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Welcome to Issue#7: Looking Forward, Looking Back


In Issue#7 we look at the way time has both influenced, and featured in, speculative fiction; whether it is examining current social structures through dystopian futures or drawing from our past to create fantastic worlds. We are so excited to have Tamora Pierce as our featured author, and talk to her about how her obsession with the Middle Ages as a child inspired her writing, as well as about writing the role models she felt were missing in fantasy. We have some wonderful short stories and poetry by Deborah Walker, Sian Lorna Dawson, Matt Harris, and Nicki Heinen in our fiction section. Find Sonia Mullet's latest column on out-of-print SFF works, and a look at East Asian visions of the past and future by Lucy in our non-fiction section. And in cross media find our Terminator movie marathon, read about time travel and romance in Lisa Kerrigan's article, and about TV show Quantum Leap in Time Travelling Without Moving by Tom Riley.


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