Summer 2020/Issue 12

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SPECIAL SECTION: SCIENCE FICTION

INTRODUCTION: FIRST DRAFTS OF THE FUTURE

LOOKING BACKWARD FROM THE FUTURE
By David L. Ulin

BEYOND THE DOOR
By Philip K. Dick

I AM TRYING TO DESCRIBE THINGS I DON’T UNDERSTAND
By Jonathan Lethem

THE TURNAROUND
By Charlie Jane Anders

AGAINST APOCALYPSE
By Annalee Newitz

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE
By Steve Erickson

THE ILLUSTRATED ILLUSTRATED MAN
By Kimi Eisele

 

FEATURES

READING AND WRITING CALIFORNIA
By John Freeman • Illustration by Victor Juhasz

POETRY
By Sara Borjas

A MOTHER’S ROAD
By Mary Melton

I SEE A THREE-LEGGED FROG…
By Geoffrey Gray

SURVIVOR MANUALS
By Daniel Wallace and William Deverell

BUSTER KEATON’S LAST STAND
By Julian Smith

ISLANDS IN THE LAND
By Will Self

DEAR INGA, LOVE JACK
By Geoffrey Gray

JOANNE KYGER AND THE MAKING OF A POEM
By Matthew Zapruder

A CONCORDANCE OF STORIES
By Alex Espinoza

ROBERT FROST WAS A SAN FRANCISCO KID
By Robert Roper • Illustrations by Steve Carroll

THE ANONYMOUS BARD
By Marcela Davison Avilés

THE COLLECTOR HAD A GOOD EYE
By Alfred C. Harrison Jr.

A FILM CRITIC TAKES DIRECTION
By Peter Rainer

POETRY
By D.A. Powell

THE DAREDEVIL WHO REACHED FOR THE STARS
By Justin Chapman

CROSSWORD: WHERE WE’RE FROM
By David Kipen

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