What a hectic year it has been, and here it is finally unravelling, only for the the count-down to begin again. There is always something rejuvinating about the idea of a new year -- it holds a prospect, a promise of new beginnings. However, some of our contributors below disagree about this segmented notion of time, and they argue in favour of blurred lines of continuous becoming instead. Below you will also discover the promise of Utopia, which exists in every moment of our presence, and as Notaro argues, this existence is not as far fetched as many of us tend to believe. I wish you all safe and happy holidays and hope to see you on the other side of the New Year when we launch our third year of Nebula. In the meantime I will do my best to thoroughly enjoy my four weeks of Editorial leave.