Category Archive: Nonfiction

Issue 27 Editorial – A Remembrance of the Future

As many of you already know, issue #27 is going to be the final issue of Electric Velocipede. After a lot of thought—and more stress than I need—I’ve decided it’s time to cease publication. This was not an easy decision; it was gutting. There were nights where I lay awake wondering if it was the …

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Issue #26 Remembrance of the Future

When I was a child I wanted to be a Tyrannosaurus rex when I grew up. Apparently I had big aspirations. In the interest of full disclosure, I also wanted to be a mailbox, so it’s not like I was any cooler as a child than I am as an adult. While neither of those …

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Blindfold Taste Test with Aimee Bender

(When) Where was your most memorable meal? It’s hard to pick.  There’s a sushi place in downtown L.A. and they flash-fry tiny crabs and then put them all over edible styrofoamy hair and they’re so light and delicious and fun to pluck off.  I remember an apple from eighth grade that tasted like pure caramel …

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A Remembrance of the Future by John Klima

Not that long ago—in August and September of 2012—I ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund Electric Velocipede in 2013. Not only were we successful in achieving our goal, but we also were able to hit a stretch goal to fund converting our back issues into digital format. While it was nice to think that there …

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Blindfold Taste Test with William Shunn

What is your favorite food? My favorite food of all time forever is the gyro at the Greek Shishkabob in Salt Lake City. It was the first gyro I ever had, at the age of fifteen, and I soon became addicted. They make their gyros with a spicy red sauce and pile them with onions …

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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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Electric Velocipede #24 Editorial

A Remembrance of the Future I tend to like artists who are proponents of change. I tend to like art movements when they’re young, less so as they age. I like artists who take what’s considered “art” and turn it upside down. Whether that’s deliberate (i.e., the artist is rejecting what came before) or unintentional …

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Content TKTK: A n00b’s Guide to Speculative Fiction Poetry by John Ottinger III

If you are anything at all like me, you and poetry have passed like ships in the night: Lights on, blaring your horns, and doing your able best to avoid one another. Sure, you read some poetry during your school years, but much of it was either really, really old or so new it just …

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Blindfold Taste Test with Alex Irvine

What is your favorite food? The cheeseburger. What was your most memorable meal? One that comes to mind is an epic feast with a bunch of Del Rey and Random House people at Nobu in San Diego. The ceviche… the Kobe beef slices over hot rocks… oh God. What is the most unusual thing you’ve …

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Remembering the Future, Winter 2011 editorial

In November of 2001, I went to the annual SFWA writers and editors meet-up in New York City. We were a scant two months removed from the tragedy of 9/11, and its enormity cast a shadow over the normally over-joyous celebration. I was no longer working in the city when the two towers collapsed, but …

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