As the 2016 year came to a close, so did Issue #4 of Arcturus magazine. In December, our art theme reminded us of sacred landscapes and quiet alcoves. The poetry stretched from the dunes of Mars to the fields of Montana. And the prose whispered of the in-between stages of life and seasons.
Before there were skyscrapers in Chicago, the city was just a small cluster of buildings sprawled across the Illinois plains. Robert Charles Wilson’s latest science fiction novel, Last Year, gives us a glimpse into that distant Chicago, going as far back as 1876.