October 13th, 2009

in motion

new fiction

Hello!  This week at Strange Horizons, for your reading pleasure:

"The Second Conquest of Earth" by L.J. Daly

The bulls left us our religions; not from kindness, as some pretend to themselves, but to keep us docile—to tranquilize with hope. My mother's brand of snake-oil soothsaying passed the test, thanks to years on the best-seller lists. My con is a protected faith. That this Kus hasn't killed me tells me he thinks I can read his future.