Summer finally came to Madrid to kick our collective asses. I think we hit 37ºC. I'm dying.
Jed Hartman of Strange Horizons posts about the annual fund drive and asks people to say something nice about the mag. Well, I'll start by throwing in a few links of stories that are in my top ten list:
The Women of Our Occupation by Kameron Hurley takes gender role reversion to a whole new level.
Dead. Nude. Girls by Lori Selke is a different zombie story.
Fourteen Experiments in Postal Delivery by John Shoffstall delivers just what the title promises and more.
Love Goes Begging by Bennet H. Marks. The language is simply gorgeous.
The Taste of Chicory at High Tide by Lisa Mantchev, which is the only allegory I've read so far which worked... I could go on and on.
For those who don't know it, Strange Horizons keeps archives online since it started publishing weekly 7 years ago. Do the math, that's a lot of free fiction.
I came across the mag a little over a year ago and spent many happy hours browsing the archives. I wasn't into Speculative Fiction at the time and Strange Horizons shaped my concept of Speculative and what I think it should be all about. I sold my first story to them, so they have a special place in my heart.
I hope this 2007 fund drive leaves them drowning in cash. Keep the stories coming!