Final Staff

Stacey Janssen

Managing Editor:
Dave Noonan


  • Mishell Baker
  • Bluejack
  • Amy Goldschlager
  • Emily Lupton
  • R. K. MacPherson
  • Scott James Magner
  • Robin Shantz

Copy Editors

  • Sarah L. Edwards
  • Yoon Ha Lee
  • Sherry D. Ramsey
  • Rena Saimoto
  • Paula Stiles


  • Marti McKenna
  • Bridget McKenna


  • Geb Brown

Publisher: Bluejack

December, 2009 (Vol. VI: #12)


The Twelve Issues of Christmas

(Or Your Winter Holiday of Choice)

We celebrate our latest milestone and look toward the future of IROSF.


Post-Singularity, but Post Office Speed

Gamenivore 1 (Eclipse Phase)

This tabletop RPG provides a world worth exploring...but can the game itself live up to its surroundings?

Future Tense

Signals 27

Figuring out SF's future, 140 characters at a time.

Nothing New Under the Sun

Dead Air 3

Pride, Prejudice, and get the **** outta here.


The Future is Now

2010 turns out to be better than it used to be.

Creativity, Compromise and Naked Hobbit Feet

Writers of the Future

Walk in the (bare-) footprints of a recent winner.

Not-So-Close Encounters

Men into Space and Their Search for Extraterrestrial Life

A one-season TV show from 1960 can teach us a lot about first contact.

My Amphibious Love

Ponyo's Re-envisioning of The Little Mermaid

Turning Anderson's classic tale into something more three-dimensional.


Dark Legacies Matter

How the Dark Matter Anthologies Challenge Racial and Gender Stereotypes

Even those uninvolved with injustice have a role to play in eradicating it.


Short Fiction, December 2009

The month of the bulging inbox.