Book Review: Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather

Book Review: Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather

Title: Sisters of the Vast Black Author: Lina Rather Blurb: Years ago, Old Earth sent forth sisters and brothers into the vast dark of the prodigal colonies armed only with crucifixes and iron faith. Now, the sisters of the Order of Saint Rita are on an interstellar mission of mercy aboard Our Lady of Impossible [...]

Book Review: The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

Book Review: The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

Title: The Ghost Map Author: Steven Johnson Blurb: It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure-garbage removal, clean water, sewers-necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no [...]

Poetry: Marionette

Poetry: Marionette

suspended from the cusp of dawn by strings that hum the bars of mourningyou move not like the vibrant dancer but like the centipede adorningthe branches of the trees that withered at the roots in black mid-morningwhen the church bells rang out silence over the hills in grim forewarning automatic movements warp your bright routines [...]

Poetry: Brands

Poetry: Brands

passersby in gilt-lit gray walk the roads beyond the grove emblazoned by the seeking signs of names in capitals, a trove  and on their tiptoes, over the fence, they can see the lurid lights that hover above figures, stitching, sewing blood in gold delights  with fingers scarred by needles forged in alleyways in rotten cores [...]