1. Contributor Diana D and Corrie at the Venusian booth at LA Zine Fest!

    Contributor Diana D and Corrie at the Venusian booth at LA Zine Fest!

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  3. The Heat Death of the Universe by Pamela Zoline

    1. ONTOLOGY: That branch of metaphysics which concerns itself with the problems of the nature of existence or being.
    2. Imagine a pale blue morning sky, almost green, with clouds only at the rims. The earth rolls and the sun appears to mount, mountains erode, fruits decay, the Foraminifera adds another chamber to its shell, babies’ fingernails grow as does the hear of the dead in their graves, and in egg timers the sands fall and the eggs cook on.
    3. Sarah Boyle thinks of her nose as too large, though several men have cherished it. The nose is generous and performs a well calculated geometric curve, at the arch of which the skin is drawn very tight and a faint whiteness of bone can be seen showing through, it has much the same architectural tension and sense of mathematical calculation as the day after Thanksgiving breastbone on the carcass of turkey; her maiden name was Sloss, mixed German, English and Irish descent; in grade school she was very bad at playing softball and, besides being chosen last for the team, was always made to play center field, no one could ever hit to center field; she loves music best of all the arts, and of music, Bach, J.S.; she lives in California, though she grew up in Boston and Toledo.
    4. BREAKFAST TIME AT THE BOYLE’S HOUSE ON LA FLORIDA STREET, ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA, THE CHILDREN DEMAND SUGAR FROSTED FLAKES.
      With some reluctance Sarah Boyle dishes out Sugar Frosted Flakes to her children, already hearing the decay set in upon the little milk-white teeth, the bony whine of the dentist’s drill. The dentist is a short, gentle man with a moustache who sometimes reminds Sarah of an uncle who lives in Ohio. One bowl per child.

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  4. Eric Carl is an Indiana native teaching graphic design in Southern California. His design skills are flawless, his style impetuous! I can’t get enough of this synth-enthusiast’s 70’s & 80’s sci fi flavor. Check out more of his great stuff at computerpictur.es.

    Eric Carl is an Indiana native teaching graphic design in Southern California. His design skills are flawless, his style impetuous! I can’t get enough of this synth-enthusiast’s 70’s & 80’s sci fi flavor. Check out more of his great stuff at computerpictur.es.

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  5. Contributor Feature
Nancy Chiu is a wonderful illustrator living in Southern California. Her works are always sweet and delicate, at times painstakingly rendered, but with an extremely sophisticated nuance of concept. Check out more of her work here. 

    Contributor Feature

    Nancy Chiu is a wonderful illustrator living in Southern California. Her works are always sweet and delicate, at times painstakingly rendered, but with an extremely sophisticated nuance of concept. Check out more of her work here. 

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  6. Call for entries!

    The Venusian needs your work! 

    What is The Venusian?

    The Venusian is an independent publication that transcends culture, identity, and spacetime. Through our speculative creative works, we can envision and inspire the explorers of our current world to revisit their accepted archetypes of identity and existence. Specifically, The Venusian seeks to celebrate the woman, and not just her womanhood, but her personhood, and so celebrates all living beings as valuable.

    The hope is that Venusian will be a regularly released anthology with a diverse body of work. My dream is that it can be a lifelong project that can grow and morph with the content and demand. 

    We want anything fit to print— fiction, essays, collage, photography, illustration, & sequential works. Click through for all of the specifications.

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  7. cotonblanc:

devon aokispring–summer 2001, jeremy scott

    cotonblanc:

    devon aoki
    spring–summer 2001, jeremy scott

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  8. Contributor Feature
Ann “A’misa” Chiu is the editor of Eyeball Burp, an eclectic ‘zine that almost matches her unrelentingly unique and positive personality. She was one of the first people on board with Venusian and her wonderful work bolstered my resolve to make it happen, as well as inspired me personally.
Her personal art and blog site is called Colorish Dreams, check it out to see more collage and drawings that are poignant juxtapositions of cultural elements.

    Contributor Feature

    Ann “A’misa” Chiu is the editor of Eyeball Burp, an eclectic ‘zine that almost matches her unrelentingly unique and positive personality. She was one of the first people on board with Venusian and her wonderful work bolstered my resolve to make it happen, as well as inspired me personally.

    Her personal art and blog site is called Colorish Dreams, check it out to see more collage and drawings that are poignant juxtapositions of cultural elements.

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  9. Contributor Feature
Steve Bramble is a published Colorado native living in Southern California. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading his first book, Affliction Included; it carries the paranoia and unease of Dick with the panache of Gibson. I can’t wait to read his subsequent novel, Grid City Overload. I’ve found Steve to be a thoughtful and critical person and this translates into some of my favorite kind of speculative fiction. I’m excited to share what he’s written for Venusian.
You can purchase Affliction Included at this link and Grid City Overload here. Also check out his Grid City Overload blog for updates and fresh content!

    Contributor Feature

    Steve Bramble is a published Colorado native living in Southern California. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading his first book, Affliction Included; it carries the paranoia and unease of Dick with the panache of Gibson. I can’t wait to read his subsequent novel, Grid City Overload. I’ve found Steve to be a thoughtful and critical person and this translates into some of my favorite kind of speculative fiction. I’m excited to share what he’s written for Venusian.

    You can purchase Affliction Included at this link and Grid City Overload hereAlso check out his Grid City Overload blog for updates and fresh content!

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  10. Contributor Feature
Kelsey Short lives and works in Nowhere Place. Her work has been included in many other rad zines/anthologies including Drollhouse, Space Camp, and Three06. She is a virtuoso with the brush pen, loves kitty cats, and kimchi. You should support these habits by visiting her store, and keep track of her nowhereabouts on her blog.

    Contributor Feature

    Kelsey Short lives and works in Nowhere Place. Her work has been included in many other rad zines/anthologies including Drollhouse, Space Camp, and Three06. She is a virtuoso with the brush pen, loves kitty cats, and kimchi. You should support these habits by visiting her store, and keep track of her nowhereabouts on her blog.

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  11. 
The Planet Venus (detail) by Luis Ricardo Falero 

    The Planet Venus (detail) by Luis Ricardo Falero 

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  12. superdames:

Venus has grown weary of ruling her planet.
—Venus #1 (1948)

    superdames:

    Venus has grown weary of ruling her planet.

    —Venus #1 (1948)

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