|Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 05:57 am: |
William Sanders has started a new online sf quarterly, geared at publishing
stories of quality that the increasingly timid sf markets have avoided for fear
of controversy. "The Dangerous Visions era is over," Sanders has said. This
is his own stab at bringing it back in a small way.
The first issue includes tales by Janis Ian, Richard Bowes, Robert M. Brown,
Bud Webster, and Sanders himself, among others.
Subjects include Anti-Semitism, the plight of women under Islam, incest, and
loofah mining. (Loofah Mining?)
My own contribution is the novelette "After the Protocols." Of this I will say
only that all three of the major editors had good things to say about it, but
none would publish it. One made dark, worried noises about being lynched.
This is a professional magazine in both presentation and content. Financially,
it's literary busking. The magazine will subsist on donations. Contributors
will be paid from that fund. But if you go there and check out the treasures
therein, I think you will see fit to toss it a shekel or two via PayPal.