This is the October 2023 issue of Salon Futura. Here are the contents.
- Cover: Cailleach-Bheurr: This issue's cover is "Cailleach-Bheurr" by Iain J Clark
- The Blue, Beautiful World: Karen Lord's Cygnus Beta trilogy comes to a conclusion, in the expected smart and thoughtful manner
- Where Peace is Lost: A new novel from Valerie Valdes, and a new universe to explore to boot
- Protecting Sensitivity Readers: Sensitivity readers are on the front lines of the Culture Wars, and we need to do what we can to prevent the spread of far-right lies
- The Fiction Writer’s Guide to Alternate History: Jack Dann goes in depth on the art and craft of changing the past (and possibly the future) in fiction
- Spec Fic for Newbies: In which Tiffani Angus and Val Nolan set out to do exactly what their book says it will do
- Eating with the Tudors: A book full of recipes from Tudor times, all of which have been tested and updated for the modern kitchen? How could Cheryl resist?
- Ahsoka – Season 1: The latest TV series from the Star Wars franchise is surprisingly fun, and absolutely fantasy
- BristolCon 2023: Cheryl was not at Worldcon, and one of the main reasons is because it clashed with BristolCon
- WorldCon Chengdu: There was a Worldcon in China. Not very many Westerners went, but those who did seemed to have had a wonderful time. Also the sky has not fallen.
- The Best of all Possible Worlds: A reprint of Cheryl's review of the first book in Karen Lord's Cygnus Beta trilogy
- The Galaxy Game: A reprint of Cheryl's review of book two in Karen Lord's Cygnus Beta trilogy
- Editorial – October 2023: The year has turned, and Cheryl contemplates several months hiding from the cold