Luna Station Quarterly is a speculative fiction magazine featuring stories by emerging women authors.
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Category Archives: Columns

Baba Yaga

by Cathrin Hagey


On April 26, 1986 reactor number four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in northern Ukraine exploded, throwing up enough radioactive material to contaminate much of Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and other parts of Eastern Europe. Thousands of people were evacuated from the 30 km Exclusion Zone, abandoning homes, schools, entire villages, and a way of […]



Food: More Than for Eating

by Kristen Julia Anderson


A new crock-pot, rice cooker and hand mixer sit above the cabinets in our kitchen. A brand new, still unused food processor is tucked in a corner between an end table and a kitchen table. My husband and I live in a small 1 bedroom apartment and the kitchen (refrigerator, sink, and stove) is built […]



Book Review: Brother’s Ruin (Emma Newman)

by KC Maguire


I know a lot of writers manage to move back and forth between hard sci-fi and fantasy without any trouble, and Emma Newman is definitely one of them. My hat is off to authors who understand the nuances of the different genres and manage to create engaging characters and develop engaging worlds whatever the genre […]


Power in Translation

by Phoebe Wagner


I am currently in my fourth semester at my MFA program, and for fun, I took an Old English class. Since I’m a Tolkien nerd, this class is a delight, even if I doubt I will ever use the information in my career. Even though this column is often about my frustration with academia or […]



Speculative Literature Foundation Grants

by Cheryl Wollner


The Speculative Literature Foundation wants to fund your writing project. Defining speculative literature as fantasy, science fiction and horror, the Speculative Literature Foundation offers  grants for writers working within these genres (though anything fabulist will be considered). Each grant has no application fee, and is designed to be as accessible as possible to writers of […]


Re-re-review: Wolf-Alice, by Angela Carter

by E. Young


I won’t lie, the first half of any new year is usually pretty tough for me mentally. Getting my financial biz together is usually the easy bit, then there’s adjusting to time changes, seasonal changes, seasonal depression going back to regular depression, and frankly by May I’m just tired of any contact besides wet kitty […]


Tempus Fugit … (or does it?)

by KC Maguire


Lately I’ve been reading a lot of draft manuscripts, including a couple of my own, and for some reason I started thinking about the use of “time” in story structure. It may be a function of what was on my desk this week, or something deeper and more profound, but as writers we don’t seem […]