Volume 47, Issue 3
Summer 2024

Star*Line 47.3 cover
Cover: Staring at the Night Sky
© Denny E. Marshall

Wyrms & Wormholes

ch-ch-ch-changes

Firstly, thank you to all who voted and made your voices heard concerning the SFPA’s new AI/LLM policy. It’s always a great thing to see democracy at work. And congratulations to all of the Rhysling finalists and to the Elgin and Dwarf Stars nominees! It’s so wonderful to see that there is so much incredible speculative poetry out in the world! Keep up the great work, my friends.

In other announcements, I will be moving on as editor of Star*Line next year and we will be in search of our next editor. Please see the announcements about how to apply for the position. Reading so much speculative poetry and working with all of you incredible poets is a rewarding and delightful experience. I’m looking forward to seeing what my successor will do with Star*Line.

In the meantime, I am thrilled to be working on the next few upcoming issues and eagerly await all of your submissions. Good luck to all of our award nominees, and don't forget to get your submissions in for this year's contest.

Jean-Paul L. Garnier, Star*Line Editor


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Editor: Jean-Paul L. Garnier
Layout: F. J. Bergmann
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Table of Contents

Departments

  • Wyrms & Wormholes * Jean-Paul Garnier
  • SFPA Announcements
  • President's Message * Colleen Anderson
  • From the Small Press * Herb Kauderer, John Reinhart, Lisa Timpf
  • Stealth SF * “What Would Hank Do?” * Denise Dumars
  • SpecPo Publishing * Interview with AJ Odasso * Jean-Paul Garnier

Art

  • Staring at the Night Sky * Denny E. Marshall
  • The Interrupter * Denny E. Marshall
  • Scars of the Wingman * Denny E. Marshall
  • Boitata * Dante Luiz
  • Carranca * Dante Luiz

Poetry

  • advice to the subliminals * SR Tombran
  • Astronomer’s Anniversary Message * Howard V. Hendrix
  • [Atlantic dusk] * Joshua St. Claire
  • We Carry Our Ghosts to the Stars * Richard Leis
  • The Light Ship * Arukoya Tomais
  • Unwound * Jean-Marie Romana
  • Time Cannot Contain Me * Jenna Hanchey
  • Stealing a Moment * Ian Li
  • Technorati * A J Dalton
  • Night Song * Johanna Haas
  • NFS * Alison McBain
  • The Loner * Matthew Wilson
  • [23rd century] * Ngo Binh Anh Khoa
  • The Museum of Etymology * F. J. Bergmann
  • Einstein Dreaming * James Machell
  • [Cold hand in mine] * Ian Hunter
  • [end times] * M. R. Defibaugh
  • [torches & pitchforks] * Greg Schwartz
  • Sunfire Songs * Audrey Sullivan
  • [lunar colony—] * Greg Schwartz
  • [monthly expenses] * Ngo Binh Anh Khoa
  • A Nosegay of June Bugs * Gerri Leen
  • Protein Paradise * Yuliia Vereta
  • [triple redundancy] * Richard Magahiz
  • The Blues for Winter White * Lauren McBride
  • [when I die] * Robin Wyatt Dunn
  • The Wandering Kind * Robert Frazier
  • The Mean Average * Gretchen Tessmer
  • Corporate Response * Jacob Bergstresser
  • Plumbing Problems * John Reinhart
  • Souvenir * David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • So You Accidentally Swiped Right on a Robot * Eric Brown
  • [with heads] * Albert Schlaht
  • Surviving Spouse * Marge Simon
  • Postcard from the Red Planet * Lisa Timpf
  • Protocol * Anna Cates
  • [latest music hits] * Lauren McBride
  • Crystalline Anthropogenic Technofossils * L. Acadia
  • Psychological Concretism à la Poe * Howard V. Hendrix
  • [the Whale’s] * David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • Neural Text Messaging * Garrett Carroll
  • hook-up * D. A. Xiaolin Spires
  • Heavy Skies * Denny E. Marshall
  • Same As It Ever Was * Alan Ira Gordon
  • Chronoverse * Jeffery Allen Tobin
  • [time travel layover] *LeRoy Gorman
  • [Scrying mirror] * Sarah Cannavo
  • Swipe Right on Stapelia * Adrianna Gordey
  • Saving Money Through Sensory Deprivation * Casey Aimer
  • Sons Of Old Serpents * Juan M. Perez
  • [gorgonian chemo] * David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • Elf-Ensnarled * Devan Barlow
  • [Medusa’s mansion raided] * Randall Andrews
  • Rhedynog * Marisca Pichette
  • Containers * Juan M. Perez
  • ADHD Spaceship * Garrett Carroll
  • I Stole His Face, His Guillotine * Akis Linardos
  • Duplicate, Unreachably Far from You * Mary A. Turzillo
  • Astrosommelier * R. Mac Jones
  • Ball Lightning * Benjamin Whitney Norris
  • Perfectionist * John H. Dromey
  • The Civilization Starship * Garrett Carroll
  • Wall of Eyes * Daniel Gene Barlekamp
  • Stasis Beauty * Tabor Skreslet
  • Current Miranda Rights for Cougars * Sharmon Gazaway
  • Toasting Progress * John Reinhart
  • Space Psychiatry * Anna Cates
  • All Hallows’ Star * Brian Hugenbruch
  • First Snow * Mary Soon Lee
  • One Over Zero * Richard Magahiz
  • Data Night * Adele Gardner
  • Variations on the word “time” * Shane Morin
  • [About the data lake] * Monica Louzon
  • Birth * Pixie Bruner
  • Space Commanders’ Break-Up * Raven Jakubowski
  • Desert Burial * Sarah Cannavo
  • Methaneless * Debby Feo
  • Generation Ship * Akua Lezli Hope
  • [gravity] * LeRoy Gorman
  • Skin in Space * Casey Aimer
  • New World—Old Ways * Lauren McBride
  • Numbers on Doors: 014 * Yuliia Vereta
  • Astronaut’s pet * Eva Papasoulioti
  • Lucy and the Elements * s.c. virtes
  • Sand and Sarcophagus * Cathy Bryant
  • back Gods and Fish * David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • What Cosmologists Read * Mary Soon Lee

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