Featuring Ken Liu, Cat Rambo, Yoon Ha Lee, M. Yzmore, David R. Grigg, Michael Merriam, J.B. Toner, Tim Major, Eric Del Carlo. Edited by Daniel Scott White. Consider the possibilities of alternative timelines-such as those found in steampunk and cyberpunk-as a storytelling device. Can these timelines be made to seem as real as our own? In Vol. 2 of Unfit, we take a closer look at the realms of cyberpunk and steampunk. -Ken Liu expertly stretches time and dimensions in “Altogether Elsewhere, Vast Herds of Reindeer” to such a skilled degree you can hardly doubt the world he describes. -In Cat Rambo’s post-apocalyptic story “An Algorithm For Fools” we look at the relationship between cats and survivors who struggle to make sense of a world on the edge of extinction. -David R. Grigg brings us “The Great Circus Robbery” which takes place in a world where the internal combustion engine outpaces the steam engine. -With “Toys, Going Home” by Eric Del Carlo we follow the adventures of robot toys struggling to find their place in a world full of dangers. -“Last Call on Lindisfarne” by J.B. Toner, is sure to make you smile when pirates go up against an order of priests concocting a special brew in space. -In “Fast Gliding Down the Rails” Michael Merriam gives us a dark vision of a train ride from which riders can only escape by jumping into the abyss. -“Like Clockwork” by Tim Mayor tells the story of a clock set to tick for eternity and a train that never stops running. -M. Yzmore brings us an alternate timeline in “Troo Raccoon” which is about a world where another species, not humans, have evolved to dominate the landscape. -If AI can someday control robots, why not whole ships set in the depths of space? “Interlingua” by Yoon Ha Lee is a masterful piece in which communication between ships and species is on the brink of being twisted and lost. Here’s to another great edition of Unfit Magazine!
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