April 2020 issue

From the Editor

April 1st, 2020 by Stewart C Baker
Along with our sincere hopes that everyone is staying as safe and healthy as they can, we offer this month’s sub-Q.

In “Binary”, by Stephen Granade, a woman must decide what to do with a digitally-uploaded person found in the wreckage of an old space station. In “Kingmaker” by Isabel Kim, you must choose your talents wisely if you are to take the throne. And in the second part of Sharang Biswas’s “Book of Chroma,” our priest continue his tipasya–although he still can’t forget the past.

These games are tied together in Laura de Stefani’s lovely issue illustration, “the lonely zone,” which explores the concept of grey zones and choice making.

A grey figure with a third eye in the center of their forehead and with wings holds out their hands. One is covered in blue paint, the other in yellow. The paint stains their wings.
“The Lonely Zone” by Laura De Stefani
[click to enlarge]

Issue Contents

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Cover

The Lonely Zone

by Laura De Stefani
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Games

Binary

by Stephen Granade
A woman must decide what to do with a digitally-uploaded person found in the wreckage of an old space station.
[play game][read interview]

Kingmaker

by Isabel Kim
You have a number of talents and you have dreams of empire.
[coming soon] – [read interview]

Serial

The Book of Chroma

by Sharang Biswas
(parts one and two of three)
[play game][read interview]

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