Perhaps the greatest gift of speculative fiction is that you never stop encountering startling and creative new perspectives. In this issue, we were amazed by the imaginative paths our writers took to tell their stories--including riveting explorations of relativity and quantum uncertainty, a moving story from a machine's perspective, an unexpectedly chilling choice for a menacing monster.
- "Hummingbird" by Kathryn Yelinek: One woman will learn to fear the buzzing of tiny wings...
- "Twist" by Michael J. Nicholson: In a mad race to beat the world record for Rubik's cube, one competitor is about to take it a twist too far.
- "Brother" by Subodhana Wijeyeratne: When a brother returns from deployment in space, we find relativity can be hell on relatives.
- "There Is a Beauty in This Condition" by Neil James Hudson: What would you do if someone you loved was literally fading away?
- "G10ria" by Michael Milne: An AI healing module implanted in a dying woman shows us a new perspective on the human experience.
- In Editor's Corner editor Nikki Baird shares her discussion with editor Angie Hodapp about how to create an anthology.
- Also in our Editor's Corner, editor Grayson Towler shares "Honor Dog," a story of a young boy's dangerous quest to preserve his father's legacy--and save the life of his best friend.