It's a Matter of Life and Death in ISSUE TWELVE

This week we’re providing you with another issue of SERIAL Magazine and I have a feeling it’ll get you thinking about life…and death.

We kick off ISSUE TWELVE with “Lizzie-99XT” by Joe Vasicek. This futuristic sci-fi tale follows a half-human, half-AI space pilot as she travels the galaxy to fight in an interplanetary war. She’s doing all she can to protect the lives down on Earth, but what type of life can this pilot truly have if most of it is spent lightyears away from those she loves?

Our featured novelette, The Paraplegic by Lawrence Dagstine asks us how hard would you fight for your life as you know it? When a man wakes up in a shallow grave with no memory of how he got there and no explanation as to why his body is deteriorating, he sets out on a journey to solve the mystery…all from the confines of his hospital bed.

“Beyond the Bay” by Chris Preston doesn’t pull any punches. It begins with death and instead lets explore what might be waiting for us in the beyond. When death comes, will you be ready to move on?

“My Happy Room” by Jesse Kremmerer and “Lizzie-99XT” bookend our short stories in this issue nicely as they’re both about the choices we make. In “My Happy Room,” we follow a young man who is willing to do anything for his new love, even if it means giving up his own life.

Lastly, in this issue, The Unsettler by Charles Joseph Albert makes a return. This installment hits a lighter note as we see Javier begin to grow accustomed to his new life in the Village. It’s a nice reminder that no matter where your life may take you, there is always an opportunity to adapt and settle.

Thank you so much for reading ISSUE TWELVE of SERIAL Magazine and we hope to see you again real soon!