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Oddities and Other Grotesques

Mr. Pete Moss by Roman Scott

Marc Myers has collected the work of newave cartoonist and painter Roman Scott in a new volume. Oddities and Other Grotesques includes the full run of Scott’s Oddities and Head artzines as well as his one-off publications: Oddity Comix and Insane Harlequin. The 168-page deluxe hardcover volume includes tributes by Jonathan Falk, Todd Mecklem, Marcus Reed (Pastime Publications), and editor Marc Myers.

Print copies are now available exclusively thru Lulu.com

Unmensch by Roman Scott

Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 8

Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 8

Black Cat Mystery Magazine [v2 #4, whole #8, January 2021] ex. ed. John Gregory Betancourt, ed. Michael Bracken (Wildside Press, $13.00, 126pp, tp)
1 • Contents Page
2 • From the Cat’s Perch • Michael Bracken • ed
3 • Trip Up on High Street • John Hegenberger • ss
11 • St. Killian’s Choice • M.A. Monnin • ss
18 • You Lose, We Find • Jon Matthew Farber • ss
26 • The Big Picture • John M. Floyd • ss
45 • An Artist in the Harem • Elizabeth Zelvin • ss
62 • Planted in Midair • D.V. Bennett • ss
84 • An Inconvenient Sleuth • Barb Goffman • ss
109 • Just Another Bum • Donald Barr Chidsey • ss Detective Fiction Weekly Jan. 6, 1934

Wildside Press > BCMM

Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 8 back cover

Analog Jan/Feb 2021

Analog Jan/Feb 2021

Following 2020’s retro masterhead cover design, this issue debuts Analog’s new masthead design.

Analog Science Fiction & Fact [v141 #1 & 2, January/February 2021] ed. Trevor Quachi, mng ed. Emily Hockaday (Dell Magazines, $7.99, 208pp, digest, cover by Dave Seeley/Shannon Associates)
2 • Contents pages
4 • Guest Editorial: Monumental Thinking • Rosemary Claire Smith • ed
8 • Mixed Marriage • Dan Helms • nv; illustrated by Soo Lee
22 • Science Fact: Constructing a Habitable Planet • Julie Novakova • cl
29 • Biolog: Julie Nováková • Richard A. Lovett • bg
30 • My Hypothetical Friend • Harry Turtledove • ss; illustrated by Soo Lee
41 • In Times to Come • Anon • ms
42 • A Shot in the Dark • Deborah L. Davitt •nv
53 • Photometric Evidence of the Gravitational Lensing of SA023820 by a Nonluminous Low-Mass Stellar Object • Jay Werkheiser • ss
58 • Conference of the Birds • Benjamin C. Kinney • ss
65 • Interstellar Pantomine * Martin Dimkovski • ss
68 • Matter and Time Conspire • Sandy Parsons • ss
70 • The Tale of Anise and Basil • Daniel James Peterson • ss
74 • The Practitioners • Em Liu • ss
80 * What Were You Thinking? • Jerry Oltion • ss
89 • Hidden Things • Jennifer Crow • pm
90 • The Liberator • Nick Wolven • nv
104 • The Nocturnal Preoccupation of Moths • J. Northcut, Jr. • nv
120 • Changing Eyes • Douglas P. Marx • ss
129 • The Last Science Fiction Story • Adam-Troy Castro • ff (Flash Fiction)
130 • A Working Dog • anne m. gibson • ss; illustrated by Kurt Huggins
137 • The Alternate View: Wave Function Collapse Revealed • John G. Cramer • cl
140 • So You Want to Be a Guardian Angel • Michael Meyerhofer • ss
144 • Choose One • Marie DesJardin • ss
146 • We Remembered Better • Evan Dicken • ss
149 • Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation • Peter Kanter • ms
150 • The Last Compact • Brian Rappatta • ss
156 • Riddlepigs and the Cryla • Raymund Eich • ss
164 • Belle Lettres Ad Astra • Norman Spinrad • nv
177 • If • Bruce MacAllister • pm
178 • By the Will of the Gods • Charles Q. Choi • nv
196 • The Reference Library • Don Sakers • rc
_197 • Living Forever & Other Terrible Ideas, Emily C. Skaftun; Fairwood Press, 310pp, $17.99, tp, ISBN: 978-1-9338-4698-9 • Don Sakers • br
_197 • The Best of James Van Pelt, James Van Pelt, Fairwood Press, 698pp, $40.00, hc, ISBN: 978-1-9338-4695-8 • Don Sakers • br
_198 • The Sentient, Nadia Afifi; Flame Tree Press, 293pp, $14.95, tp, ISBN: 978-1-7875-8432-7 • Don Sakers • br
_198 • Psi-Wars, ed. Joshua Viola, Hex Publishers, 301pp, ISBN: 978-1-7339-1777-3 • Don Sakers • br
_199 • Gemesys X, B.J. Graf; Fairwood Press, 310pp, $17.99, tp, ISBN: 978-1-9338-4697-2 • Don Sakers • br
_199 • Fearless, Allen Stroud; Flame Tree Press, 361pp, tp, ISBN: 978-1-7875-8540-9 Don Sakers • br
_200 • Trader’s Leap, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller; Baen, 416pp, hc, ISBN: 978-1-9821-2501-1 • Don Sakers • br
_200 • City of Dream and Dust, Ru Pringle; Fractal Symmetry Books, 456pp, $16.99, tp • Don Sakers • br
_200 • A Haven in the Stars, Ru Pringle; Fractal Symmetry Books, 441pp, $16.99, tp • Don Sakers • br
–201 • Neptune’s Treasure, Richard A. Lovett; Strange Wolf Press, 355pp, $16.95, tp, ISBN: 979-8-6430-3897-9 • Don Sakers • br
_201 • It Came From the Multiplex: 80s Midnight Callers, ed. Joshua Viola; Hex Publisher, 305pp, $19.99, tp, ISBN: 978-1-7339-1775-9 • Don Sakers • br
202 • Brass Tacks • [The Readers] • lc
_202 • [letter] • Paul W. Allen • lt
_202 • [letter] • Rick Norwood • lt
_202 • [letter] • Frank Coulter • lt
_203 • [letter] • Cy Chauvin • lt
204 • 2020 Index • Anon • ix
207 • It’s AnLab Time Again • ms
208 • Upcoming Events • Anthony Lewis • cl

