greatly reduce my workload.  More than half of the short-listed through accepted poets did not! My editorial process is this: I … Continue reading

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The Jinn (Domestic AI Model #7)

Fiona Perry The Jinn (Domestic AI Model #7) Miracles started happening when The Jinn arrived. Handbags, simulated diamonds, and roses materialized on my dining room table. Every morning abracadabra. The Jinn even alerted me to my mother’s terminal illness by … Continue reading

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The Final Space Odyssey

Frank Coffman The Final Space Odyssey from the Journal of Under Officer, Ezekial B. Rogers, USSF               entry: 06.29.2072 “‘By the rockets’ red glare,’ we raced through thinning air And soon had left the atmosphere of Earth. It is … Continue reading

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Cataclysm Days: Captain John Pettit Continues to Cruise

  Chuck Von Nordheim Cataclysm Days: Captain John Pettit Continues to Cruise   Coral has brightened the gray concrete of submerged cities Time must have flowed at a different rate in these waters Can a mariner endure a sea without … Continue reading

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When the Capital Fell

Richard Magahiz When the Capital Fell   I, John, my thumbprint and my cheek swab Titanium dogface mook with a glass aorta. I still see scorpions striding in plain sight, Six-winged drones hid not their faces   The queuing ones … Continue reading

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All These Different Flavors of Smells

Andrew Kozma All These Different Flavors of Smells   Every age has its own patina on the tongue. And the way the gloss of sunlight sugars the eye. The years as they pass slough like rot. It’s how citrus split … Continue reading

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Lindworm Begs His Latest Wife in Silence

Maria Schrater Lindworm Begs His Latest Wife in Silence   Strip a skin from me for every bride I set my fangs in, swallowed, mulled to Venom wine   And shed one in return, silk softer than Yourself, it snags … Continue reading

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If I could speak

Marisca Pichette If I could speak   Catching seashells              tripping dashing over sand sinking up to my ankles, I              falter, waves caressing your presence away.   Kneeling between … Continue reading

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