Harvest Season: An Anthology by the SF Squeecast
By Catherynne M. Valente, Michael Damian Thomas, Seanan McGuire, and Elizabeth Bear
Cover by Ursula Vernon
The cold is coming.
An orange harvest moon rises above the horizon and the chill air carries the promise of the first frost that will soon be crunching beneath our feet. There is the tang of smoke in the air, of leaves piled together and burning brightly as we push back against the darkness. It is time now, time to reap so that later it will be time to sow, time to gather in the harvest of summer past to sustain us during the long, cold nights that will arrive far too soon.
It is a time for endings, and change, and new beginnings to come.
Join the members of the Hugo Award-winning SF Squeecast as they take us on a journey around this world and other worlds not so far from our own, to places where it is time at last for the Harvest Season.
SF Squeecast is a Two-time Hugo Award winning monthly podcast in which a group of Science Fiction and Fantasy professionals squee about things SFnal, in a neverending panel discussion of vague positivity.
Elizabeth Bear was born on the same day as Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, but in a different year. When coupled with a childhood tendency to read the dictionary for fun, this led her inevitably to penury, intransigence, and the writing of speculative fiction. She is the Hugo, Sturgeon, Locus, and Campbell Award winning author of 26 novels and over a hundred short stories. Her dog lives in Massachusetts; her partner, writer Scott Lynch, lives in Wisconsin. She spends a lot of time on planes.
Seanan McGuire writes things. Many things. Wonderful things. Terrible things. If there was ever a competition for writing lots of things, she would definitely show up. By showing up, she has won some awards, been nominated for more, and published a remarkable number of books in a fairly short time. When not writing things, she wanders around the world willy-nilly, goes to a lot of Disney theme parks, and looks for the most sincere pumpkin patch she can find. When the Great Pumpkin rises, she will be prepared. Will you?
Lynne & Michael Thomas
Lynne M. Thomas is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Hugo-nominated Apex Magazine (2011-2013); Michael Damian Thomas is the former Managing Editor. Lynne co-edited the Hugo-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords (with Tara O.Shea), Hugo-nominated Chicks Dig Comics (with Sigrid Ellis) and Glitter & Mayhem (with Michael and John Klima).
Lynne moderates the Hugo-winning SF Squeecast and also contributes to the Hugo-nominated Verity! Podcast. Michael contributes to the SF Squeecast and co-edited the Hugo-nominated Queers Dig Time Lords (with Sigrid Ellis). The Thomases are currently editing and publishing the successfully Kickstarted Uncanny Magazine. Also, together they fight crime with their daughter Caitlin.
Catheryne M. Valente
Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over two dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan.s Tales series, Deathless, and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making. She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus and Hugo awards. She has been a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with a small but growing menagerie of beasts, some of which are human.