Welcome to Helios Quarterly Magazine Volume 2, Issue 2. I can’t believe we are halfway through the year! Time sure flies. Britny, Reiss, and I have been hard a work crafting Volume 2, Issue 2 and we are happy to be seeing the fruits of our labor. We are also pleased to welcome Abbie Waters, who has recently joined Radiant Crown Publishing and will be proofreading Helios Quarterly and its upcoming sister publication Selene Quarterly. This issue features the first Eos•Quarterly writer who identifies as disabled, and tackles issues of the future in the broadest sense of the term.
We hope we address how far we have come and how far we still have to go. Speculative fiction is a personal passion of mine because of the political messages it can convey, and the sheer wonder it inspires. When these two forces are combined, I think it offers complex yet gripping tales of where we are heading and who is being left behind in the process. I believe that we can make the future more accessible, more fantastical, and more equitable by evaluating our past mistakes and trying our hardest not to project them onto a distant society.
The theme Redux & Progression hopefully offers a glimpse into future’s past. We, as humans, tend not to learn. We strive for greatest but fall into the same old traps. Therefore, we’ve shaped this issue around possible scenarios of the future that are familiar but hopefully offer a fresh perspective. Let us dream up a new way to live and move forward together.
Cheers and enjoy!
Elizabeth O. Smith