In the debut issue of Child of Words, the magazine of science fiction and fantasy, you’ll meet a freed slave who returns to his tribe too late to marry his beloved and young urbanites who lease out their brain capacity to corporate masters. You’ll travel with a man with a sapling for a sibling and assassins killing time. You’ll mourn with parents missing a son and cheer a man who finds family in an unlikely place. You’ll be touched by a woman who feels the past, duck bombs with an executive with a need for speed, and root for an unlikely warrior who saves the damn day.
Featuring work by Adele Gardner, Betsy Dornbusch, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Charles Leggett, DeAnna Knippling, Fi Michell, Ian D. Smith, John F.D. Taff, Michael Andre-Driussi, Neil Weston, Selina Rosen, Stephen Ross, and WC Roberts. Cover by Ken Knudtsen.