The second issue of Society Nineteen appears Thursday, 12.19.13. Two down, a century to go....

Rather playfully (and lengthily) titled UNDER WATER, UNDER GROUND & UNDER SUSPICION, it offers a veritable stocking full of goodies for those who love to read, write, or think about the 19th century.

We talk with CHARLES FINCH about An Old Betrayal, his latest mystery set in 19th-century London; KING POST, the guys who created Moby Dick, or, The Card Game to adapt the classic novel into cards and strategy; and MAGGIE TAYLOR, the visual artist whose dreamlike images inspired the University Press of Florida's sumptuous new edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In addition, fiction author RITA CIRESI waxes poetic on etymology and cetology; Gin Lane gadabout MADAME GILFLURT narrates the true story that inspired Meville's classic tale of whaling; and poet/playwright JENNIFER O'GRADY shares three poems rooted in 19th-century women's experience.

We hope you'll enjoy the issue; weigh in on suggestions about what you'd like to see covered on our Facebook page or by email; or subscribe, using the link at right, to enjoy So19 in your email inbox each month.

In the meantime, So19 wishes all a merry late December and an early January filled with fresh promise...and sends profound thanks to all of the authors, artists, contributors, and readers who have made So19 a delight to publish in 2013. <