Volume 43, Issue 1
Winter 2020

Star*Line 43.1 cover
Cover: Eagle Wyrm
© 2020 Calyn McLeod

Dragons & Rayguns

Welcome to a new year of Star*Line again, another circuit around our closest star completed, with a veritable feast of speculative poetry served up for you in these pages.
       In this issue we have a different kind of front cover, a photograph rather than an illustration. Pictured therein is a dragon, an Eagle Wyrm, created as a one-of-a-kind objet d’art by artist Calyn McLeod. On the back cover I have asked Calyn to provide an ad through which you can procure some of her beasties if you like. The ad shows three of her creatures, the last being a rather winsome dragonfly-winged dragon!
       I hope you enjoy the poems in this issue. They are all works of love!

—Vince Gotera, Star*Line Editor


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Star*Line Staff:

Editor: Vince Gotera
Editorial Assistant: Robyn Groth
Layout: Vince Gotera
Production Manager: Vince Gotera

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Table of Contents

Departments

  • Dragons & Rayguns • Vince Gotera
  • SFPA Announcements
  • President’s Message • Bryan Thao Worra
  • From the Small Press • Marge Simon
  • Stealth SF: Print’s Still Not Dead • Denise Dumars

Poetry

  • [orbiting alone] • Joshua Gage
  • Bad Landing • Harris Coverley
  • Of fairy tales— • David F. Shultz
  • Cryonics and Rejuvenation • Robin Helweg-Larsen
  • Devilish Incarnations • Bruce Boston
  • Sci(na)ku • Herb Kauderer
  • Faster on Six Feet • Matthew Wilson
  • Above the Clouds • Deborah L. Davitt
  • [my late brother] • Gary Davis
  • [scorched earth] • Lisa Timpf
  • Meta-Paean • Chris Bullard
  • Surreal Agenda • Bruce Boston
  • You’re Wasting Your Time • John Grey
  • On the Edge of Forever • Josh Pearce
  • Under the terms of victory • Lee Garratt
  • I, Robin, Being of Sound Mind • Robin Helweg-Larsen
  • the late prince • David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • Schrödinger’s Tardigrades • Dawn Vogel
  • [!@#%~&*] • LeRoy Gorman
  • No Living Animals • Matthew Wilson
  • [Zombie Night] • Lisa Timpf
  • [re-entering] • David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • [alien space probes] • Denny E. Marshall
  • Evening Breakfast • Marge Simon
  • [runaway bride ...] • Deborah P Kolodji
  • Desire • Juan Perez
  • [hang time draws] • Lisa Timpf
  • Trans-Universal • Cas Blomberg
  • How to Imagine Barnard’s Star b • Mary Soon Lee
  • [cannibal convention] • LeRoy Gorman
  • Bright Lady’s Interstellar Saga • Gregg Chamberlain
  • Best Friend • Matthew Wilson
  • [last full moon] • Greer Woodward
  • Afterlife • Gene Twaronite
  • [alien hovercraft] • Deborah P Kolodji
  • [head sore ...] • Greg Fewer
  • [Beast never learned] • David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • [time travel roulette] • LeRoy Gorman
  • Fall Colors • Kurt Luchs
  • The Dragonfly Lover • Russell Hemmell
  • The Marriage of Light and Distraction • Gerri Leen
  • [scratching at the door] • Greg Fewer
  • Night of the Storm • Christina Sng
  • [Methane spikes on Mars] • Greer Woodward
  • [I am here] • David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • Chronovisor Wanted • Robert Borski
  • a sword I did • Richard Magahiz
  • [wildebeest time travel] • LeRoy Gorman
  • [first AI invents] • David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • [he stabs ...] • Gary Davis
  • [the ash from the roof ...] • Robin Wyatt Dunn
  • Humpty Dumpty • Mary Soon Lee
  • [galactic way station] • Greer Woodward
  • [Earth jersey] • Deborah P Kolodji
  • Black Holes • Frank Coffman
  • New Jet Car • Lauren McBride
  • [Sotheby’s Lot 9] • Greer Woodward
  • [time travel accident] • Deborah P Kolodji
  • Reset • Frank Coffman
  • One Person’s Madness Is Another’s ... • J. J. Steinfeld
  • Blue Mood • Gretchen Tessmer
  • [I swipe real hard] • Gary Davis
  • Contingency • Aaron Knuckey
  • Spectral Color • R Mac Jones
  • [delightful party] • Marcus Vance
  • [learnt a new language] • Davian Aw
  • honey • D. A. Xiaolin Spire
  • Cybernetics • Alessio Zanelli
  • [it was a brook ...] • Simon Perchik
  • [eggs over sleazy] • LeRoy Gorman
  • Selfies • G. O. Clark
  • mecha visits little tokyo • S. Qiouyi Lu
  • [Emy’s doll] • David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • Adrift • T. R. Jones
  • [a female human] • Susan Burch
  • History Class • Matthew Wilson
  • Amphibious Heavy Metal • Gary Every
  • [6 months] • Susan Burch
  • Burning Worlds • Matthew Wilson
  • Pilgrimage to Mandai Sky Columbarium • Ian Goh
  • [banned from another] • David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • Wolf Moon • Cas Blomberg
  • The Thief • Sarah Grey
  • Childish Fears • Matthew Wilson
  • Ask Darwin • David Barber
  • Ghost Ship • DJ Tyrer
  • Dating Has its Hazards • David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • [time travel weight loss clinic] • LeRoy Gorman
  • [time travel therapy] • Deborah P Kolodji
  • Future Visions • Colleen Anderson
  • A Magic Trick • Gretchen Tessmer
  • Trinity Alps Giant Salamander • Richard Stevenson
  • [what’s the mystery] • Susan Burch
  • Counterfeit Coins • Matthew Wilson

Art

  • Saucers Over Moon • Allen Koszowski
  • Retro Android • Boris Grann and Neil Strahl
  • The Battle • Christina Sng
  • Evening Breakfast • Marge Simon
  • Hydra • Jack Foo
  • After the robot apocalypse • Boris Grann & Neil Strahl
  • Stairway to the Bat Galaxy • Denny E. Marshall
  • Bad Robot • Denny E. Marshall
  • Where Sister Once Was • R. Mac Jones

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