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Welcome to Issue#6: Gods and Monsters


This issue examines the importance of religion and politics in speculative fiction. Open up the gospel-themed playlist in a new tab, then settle in and have a read. We are thrilled to present an interview with the brilliant Lois McMaster Bujold, author of the Vorkosigan Saga. Also check out some fantastic short stories by Anna Lea Jancewicz, Armel Dagorn, Mark Burgh and Niall Bourke, read Foz Meadows' thoughts on religion in the TV series Supernatural, Andrew Smee's essay on the false gods of the Stargate SG-1 universe, and our Hellboy Movie Marathon in the Cross Media section, and in Non-fiction, find Sonia Mullet's latest column on out-of-print SFF works, a discussion on the relevance of SFF classics to today's politics by Michaela Gray and a Letter To Iain M Banks by Lawrence White. You'll also find some great book recommendations in The Bookshelf.


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