November 1, 2014

This Land Magazine

In our Science Fiction Issue, guest-edited by Jeff Martin, Natasha Ball profiles Oklahoma’s most prolific sci-fi writer, R.A. Lafferty. His work transcended the genre and captivated an entire generation of devoted readers before quietly falling into oblivion. November 7 marks the centennial anniversary of Lafferty’s birth.

Here’s what else is inside:

IT’S HIP TO BE SQUARE: Jamie Pierson explains how comic conventions went from basement events to million-dollar businesses and brought nerd culture to the mainstream.

NINE HUNDRED GRANDMOTHERS: In R.A. Lafferty’s masterpiece of short fiction, Ceran Swicegood goes on a quest to find out how it all began. Exclusively in the print magazine.

FOUL WEATHER:  A former meteorologist finds himself on an airplane during an insidious storm. By Daniel H. Wilson.

THE HOMESTEAD: A young man goes to visit his elderly grandmother on the red planet and is flooded by memories of red dirt. By Paige Duke.

FOR RACHEL, WHO IS NOT LOST: New poetry by Rob Roensch.

ORIGINAL OKIE: Ryan LaCroix, operations manager at KOSU Radio and co-host of the weekly radio program The Oklahoma Rock Show

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