Volume 40, Issue 3
Summer 2017

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Cover: Emerald Sun Set
© 2017 Steven Vincent Johnson
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Wyrms & Wormholes
NOTHING TO SEE

It’s been a great five years, guys (carefully tiptoeing around the issue of Earthling politics, of course). Steering the Star*Line cruise vessel was an unparalleled delight; it’s allowed us to meet, virtually and otherwise, a stellar group of poets from all over this planet, without whom these pages would not have become tangible manifestations of their collective imaginations, and allowed me, individually, to hone editing and design skills that have benefited me personally and professionally. Vince, you’re going to have a blast.

We are gratified by what may be a record number of Dwarf Stars nominees from Star*Line! Pay close attention to all the announcements starting on p. 7.

—F.J. Bergmann
Star*Line Editor


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Table of Contents

Features

  • Wyrms & Wormholes • F.J. Bergmann
  • President’s Message • Bryan Thao Worra
  • From the Small Press • Herb Kauderer, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Daniel C. Smith
  • Stealth SF * Accepting the Worst Is Usually for the Best * Denise Dumars

Poetry

  • On Words that Cannot Be Pronounced * Robert Dawson
  • A.I. * Jonel Abellanosa
  • “Anthropocene” * Ann K. Schwader
  • “time travel blues” * Deborah P Kolodji
  • A Cold and Empty Place * David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • “arrival day” * Christina Sng
  • “amber-dotted skies” * Daniel R. Jones
  • The Loneliest Incarnation * Selena Martens
  • “let’s move to the moon” * Robin Wyatt Dunn
  • “after last year” * Ann K. Schwader
  • Final Metaphysical Exam * J. J. Steinfeld
  • Rocket Fuel * Diane Severson
  • Learning to Read Tea Leaves * Denise Dumars
  • First Angel * Jennifer Crow
  • Orchards of Desire * David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • Maybe Next Time * Lisa Timpf
  • Milliways * Glenn A. Meisenheimer
  • Neo-Heian (Dis)missive * Tamara K. Walker
  • The Rest of the Story * Lindsey Duncan
  • A Fairy Tale in Two Acts * Marsheila Rockwell
  • “time travel democracy” * LeRoy Gorman
  • Demolition of Condemned Stellar Housing * John C. Mannone
  • “meteor trail” * Susan Burch
    “stars rained down all night” * David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • Report * John W. Sexton
  • The Invisible Man: An Emblematic Poem * Ruth Berman
  • I See the Same Trees * Bevin Moeller
  • extraterrestrial encounter * LeRoy Gorman
  • A Net to Snare Pegasus * Beth Cato
  • Subspace Real Estate * David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • “two hours” * LeRoy Gorman
  • Dustbin * David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • “manifestos” *Tamara K. Walker
  • Two Rounds at Least * Gretchen Tessmer
  • The Wildwitch: a sestina * Alena Sullivan
  • The Light Raft * John Richard Trtek
  • Nebula Isis * Sheikha A.
  • “spray-on Insta-Skin” * Lauren McBride
  • Hello * Sarah Shirley
  • The Kingdom’s Apprentice * Cas Blomberg
  • Among the Ruins * Marge Simon
  • “exhaling deeply” * Christina Sng
  • “Watch Time Travel’s Worst First Dates” * M. X. Kelly
  • Under the Plumed Serpent’s Temple * Ann K. Schwader
  • Port of Call * John Richard Trtek
  • “one flap” * Christina Sng
  • School for Witches * DJ Tyrer
  • “day moon” * Christina Sng
  • The Electric Fish That … * Simon Mermelstein
  • “mothers split open” * David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • The Zombie Poet * Simon Mermelstein
  • In the Light of My Astral Lamp * Wade German & David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • Dormant Volcanoes * Tamara K. Walker
  • “pet cemetery” * Christina Sng
  • Afternoon of the Galactic Emperor * John Richard Trtek
  • “spellbook spent” * Christina Sng
  • How to Invent Constellations * Todd Dillard
  • The First Rishis * Dean Kostos
  • Some Things Overlooked * Daniel Ausema
  • A Visit to Earth * Michael Collins
  • “parents disappointed” * Lauren McBride
  • The Next Generation * Vanessa Kittle
  • PTSD * Alicia Cole
  • “Platinum doubloons …” * Edward McNamara
  • Suicides Leave Notes * David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • “time crystal” * Angelo B. Ancheta
  • The Telepathy Treatment * Sheikha A.
  • “astral snow” * Tamara K. Walker
  • Transmissions from Trillig * Lee Garratt
  • Bespeaking: Riddles * Mary Soon Lee
  • “down by the river” * William Landis
  • Epitaph for a Minor Demon * Herb Kauderer
  • Brothers Under the Skin * David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • Epitaph for a Spaceman * Herb Kauderer
  • Epitaph for a Dragonslayer * Herb Kauderer
  • “longtemps” * Robin Wyatt Dunn
  • “of all our shared childhoods,” * c. evans
  • * Even so it’s the darkness, * Simon Perchik
  • If Maps of a Flat World, … * Laura Madeline Wiseman
  • If I Ask * Soren James
  • The More Things Change * David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • Blind to the Tardigrade * Herb Kauderer
  • Redheaded Stepchild * Bobbie Lee Lovell
  • “midnight” * Christina Sng
  • Untrue Orbit ( hexagram Hsieh ) * m.c.childs
  • Neighbors * Ken Poyner
  • “translated” * Greer Woodward
  • Engineering * Chris Galford
  • Unseen mirror * Deborah L. Davitt

Illustrations

  • Among the Ruins * Marge Simon
  • Spined Worm * Jack Foo

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