Fall is coming in, and for our September issue we’d like to bring you three meditations on disposability and indispensability; what and who is called waste, and how that matters.
Arkady Martine’s “Nothing Must Be Wasted” weaves a sharp statement on the responsibilities and costs of power on a crippled Mongol generation ship; N.M. Whitley’s “Chatarra” shows one crucial day and night in the lives of two Barcelona scrap collectors; and Chinelo Onwualu’s “Tasting Gomoa” finishes this quarter’s fiction with a gut-wrenching tale of two wives, one house, and the subtleties of objectification.
Our poetry this month, from Claudia Serea, Mary Soon Lee, Alexandra Seidel, and Alexandra de Romen, continue the discussion of war, considerations, and how what we choose to throw away truly matters. And as always, our book reviewers bring us their thoughts on two of this fall’s new 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 and your autumn, and we’ll see you at the end of the year.
Vol. 13 Issue 3
“Nothing Must Be Wasted” – Arkady Martine
“Chatarra” – N. M. Whitley
“Tasting Gomoa” – Chinelo Onwualu
Three Prose Poems – Claudia Serea
“The Horse Lord” – Mary Soon Lee
“The Glass Men” – Alexandra Seidel
“Unknown Soldier” – Alexandra de Romen
Gemma Files’s We Will All Go Down Together – Claire Humphrey
Antoine Rouaud’s The Path of Anger – Liz Bourke