“Even the Queen” is a science fiction short story by Connie Willis, exploring the long-term cultural effects of scientific control of menstruation. It was originally published in 1992 in Asimov’s Science Fiction, and appears in Willis’ short-story collection Impossible Things (1994) and The Best of Connie Willis (2013), as well as in the audio-book Even the Queen and Other Short Stories (1996).
For the last two years, K. Thor Jensen has written hundreds of clickbait articles about testicles, every one for a good cause.
Sean Kimerling, a New York sportscaster who died of testicular cancer in 2003.
They say the mark of a good writer is the ability to spin gold out of straw: to take any topic, no matter how obscure or ridiculous, and turn it into compelling prose that people want to read.
Some days we open the newspaper and feel we are all doomed.
So I started The Bubble as a modest Facebook Group, for a respite from media overload. It became the one thing I could share with all my friends and family, without hesitation. And now it’s a web site, thanks to help from friends. I’d never expected it would grow this big and travel so far.
There are some simple rules: No drama. No hurtful speech or news. And of course, accentuate the positive.
If you want to make the world a better place? It’s not enough to critique; we need clear visions of what will replace our faulty systems. It’s worth pondering how it will look, taste, shape, feel and function.
I’m continuing to ‘export’ over a thousand posts from the original Facebook group (started in late 2016) . Feel free to join us with your thoughts, comments, items to share on our social contacts below.
– John Weeks, Editor
Header image: Angela Acosta