FAQ: What is SFWA in charge of?*** 15

Things SFWA is in charge of: The Nebula Awards! Writer Beware! SFWA.org GriefCom! The SFWA Emergency Medical fund The SFWA Bulletin and other publications that say “SFWA” on it like that one awesome cookbook with the super alcoholic Irish coffee recipe in. Things SFWA is not in charge of: Worldcon The Hugo Awards The success or ...

[Fiction] Midnight Baking 1

It is 11:37 in the dark of night. The hour of yeasting. Sian’s sprawled across her brand new reclining sofa, only just bought from Sofa Mart by way of a downright predatory loan because she wanted to own leather furniture for once in her goddamn life and had already decided to be buried with it. ...

In which I answer (spam?) e-mail out loud. 1

from: christian bile to: katsuhiro at gmail.com date: Thu, May 8, 2014 at 4:13 AM subject: hey i’d like to know if u r an illuminaati member? Good question! Actually, I’m an Illuminaaati member. They’re easy to get confused, but one is sort of an off-brand Illuminati that’s generally manufactured in sweatshops by children who are ...

OH MY GOD GUYS I’M GONNA JOIN THE ILLUMINATI 2

from: candis.alston@xxxxxx bcc: katsuhiro@gmail.com date: Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 1:37 PM subject: INVITATION TO THE GREAT ILLUMINATI Your email was selected among the ten lucky people giving the opportunity of becoming rich and popular by joining the great Illuminati network for more details please contact email ([redacted]) for more details. Er. Wait. No. I’m ...

[“Fiction”] And My Death Song, the Chair

[TW: Melodramatic suicide] I lean against the metal door, the cold of it biting through the inadequate barrier of my jeans and jacket. My head throbs, skin pulled by the bandaid I stuck to my forehead to pull that split skin shut. It had looked disturbingly like a grin, gape-mouthed and toothless, on my forehead, ...

The Dining of the Cats

Chapter 1 Lorn Gorstorfsson stood at the parapet, eyes piercing the uneasy night from above a gnarled red beard in which a sparrow could easily become lost. Overhead, the Harvest Moon hung, fat and full; much fatter and fuller, he thought bitterly, than the actual harvest. That was the price, he’d been told, for ignoring ...

In Which Loki Conquers Natural Wonders

Another day, another adventure, another bit of the realm to conquer. This time, to a place called Colorado Springs.  The best plan of attack, Loki decided, was to start at the top and work his way down. He made his way to Manitou Springs, and found a curious building at the base of Pike’s Peak. ...

In which Loki moves back to Denver, at last.

It was at last time for Loki to leave his temporary lair in Houston, Texas, to return to Denver. But not before a few loose ends were to be tied. So we meet again, House of Pies. Very funny, mortal. And by very funny, I mean you will choke on your own blood. Bring forth ...

The grand unified theory of the British just not getting avocados.

Which reads thus: All things being equal in an expanding universe where the speed of light exists as constant, British people just really don’t get avocados. I’ve been collecting data to transform my hypothesis into a theory for over five years now, since this bizarre quirk was drawn to my attention by my then-boyfriend’s bizarre ...