Volume 41, Issue 3
Summer 2018

Star*Line 41.3 cover
Cover: Punk Diesel Dystopia
© 2018 Virgil Suarez

Dragons & Rayguns

Greetings, specpo friends! We’re highlighting this time light poetry, sometimes disparaged in “serious” poetry circles. Balderdash! Look for a Shuggoth here. As we’ve done all this 40th Anniversary year, our cover artist Virgil Suarez is also a poet; through his work, we honor Hispanic American Heritage Month: he is a Cuban American writer, artist, and luthier. Enjoy! Laugh! And look thou for the Shuggoth!

—Vince Gotera, Star*Line Editor


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Table of Contents

Departments

  • Dragons & Rayguns • Vince Gotera
  • President’s Message • Bryan Thao Worra
  • From the Small Press • Hayley Stone • Herb Kauderer • Vince Gotera
  • Stealth SF * No Reservations * Denise Dumars
  • XenoPoetry • Japanese Scifaiku: Five Selections • Hiroyasu Amase (translated by Natsumi Ando)

Poetry

  • Vader Redux • Bruce Niedt
  • [upon reflection] • Greer Woodward
  • The Digital Portrait of Dorian Gray • Robert Borski
  • Green Planet • Brittany Hause
  • they’ll use Cesar Millan as translator • John Reinhart
  • The Guardian at the Gated Tower • Mindy Watson
  • [aliens erase] • Denny E. Marshall
  • leopard and cubs • Brittany Hause
  • If a Dolphin Had Digits • Richard Stevenson
  • The Weight • Gretchen Tessmer
  • stigma • Brittany Hause
  • [outer darkness haiku] • Kendall Evans
  • The Whitman Quantum • John Richard Trtek
  • Deep • Kim Whysall-Hammond
  • [witness relocation] • LeRoy Gorman
  • [another atom] • Michelle Muenzler
  • [on each lunar peak] • David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • the odd couple: fermions and bosons • D. A. Xiaolin Spires
  • Castles Majestic • Marge Simon
  • missing Picasso • Kath Abela Wilson
  • port of call • Brittany Hause
  • Danger! Danger! • Neal Wilgus
  • What Big Teeth • Hayley Stone
  • [we must have been blind] • David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • What She Learned • James Dorr
  • A Solution to the Fermi Paradox • David Barber
  • [nature walk—] • Susan Burch
  • Fallling from One Dimension to Another • J. J. Steinfeld
  • Dispersal • David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • A Shuggoth Approaches through an Antarctic Blizzard whilst an Intrepid Explorer, Snowblind, Trudges Unfalteringly Onward • F. J. Bergmann
  • [particles collide] • D. A. Xiaolin Spires
  • Our Minds are Jewels of Uncertainty • Terrie Leigh Relf & Kendall Evans
  • [amplituhedron] • D. A. Xiaolin Spires
  • Mars Colony • Christina Sng
  • [sky dancing] • Stewart C Baker
  • off-Off-Broadway • Brittany Hause
  • How to Speak to Ghosts • Mary Soon Lee
  • structural damage • Herb Kauderer
  • [supersymmetry] • D. A. Xiaolin Spires
  • dividing up • Susan Burch
  • Social Media Haiku: @STcritic • T. R. Jones
  • Inception • WC Roberts
  • [tentacles] • LeRoy Gorman
  • E for Effort • David C. Kopaska-Merkel
  • Imperfect Mutations • Meg Smith
  • The Landing Fleet • Matthew Wilson
  • Fear, Fear not • Russell Hemmell
  • [killing us with kindness?] • Susan Burch
  • [infinity—] • Stewart C Baker
  • I’m Going to Make You Love Me • Kathleen A. Lawrence
  • Ingress • crystalwizard
  • Fox Mulder Retires • Michael Kriesel
  • [the battle lost] • Greer Woodward
  • Frankenfish • Richard Stevenson
  • [back to square one] • Susan Burch
  • [hunger moon casino] • Greer Woodward
  • [first contact] • Denny E. Marshall
  • [left behind] • Stewart C Baker
  • Bait & Switch • Robert Borski
  • Three, Two, Run • Neil Wilgus
  • Elegy for the Midden Wife • Amelia Gorman
  • [missing dance partners] • D. A. Xiaolin Spires
  • Lost Adventurers • Matthew Wilson
  • Junk DNA • Mary Soon Lee
  • Pinocchio Plays the Cotton Club • Alan Ira Gordon
  • Submission Pile • Matthew Wilson
  • [steelhorse cowboy haiku] • Kendall Evans
  • News Update • Herb Kauderer
  • Night Is the Day of the Moon • Gary Every
  • [trying on a used] • F. J. Bergmann
  • How to Repair Starships • Mary Soon Lee
  • Mirror Cats • Mary Soon Lee
  • Neolithic Cats of Stonehenge • Mary Soon Lee
  • Titania at the End of Time • Mary Turzillo
  • [celebrity cooking] • LeRoy Gorman
  • To a Changeling Lover • Robert Frazier
  • [mossy cliff face—] • Stewart C Baker
  • [the floor is lava] • Michelle Muenzler
  • If I Could Only Remember My Domain • Robert Frazier
  • On Lost Cultures—Report 197 A • Marcie Lynn Tentchoff

Illustrations

  • Dreams of Flight • Christina Sng
  • Snake Hunter • Jack Foo
  • Castles Majestic • Marge Simon
  • Preparing to Fly • Christina Sng
  • Cat World • Christina Sng

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