Thursday, January 6, 2022

January rez Posted

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It's always invigorating to start a new year, thankful to be done with the last and looking forward with hope to a better one ahead. If you're hoping for some good reading in the new year, you've already found it. With The Cathedral, Jami Mills starts things off with a piece about Thoth Jantzen's wondrous sim, Ars Simulacra, containing works of art from some of the grid's greats, together with lessons on ethics and morality. Next, we have a challenging (in a good way) poem by Zati Kodaly, Manakamana, which is full of her unique imagery. If you were wondering whether Art Blue would make an appearance, wonder no more. God 9000 may be one of the most hilarious pieces by Art to date. Neruval, Art's AI owl, makes a cameo appearance, so have fun with it. RoseDrop Rust contributes The Drift, which is a short poem packed with romance and nostalgia. Deastluv Writer brings us be my friend, a charming poem filled with honesty and hope. Cat Boccaccio is back with The Cave-Dweller, which tells a tale of a silver lining found only in prison. Annie Mesmeriser's third installment of A Puppet's Tail is next, which takes us behind the scenes at a legit puppet show, with some fascinating glimpses into the world of magic. And finally, Nasaryn Mindes reminds us of what a prodigious talent she is with the stunning work, Untitled.  All in all, an issue for a new year, filled with superb writing. Just what we needed to kick of a new year. 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

November/December rez Posted

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As is our tradition here at rez Magazine, we have combined the November and December issues into a single “holiday” issue, with all the brilliant writing, which we hope you’ve grown accustomed to. Art Blue contributes two stories this month, the first being the second and final installment of Derender Me, a venture into the future, with advice on bitcoins and blockchain.  Noman is Art’s second story, also about the future and algorithms that boggle the mind. Rakshowes knocks us out again with her wonderful poem, Elemental, where she dazzles with brilliant imagery. Annie Mesmeriser brings us her second installment of A Puppet’s Tail, and we can’t get enough of her behind the scenes look into a puppet workshop. In More Than Words, one of our favorite poets tries his hand at song lyrics and doesn’t miss one beautiful beat. We are also reprinting this month a story from 2016 by Zari called A Kajira’s Life, wherein she reveals the secrets of being a kajira in Gor. RoseDrop Rust brings this month’s issue to a close with a superb poem, How Cruel?, describing a world where life is suffering. We hope you’ll have a chance to give this month’s holiday issue a read in between the holidays, which we at rez hope are filled with joy for you.

Monday, October 11, 2021

October rez Posted

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We lost a giant in the entertainment field, and a close friend, with the passing of the incomparable Graylon Ash, and our cover this month reflects some of the joy he brought to us all. Who else could convince a dance floor packed with adults to all put on banana costumes and dance to his signature song, Bananaphone?  Jami Mills, as hostess of Friday Night Live, reminisces about her life of crime with “DJ Gray” after 13 years of nonstop fun, in her piece simply titled, Bananaphone. Art Blue has more tricks to pull out of his futuristic bag with the first of a two-part installment entitled Derender Me. Annie Mesmeriser starts us off with another series called A Puppet’s Tail, in which she regales us with her hilarious and very human stories. Cat Boccaccio stretches out this month with a longer piece, Devotion, in which she examines a frighteningly dysfunctional family. To the Disavowed is a remarkable piece by an equally remarkable writer, Drover Mahogany, who brilliantly describes the horrors of an out-of-control pandemic and the destruction it wreaks. Blossoms to Bees is a compelling romantic poem by long-time contributor, Consuela Hypatia Caldwell. Zati Kodaly’s talent as a writer shines through with her stunning poem, Orchid Fragment, which dazzles and delights. Enola Em sent us Go shortly before her passing, and we’re publishing it this month for your enjoyment. And closing out the October issue is a short ditty by a great talent, RoseDrop Rust, titled Ambition. We hope you enjoy reading this month’s issue as much as we enjoyed publishing it.