It is my pleasure to once more resume the duty of introducing a new Nebula issue. I hope, however, that the reader won't find me too rusty in this new attempt after a significant absence from the task. This issue opens with an interview with the unique and courageous Sarojini Sahoo, who penetrates through taboo effortlessly and necessarily. Continuing this concern for sexual and bodily rights, Sarah Antinora's submission comes at a time when the US's 44th president announces that, as a Christian, he believes in the sanctity of heterosexual marriage, reinforcing and validating institutional heterosexim by continuing to support the Defence of Marriage Act. James Keller continues this interrogation of U.S. civil rights poverty for LGBT persons by revisiting residual sodomy laws five years after the landmark Lawrence vs. Texas case. Although still a part of the Free World, the US seems to be now at the rear end of it, leaving European countries like the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain and neighbouring Canada in north America at the forefront. Nevertheless, US states like Iowa and New Hampshire do deserve an honorary mention in this brief statement. Tata's contribution to this issue is nothing short of poetic prose that celebrate the glory of screen villianesses: consumable, disposable and grand. A word of caution: Tata's style and wit may leave you breathless, admiring, astonished. Professor Redhead's contribution takes us through the vistas of English (military and urban) history via the enduring artefact of the 'bunker,' while Chris Vanderwees engages our critical and metaphyscial faculties in evaluating criticism of Harraway's The Companion Species Manifesto. And just when we continue our descent into the darkness at the heart of the human condition, with Ayobami Kehinde's analysis of two of Graham Greene's dystopian narratives, we are reminded of the humble greatness of imagination when combined with intellect in Schaberg's original piece. Alice Mills' short story is the first we have featured in some time and it has been well worth the wait. I shall leave the remaining contributions for you to discover without my whispers, delivering you some mystery that you can investigate.