Welcome! We launch 1 January 2016

Welcome to Metaphorosis Magazine, a new speculative fiction magazine.

We are now open for submissions! Send us something beautiful.

We launch 1 January 2016. We’ll save you a seat. In the meantime, we’ve got a pre-launch story up to keep your appetite whetted, and you can already support us at Patreon.

We look forward to seeing you again next year!

If you’re a writer or artist, please check out our submission guidelines.

The Silver Horse – Elizabeth A. Lynn

The Silver Horse - Elizabeth A. Lynn

Susannah’s brother, Niall, got a painted silver horse for his birthday. His mother told him that if he didn’t name it, it would go to the Land of Runaway Toys. That night, they all find themselves in the Land, and Susannah must rescue Niall before dawn. While she’s not exactly unknown, I consider Elizabeth A. Lynn to be a sadly under-appreciated author. I admit that it’s largely on the basis of her dark novel, The…

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The Grace of Kings – Ken Liu


Dandelion Dynasty #1 Emperor Mapidere united the various countries of Dara, but his grandiose ways have sewn the seeds of rebellion. The elements for it all fall in place through chicanery and happenstance, but once the revolution has started, the tides change with every new occurrence, and power shifts unpredictably. I’m a big admirer of Ken Liu. His short fiction is extraordinary, and he’s done wonders to bring Chinese speculative fiction to an English-speaking audience.…

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The Death of Nnanji – Dave Duncan


Seventh Sword #4 Wallie Smith, reincarnated as Shonsu of the Seventh Sword, is now the deputy head of a widespread Tryst of peace. When his principal Nnanji is attacked and badly injured, the entire Tryst risks coming apart unless Wallie can find a clever solution. The Seventh Sword was Dave Duncan’s first fantasy trilogy, and not a particularly good one. With The Death of Nnanji, he revisits the world with a great deal more authorial…

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The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro


Saxons and Britons live peacefully side by side. Axl and Beatrice, a pair of aged Britons, decide to visit their son. Their progress, stymied by vague and unreliable memory, is slow, but as they travel, they slowly uncover the reason behind both peace and memory loss. I’d not read Kazuo Ishiguro before, but had heard quite a lot about this book, and it seemed a good place to start. I found it not to be…

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Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights – Salman Rushdie


A dead philosopher wins a battle with a live one, but their feud continues after both have long been dust. The gap between this world and Fairyland re-opens after a long closure. Compelled by an ancient promise and their own cupidity, Zumurrud the djinn and his cohort sew fear and chaos in the human world. Only the descendants of one of the philosophers and his djinnia wife can save our world. I haven’t read very…

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