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 Post subject: The Future Fire
PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:42 pm 
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The Future Fire is a magazine of Social, Political, & Speculative Cyberfiction; available online, free, in HTML or PDF.

(I hope no one minds my starting a new thread to plug.)

Issue #14 has just been released, including fiction:

Read 2008.14 online or download printable PDF.

Although we have a political theme--and I don't apologise for the claim that all science fiction is political--we don't have an agenda to push or a partisan bias or a policy to sell. Rather we want to publish stories that raise awareness, that open the eyes, that shout angrily about injustice, that turn against the mainstream, and that confound the expectations of our commodified world.

That said, I'm more interested in talking about the speculative small press and related issues here than I am in advertizing, so I'll shut up now.

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The Future Fire issue 2009.15 is now online.

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Fiction
  • 'Respite Time', by Eric Del Carlo (illustrated by Paul Downes *cover artist*)
  • 'The Transmigration', by Nader Elhefnawy (illustrated by Joy E. MacMillan)
  • 'Ephemeral Love', by Melanie Rees (illustrated by Miguel Santos)
  • 'The Recycled Man', part one, by Rob Sharp (illustrated by Carmen)

Full issue and editorial notes available online at http://futurefire.net/2009.15/ or download the printable PDF from http://futurefire.net/issue/ff200915.pdf

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The Future Fire magazine (http://futurefire.net) is accepting submissions for a themed Feminist Science Fiction issue toward the end of this year or the beginning of 2010 (as long as it takes us to acquire the requisite number of stories). By "feminist" we do not mean stories necessarily written by women or featuring female protagonists; what we are interested in are science fiction (or speculative) stories that address issues of gender, sexual identity and sexuality; stories that take the "radical idea that women are human beings" and do something about it; stories that can engage, empower, educate, and inspire men and women alike. And of course stories that challenge our expectations, that avoid cliché, that are beautiful and useful, that are social, political, and speculative cyberfiction.

Please follow the usual submission guidelines (http://futurefire.net/about/contrib.html), and indicate in your cover letter that this is a submission for the Feminist Science Fiction special issue. Stories submitted to the general pile will be considered for the feminist themed issue, and stories submitted to the theme will be considered for the intervening issues. This will in no way affect our selection criteria or standards: we shall still purchase only the best stories we receive.

For more background, see the editorial to our latest issue at http://futurefire.net/2009.15/

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