Review: Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From the Margins of History


By Ada Hoffmann


Older, Daniel José & Fox, Rose, eds. Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From the Margins of History. Crossed Genres Publications (May 2014).


In the publication of an anthology like Long Hidden, questions inevitably arise. Obviously, we need more diversity in fiction – but when we ask for it directly, are the resulting stories any good?

With Long Hidden, the answer is a resounding “Yes!”

While the anthology guidelines (historical fantasy, set in the real …

IFPReview: Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From the Margins of History

Micro-interview: Daniel José Older

This is the second time Daniel José Older’s short fiction appears on our website. He returns to Innsmouth with “Tenderfoot”, available in issue six.

Daniel José Older’s spiritually-driven, urban storytelling takes root at the crossroads of myth and history. With sardonic, uplifting and often hilarious prose, Older draws from his work as an overnight 911 paramedic, a teaching artist and an antiracist/antisexist organizer to weave fast-moving, emotionally-engaging plots that speak whispers and shouts about power and privilege in …

IFPMicro-interview: Daniel José Older