Blue Morphos in the Garden

By Lis Mitchell When Vivian and her daughter witness the family matriarch die without leaving a corpse, Vivian can no longer ignore the family “gift” or the choice that lies before her. I am elbows-deep in dishwater and morning sunlight when Lily brings me the news. “Gray-Granna’s down by the river,” Lily says. “She’s turningContinue reading Blue Morphos in the Garden

In Xanadu

By Lavie Tidhar Security through physicality. Security through redundancy. Security through obscurity. How do immortal artificial intelligences defend themselves? With an air gap. With a security force that has no connection to anything that can harm them. With a young woman, trained to fight and to die who, along with her cohort must keep themContinue reading In Xanadu