Issue #55

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