L’Erin Ogle (“Shiver Soft Feathers”) – Despair + Trepidation

Interviewer: In “Shiver Soft Feathers,” the only glimmer of hope derives from darkness: “There’s hope in the huntress stalking the night. There’s none in the daylight.” After being assigned ‘despair’ and ‘trepidation,’ what did your writing process look like? How did you arrive at the idea of “The Spotted Girl” …

Samuel Chapman (“Universe of Ghosts”) – Joy + Friendship

Interviewer: In “Universe of Ghosts”, Esther understands that “Without a friend, the joy I’ve tried to rebuild slips farther and farther away.” Why did you choose the peculiar (yet fascinating!) friendship between an AI and a ghost to articulate the meaning of joy? Samuel Chapman: I’ve always been partial to …

Adan Berkowitz (“Orl, His Master, and the Egg”) – Respect + Disgust

Interviewer: As Orl tells his pupil at the end of “Orl, His Master, and the Egg”, “One day, when your respect for me is matched with disgust, you will understand.” During the writing process, how did you construct your characters in order to properly convey this relationship between respect and …

Ian Rennie (“The Bully Pulpit”) – Fear + Detachment

Interviewer: In “The Bully Pulpit,” Seth is both detached from Senator Dillard’s campaign and the source of increasing fear among his audience. He later reveals that “Anywhere a man drew a blade against another, I was there. Anywhere a daughter shed tears on hearing her father’s fate, I was there. …

T.B. McKenzie (“The Interrogation of Kelstrom Nor”) – Interest + Dislike

Interviewer: The relationship between Kelstrom Nor and his young interrogator is certainly fraught with both dislike and interest on both sides. How did that twist ending amplify or expand these emotions for you as both a writer and a reader of your own story? T.B. McKenzie: Interest was an easy …

A.C Worth (“Homecoming”) – Joy + Longing

Interviewer: Although your assignment was to base a story on an emotional pairing, your protagonist is part-robot, a character who, consequently, has trouble feeling: “The dustless hallows of his mechanical chest ached for something he couldn’t quantify.” Why did you choose to use a part-robot as your protagonist? Does Hunter’s …

March 2019

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • Pleasing the Giants — Carolyn Lenz
  • Absurd of a Feather — Amman Sabet
  • The Noise Inside — Vaya Pseftaki
  • L’Appel du Vide — Rajiv Moté
  • The Color of My Home is Red Like an Apple — Evan Marcroft

Cover art by Luke Spooner

 

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Score: an SFF symphony

What if prose were written like music?

Score is an anthology of varied stories arranged to follow an emotional score from the heights of joy to the depths of despair – but always with a little hope shining through.

Contents

  • “Homecoming” — A.C. Worth
  • “Tree and Flame” — Rob Francis
  • “The Trader” — Damien Krsteski
  • “Faux Ami” — A. Martine
  • “Raising Mira” — Pauline Yates
  • “Universe of Ghosts” — Samuel Chapman
  • “The Humblebract Expedition” — B. Morris Allen
  • “Selkie’s Song” — Mariah Montoya
  • “Fountainhead” — B. Morris Allen
  • “The Interrogation of Kelstrom Nor” — T.B. McKenzie
  • “Orl, His Master, and the Egg” — Adan Berkowitz
  • “Obliteration” — Caleb Warner
  • “Naves Autem Vacuo” — Thom Connors
  • “The Factory” — Michael Gardner
  • “That Moment You Realize” — David Hammond
  • “Shiver Soft Feathers” — L’Erin Ogle
  • “The Bully Pulpit” — Ian Rennie
  • “The Bureau of Sinful and Emotional Gods” — David A. Gray
  • “The Silence of Mother” — Gerald Warfield
  • “Potential” — Felicity Drake

Cover art by Carol Wellart

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Metaphorosis: Best of 2018

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

The best science fiction and fantasy stories from Metaphorosis magazine’s third year. Gods, ghosts, and dinosaurs who are definitely not dragons.

  • The Bagel Shop Owner’s Nephew — J. Tynan Burke
  • Hishi — David A. Gray
  • Just a Fire — A. Martine
  • Koehl’s Quality Impressions — Tim McDaniel
  • The Foaling Season — Samuel Chapman
  • The Little G-d of Łódź — Evan Marcroft
  • Of Hair and Beanstalks — William Condon
  • Familiar in Her Angles — E.A. Brenner
  • Cheminagium — David Gallay
  • The Stars Don’t Lie — R.W.W. Greene
  • The Dream Diary of Monk Anchin — Felicity Drake
  • Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost — Douglas Anstruther
  • Velaya, the Dreaming City — Beston Barnett

Cover art by Saleha Chowdhury.

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February 2019

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • The Lightkeeper’s Wife — Amelia Dee Mueller
  • The Soul Farmer’s Daughters — Kyle Kirrin
  • The Bear Wife — Catherine George
  • Mean Streak — L’Erin Ogle

Cover art by Saleha Chowdhury.

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