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Summer 2012

In This Issue

Pari's Axiom

We obsess over the founding of cities and the destruction of empires. How can we come to terms with the end?

Visions of the Future

A twenty-four-year-old singer called Grimes is the world’s hottest independent pop star, and her fame has cast Montreal into the spotlight yet again.

Wild Justice

A bull burned at the stake, a swarm of locusts excommunicated—animal trials were once surprisingly common.

Reined In

Ontario is Canada’s horse-racing capital, but new policies and bigger casinos threaten to kill the sport for good. Is the track just a place for betting, or is it a part of our history, too?


The first-place story from Maisonneuve’s 2012 Genre Fiction Contest. This year’s theme was science fiction.