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Speculative Fiction

Duo I, 2013, oil on canvas by Andre Schulze. Courtesy of the artist/andreschulze.com

“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next.”

—Ursula K. Le Guin,
The Left Hand of Darkness

Featuring
Pierrette Fleutiaux
Anne Richter
Angélica Gorodischer
Aleksey Lukyanov
Rodrigo Fresán
An International Speculative Fiction Reading List

  • Three covers from the WLT Speculative Lit Reading List
       By WLT
      Michael Andreasen The Sea Beast Takes a Lover  Penguin, 2018         Yoshio Aramaki The Sacred Era Trans. Baryon Tensor Posadas University of Minnesota Press, 2017         Lesley...
  • A painting with numerous brown-skinned people shrouded in dusk gesturing at a wildly-garbed priest standing on the stairs of an Aztec temple
       By Rodrigo Fresán
    Blood War, 2016, by Jia How Lee. The concept art is based on the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.   Years ago the man got married and years ago the man became unhappy in his marriage. T...
  • A spider-like junction of a production machine
    Photo: Skitterphoto/Pixabay Outside the Special Instrument Factory, protesters rally against war, corruption, and the latest in protective head gear: the Ex-Box. Procrustes-1 was t...
  • A digital illustration by Michael Manalo. A female walks away from the viewer along a cliff's edge towards a red door. Windows hang in the sky nearby, the largest of which is gushing water.
    illustration by Michael Vincent Manalo   Anything might happen beyond a door opened by a perfect wife. to the memory of María Varela Osorio If you should meet her on the street, cro...
  • An ornate brass door knocker rests on a dark turquoise door
       By Anne Richter
    Photo: Daria Nepriakhina/Pixabay T he old man lived in a vast, dark house, windows blind with frosted glass, door adorned with a heavy bronze knocker. At one time or another, all five of his children...
  • A painting of two houses, one bright and right side up, the other dark and upside down, meeting at their floors
    Duo III, 2013, oil on canvas by André Schulze Courtesy of the artist/andreschulze.com A mother inside, a daughter outside. Has her mother shrunk, or has she always been...

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