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Vol. 9 No. 3 — 2019

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In Memoriam
My Friend Vonda
by Amy Wolf

Joshua B. Lukin
by L. Timmel Duchamp

Flash Fiction
Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle
by Nancy Jane Moore

The Nightmare of Those Who Walk Away, the Dream of Those Who Stay and Fight
by Steven Barnes

On M Archive: After The End Of The World
by Alexis Pauline Gumbs
by Christina M. Rau

Poems by
Gwynne Garfinkle
Sofia Rhei, translated from Spanish
   by Lawrence Schimel

Mark Rich
Sonya Taaffe

Grandmother Magma
The Exile Waiting by Vonda N. McIntyre
   reviewed by Debbie Notkin

Dust Lanes
Short fiction reviews
   by Karen Burnham

Book Reviews
The Affair of the Mysterious Letter
by Alexis Hall
   reviewed by Cynthia Ward

Alice Payne Arrives and Alice Payne Rides
by Kate Heartfield
   reviewed by Arley Sorg

Gender and Our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds
by Gina Rippon
  reviewed by Nancy Jane Moore

The Heads of Cerberus
by Francis Stevens
  reviewed by Kathleen Alcalá

Featured Artist
Jean LeBlanc

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.

“If your takeaway…is that The Cascadia Subduction Zone sounds really interesting, you’re not wrong—it’s a wonderful journal filled with thoughtful and insightful criticism.”
    — Niall Harrison, The Guardian, May 12, 2016

Eye, Jean LeBlanc