Luna Station Quarterly is a speculative fiction magazine featuring stories by emerging women authors.
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Who Needs a Sidekick?

by Elora Powell


The concept of a sidekick is a slippery one in today’s storytelling climate. Traditionally, at least as far as superheroes go, sidekicks have been junior partners to a hero—usually adolescents (yikes!), training under the tutelage of the titular hero of the book in question. Many were introduced to relate to the presumed audience of young, […]




Who is Science Fiction For?

by Elora Powell


Last month, in this very same column, we talked about speculative fiction generally, and science fiction particularly, in terms of their place on the literary fiction/genre fiction spectrum. I concluded that while it may be perfectly accurate to consider science fiction “genre fiction”, we are entering an era in which media does not have to […]




Who Are the Bad Guys? Reflections on Dystopia

by Elora Powell


Dystopian civilizations have been on the brain lately. Don’t know why . . . Hmmm. Couldn’t tell you. I’ve been thinking about how, in the books we read and the movies we watch, it’s always pretty easy to pick out who the bad guys are right away. And it’s pretty easy for people to agree […]


Some Thoughts on Character Death

by Elora Powell


This post is a little bit of a deviation from my usual, speculative fare. Characters die in all kinds of fiction; but I think that this reflection still fits with the mood of this column. Don’t worry. There will be one point later on that usually only pops up in some form of speculative fiction. […]