Another fantasy story featuring maps, Charlotte Ashley’s “Eleusinian Mysteries,” appears in this month’s issue of Luna Station Quarterly. In it, a Javanese-Dutch mapmaker named Maghfira is punished for making maps of the moon that include a seemingly fanciful feature: a city named Eleusis. Naturally—this is an sf/fantasy story, after all—Eleusis turns out to be not so fanciful, and Maghfira gets herself into further trouble in its pursuit. The story says a little about maps and forbidden knowledge, rather more about about alienation and the urge to strike out into the unknown.
Tag: short stories
Unlikely Cartography ToC
The table of contents for the Journal of Unlikely Cartography, Unlikely Story‘s single-issue special featuring science fiction and fantasy stories about maps (see previous entry), has been announced; the issue will be out in June.