Monthly Archive: August 2012

Kickstarter

We launched our Kickstarter today. We have a modest goal of $5,000 to fund next year’s worth of issues of Electric Velocipede. This will give us the opportunity to produce the magazine and focus on making great content and securing more permanent means of funding. We’re going to make four issues next year and we …

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Heaven Under Earth by Aliette de Bodard

Recipient of the 2014 Tiptree Award Honor List Husband’s new spouse is brought home in a hovering palanquin decked with red lanterns, its curtains displaying images of mandarin ducks and kingfishers—the symbols of a happy marriage. First Spouse Liang Pao has gathered the whole household by the high gate, from the stewards to the cooks, …

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Content TKTK: A Soul Unchained by John Ottinger III

As an education student at a small liberal arts college in northern Georgia, I was safe and secure. My environment was supportive and close-knit. I had a circle of friends who shared similar interests and beliefs, and was living a comfortable, unchallenged middle-class life. As part of our undergraduate coursework, students were required to have …

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Under the Tree by Tania Hershman

Under the tree He sits and I come out and I bring him breakfast, lunch, dinner, on a tray, and he says, I’m fine, Mum, don’t worry, but he doesn’t get up, doesn’t come in. Just sits, under the tree. And I sit, in the kitchen, and watch him. Then, when it’s too dark to …

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Year’s Best Science Fiction 29 edited by Gardner Dozois

Very recently, the Year’s Best Science Fiction, 29th Edition edited by Gardner Dozois came out. Part of the fun for us (and we’re sure authors as well) is finding out what from the magazine made the recommended reading list at the back of the anthology. This year we had four items from issue #21/22 make …

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The Mezzo by Eli Effinger-Weintraub

New York City came to its feet. The ovation in the Metropolitan Opera House drowned the final notes of The Chemist’s Flute. The sulfur reek of the camera flashes choked the air; the purifiers surrendered in defeat and wheezed mechanically on the walls. The crowd showered renowned mezzo-soprano Honoria Fisher with mangled floral oddities that …

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2012 World Fantasy Award Ballot Announced

The ballot for the 2012 World Fantasy Awards was recently announced. Congratulations to all the nominees! We’ve been a part of this process in the past (and hopefully will be again in the future) and know how exciting it is to be there. In the past we’ve not necessarily put the whole ballot up, but …

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Night’s Slow Poison by Ann Leckie

The Jewel of Athat was mainly a cargo ship, and most spaces were narrow and cramped. Like the Outer Station, where it was docked, it was austere, its decks and bulkheads scuffed and dingy with age. Inarakhat Kels, armed, and properly masked, had already turned away one passenger, and now he stood in the passageway …

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