From space opera to weird fiction to indie games and NaNoWriMo, this collection represents the best in nonfiction dedicated to geekery.
Founded by Holly Lyn Walrath, Interstellar Flight Magazine is an online SFF and pop culture mag devoted to essays on what's new in the world of speculative genres. With interviews, personal essays, rants, and raves, the authors of Interstellar Flight Magazine explore the vast outreaches of nerdom. In the words of Ursula K. Le Guin, we feature "writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope."
This anthology also features excerpts from three new Interstellar Flight Press books: The Manticore's Vow by Cassandra Rose Clarke, a world of dangerous magic and thrilling adventures with this trio of gorgeous, swashbuckling tales, Twelve by Andrea Blythe, a luscious and fae poetry chapbook based on the fairytale The Twelve Dancing Princesses, and Local Star by Aimee Ogden, a polyamorous space opera with a fast-paced, action-packed adventure that's sure to punch you in the feels.
Featuring interviews with T. Kingfisher, Bogi Takács, Valerie Valdes, R.F. Kuang, Christian McKay Heidicker, Elizabeth Lim, Emily A. Duncan, and Yoon Ha Lee.
Contributors: E.D. Walker, Jeremy Brett, T.D. Walker, Archita Mittra, Piper J. Daniels, John Tuttle, J.T. Morse, Presley Thomas, Caitlin Starling, Erin Becker, Michael Glazner, Kaylee Craig, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Andrea Blythe, Aimee Ogden.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents:
The Ones Who Walk Away by Holly Lyn Walrath
Monsters Under the Bed (and Outside the Window) by E.D. Walker
The Greatest Arsenal: Science Fiction Libraries and Archives by Jeremy Brett
Boundary Crossing, Liminality, & the Hungarian Literary Fantastic by T.D. Walker
Indie Games and Accessibility: A Personal Odyssey by Archita Mittra
Diverse Space Opera, Fight Scenes and NaNoWriMo by E.D. Walker
Phantom Fares by Piper J. Daniels
Riverdale, Writer's Block, & Naval Warfare by Holly Lyn Walrath
Cats in Science Fiction Films by John Tuttle
Unabashedly Hopeful, Heartbroken, & Silly by J.T. Morse
Strange Bodies by Presley Thomas
Spinning Tales, Chinese Embroidery, & Musical Composition by E.D. Walker
Perception, Uncertainty, and Dread: The Horror of Perspective by Caitlin Starling
Space Opera Is Having a Moment and We Love It by E.D. Walker
Goth Weirdness, Slavic Folklore, & Ohio by Jody T. Morse
No Room in Narnia by Erin Becker
Korean Folklore, Big Space Explosions, & Mathematics by Michael Glazner
What Else is there to Say about the Joker? by Archita Mittra and Kaylee Craig
Excerpt: The Manticore's Vow by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Excerpt: Twelve by Andrea Blythe
Excerpt: Local Star by Aimee Ogden
Featuring Interviews with:
Christian McKay Heidicker
Emily A. Duncan
Yoon Ha Lee