Volume 42, Issue 1
Winter 2019

Star*Line 42.1 cover
Cover: Night Stop
© 2019 Robert Frazier

Dragons & Rayguns

Happy New Earth-Orbit, Terrans and other sentient beings, terrestrial and extraterrestrial! As always, we offer you the proverbial veritable feast of speculative poetry, reviews, articles, art, and news. Again in this issue, as we had throughout the 2018 volume year, the SFPA’s 40th anniversary celebration year, we have cover art created by a poet: Robert Frazier, SFPA Grandmaster and former editor of this magazine. I hope you enjoy this issue, dear friends in specpo, and I wish you all—bilateral and asymmetrical—the best poetry year ever!

—Vince Gotera, Star*Line Editor


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Table of Contents

Departments

  • Dragons & Rayguns • Vince Gotera
  • President’s Message • Bryan Thao Worra
  • From the Small Press • Rebecca Buchanan, Herb Kauderer, Diane Severson Mori, Lisa Timpf
  • Stealth SF: Where Shall I Pour My Dream? • Denise Dumars
  • XenoPoetry: Untitled • Shiyi Li (Translated by D. A. Xiaolin Spires)

Poetry

  • New Year’s Resolutions • Mary Soon Lee
  • [thought we’d found] • Lauren McBride
  • [time machine testing begins] • Lauren McBride
  • A Deity Goes Too Far • David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • epilogue • Brittany Hause
  • Mothra • Robert Borski
  • The Fairy T.A.Z. • Lorraine Schein
  • Titanium Sheen • Russell Hemmell
  • The Day the Dragons Returned • Jacqueline West
  • On a Dead Spaceship • Robin Helweg-Larsen
  • White Silk-Lined Casket • Jessica Drake-Thomas
  • Not Tonight • Kathleen A. Lawrence
  • Life on Uranus • Christina Sng
  • Does it have cup holders? • Gretchen Tessmer
  • NonLinear B • Denise Dumars & s. c. virtes
  • [happy ending—] • Carolyn M. Hinderliter
  • [new baby robot] • Denny E. Marshall
  • Rocket Autumn • Aaron Knuckey
  • Space Junked (LA Ramjet) • Benjamin Whitney Norris
  • [last supper] • Greg Schwartz
  • [eternal life …] • Greg Schwartz
  • The Cook • P M F Johnson
  • Pregnant™ • David Barber
  • [after hypnotherapy] • Christina Sng
  • Styx and Bones • Gretchen Tessmer
  • Giants in the Earth • Deborah L. Davitt
  • [“Eject” button] • Noel Sloboda
  • [Oort cloud slam] • LeRoy Gorman
  • Overodd (Er)go Self-Installation • J. P. Brown
  • [pets] • Christina Sng
  • [her gentle kisses] • ayaz daryl nielsen
  • Property of Hansel and Gretel • Matthew Wilson
  • In the Vast Underground Cities of Mars • Mary Jo Rabe
  • [For her who laid and hatched my egg] • Ronald A. Busse
  • [“hey!”] • ayaz daryl nielsen
  • [even as queen] • Christina Sng
  • Unicorn Care • Mary Soon Lee
  • Paleopoets Speak • Mickey Kulp
  • [lingerie fetish] • F. J. Bergmann
  • Blocked • Robert Borski
  • [burying the alien] • Christina Sng
  • [like the moon] • F. J. Bergmann
  • cyborg teambuilding • F. J. Bergmann
  • [winter chill] • LeRoy Gorman
  • The Farm • Josh Brown
  • a nano message • D. A. Xiaolin Spires
  • [fossil star in shale] • F. J. Bergmann
  • [dawn chill on Enceladus] • F. J. Bergmann
  • [crumpled behemoth] • Marcus Vance
  • Willowisp • Lynne Sargent
  • [protected old growth] • LeRoy Gorman
  • Drunk on Spring • Symantha Reagor
  • [Earth a blue speck] • F. J. Bergmann
  • the way home • Michelle Muenzler
  • loose change • Allan Rozinski
  • My Fault • David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • [lost twin] • Christina Sng
  • Organic Traffic • Cornelius Fortune
  • [the feeling] • Christina Sng
  • What You Hear When Your Best Friend Falls for a Supervillain • Beth Cato
  • In Situ • Charlotte Ozment
  • Esmeralda • Marge Simon
  • heavy-planet dreams • Peter Roberts
  • Amphitrite • Cassandra Rose Clarke
  • [odor of lilies] • Alzo David-West
  • The Mantids’ Moirai • Mindy Watson
  • The Child • David Barber
  • [immortality] • Christina Sng
  • [By sheer coincidence] • Jeffrey Park
  • [second opinion] • Carolyn M. Hinderliter
  • It Is Said • Lisa Timpf
  • [time machine] • Denny E. Marshall
  • Balancing Act • D. A. Xiaolin Spires, Deborah L. Davitt & Gretchen Tessmer
  • Self-Portrait as Pretty Monster • Jeannine Hall Gailey
  • Why You Should Buy Your Loved One a Final Resting Place on Sepulcrum Minor • Juleigh Howard-Hobson
  • Quantum Hearts • Stace Johnson
  • Snubbed • Mary Soon Lee
  • [bustling city] • Marcus Vance
  • Paprika Dust • D. A. Xiaolin Spires
  • [cinnamon tentacles, cardamom suckers] • D. A. Xiaolin Spires
  • Noble Cinquains • John Caulkins

Illustrations

  • Night Stop • Robert Frazier
  • Lies the Tree Told • Christina Sng
  • Worlds Collide • Christina Sng
  • Stroller • Denny E. Marshall
  • Esmeralda • Marge Simon

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