New novel by L. Timmel Duchamp, new CSZ issue, Strange Horizons fund drive, Eurocon & recommended reading
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Welcome to a new instalment of our newsletter, in which we bring you the latest from us and our friends. This month sees the thrilling release of L. Timmel Duchamp's novel The Waterdancer's World, as well as a new issue of The Cascadia Subduction Zone. Scroll down for more details on these and on the Strange Horizons fund drive, as well as other news including our presence at Eurocon next week, the impending deadline for The WisCon Chronicles submissions, and some reading recommendations from around the web.
The Waterdancer's World
by L. Timmel Duchamp
Out now

Cover image of THE WATERDANCER'S WORLD with a stylised human figure surrounded by blue and purple ice crystal shapes.$20.00 (paperback)    
$7.95 (e-book)
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We're very pleased to announce that Aqueduct publishing director L. Timmel Duchamp's new novel, The Waterdancer's World, is just being released in trade paperback and e-book editions.

Humans have been struggling to live on Frogmore for almost five centuries, adapting themselves to punishing gravity and the deadly mistflowers that dominate its ecology. Financier Inez Gauthier, patron of the arts and daughter of the general commanding the planet's occupation forces, dreams of eliminating the mistflowers that make exploitation of the planet's natural wealth so difficult and impede her father's efforts to crush the native insurgency. Fascinated by the new art-form of waterdancing created by Solstice Balalzalar celebrating the planet's indigenous lifeforms, Inez assumes that her patronage will be enough to sustain Solstice's art even as she ruthlessly pursues windfall profits at the expense of all that has made waterdancing possible.

"Aqueduct editor Duchamp (Never at Home) raises some hard questions about society's responsibility for the well-being of its most marginalized people, suggesting that the powerful create the underclasses and keep them powerless for the sake of economic convenience. Readers will find much to ponder un Duchamp's provocative ideas about culture and colonization."
Publishers Weekly

"The interplay of emotions unfolds on both an individual and a mass level, and the role of art in human history becomes a major theme. This author's work is almost always just a bit outside the mainstream of science fiction, and that is I think part of the reason that it is so often, as in this case, intensely appealing."
  —Critical Mass, Don D'Ammassa.

The Cascadia Subduction Zone, Vol. 6, 4

Conver of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, vol 6, 4$3.00 (digital)
$5.00 (print)

The new issue of The Cascadia Subduction Zone is out. It features poetry by Gwynne Garfinkle and Sonya Taaffe and an essay about anger by L. Timmel Duchamp; the issue's Grandmother Magma column is by Sarah Zettel, writing about work by Elisabeth Sanxay-Holding; David Findlay, Nancy Jane Moore, and J. M. Siorova contribute reviews; and Madeline Galbraith is our featured artist. As usual, a new issue out means a previous issue unlocked for free download. You can access the April 2016 issue here.

Current Issue: Volume 6, Number 4 October 2016

Sometimes Anger Is the Necessary Response: Reading Chris Kraus’s I Love Dick
  by  L. Timmel Duchamp
Una O’Connor unleashes her scream
   by Gwynne Garfinkle 
A Death of Hippolytos
The Other Lives
   by Sonya Taaffe
Grandmother Magma
The Girl We Forgot (and Really Shouldn’t Have) Sarah Zettel on Speak of the Devil and Other Work by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
The Apothecary’s Curse, by Barbara Barnett 
   reviewed by J.M. Sidorova

Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene , by Donna Haraway
   reviewed by Nancy Jane Moore

Sleeping Under the Tree of Life
by Sheree Renée Thomas
   reviewed by David Findlay 
Featured Artist
Madeline Galbraith
Strange Horizons
Fund Drive Results

Editor-in-chief Niall Harrison has published a summary of this year's fundraising efforts, to which Aqueduct contributed, as usual, with copies of our latest titles to be given as part of the prize draw. We're pleased to hear that the fund drive has raised enough to keep the magazine running for 2017, and boasting a sleek new logo and web design, no less. They will also be able to release in full a Spanish SF special scheduled for next week, in time for Barcelona Eurocon 2016, and which features a review of Lola Robles's Monteverde, as well as Arrate's review of two new anthologies showcasing Spanish speculative fiction in translation: Castles in Spain and Spanish Women of Wonder. 2017 promises to be an exciting year for science fiction in translation, which Strange Horizons is planning to use part of the raised funds to promote. Do visit Niall's editorial for a detailed account of what they have in the pipeline, as well as a summary of this year's highlights.

WisCon Chronicles
Call for Materials

We would like to remind you all that the call for submissions is still open for this year's volume of The WisCon Chronicles, subtitled Trials by Whiteness and edited by Jaymee Goh. A full description of what Jaymee is looking for is available on our blog. Submissions and pitches should be in by October 31, and pitched articles, by November 15.
Carmilla, the Lesbian Vampire
As part of their month-long Halloween special, Atlas Obscura has published Mariana Zapata's enjoyable article about the story of Carmilla, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's classic novella and whom they define as "the lesbian vampire story that came before Dracula." Though we know Carmilla is certainly not the only vampire with said "Sapphic undertones," we are looking forward to contributing to her legend by publishing Cynthia Ward's steampunk novella The Adventure of the Incognita Countess, forthcoming in 2017 in our Conversation Pieces series.
Aqueduct Press
goes to Eurocon

Associate Editor Arrate Hidalgo will be traveling to Barcelona next week, the very first Spanish city to host Eurocon. Arrate will be representing Aqueduct at an international small press gathering and promoting Lola Robles's novella of imminent release Monteverde: Memoirs of an Interstellar Linguist, in conversation with the author and her translator Lawrence Schimel on a panel about queer SF/F in Spain and beyond.
Review of  Karen Heuler's
Other Places

As part of his project of posting one review a day for 2016, writer and editor Michael Czyzniejewski has written a short but positive review of "The Apartments," one of the short stories featured in Karen Heuler's Other Places, our new Conversation Piece collecting her poetry and fiction. "The story surprised me, it scared me, and at the end, it satisfied me. 'The Apartments' is a great piece of fiction .... Other Places is a menagerie of voices, styles, and philosophies, a book that so far, I’ve enjoyed very much."
"The Fantastic Ursula K. Le Guin"
by Julie Phillips

A colourful, sci-fi portrait of Le Guin merged with a ringed planetWe encourage you to put some minutes aside for this piece by Julie Phillips for The New Yorker, a warm and thoughtful look at Le Guin's life and work, her imagination, upbringing, and profound influence in the shaping of contemporary science fiction and its interaction with the mainstream. "Keeping an ambivalent distance from the centers of literary power," writes Phillips, "she makes room in her work for other voices. She has always defended the fantastic, by which she means not formulaic fantasy or 'McMagic' but the imagination as a subversive force. 'Imagination, working at full strength, can shake us out of our fatal, adoring self-absorption,' she has written, 'and make us look up and see—with terror or with relief—that the world does not in fact belong to us at all.'”
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