Letter from the Editor

Unwinnable Monthly – August 2023

This is a reprint of the letter from the editor in Unwinnable Monthly Issue 166. You can buy Issue 166 now, or purchase a monthly subscription to make sure you never miss an issue!


Dear Reader,

Do you smell that? That’s the smell of a fully loaded, hot and ready PDF of your favorite columnists and features coming directly to you from the hardest working commie cesspool this side of Mars. Why? Because we love you.

In this month’s cover feature (cover art by Alan Cortes) is a fellow David, David Busboom, on the greatest genre of all time, in any context. Honestly, I’ve been rearranging my entire personality around this since I read it. Also, this month, Holly Boson on the unique quality of the absolutely delirious dream soundtracks of Hypnospace Outlaw and Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath: Vengance of the Slayer.

For this month’s Funeral Rites, brought to you by Exalted Funeral, is about bugs and dead things ewwwww.

Now, onto our regular rogues! Tayo takes us back to 1982. Everyone say “Hi!” to Tayo who I just got to say “Hi!” to in London this last week! Maddi Chilton builds out thoughts on Arkady Martine’s latest novella, Rose/House. Stu Horvath is on about music again. Amanda Hudgins talks about family, the kind that kills for each other. Emma Kostopolus summons the Slenderman. Matt Marrone joins an elite club. Emily Price touches grass. Justin Reeve gets lost in Los Santos. Rob Rich does something everyone should do. Ben Sailer does something nu. Phoenix Simms continues to delve into the fae. Noah Springer reads books, with pictures!

See you all in a few weeks in Exploits!

Be good to yourselves, kind to others, and remember industrial action and strikes are great, actually. Also, a very great congratulations to our readers in Ohio for refusing to let their vote be diluted.

David Shimomura
Chicago, Illinois
August 13, 2023

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