Keep Your Horizons Strange

It’s time for the Strange Horizons Annual Fund Drive. This year, Strange Horizons celebrates their Crystal Anniversary. That’s 15 years of amazing short fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews, all of it available to hungry speculative fiction readers for free. Unless I’m mistaken, Strange Horizons is one of the earliest and longest-running online speculative fiction magazines. They’re trendsetters, if you will, and the work they publish is consistently fantastic. But rather than rambling on about how awesome Strange Horizons is, I’ll let the stories speak for themselves. Here are a few of my favorites from over the years:

The Palm Tree Bandit by Nnedi Okorafor

The Grammarian’s Five Daughters by Eleanor Arnason

A Coffee Cup/Alien Invasion Story by Douglas Lain

The Water-Poet and the Four Seasons by David J. Schwartz

Cinderella Suicide by Samantha Henderson

Minty Bags a Squidboy by Michael Hulme

The End of Tin by Bill Kte’pi

We Love Deena by Alice Sola Kim

Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe by Ramsey Shehadeh

The Magician’s House by Meghan McCarron

Kimberley Ann Duray is Not Afraid by Leah Bobet

Nine Sundays in a Row by Kris Dikeman

The Spider in You by Sean E. Markey

Nira and I by Shweta Narayan

A Journal of Certain Events of Scientific Interest from the First Survey Voyage of the Southern Waters by HMS Ocelot, as Observed by Professor Thaddeus Boswell, DPhil, MSc by Helen Keeble

And Their Lips Rang with the Sun by Amal El-Mohtar

Ms. Liberty Gets a Haircut by Cat Rambo

Beautiful White Bodies by Alice Sola Kim

The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

The Grinnell Method by Molly Gloss

Selkie Stories Are For Losers by Sofia Samatar

Inventory by Carmen Maria Machado

You Have to Follow the Rules by Ada Hoffmann

Difference of Opinion by Meda Kahn

The Serial Killer’s Astronaut Daughter by Damien Angelica Walters

21 Steps to Enlightenment (Minus One) by LaShawn M. Wanak

The Final Girl by Shira Lipkin

Never the Same by Polenth Blake

Santos de Sampaguitas by Alyssa Wong

Kenneth: A User’s Manual by Sam J. Miller

The Animal Women by Alix E. Harrow

The Ticket Taker of Cenote Zaci by Benjamin Parzybok

It Brought Us All Together by Marissa Lingen

And that’s really just a small sampling of what Strange Horizons has to offer. Their 15 years of history is worth celebrating, as is all the fantastic work they’ve published. Support Strange Horizons, and help them continue to publish amazing fiction, poetry, and non-fiction for years to come!

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