This Feeling of Flying by Helen Marshall
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A 747 populated by a dying pantheon makes the extraordinary journey to the beginning of the universe. From Aurora Award-winner Helen Marshall’s Hair Side, Flesh Side, this short story is one of a set of fifteen quirky and cutting parables about history, memory, and the cost of creating art.

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About Helen Marshall

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Aurora-nominated poet Helen Marshall ( is an author, editor, and self-proclaimed bibliophile. As a Ph. D candidate at the University of Toronto’s prestigious Centre for Medieval Studies, she has presented widely in England, Canada and the United States on topics ranging from the width of medieval punctuation to fourteenth-century romances. In 2011, she published a collection of poetry, Skeleton Leaves, that “[took] the children’s classic, [stripped] away the flesh, and [revealed] the dark heart of Peter Pan beating beneath.” The collection was jury-selected for the Preliminary Ballot of the Bram Stoker Award for excellence in Horror, nominated for a Rhysling Award for Science Fiction Poetry and shortlisted for an Aurora Award for best Canadian speculative poem. Her poetry and fiction have been published in magazines and anthologies including The Chiaroscuro, Paper Crow, Abyss & Apex, the long-running Tesseracts series and an anthology of Lovecraftian horror.
Published November 15, 2012 by ChiZine. 50 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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