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Letter from the Editor, December 9, 2022
It’s a weird thing to be writing the last letter of 2022. It seems like we started this Sunday Morning Transport journey only yesterday. Even though Thanksgiving was a few weeks ago, I want to thank you all — readers and authors alike — for being here and joining us this year, your support for us and our authors means everything to us.
We hope you’ll continue to join us for next year as we dive into whatever the future brings. Who knows, maybe 2023 will be the year we all get jetpacks.
We’ve got a few more new stories for you as we head to the end of the year. You’ve already received Sara Beth Durst’s "Curses and Cakes” which reveals that when it comes to certain kinds of curses—there’s often more than meets the eye. This Sunday brings “What the Stones Want”, by Michelle Muenzler, a dark story about resistance and survival in the face of immovable forces. December 18th lightens things up with “Contestant 35” by Mur Lafferty, all about a girl, her dog, and how to audition for a reality show. Finally, just as we opened 2022 with Max Gladstone’s “To Make Unending” a story about parents and their children, so it seems fitting that we round the year out on Christmas Day with “We’ll Call Home Tomorrow” by C.C. Finlay, a science fiction tale about family and the difficulty of truly communicating.
Speaking of Christmas—if you’re looking for any last minute gift ideas, maybe consider a paid subscription to the Transport for any science fiction or fantasy lovers in your life? It’ll be a whole year of great stories, and access to our archives of everything that’s come before.
We’ll be taking New Year’s weekend off and will return January 7th with something very special. We’ll also be taking the time to think about how this year has gone, what’s been working well, and what we might want to change up. Please let us know in the comments about what you’ve liked or wish to improve.
Finally, I want to give thanks to the rest of the team here at the Transport. This entire endeavor would have been impossible without you. To managing editor Fran Wilde, who brings such incredible editorial insight to every story and who so admirably steered the ship when I was away on parental leave. Many thanks to our copyeditor Kaitlin Severini and our proofreader Delia Davis, who sharpen up our authors’ prose and keep us from making too many mistakes in public. (Except here, which I write way too close to press time to be helped by anyone.) A shout out as well to Devin Singer who has done a yeoman’s job on social media support. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Til next year,