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A&A Reviews: The Magnetar by Jo Boone

The Magnetar (The Combined Service Book 1) ‎ (Theogony Books) A planet-wide cataclysm destroys one humanity’s oldest colonies: billions of people perish on Fortuna, and Charlie is almost rescued before she dies. A stranger shows up after she’s been dead … Continue reading

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Baby-Sitting a Bone in Washington Square Park, Once a Potter’s Field

LindaAnn LoSchiavo Baby-Sitting a Bone in Washington Square Park, Once a Potter’s Field The bone kept singing. Long grass and scrub disguised it, half-asleep in lime-white dusk, like an earthworm displaced to a sun-warmed walkway. Flesh once enveloped every tender … Continue reading

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Memory Spider

  “The Memory Spider” by Fiona Moore Carrie didn’t notice the cat-sized spider at first, perhaps because she was too busy packing Nancy’s photographs, award certificates, prizes and miscellanea into storage boxes and loading them onto the back of the … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews ASSAULT

Assault: A Caine Riordan Universe Novel (Beyond Terra Press) by Mike Massa What’s that you say? Charles E. Gannon is a big name author? Then why is this spinoff being published by a small press? Never mind why, other than … Continue reading

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Seasonal Poem: Ark II

Ark II             Captain’s Log, Earth-date December 25, 2121: It’s time The jigsaw puzzle sky Is backlit with the dawn Of a new age; the fowl Have already flown South And all the beasts of the field Have scattered; over … Continue reading

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Stranding Room Only

“Stranding Room Only” by Ray Daley I hadn’t seen them cut jets myself. We had gotten word back from one of the tame wharf rats, the young homeless kids who always hung out at the docks, hoping to earn a … Continue reading

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Stars and Stones

“Stars and Stones” by Paula Hammond In this flat land, nature is our constant companion. On wild days, visitors become flesh-bows, spines curved, heads arrowing forwards through the buffeting turmolt. There are mornings when fog-shrouds hover like kestrels, and all … Continue reading

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Beaks

Katharyn Howd Machan Beaks They’re getting bigger, you know. Weighting down the rough-slate rooftop. Foreheads bulging like rounded mountains above dead-black eyes that never blink. Iridescent feathers swelling wide even though they never stretch in flight again once their talons … Continue reading

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Godhuli

DJ Tantillo Godhuli Red, all of it. The inside of her head glitters with reflections of constant sunset. That’s what Lindin, Tildee’s younger sister, the one without sight, always says. Together, they can tell which of the rich kids looking … Continue reading

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Fertile

Ann Thornfield-Long Fertile He bloomed inside me a blush-red flower I learned to nurture, water, mark the time twixt curling leaf and overdose of yellow-green. I was good soil. The Gardner called me from dust to loam, meadow-home, infused with … Continue reading

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