Steeds

| October 2, 2017

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The theme for this third issue of Excursions From the Citadel is Steeds. Now if you are a literal person, like myself, than the only thing you can think of when you hear the word Steed is a horse (or a kitsch 1960s spy show). But the term horse doesn’t do the word justice. The definition of Steed is meant not to indicate just any old pony, but a “spirited horse, specifically for riding”. In speculative fiction the concept of a spirited mount rises beyond the idea of just a horse. Jack Holliday conveys the concept behind the Steeds issue perfectly via his wonderful cover art. In this issue we have stories of horses, giant serpents and incredibly stylish flying machines. I hope that you will take a look and enjoy it.

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