Joseba Elorza (aka MiraRuido), Invasion, digital collage, 2013. © Joseba Elorza 2016; all rights reserved by the artist.
Coedited by Bradford Morrow and Elizabeth Hand.
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“Alien” is a powerful and flexible word. Aliens are Other, aliens are the stuff of science fiction and fantasy, aliens are traditional literary figures who, when we witness our “normal” lives through their strangers’ eyes, cause us to see ourselves anew. Indeed, we become the unfamiliar ones.
This provocative issue collects works of literary science and speculative fiction: innovative short stories, poetry, and essays that explore the vast precincts of unfamiliarity, of keen difference, of weirdness and not belonging.
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Web-exclusive supplement to Other Aliens:
Alex McElroy, There Are No Footprints Today
Leena Krohn, Two Stories, translated by Eva Buchwald
Jeffrey Ford, Not Without Mercy
Julia Elliott, Clouds
John Crowley, The Million Monkeys of M. Borel
Laura Sims, Walking Dead Love Songs
Valerie Martin, Bromley Hall
Lavie Tidhar, Tinkerers
Brian Evenson, An Interview with Samuel R. Delany
Matthew Baker, The Transition
Paul Park, Blind Spot
James Tiptree, Jr., Favored by Strange Gods: A Selection of Letters to Joanna Russ, with an introduction by Nicole Nyhan (and hear selections from the letters read by Bradford Morrow, Nicole Nyhan, Ellen Datlow, Micaela Morrissette, and Ashley-Luisa Santangelo at the Lesbian Herstory Archives)
Michael Parrish Lee, The Showroom Variations
Peter Straub, The Process Is a Process All Its Own
Elizabeth Hand, An Interview with Kelly Link
Madeline Bourque Kearin, Fallout
Jean Muno, Cartoon, translated by Edward Gauvin
Jonathan Thirkield, Two Poems
John Clute and John Crowley, Mysterious Strangers: A Conversation
Joyce Carol Oates, Undocumented Alien
S. P. Tenhoff, The Unrivaled Happiness of Otters
Brian Evenson, Smear
Jessica Reed, Four Atomic Poems
E. G. Willy, Radio City
James Morrow, Noh Exit