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Letter from the Editors, September 6, 2023
We are kicking off fall with a bang this year, with four amazing new stories, more interviews, and exciting plans for the coming months.
If you haven’t yet read A. R. Capetta’s stunning car-necromancy / found family quest for redemption, do so now. And if you have, and you haven’t yet shared it far and wide yet, please do that. “Resurrection Highway” appeared this past Sunday, September 3, and is free to read, as are many of the stories in our archives. (Thanks to SMT author and reader Laura Anne Gilman for already shouting about this story on Facebook — we are glad to see it!)
Next up, debut author Zohar Jacobs brings us “Between Truth and Death on the Murmansk—Saint Petersburg Line“ on Sunday, September 10. The ways this story weaves the fantastical and the industrial together with possible realities and bits of what feels like Bulgakov’s and Tolstoy’s DNA are astounding.
On September 17, Kemi Ashing-Giwa joins us for the first time with the glorious “Beneath a Dying Sun,” where intrepid investigators must find out exactly what’s happened to a group of ambassadors on a dying planet.
And finally on September 24, Rich Larson’s crisply creepy “The Wandering Bed” wakes us up with a new technology, and much older nightmares.
We are thrilled again this month for our authors finding recognition in the reading community, including Marie Brennan with her WSFA Small Press Award finalist story, “This Living Hand.” At Locus, William Alexander’s “The Phoenix-Feathered Hat,” Marie Brennan’s “At the Heart of Each Pearl Lies a Grain of Sand,” Rick Wilber’s “To the Mean,” James Patrick Kelly’s “The In-Between,” and Karen Lord’s “A Timely Horizon” received excellent notice, and Darcie Little Badger’s “Those Hitchhiking Kids” garnered a coveted Paula Guran “Recommended” in her July 1 write-up. Alex Brown at tor.com highlights Sarah Gailey’s “Such an Honor” in their “Must Read” column. Maria Haskins features Eugenia Triantafyllou’s “Always Be Returning” in her August roundup. Meantime, Kathleen Jennings’s readers’ blog keeps making amazing connections throughout.
If you know of someone who would enjoy The Sunday Morning Transport, please do recommend us, share a trial subscription link with them, or even gift them a subscription — we love to get the word out about our amazing authors and their stories.
We’ll be at World Fantasy Convention in Kansas City this October — will you? Let us know. Fran hopes to host another authors and readers meetup. (We will definitely be handing out glorious Kathleen Jennings-designed Sunday Morning Transport stickers all weekend.)
All our best for the month of September,
Julian, Fran, Kaitlin, Devin, and Christine
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