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Author Interview: Natalia Theodoridou

December 8th, 2016 by

Natalia Theodoridou is the author of this week’s story, “The Tunnel.” She is a Media & Cultural Studies scholar based in the United Kingdom. Her strange stories have appeared in Clarkesworld, Apex, Shimmer, and elsewhere. Occasionally, she tweets as @natalia_theodor. This interview was conducted in November 2016 via email. Kerstin Hall: “The Tunnel” is your […]

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Welcome New Staff: Editor Nicole Delcore, First Readers Gail Marsella and Blaize Kaye

October 18th, 2016 by

I’m delighted to welcome aboard our new editor, Nicole Delcore, and our new first readers, Gail Marsella and Blaize Kaye. Nicole is a student and poet pursuing a degree in English at Tufts University. Her interests include playgrounds, dogs, and dyeing her hair unnatural colors. She joined sub-Q a year ago as a first reader, and I’m grateful for her […]

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Author Interview: Veve Jaffa

October 13th, 2016 by

Veve Jaffa is creative director at award-winning transmedia games studio Peardrum, producing interactive installations and playful art experiences exhibited around the world. Specializing in narrative design, FMV games and VR experiences, Veve’s work focuses on resurrecting and repurposing old and forgotten media as a basis for technical and emotional experimentation. Veve is the author of […]

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Strange Horizons 2016 Fund Drive Interactive Fiction Stretch Goal

September 13th, 2016 by

…and they’re partnering with us to do it! From Strange Horizons‘ 2016 fund drive announcement, courtesy Editor-In-Chief Niall Harrison: The second area we’re hoping you will help us to expand into is interactive fiction. As with translations, this is an area we’ve been open to, without really necessarily having the in-house skills or experience to […]

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Game Designer Interview: Christopher Brendel

September 1st, 2016 by

Christopher Brendel is an author and game designer dedicated to producing strong story-based titles. He is the owner of Unimatrix Productions, a couple-run independent game studio that has produced a platform for creating interactive fiction—Storycentric Worlds—as well as several adventure games.  This interview was conducted via email in August 2016.      Devi Acharya: To begin, tell […]

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Author Interview: Rick Stemm

August 18th, 2016 by

Heroic Games is a San Antonio game design and media company founded in 2015 by Rick Stemm. Their first project, Heroes Must Die, combines interactive theater and gameplay to create an epic transmedia tale based on the tropes of classic RPGs. The game is currently available for free on Steam, and more information about the […]

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Author Interview: Marie Vibbert

August 11th, 2016 by

Marie Vibbert is an IT professional from Cleveland, Ohio.  She is a member of the Cleveland science fiction writing workshop, The Cajun Sushi Hamsters, attended Clarion in 2013, and joined the SFWA in 2014.  She has ridden 17% of the roller coasters in the United States and plays for the Cleveland Fusion women’s tackle football […]

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Author Interview: M. Darusha Wehm

May 24th, 2016 by

Darusha Wehm is originally from Canada, but currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand after spending the past several years sailing around the Pacific. As M. Darusha Wehm she’s published five science fiction novels and many short stories. Without the M. she writes mainstream fiction. Find out more at http://darusha.ca. This interview was conducted via email. […]

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The Works of Rybread Celsius: A Critical (Re)Assessment

March 25th, 2016 by

“I think that one day Rybread is going to successfully get what’s churning around in his mind written & compiled and present us with an absolutely stellar adventure game. And after giving us three weeks to play it, I predict he’ll then blow up the earth.” –Robb Sherwin on L.U.D.I.T.E.   When I first became […]

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Author Interview: Lisa Shininger

March 17th, 2016 by

A book-loving space nerd, Lisa Shininger hosts the Apex Magazine and Bossy Britches podcasts and reviews short fiction for Luna Station Quarterly. Despite their best efforts to convince her otherwise, she is also a Cleveland Browns fan. You can yell with her about pop culture (and everything else) at @ohseafarer. Kerstin Hall: Dinosaurs or robots? Lisa Shininger: Dinosaurs, […]

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Interview: Jean Leggett of One More Story Games

March 4th, 2016 by

Jean Leggett is co-founder and director of One More Story Games. She is situated in Canada and makes a lot of jokes about dumplings. This interview took place over Skype.   Kerstin Hall: Let’s start with the basics. When was One More Story Games founded? Jean Leggett: OMSG was founded in July 2013, incorporated in […]

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Author Interview: Cat Manning

January 21st, 2016 by

Cat Manning is a writer and editor primarily based in Los Angeles. Her interests include interactive fiction, translation, speculative fiction, and she is one dissertation away from receiving her Ph.D. in English Literature. She can be found on Twitter and on WordPress. She is the author of this week’s story, Invasion. This interview was conducted via […]

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Review: G. Kevin Wilson’s Once and Future

January 8th, 2016 by

Weave a circle round him thrice, And close your eyes with holy dread, For he on honey-dew hath fed, And drunk the milk of Paradise. In 1993, the golden age of commercial interactive fiction was mostly over, although a few notable games—such as Eric the Unready—were still being published. TADS (Text Adventure Development System) was […]

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sub-Q’s New Year’s Resolutions

January 1st, 2016 by

Le roi est mort. Vive, vive le roi! sub-Q survived the year! Thanks to the kind support–financial, social, and downright emotional–of readers like you, we’ve got the traction to keep going in 2016. To ensure our survival, we’re tightening our focus, adding ways to support us, and structuring our rewards for supporters. What does this […]

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Caleb Wilson

Author Interview: Caleb Wilson

December 19th, 2015 by

Caleb Wilson’s non-­interactive stories have appeared in Weird Tales, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. He has also written interactive fiction including HOLY ROBOT EMPIRE, Starry Seeksorrow, and Six Gray Rats Crawl Up The Pillow. He can be found online at Tumblr and Twitter. He and his wife live in Illinois. He is […]

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Author Interview: Adam Cadre

November 19th, 2015 by

Adam Cadre is responsible for the stuff at adamcadre.ac, which includes interactive and conventional fiction, the Lyttle Lytton Contest, online comics, podcasts, music, essays on various topics, and he believes there is a picture of Scooby-Doo dunking a basketball in there somewhere. This interview was conducted by email in November 2015. Devi Acharya: How did you […]

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