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Category Archives: Editorial
“Birds of a Feather” This has been a hard year for those who are a part of the science fiction and fantasy community. We haven’t been able to get together with our “tribe” – lockdowns and a lack of opportunities … Continue reading
Introduction to A&A Poetry, Issue 78 This quarter’s poems begin with a love of the sea [The Fisherwoman and the Queen of Gulls by Devin Miller (Seattle, Washington)] and ends with the call back to the ocean [Song of the … Continue reading
Frankly, there is a use for both YouTube instructional videos and certain how to sites and blogs that escapes many people. Apprenticeships are very hard to come by nowadays, especially the ones for skills that are becoming lost like … Continue reading
Introduction to Poetry, Issue 77 Please enjoy the slate of innovative poets kicking off 2021—a year, I pray, will be healthy, and productive for all y’all: “After the Singularity, the Programmer Goes for a Walk” by Stephanie Yue Duhem (Austin, … Continue reading
Introduction to Issue 76 Poetry We hope that the poetry in this issue finds you all well in these trying times and that it will put a smile on your faces. There are some innovated poems that are skillfully … Continue reading
Distance Learning & Science Fiction With many of our schools physically closed, and distance learning on the rise due to Covid-19, I thought it would be interesting to take a thought-journey into the worlds of computer educational systems as predicted … Continue reading
Abyss & Apex’s last two reading periods for both Fiction and Poetry had an incredible number of submissions. Apparently, lots of people who had time on their hands due to being stuck at home via Corvid-19 decided to use … Continue reading
I imagine being sheltered in place is one reason why nearly 300 poems have been submitted in the month of May 2020 for the 3rd and 4th quarter issues (75 and 76, resp.) I anguished over making the selections because … Continue reading
When there have been pandemics in the past that necessitated quarantines — voluntary or otherwise — loneliness and boredom were probably much more of a problem. Let us be grateful for the resources that we have, whether online friends, online … Continue reading