Mithila Review – Issue 8

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Mithila Review is an international science fiction and fantasy magazine founded in 2015. We publish literary speculative fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, articles, art, etc. from around the world.

Our April 2017 issue (#8) contains:

  • Original fiction by Arkady Martine (“Ruin Marble”), Brian Daniel Green (“The Tailings”) and Haris A. Durrani (“Champollion’s Foot”). Reprint by Eliza Chan (“Datsue-Ba”)
  • Original poetry by Michael Janairo (“Instructions for Astronauts”), Ingrid Jendrzejewski, Gwynne Garfinkle (“family [a form somehow must]”), Hester J. Rook (“How to build a woman, sodden flowered and strong”) and Layla Al-Bedawi, Holly Lyn Walrath & Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (The Santa Monica Prophecies: A Collaborative Triptych).
  • This special issue partly devoted to science fiction in visual arts contains two visual poems by Holly Lyn Walrath, and articles from Ugandan filmmaker Dilman Dila (“Her Broken Shadow: How I Made a Science-Fiction Feature Film in East Africa), Nepali artists Ashim Shakya (“From the Ruins of the Quake”) and Indian artist Ashish Mathew Mammen (“An Indian Architecture Student’s Art Journal”).
  • Apart from the visual spotlight, Rachel Cordasco’s talks about “Robots, Ghosts, and Dreams: Some Preoccupations of World SF,” while Urna Mukherjee takes us through “Aliens with a Human Face: The Human-like Non-Humans of Doctor Who.”
  • Book reviews include “Asian Monsters, Edited by Margrét Helgadóttir” by Ajapa Sharma, and “The Collected Poems of Bruce Boston: Dark Roads and Brief Encounters With My Third Eye” by Salik Shah.

You can watch “Instructions for Astronauts”—a film adapatation of one of the poems that appear in the issue here on Youtube.


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