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Issue 8, April-June 2017

Table of Contents


Coming of Age In A Visual World
Ajapa Sharma


Eliza Chan

Ruin Marble
Arkady Martine


The Tailings
Brian Daniel Green


Champollion’s Foot
Haris A. Durrani


Instructions for Astronauts
Michael Janairo

Three Poems
Ingrid Jendrzejewski

family (a form somehow must)
Gwynne Garfinkle

How to build a woman, sodden flowered and strong
Hester J. Rook


The Santa Monica Prophecies: A Collaborative Triptych
Layla Al-Bedawi, Holly Lyn Walrath & Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam



Her Broken Shadow 2

Her Broken Shadow: How I Made a Science-Fiction Feature Film in East Africa
Dilman Dila

Trail of Liberation

From the Ruins of the Quake
Ashim Shakya


An Indian Architecture Student’s Art Journal
Ashish Mathew Mammen

Two Visual Poems
Holly Lyn Walrath




Robots, Ghosts, and Dreams: Some Preoccupations of World SF
Rachel Cordasco

Aliens with a Human Face: The Human-like Non-Humans of Doctor Who
Urna Mukherjee

Asian Monsters, Edited by Margrét Helgadóttir
Ajapa Sharma

The Collected Poems of Bruce Boston
Salik Shah


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