What lies beyond the edges of the known world? Some say dragons, some say the edge of everything. A map can take you there, but can it bring you back again? These are the questions we asked authors to explore when we put out the call for submissions for the Journal of Unlikely Cartography. Not only did they rise to the challenge, the authors in this issue exceeded our expectations, leading us into unknown territory with maps both frightening and beautiful. They delivered maps in hearts, maps through space, maps for running away and finding the way home again, and tales of cartographers – those unlikely creatures who draw the borders of the world. They led us into unknown territories, as all good authors and cartographers do, pointing the way to the wonders where the map ends.
Unlikely Story #9: The Journal of Unlikely Cartography is now live, featuring new fiction by Sarah Pinsker, Carrie Cuinn, Rhonda Eikamp, Kat Howard, James Van Pelt, and Shira Lipkin. We’re delighted with these stories, and we’re thrilled to share them with you. Enjoy!