The future will be stranger than we can imagine, but so too was the past. Shimmer’s 22nd issue has four stories rooted in the here, the then, and the may-have-been, but the roots are never quite still, for they cross over and back and through. Whispers in welds, advertisements that don’t quite promise what you think they do; something moving within the very walls that enclose you; a scattering of falling, winter stars.
A Whisper in the Weld, by Alix E. Harrow
Caretaker, by Carlie St. George
Cantor’s Dragon, by Craig DeLancey (available December 2)
The One They Took Before, by Kelly Sandoval (available December 16)
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