Our first issue of the year explores human–or nonhuman–connection.
Our first story this month, J.D. Brames’s “Borborygmi,” is a grimly hilarious portrait of disconnection in a late-night convenience store. Michaela Kahn’s “Blight, Under the Microscope,” explores the lines between individual and force of nature, social and personal responsibility, while Steven Mohan, Jr.’s “The Promise of Touch” shows a very different and very personal end of the world.
Our poets this month are J.C. Runolfson, Mike Allen, and Amal El-Mohtar, with their respective poems, “Lifestory,” “Cosmic Secrets,” and “The Night Sisters,” which explore the idea of connection in archetypical, astronomical, and sometimes violent ways.
Putting together this first issue in the publisher’s hot seat has been a bit of an adventure for all of us as we adjust to different roles and new routines. We’re excited to enter Year Eight of Ideomancer, and hope you enjoy the ride!