Current Issue
Vol. 4 No. 3 — July 2014

Imaginary Junctions: On Terry A. Garey and
Speculative Poetry
   by Mark Rich
Elephants in the Alley
Cave Discovery
   by Terry A. Garey
Grandmother Magma
The Female Man by Joanna Russ
   by Kim Stanley Robinson
Lovecraft’s Monsters, edited by Ellen Datlow
   reviewed by Usman T. Malik

Long Hidden, edited by Rose Fox and Daniel José Older
   reviewed by Maria Velazquez

Lonely Stardust: Two Plays, a Speech, and Eight Essays,
by Andrea Hairston
  reviewed byAdrian Khactu

Kantianism, Liberalism, and Feminism:
Resisting Oppression
, by Carol Hay
   reviewed by Nancy Jane Moore

Daughter of Mystery, by Heather Rose Jones
   reviewed by Liz Bourke

The Memory Garden, by Mary Rickert
   reviewed by Caren Gussoff

What Makes This Book So Great and
My Real Children, by Jo Walton
   reviewed by Cat Rambo
Featured Artist
Mark Rich

The Cascadia Subduction Zone

A decade into the 21st century, the world of books, the world of the arts, the world of criticism have all been caught up in violent, unpredictable change. A large part of this change has been unleashed by a continual stream of technological innovations that impact our daily lives and even our personal as well as professional relationships. Technology is changing how we read and what we read, is challenging the very forms and genres in which we write, and is making criticism and reflection more valuable and necessary than it's ever been.

Despite the many and continual changes reshaping the world of books and the arts, one factor remains constant: work by women writers is always assigned a marginal status in critical venues (except, of course, in venues that focus exclusively on work by women writers).

The CSZ aims to treat work by women as vital and central rather than marginal. What we see, what we talk about, and how we talk about it matters. Seeing, recognizing, and understanding is what makes the world we live in. And the world we live in is, itself, a sort of subduction zone writ large.

“Since its launch in 2011 The Cascadia Subduction Zone has emerged as one of the best critical journals the field has to offer.”
  Jonathan McCalmont, February 18, 2013, Hugo Ballot Nomination


Cover, The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, 2013