Dreamtime Borderlands: The Art of Sandeep Shete

Crossing from ordinary life into its distorted dreamtime reflection, Sandeep Shete's vivid black-and-white illustrations invoke underground comix, or concert posters for imaginary psychedelic garage bands.

Once in a Blue Moon: October 2020

There are two full moons this month. October 1 brought us the harvest moon, a haunted orange beauty peering down at us through ...

Fantastical Fiction, Art and Social Change

Science fiction and fantasy are powerful vehicles for social critique. But that better future we all dream about occasionally requires a little real-world midwifery.

Nobody Ever Has Before

In Arizona writer Jesse Sensibar's "Nobody Ever Has Before," a terrible crash on a desert highway leads to an eerie but poignant encounter between the living and the dead.

A Dark Sage

In this dreamlike, eerie and allusive little tale, a boy's mother "disappears into the sky," carried off by owls, and a visitation of crows heralds a dark new presence in his life.

On a Thursday

It's not quite a selkie story, but Oakland writer Laur A. Freymiller's "On A Thursday" is a haunting and contemporary spin on a timeless tale of the sea's gifts given and taken away.

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