10/06/2016 IAS faculty members David Nixon and Kristy Leissle stewarded publication of the fourth volume in their annual collection of science fiction short stories. The Monolith Volume IV: Mostly Dark Matter, is now available in print. Since 2013, Nixon and Leissle have published the most philosophically provocative literature by first year students in their Discovery Core I class, Philosophical Explorations of Science Fiction. This year, Nixon and Leissle mentored three outstanding UWB recent graduates -- all authors in previous Monolith collections, and former peer consultants at the WaCC -- in their editorship of Volume IV. We congratulate Michelle Fessler, Kyle Piper, and Kristoffer Warren on their superb editorial work.