How is it almost May already? I’m so excited for this month’s stories. First, this Sunday, our free-to-all-readers (please share with your friends!) story “Min Zeremins Plan” is from Katherine Addison. It is a prequel, of sorts to her wonderful The Witness for the Dead. The first book in the series, The Goblin Emperor was equally exquisite, as, I am sure, the forthcoming Grief of Stones will be. (Katherine also writes as Sarah Monette, and her book of horror mysteries The Bone Key was an inspiration for the series Bookburners, but that’s another story.)
I’m equally excited to introduce the other four stories this month:
On May 10th, Will Alexander’s “A Body in Motion” gives us a full-on SF space movie in miniature. It has everything: thrills, chills, laughs, mysteries, and an utterly charming Baby AI. I want to read more in this world!
The next week, Maurice Broaddus gives us an utterly captivating afrofuturist adventure “Itoro fe Queen,” set aboard a mining station in distress. If you’re going to come at the queen, you best not miss.
In the silences of Margaret Dunlap’s “What Sleeps at the Heart of Aurora Station,” you can almost feel the press of steel and darkness. This interstellar fairy tale sweeps readers into the core of a collapsing station, on a mission of utmost importance.
We end the month with something very special. A few months before I asked Fran Wilde to come on as managing editor, I asked her to write a story for the Transport. I’m so glad I did both, because her story, “Building Migration #4” is so funny and so full of heart from the very first beat. It asks the question, as I’m sure we’ve all wondered, “What if I woke up one day and my building decided to go for a walk?”
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In closing, I thought I’d share the best piece of writing that I read this month that’s not on the Transport: The Empire of the Golden Triangle by Dylan Levi King is nonfiction, but it’s filled with adventure and history, and describes a world as fascinating as any of the worldbuilding in the best of our stories. Check it out!
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Be well, and I’ll see you next month,