October's IROSF is here! October's IROSF is here! It's just like Christmas! Except...er...well, you get the idea. I'm really excited about this issue because we have a lot of exceptional articles for you this month, and a few that even fit the dark theme we were going for.
We've got a great interview with a few Australian dark fantasy writers who talk about what it's like to be "at the forefront of the coming environmental apocalypse" and how that informs their work. Along with this, we've got an interview with Aliette de Bodard—
Our biggest announcement for this month's lineup, though, is the debut of our first-ever dedicated horror column here at IROSF. Nicholas Kaufmann's "Dead Air" is a great way to introduce yourself to the horror genre if you aren't familiar with it or keep up with the horror genre if you are. Even if you think you aren't into horror, I encourage you to give "Dead Air" a try—
As if all of this wasn't exciting enough to tell you about, we are currently putting together our very first fundraiser for the site. As our long-time readers know, we have tried—
We're expecting it to be early November, with a potential date of the seventh, in the Seattle area. There will be food, fun, and great ways to contribute to the magazine at all price-points! We're currently looking for people in the area who will be available to help us set up the event during the day (we're shooting for a Saturday). If you think you might be interested, send me a message with your contact information and what you think you'd like to help with (cooking, decoration, and so on) and we'll be sure to keep you updated.
In the meantime, there's always our CaféPress store.
With that, I'll leave you to enjoy this month's IROSF!
Thanks to our editors who worked on this issue:
- R.K. MacPherson
- Sherry Ramsey
- Scott James Magner
- Mishell Baker
- Emily Lupton
- Amy Goldschlager