Edited by Christopher T. Garry, the first issue of Black Denim Lit brings you a Science Fiction story, "Can and Should," by George Burdick. This asks, is it arrogant to do something that we are clearly capable of--that we were designed to do by means of evolution? Why "Black Denim"...? In work clothes, black denim is a less pretentious than khaki and more understated than blue jeans. This typifies the tone of writing style that appeals to our magazine: grounded, approachable and unassuming. Our tastes consider that "lasting artistic merit" can emerge from almost anywhere.