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About Sam Fleming
Sam Fleming is a Scottish writer of speculative fiction, originally from Fife, now based in Aberdeenshire. They have a BSc (Hons) in Marine Science from Southampton University and a Masters in Environmental Diagnostics from Cranfield University. Their career has included stints as an archaeologist, which mostly involved cleaning Roman skeletons, and as head warden for a well-known stone circle in Oxfordshire. Sam leads Orbit 6 for the British Science Fiction Association and is a founder member of the Altered Symmetry horror crit group.
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What happens when emotions like love and friendship span vast distances — in space, in time, and in the heart?
Science fiction often focuses on future technology and science without considering the ways social structures will change as tech changes — or not. What will relationships look like in a complicated future of clones, uploaded intelligences, artificial brains, or body augmentation? What stories emerge when we acknowledge possibilities of new genders and ways of thinking about them?
The Reinvented Heart presents stories that complicate sex and gender by showing how shifting technology may affect social attitudes and practices, stories that include relationships with communities and social groups, stories that reinvent traditional romance tropes and recast them for the 21st century, and above all, stories that experiment, astonish, and entertain.
“Come here for the good stuff.”—SFWA Grand Master & New York Times Bestselling Author, Mercedes Lackey
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword by Cat Rambo
Poem: They: A Grammar Lesson by Jane Yolen
Retrospect by Seanan McGuire
Lockpick, Locked Heart by AnaMaria Curtis
Touch Has a Memory by Lisa Morton
Ping-Pong Dysphoria by Madeline Pine
In Our Masks, the Shadows by Sam Fleming
Ships of Theseus by Felicity Drake
With All Souls Still Aboard by Premee Mohamed
More than Nine by Beth Cato
Poem: There Is a Hand by Jane Yolen
The Shape of the Particle by Naomi Kritzer
No Want to Spend by Sophie Giroir
Little Deaths and Missed Connections by Maria Dong
Sincerely Yours by Lyda Morehouse
Photosynthesis, Growth by Devin Miller
No Pain but That of Memory by Aimee Ogden
Go Where the Heart Takes You by Anita Ensal
Poem: Mars Conquest by Jane Yolen
The Star-Crossed Horoscope for Interstellar Travelers by Fran Wilde
Canvas of Sins by Mercedes M. Yardley
If My Body Is a Temple, Raze It to the Ground by Lauren Ring
PerfectMate™ by Xander Odell
Etruscan Afterlife by Rosemary Claire Smith
Our Savage Heart Calls to Itself (Across the Endless Tides) by Justina Robson
Afterword by Jennifer Brozek
STORIES BY: Joanna Roye, G.G. Silverman, Stacey Bell, Amy Easton, K.P. Kulski, S.M. Ketcham, E.E. Florence, Briana McGuckin, Annie Neugebauer, Kayleigh Barber, Sam Fleming, Hailey Piper, J.H. Moncrieff, Jessica McHugh, Jennifer Loring, Joanna Koch, Angela Sylvaine, J.C. Raye, Christa Carmen, Juliana Spink Mills, Leslie Wibberley
• Contains "The Fall Shall Further the Flight in Me" by Rachael K. Jones, 2017 World Fantasy Award finalist for Best Short Fiction
• Contains "Sabbath Wine" by Barbara Krasnoff, 2016 Nebula Award finalist for Best Short Story
• 2016 Locus Recommended Reading List, Best Anthology
“Allen’s strange and lovely fifth genre-melding fantasy anthology selects 20 new short stories of unusual variety, texture, compassion, and perception. . . . All the stories afford thought-provoking glimpses into alternative realities that linger, sparking unconventional thoughts, long after they are first encountered.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
The Clockwork Phoenix anthologies offer homes to “well-written stories occupying multiple subgenres, usually in the same story, often ambiguously,” as Locus Magazine once put it.
In April, the ground-breaking, boundary-pushing, award-nominated series returns for a fifth incarnation, triumphantly risen from the ashes after another successful Kickstarter campaign. This is the largest installment yet, holding twenty new tales of beauty and strangeness.
With original fiction from Jason Kimble, Rachael K. Jones, Patricia Russo, Marie Brennan, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Rob Cameron, A. C. Wise, Gray Rinehart, Sam Fleming, Sunil Patel, C. S. E. Cooney and Carlos Hernandez, Holly Heisey, Barbara Krasnoff, Sonya Taaffe, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Shveta Thakrar, Cassandra Khaw, Keffy R. M. Kehrli, Rich Larson, and Beth Cato. Cover art by Paula Arwen Owen.
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Oxford Culture Review
"An Apex story can be difficult to describe, but in this collection I enjoyed nearly every one of them. Its the best of speculative fiction, covering multiple genres with an international list of authors, some familiar, many not, but all rich with storytelling skills."
Horrible Book Reviews
"It's (Apex Magazine) got the genre's future sewn up.
Oxford Culture Review
This anthology collects some of the best original short fiction published in Apex Magazine over the past six years. The stories include our numerous award-nominated works, our readers' Story of the Year selections, and personal favorites chosen by Apex Magazine editor-in-chief Jason Sizemore and managing editor Lesley Conner.
