Nathaniel Williams was born in Kansas City and currently teaches technical writing and journalism at the University of California, Davis. He’s worked as a radio announcer, grant writer, and musician, and has spent the past decade or so researching rare American science fiction in dime novels from the nineteenth century. He is a graduate of the Writers Workshop at the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction.
Christine Lucas’s story “Via Dolorosa” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 8 November 2019. “Via Dolorosa” is a story in a series of stories dealing with the Unseen. In my worldview, the Unseen includes elements from the speculatively obvious, that most people cannot see (ghosts, undead, mythic creatures) along with everything a lot of people choose not to see, like abuse. It also draws a lot from personal experience, from growing up in a household …
Q: If you could have any super power, what would it be?
A: One ability I always fancied was the Fool’s skill-tipped fingers from Robin Hobb’s ‘Realm of the Elderlings’. The ability to know something intimately and completely by touching it. To know its past and future, its properties and potential. And the fact that such an ability can be turned off by simply wearing a glove. A low-key power with few responsibilities attached and hardly any chance of me becoming the target of a maniacal villain.
Max Pitchkites has independently pursued work both as a fine artist and as an illustrator for science fiction and fantasy stories, including those of his own writing. In 2009 he was commissioned to provide 28 illustrations for an art exhibition in Chicago based on every chapter of the fantasy novel The Order of Odd-Fish by James Kennedy. He has continues to create illustrations, write novels, and direct films in Bloomington, Indiana. Max Pitchkites‘s image “The …
Douglas DiCicco is a writer of speculative fiction. He has worked as an attorney, a teacher, and a renaissance faire performer. He currently lives with his wife, son, and cat in Clovis, California.
Douglas DiCicco’s story “Exhibit 57-B from the Trial of Alonzo Montalvo v. MoodFoods Incorporated”
in Metaphorosis Friday, 29 May 2020.
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Jack Neel Waddell’s story “Rooks on Sundays” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 1 November 2019. The impetus of this story was Heinlein’s “ ’—All You Zombies—’ ”, although they have little obvious in common. While Heinlein’s masterpiece is a gutwrenching puzzle, it laid bare one element I wanted to meditate upon — how manipulating people isn’t always about the control you have over them, but can be about struggling against the ever-diminishing influence in your environment …