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Andrea K Höst

Australian writer of science fiction and fantasy.
Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 76 - Neil Clarke,  Ian McDonald,  Helena Bell,  Yoon Ha Lee,  Erin Hoffman,  Jeremy L.C. Jones,  E.C. Ambrose "Driftings" by Ian McDonald: An atmospheric piece about an artist creating found object work from items washed up by the ocean. Call it "don't always take take take from your muse". Interesting, made me want to know how it resolved."Variations on Bluebeard and Dalton’s Law Along the Event Horizon" by Helena Bell: I guess you could say this is a variation/inversion of "Dark only exists because there is Light", but mainly produced frowns and blinking from me."Effigy Nights" by Yoon Ha Lee: When planetary invasions of the far future are fought with Gaiman-esque metaphor. [Not impressed with a planetary invader who invades planets because that what she's for.]"The Wine-Dark Sea: Color and Perception in the Ancient World" by Erin Hoffman: The question of whether things a culture does not have words for (such as the colour blue in Ancient Greece) exist at all to that culture is interesting, but immediately makes me ask: "So, how did they manage to perceive the colours they do have words for enough to make up words for them?"[Some other minor non-fic pieces, only skimmed, plus a reader poll nicely exhibiting how pretty Clarkesworld's covers are.]