Strange Horizons magazine is having its annual fund drive. And as usual, this is an incredibly worthy cause, supporting a magazine that has published breathtaking fiction since 2000. But this year, there's an added incentive: if they reach their goal, they'll publish a brand new Ann Leckie set in the Ancillary Justice universe.
The new Leckie story is called "She Commands Me and I Obey," and the first part of it will be published if Strange Horizons hits $9,000 — right now, they're at around $6,500. (But then the second half won't be published unless they hit $13,500, so best be generous, just to be on the safe side.) You can see a glimpse of the artwork for the story, by artist Tory Hoke, above.
One of the best rewards for supporting Strange Horizons has already been released — a never-seen, in-depth interview with Iain M. Banks, conducted for the author's PhD thesis.
Strange Horizons is a one-of-a-kind magazine that publishes really dangerous, provocative stories — the kind of stuff that other magazines might shy away from. And they've got a terrific track record of taking a chance on newbie writers, and nurturing their creativity. [Full disclosure: I was one of the newbie fiction writers that Strange Horizons took a chance on, back in 2002.] So this magazine is well worth supporting for another 15 years. There's just over one week left — more details, including prizes you can get for donating, at the link. [Strange Horizons]