One potential problem with science fiction poetry is that often we readers come to it with the same set of expectations as we would SF stories (I touch on this briefly  in my post “Science Fiction Poetry: Some Starting Questions”). There are plenty examples out there of speculative poems that offer speculative ideas or future-world …

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Every time I sat down to read stories for this month’s column, I thought the theme was obvious. At the end of a long year filled with outrage and sadness, focusing on the lighthearted seemed like the way to go. But this winter has been strange. The days are warm and rainy, almost balmy, more …

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Happy birthday to Margaret Atwood! While she is probably best known for her feminist dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), Atwood has also written poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, television scripts and children’s books. As readers and writers of speculative fiction, we owe her a lot and for more than the numerous works she has written. …

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If you believe women’s voices matter and stories by women deserve to be told, submit your fiction to Luna Station Quarterly. If you believe speculative fiction is an integral part of storytelling and that women occupy a unique role in the genre, submit your fiction to Luna Station Quarterly. We’re looking for speculative fiction written …

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Every writer has her favorite stories she’s written. One of mine is “Sophie and Zoe at the End of the World,” which I was honored to have published in The Future Fire. I was even more surprised, and pleased, when I saw that the story had been illustrated — complete with cover art! — by Robin …

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Summer in Texas: the heat won’t budge during the day, and it only subsides briefly in the early morning. So, just before the sun comes up, I pop my baby into the stroller for a quick walk around the neighborhood. If, that is, it’s not an ozone action day or the pollution is otherwise low. …

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Can’t wait to read more from LSQ’s authors? Waiting for your copy of The Best of Luna Station Quarterly to arrive on your doorstep? For a whole week we’ll be sharing additional gems from LSQ authors, celebrating all their writing achievements. Check out these publications by our authors who we certainly couldn’t get enough of. …

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Book Name: The Bloody Sun Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley First Published: 1964/1979 Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley was an American author of fantasy novels such as The Mists of Avalon and the Darkover series, often writing with a feminist outlook and even, under a pen name, gay and lesbian titles. She was born on a farm …

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Book Name: A Wrinkle In Time Author: Madeleine L’Engle First Published: 1962 Newbery Medal Winner: 1963 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award: 1964 Sequoyah Book Award: 1965 Madeleine L’Engle was born in New York City. Her mother was a pianist and her father a writer, a critic, and a foreign correspondent. L’Engle traveled with her family a …

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Book Name: The White Dragon Author: Anne McCaffery First Published: 1978 Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The only daughter of three siblings and the middle child, she grew up on the East Coast of the United States. Eventually, she graduated cum laude from college where she gained a degree in Slavonic Languages and …

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