The Weight of the Word, chapter 90 of Coherence, the first volume of Notes for a Mythology – and The Sensible Thing, a story (The following is a work of satire. The people and events depicted, including those based on real people and events, are all entirely fictional.)


I’m trying to get back in the habit of reading books instead of just news. Most recently I picked up Dad’s Weekend and The Linguists by Pete Toms, October by China Miéville, The Paris Commune by Donny Gluckstein, How We Get Free by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and the complete Hainish Cycle by Ursula K. Le Guin.

*Inside the Castle has a bunch of cool stuff coming out this year, and now they offer subscriptions. John Trefry, the press’ founder and first contributor, speaks here with Joseph Schreiber.

*Ben Passmore’s excellent Your Black Friend is going to be collected with some of his other stories and given a wider audience in February.

*Alex Degen’s new book, the progress of which I’ve been following online for a while, is coming out in the spring.

*Jonathan Basile’s in-depth study of Borges and The Library of Babel too, finally.

*Tomoé Hill’s full memoir, excerpted here, needs a publisher worthy of it.

*Cotton Xenomorph, a new journal launched by Chloe Clark, Hannah Cohen, and Teo Mungaray, should be good place to find other new voices.

*Previous installments of either of the above series can be found here.

Next issue: February 6th