Tag Archives: Alphans taking over the world

Recent Alphan Publication: “The Dead Star, the Satirist, and the Soldier” by Rachel Sobel

Congratulations to Alpha graduate Rachel Sobel (2008 & 2009), whose story “The Dead Star, the Satirist, and the Soldier” appears this month in GigaNotoSaurus: The wall behind him was blackened with tracks of fire in coarse fernlike patterns that reminded her unnervingly of the light that followed Asamerid’s ghost, and she swallowed back memory and… Read More »

Recent Alphan Publication: “Testimony Before an Emergency Session of The Naval Cephalopod Command” by Seth Dickinson

Congratulations to Alpha graduate Seth Dickinson (2006 & 2007), whose story “Testimony Before an Emergency Session of The Naval Cephalopod Command” appeared this week in Drabblecast: The squid is a solipsistic psychopathic God with a lust for submarine hull and a mandate from Ronald Reagan branded on its hunting tentacles. It sweeps east from Iceland… Read More »

Recent Alphan Publication: “Never Dreaming (In Four Burns)” by Seth Dickinson

Congratulations to Alpha graduate Seth Dickinson (2006 & 2007), whose story “Never Dreaming (In Four Burns)” appears in this month’s issue of Clarkesworld: “I’m going to lose the ability to dream,” Nur Zaleha tells her best friend. “Then I’m going to die.” In the vacuum of the test chamber, the plasma thruster ignites, a brilliant… Read More »

Recent Alphan Publication: “In Flagrante Delicto” by Lara Elena Donnelly

Congratulations to Alpha graduate Lara Elena Donnelly (2007 & 2008), whose poem “In Flagrante Delicto” appears in Volume II of Grim Corps: lovers have always discussed desire in terms of delectation this is no different You can read the whole poem by downloading Grim Corps here, and a full list of Alpha graduates’ publications and awards is here.

Recent Alphan Publication: “A Plant (Whose Name Is Destroyed)” by Seth Dickinson

Congratulations to Alpha graduate Seth Dickinson (2006 & 2007), whose short story “A Plant (Whose Name Is Destroyed)” went up today at Strange Horizons: Hayden opens the blinds and leaves them that way. “I don’t like theology much,” he says. “It makes me self-conscious.” You can read the whole story at Strange Horizons’ website, and a… Read More »

Alphan Award Nominee: Emily Gilman, “The Castle That Jack Built”

Congratulations to Alpha graduate Emily Gilman (2003 & 2004), whose short story “The Castle That Jack Built” has been nominated for a World Fantasy Award! “The Castle That Jack Built” originally appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and you can read it for free here. Way to go, Emily! The full list of Alpha graduates’ publications and… Read More »

Recent Alphan Publication: “Tethered” by Haris Durrani

Congratulations to Alpha graduate Haris Durrani (2009), whose novelette “Tethered” appears in the July/August 2013 issue of Analog! Haris describes the story as follows: “In the near future, the intricacies of economic competition, political conflict, and mathematical inevitability have clogged Earth orbit with artificial debris, rendering space ‘an impassible frontier.’ Charlie and Kalima are two… Read More »