Galatea’s Lament

From the stark white marble block shaped me into a flawless form to love, to pamper, to worship: an ideal, free of all the “vices” and “flaws” of my sex, which he despised. He put me on a pedestal. Literally. And for his passion and his silent prayers (and unmitigated misogyny), the Goddess of Love made me flesh and gave me to him. And now ...
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Wow, our open call was insanely epic

Just a quick note to express our astonishment at the sheer volume of manuscripts — 350! — we received through The Fabulist's Fall 2021 open call for short fantastical fiction. That's more than twice as many as the 172 submissions we received last year. Working through the "slush pile," as it's known as, is a difficult process; the levels of skill, craft and accomplishment vary ...
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Here is the Future You Requested • November 2021

Here we are, it’s the future now, and it kinda reads like a science-fiction novel: Global pandemic, fascistic kleptocracy on the rise in the U.S. along with a burgeoning militia movement, surveillance states, border-crossing impacts of climate change, and Boston Dynamic is making robots that could easily serve as autonomous weapons.  In fact, I just saw an article about another robot company that's created a ...
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