And we’re back, with our first issue of 2013, a double handful of emotional stories and poems for the dark beginnings of spring. Our March issues always fall, without plans for it, into a travelling theme; here are some tales for the road.
Gabriel Murray’s “Swan-Brother” takes us into an alternate historical world for a story that’s infinitely close to home; Leah Thomas’s “Rubbernecking” gauges the distance between us and the house next door, and how near or far it can really be; and Sunny Moraine’s “The Horse Latitudes” combs two blood-soaked pasts and turns its bearings toward a new way.
Poetry from Megan Arkenberg, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Alexandra Seidel, and Michele Bannister travels through crossroads and orbits alike, into the space between where we are and what we desire – and as always, our book reviewers bring you their thoughts on the latest releases.
We hope you enjoy this quarter’s issue, and if so, please consider dropping something into our tip jar. Ideomancer relies on reader donations to pay its contributors for their excellent fiction and poetry, and even five dollars makes a big difference.
Enjoy the issue, Happy New Year, and we’ll see you in the springtime!
Vol. 12 Issue 1
“Swan-Brother” – Gabriel Murray
“Rubbernecking” – Leah Thomas
“The Horse Latitudes” – Sunny Moraine
“Songs at a Crossroads” – Megan Arkenberg
“The High Tree on the Hill” – David C. Kopaska-Merkel
“Uncertainty Principle” – Alexandra Seidel
“Orpheus in Orbit” – Michele Bannister
M.C. Planck’s The Kassa Gambit – Liz Bourke
Felix Gilman’s The Rise of Ransom City – Liz Bourke
Melanie Rawn’s Touchstone – Liz Bourke