Cover art by Adrian Borda.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Jackalope Wives by Ursula Vernon
Going Endo by Rich Larson
Candy Girl by Chikodili Emelumadu
If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love by Rachel Swirsky
Advertising at the End of the World Keffy R.M. Kehrli
The Performance Artist by Lettie Prell
A Matter of Shapespace by Brian Trent
Falling Leaves by Liz Argall
Blood from Stone by Alethea Kontis
Sexagesimal by Katharine E.K. Duckett
Keep Talking by Marie Vibbert
Remembery Day by Sarah Pinsker
Blood on Beacon Hill by Russell Nichols
The Green Book by Amal El-Mohtar
L’esprit de L’escalier by Peter M. Ball
Still Life (A Sexagesimal Fairy Tale) by Ian Tregillis
Build a Dolly by Ken Liu
Multo by Samuel Marzioli
Armless Maidens of the American West by Genevieve Valentine
Pocosin by Ursula Vernon
She Gave Her Heart, He Took Her Marrow by Sam Fleming
-- Sam Fleming, "Ludwig"
Are they in our imagination, or are we in theirs? Mad Scientist Journal has brought together twenty-six tales of people with uncertain existence. These accounts range from cheerful to dark, stopping off at frequent points between. Imaginary friends share space with witches, monsters, nightmares, and maybe a few things that have not yet been dreamed.
Included in this collection are stories from E.D.E. Bell, Jade Black, Die Booth, Maureen Bowden, Veronica Brush, Jacob Budenz, Sam Crane, Matthew R. Davis, Julian Dexter, Sam Fleming, Troy H. Gardner, Kiki Gonglewski, Lucinda Gunnin, Neil James Hudson, Blake Jessop, Vivian Li, Tucker Lieberman, K. K. Llamas, Christine Lucas, M. Lopes da Silva, Ville Meriläinen, Jennifer R. Povey, Lizz-Ayn Shaarawi, Kayleigh Taylor, Jieyan Wang, and E. R. Zhang. Interior art is provided by Errow Collins, America Jones, Leigh Legler, and Ariel Alian Wilson. Cover art by Luke Spooner.
Camille Alexa, “The Skin of Her Skin”
M. Bennardo, “The Fish-Wife’s Tale”
Polenth Blake, “Thwarting the Fiends”
Shay Darrach, “I Know a Secret”
Amanda C. Davis, “O How the Wet Folk Sing”
Paul A. Dixon, “One Let Go”
Corinne Duyvis, “The Applause of Others”
Megan Engelhardt, “Anansi and the New Thing”
Sam Fleming, “What the Water Gave Her”
Andrew S. Fuller, “A Salmon Tale, 2072”
H.L. Fullerton, “The Fish Are There On Land”
Cate Gardner, “Too Delicate for Human Form”
Zachary George, “You, Fish”
Sarah Hendrix, “Never to Return”
Tim Kane, “Vanity Mirror”
Andrea Kneeland, “Becoming Human”
Jessie Kwak, “Needlepoint Fish of Azure City”
April L’Orange, “Quick Karma”
Claude Lalumière, “Xandra’s Brine”
Ken Liu, “How Do You Know If a Fish Is Happy?”
Tracie McBride, “The Touch of Taniwha”
T.J. McIntyre, “How Did the Catfish Get a Flat Head, You Wonder?”
Timothy Nakayama, “Fallen Dragon”
Mel Obedoza, “The Fisherman and Golden Fish”
Suzanne Palmer, “Lanternfish In the Overworld”
Jennifer R. Povey, “Water Demons”
Cat Rambo, “The Fisher Queen”
Maria Romasco-Moore, “Fisheye”
Alex Shvartsman, “Life at the Lake’s Shore”
A. D. Spencer, “Fish Tears”
Bear Weiter, “The Talking Fish of Shangri-La”
Mjke Wood, “The Last Fisherman of Habitat 37”
Andreea Zup, “Maria and the Fish”
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Aishiteru Means I Love You — Troy Tang
She Gave Her Heart, He Took Her Marrow — Sam Fleming
The Phylactery — Nick Mamatas
Memory Tree — Jes Rausch
Nemesis — Laird Barron
A Letter to Santa — Melanie Rees (Christmas Invasion Flash Fiction Winner)
Christmas is Coming — Gina L. Grandi (Christmas Invasion Flash Fiction Winner)
Reconstituted — Marlee Jane Ward (Christmas Invasion Flash Fiction Winner)
Shiny Books and Corinthians: Writing Historical Fiction without Cliches — Jennie Goloboy
Interview with Author Sam Fleming — Andrea Johnson
Interview with Artist Irek Konior — Russell Dickerson
Grotesque — J.J. Hunter
Myrrh, and the Sun — Lara Ek
Words from the Editor-in-Chief — Jason Sizemore
In 1988 the IAgrE marked its 50th anniversary with a publication that considered the changing face of farming and agricultural engineering over the previous half century. In 2013, to mark their 75th anniversary, they have chosen to commission a book that looks forward at what the future might hold. To help them achieve this, they approached NewCon Press.
Atrracting submissions not only from within the UK but also from the USA, Australia, mainland Europe, Africa, and Asia; from professional writers and would-be writers, from scientists and engineers who are actively involved in dealing with the book’s themes to people who have simply been inspired by them. Looking Landwards features twenty-three works of science fiction and speculation that dare to look to the future and examine what lies ahead for farming, for agricultural engineering and for all of us.