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Douglas Lain lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Miriam, son Benjamin, and daughter Emma. His fiction has appeared in Pif Magazine, Amazing Stories, and Winedark Sea. He also has fiction due out in Century Magazine and Strange Horizons. More information about Mr. Lain can be found at


Free Speech and the End of the World

Issue No. 54 ~ November, 2001

Mario Savio is dead at the age of fifty-three. Winded while moving his furniture into his new home in San Francisco, he sat down at the kitchen table and had a massive coronary. His wife told us at the funeral that he had seemed embarrassed …

On A Scale of One to Three

Issue No. 42 ~ November, 2000

Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements on a scale of one to three where one equals a firm yes, two equals maybe, and three is a firm no. 1. “I sometimes find myself laughing at other people’s misfortunes, even though I’m …