Volume 44, Issue 2
Spring 2021

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Wyrms & Wormholes

Riding off into the Sunset

This will (presumably) be our last issue of editing Star*Line; it was great to be back in the saddle again, however briefly. And the marvelous submissions ensure that it’s always a great ride! Thanks to our advertisers in this issue who support SFPA and its awards.

Your editor has just had her second dose of Covid-19 vaccine! Soon everyone will be assimilated … er, vaccinated (we hope). Bring on the parties, live readings and SF conventions!

—F. J. Bergmann, Star*Line Editor


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Table of Contents

Departments

  • Wyrms & Wormholes * F. J. Bergmann
  • SFPA Announcements
  • President’s Message * Bryan Thao Worra
  • From the Small Press * Rebecca Buchanan, Daniel G. Fitch, John Philip Johnson, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Sandra J. Lindow, Richard Magahiz, Thomas E. Simmons, Marge Simon, Lisa Timpf
  • Stealth SF * Planned Obsolescence * Denise Dumars
  • Writing Spec Po * Love, Hate, and Poetry Titles * Herb Kauderer

Poetry

  • Goldilocks Stars * Ann K. Schwader
  • [space station] * Greg Schwartz
  • A Motley of Unicorns * Mary Soon Lee
  • [under the bridge] * Greg Schwartz
  • Unincorporated Territories * Mack W. Mani
  • Plans for Departure * Howie Good
  • Today I Make the Mourning Wreath * Denise Dumars
  • Commodity * Sadie Maskery
  • from “The First God” * Marc Vincenz
  • [two belief zones …] * Barbara Candiotti
  • Social Media * Ian Willey
  • It Doesn’t Matter What You’re Made Of * Duke Kimball
  • Mission: Ares * Russell Nichols
  • [dome crop harvest] * Deborah P Kolodji
  • [windblown newspapers] * Marcus Vance
  • Teatime with a Shapeshifter * Mary Soon Lee
  • [Down in the river] * Denise Dumars
  • Letting Go * Lisa Timpf
  • [Twenty-sixth-century colonials] * Andy Dibble
  • Shortened * Daniel G. Fitch
  • [earth annihilated] * Davian Aw
  • [brainwaves—] * Barun Saha
  • Stress Level Test (Self-Assessment) * Pankaj Khemka
  • Lust in the Time of the Bubonic Plague * Avra Margariti
  • Glitter * Jordan Hirsch
  • [gossip] * Deborah P Kolodji
  • Anamnesis * David Barber
  • Directions to the Apocalypse * Mary Soon Lee
  • [a hissing leak in the airlock] * LeRoy Gorman
  • No Bad Publicity * Lynne Sargent
  • [tattoo inked on your arm] * Matthew Wilson
  • Classical Romance * Sarah Cannavo
  • moonrise * Jennifer Crow
  • [while you were busy] * John Reinhart
  • Wormhole * Nnadi Samuel
  • [receiving messages from john] * William Clunie
  • A List of Grievances * Jason P. Burnham
  • Prayer for Moving Up * Andy Dibble
  • [dinner with Earthlings] * Marcus Vance
  • Conversations Caught on Street Corners * Matthew Wilson
  • I’m Thinking a Gift Shop * David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • More than Mortal * Randall Andrews
  • [trying to lose weight] * Matthew Wilson
  • Magical Girl Transformation * Leslie J. Anderson
  • There Will Come Soft Rains * Deanie Vallone
  • In Garden Buried * Robin Helweg-Larsen
  • The Second-to-Last Man on Earth * David Gianatasio
  • Warm Front * Peter Archer
  • Lacus Felicitatis * Josh Pearce
  • [If my mind become a fortress] * Robin Wyatt Dunn
  • Because The Night * Alan Ira Gordon
  • Well(s) Met * Raymond Gallucci
  • One day the Morlocks will come for me * Joel Ferdon
  • Lycanthropy * Deanie Vallone
  • The Astronaut, Lost in the Hellas Basin * Bruce McAllister
  • Nothing to Do * Andy Dibble
  • [a galaxy] * LeRoy Gorman
  • Orbituary * Ann K. Schwader
  • Eridanus * Januário Esteves
  • Night and the Robot: A Sestina * Jon Hansen
  • Divine * Leslie J. Anderson
  • How to Autopsy an Enemy Alien * Mary Soon Lee
  • [terrestrial furlough] * LeRoy Gorman
  • Galactic Archivist * Valentin D. Ivanov
  • Postulate #4 * Timons Esaias
  • flight to nowhere * Davian Aw
  • [I’m trying to sleep] * Marcus Vance
  • [waiting] * David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • The Astronomy of Monsters * Jason Kahler
  • Hitched * Bruce McAllister
  • Ghost Story * Sarah Cannavo
  • What Mad Pursuit * Mariel Herbert
  • The Bomb has Hit * Coleman Bomar
  • Sonnet Written above Jezero Crater * P. Aaron Potter
  • Dog Plus * David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • [muscle memory] * Ngo Binh Anh Khoa
  • Callisto Dreaming * Mariel Herbert
  • Sense of Self * Brian Garrison
  • Crossroads * Colleen Anderson

Art

  • Space Base * Denny E. Marshall
  • Matrix Arrival * Denny E. Marshall
  • Delivery Dragon * Baishampayan Seal

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