Yasumi Tsuhara’s “Flickers of Light” introduces readers to Saruwatari, the tofu-loving, hapless protagonist of the Yumei shikai series. In it, he recounts an incident that took place in Kaerimi Tunnel, a reportedly haunted location: https://www.asymptotejournal.com/blog/2020/07/07/translation-tuesday-flickers-of-light-by-yasumi-tsuhara/
The current issue of Antipodean SF features Umiyuri Katsuyama’s flash piece “A Strange Incident at Mount Luofu.” In it, a man named Zhao visits Mount Luofu, a sacred mountain in Guangdong Province:
The new issue of World Literature Today is out. In her CNF piece “Not Pregnant,” Cuban writer Elaine Vilar Madruga gives the reader a peek into life in quarantine:
Happy to announce that Malena Salazar Maciá’s story “A Bolt of Lightning” is forthcoming in the first issue of Dark Matter Magazine.
This story shares the same setting as her debut novel Nade.
We are so excited to share the cover for the forthcoming anthology Insignia 2020: Best Asian Speculative Fiction. Edited by Kelly Matsuura, it features SFF stories and poems set in Asia:
The new issue of 4 Star Stories is out! It features Malena Salazar Maciá’s short story “Fragments of Memory”: http://web.archive.org/web/20200618212638/http://www.4starstories.com/guest_writer_profile.htm
Massimo Soumaré’s “And the Wind Passes Dancing” tells the story of a young girl named Mic’alha. Guided by her memories, she wanders into a city in ruins: http://talltaletv.com/and-the-wind-passes-dancing/
There’s a new story at Tall Tale TV, hosted and narrated by Chris Herron: http://talltaletv.com/looking-for-carla/
In this urban Sci-Fi story by Carlos A. Duarte Cano, a psychic who works for a shadowy governmental agency finds himself in a precarious situation when his girlfriend goes missing.
The new issue of Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction is out today, featuring a story by Elaine Vilar Madruga: http://theakersquarterly.blogspot.com/2020/04/theakers66.html
Many thanks to Stephen Theaker and his editorial team!
Also, Elaine has a story in the food issue of Shirley Magazine: http://www.shirleymag.com/
Yadira Álvarez Betancourt’s new story “Meat and Fish” is forthcoming in Helios Quarterly Magazine. In it, a commando team goes to a faraway planet to capture a renegade xenolinguist who joined the local rebels. While she waits to be sent back to her home planet, she has dinner with her captor.