May 15th, 2007

Egrets Reading

May 2007 issue of Scifaikuest

My contributor's copy of the May 2007 print issue of Scifaikuest has arrived in my mailbox.

This one contains some great work - it's one of the best issues ever, in my opinion, as far as the overall quality of the scifaiku.

Ushi (Andrea Gradidge) is the featured haijin.

In particular, I loved the scifaiku by Eric Marin, G.O. Clark, Tim Jamieson, and Robin Mayhall.

Eric's take on rock paper scissors is horrifying. That is one game I'd want to win if I was there.

Gary's scifaiku is constructed with a total surprise at the end. You first think it's a normal Fourth of July haiku and then you read the last line and immediately have to go back and read the whole thing over.

Tim's one-eyed cyclops gave me a laugh and I was stunned by the imagery of Robin's description of Mercury's transit.

Kendall Evans' horror-ku about Lizzy Borden gave me an evil chuckle.

"Footnote in the Solar System," a rengay by ushi and oino sakai, ends on this great note....

genome scanning
a lot of Neanderthal
in the Olympics

- from "Footnote in the Solar System," by ushi and oino sakai
Scifaikuest, May 2007


There is other nice work here. Go get a copy!