September 2017 Issue
 
Hello, Patrons!
Thanks for always being there for us. We hope you’re enjoying the new content available on the Patreon channel. We’d love your feedback on what we can do to bring you more valuable content. Next week will be the first staff interview so if you have any questions for the FFO staff, either reply back to this email or send a message via Patreon. 

In the past we've asked you, dear reader, to bear with us, to stretch your minds and hearts, to try new things.

The links will be live tomorrow morning (September 1 at 1AM EST) but if you’re a night owl or live in a Pacific time zone, head on over tonight and give them a read.

For example, last March we asked you to indulge us in a Horror issue. You trusted us, and we gave you four terribly creepy tales that we hope you enjoyed, despite your preconceived notions of what makes horror what it is.

We're asking you to trust us again. This time with Science Fiction.

Ray Bradbury, a legendary master of science fiction as an art form, a writer whose work you probably read in high school, said this about Science Fiction

Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.

How true. And, in our opinion, Science Fiction is at its greatest when it touches the heart as well. Our four stories this month do all that in spectacular and beautiful ways. From heartbreaking apocalypse to heartwarming sequel; from sweet revenge in an alien saloon to bitter heartbreak in a robot scrapyard.

Plus an interview with Jason S. Ridler about his new novel, Hex-Rated. 

Enjoy!