The Bards and Sages Quarterly features original short speculative fiction from both new and established authors. Our writers include first-time authors, Pushcart Prize nominees and Nebula award winners. With each issue, our goal is to bring readers the most inclusive collection of speculative fiction available.

In this issue:

An interview with Visions of Mars author Eric S. Rabkin on Why Speculative Fiction Matters.

An intergalactic con artist realizes too late that some words, when taken literally, have deadly outcomes in "Found in Translation"

A copper dragon's goal to dance in Swan Lake stumbles over an obvious problem in "The Dream"

A demonic detective investigates the murder of a fallen angel in "Faces of the Fallen"

Plus more original stories.