Polyphony, Volume 4 (2020)

Polyphony, Volume 4 Deborah Layne Jay Lake Heather Welliver Jenn Reese Eric Witchey Polyphony Volume INTRODUCTION It s been a long strange road since the first volume of Polyphony was conceived by the dashboard lights along the lonely miles of I in the Willamette Valley Two and a half years have g
  • Title: Polyphony, Volume 4
  • Author: Deborah Layne Jay Lake Heather Welliver Jenn Reese Eric Witchey
  • ISBN: 9780972054768
  • Page: 258
  • Format: None
Polyphony, Volume 4 Deborah Layne Jay Lake Heather Welliver Jenn Reese Eric Witchey INTRODUCTION It s been a long, strange road since the first volume of Polyphony was conceived by the dashboard lights along the lonely miles of I 5 in the Willamette Valley Two and a half years have gone by, three volumes have been published in the series, markets have changed, production technology has evolved, and somehow, our book has found a home in genre When PolyphINTRODUCTION It s been a long, strange road since the first volume of Polyphony was conceived by the dashboard lights along the lonely miles of I 5 in the Willamette Valley Two and a half years have gone by, three volumes have been published in the series, markets have changed, production technology has evolved, and somehow, our book has found a home in genre When Polyphony first took off, it was on a wing and a prayer, with the help of a few dozen supporters and a hell of a lot of hope New Weird was not the topic of the hour, the definition of slipstream was even arguable than it is now The phrase interstitial arts hadn t crept into the critical lexicon, let alone spawned a foundation or a conference We weren t even sure whether to call Polyphony cross genre or slipstream or literary with a genre sensibility the last being the least elegant but most descriptive As Supreme Court Justice Potter STewart said in another context, We know it when we see it We weren t the first Lady Churchill s Rosebud Wristlet, Leviathan and Strange Horizons, to name several, had charted this oh so literate genre territory before us We haven t necessarily been the best only the years will tell that But we have been privileged to make a mark, and perhaps even set a standard, for a kind of fiction that many wanted to write, and many wanted to read We could fill this book thanking all the mentors, authors, publishers, reviewers, critics, booksellers, friends, fans, and family members that have helped drive that winding road Instead we thought we d fill this book with stories Curl up and read That s what we ll be doing because we still love short fiction Deborah Layne and Jay Lake Portland, Oregon July, 2004
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  1. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽

    4.5 stars for this fantasy short story by the talented Ken Liu, free online on his website it s also included in his The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories collection Review first posted on Fantasy Literature Rina lives in a version of our world where each person s soul is embodied from birth in a physical object Rina s soul materialized at her birth in the form of an ice cube, and Rina has spent her life assiduously protecting her ice cube from melting, to preserve her soul and her life Her ice [...]

  2. Shoa Khan

    By all signs he should have been just another one of the anonymous, ambitious, disappointed young men passing through the building every day But he was the most comfortable person she had ever seen Wherever he was, he acted like he belonged He would say only a few words, but people would laugh and afterwards feel a little wittier themselves He would smile at people, and they would feel happier, handsome, beautiful This is a short story with a lot of soul No, I mean, literally It s set in a uni [...]

  3. Sheila

    If your soul was an object what would it be and how would the characteristics of that object impact how you lived your life These are the thought lines behind this short story Rina s is an ice cube, so she lives her life in fear of it melting, surrounded by refrigerators at home and work, her icy persona scaring off colleagues until the day Jimmy Kesnow starts to work in her office This story makes you think about how self resticting we can be based on misconceptions about who we really are.

  4. Daisy

    We never truly know ourselves, because when we think we have come to understand our own minds we have ultimately changed in the process.

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