Analog Science Fiction & Fact website

Down & Out: The Magazine Vol. 2 No. 2

Down & Out: The Magazine Vol. 2 No. 2

Down & Out: The Magazine [v2 #2, December 2020] ed. Rick Ollerman (Down & Out Books, $12.99, 172pp, tp, cover Lance Wright)
Contents Page
1 • A Few Clues from the Editor • Rick Ollerman • ed
3 • Bon Noir [Ellen Flay] • Don Stoll • ss
13 • Killer Advice • Michael Cahlin • ss
32 • sparkbirth • Arthur Klepchukov & Kyle Stout • ss
38 • The Daisy Nelson Case [Ray Douglas & Jenny Parker] • John M. Floyd • ss
52 • The Stonewall Jackson Death Site • Josh Pachter • ss
57 • The Lie Detector [Tim Hallett] • James O. Born • ss
68 • Whiskey and Rain • Ken Luer • ss
79 • Christmas Confidential • Steven Nester • ss
89 • Lug Nut • Jeff Vorzimmer • ss
97 • Complimentary Stay • John Shepphird • ss
102 • On Stephen Marlowe • Jeff Vorzimmer • bg
104 • The Blonde at the Wheel • Stephen Marlowe • nv Manhunt October 1955
120 • An Epistolary Romance: The Correspondence of Walter Satterthwait and Bill Crider • Walter Satterthwait • lt
151 • So What’s in the Hummus? • Rick Ollerman • ss

Down & Out: The Magazine website

Down & Out: The Magazine Vol. 2 No. 2 back cover

Rock and a Hard Place No. 4

Rock and a Hard Place No. 4

Rock and a Hard Place [v1 #4, Fall/Winter 2020] ed. Roger Nokes. mng ed. Jay Butkowski (Rock and a Hard Place Press, $12.95, 184pp, digest, cover by Peter Rozovsky)
Contents Pages
1 • Forward: Moving Four-Ward with Empathy and Hope • Jay Butkowski
4 • Room with a View • Peter Rozocsky • pt
5 • 7-11, True and Just • Jane Young • ss
17 • Black-Hearted Woman • Russell W. Johnson • ss
28 • Tough Commute • Richard Risemberg • pt
29 • 88 Lines About .44 Magnums • Thomas Pluck • ss
34 • Orbit • Jay Butkowski • pt
35 • Pink Aviary • Barbara DeMarco-Barrett • ss
47 • Hereafter • Stephen J. Golds • ss
53 • We Are Not Publishing Cop Stories • Roger Nokes • es
57 • Red of Tooth and Claw • Paul J. Garth • ss
67 • Drilling • Bruce Harris • ss
70 • Apex Theater • Andrew Novak • pt
71 • Fingerprints on the Razor • N.B. Turner • ss
79 • Day of the Dead in D.C. • Diane Krauthamer • pi
85 • Gator Baiter • Susan Kuchinskas • ss
94 • Ready When You Are • Richard Risemberg • pt
95 • The Limo • Stefen Styrsky • ss
109 • Water • Jeff Maschi • ss
112 • Water • Jeff Maschi • pt
113 • Off the Furrow • Jay Bechtol • ss
124 • Message in the Maze • Anon • pz
125 • The Andrew Devon Logbook • Dan Georgakas • ss
131 • Dream Catcher • Jess Messier • ss
141 • Trap City • Wilson Koewing • ss
149 • Wedlock • Michael Chin • ss
159 • Even the Monstrous • Jason Mykl Snyman • ss
172 • Untitled • Laura Dizon • pt
173 • Contributors’ Biographies • bg

Rock and a Hard Place website

Rock and a Hard Place No. 4 back cover

Asimov’s SF Jan/Feb 2021

Asimov's Jan/Feb 2021

Asimov’s Science Fiction [v45 #1 & 2, #540 & 541] ed. Sheila Williams, mng ed. Emily Hockaday (Dell Magazines, $7.99, 208pp, digest) Cover by Donato Giancola
2 • Contents Pages
4 • Editorial: A Magical Eire • Shelia Williams • ed
6 • Reflections: One Hundred Years of Robots • Robert Silverberg • cl
9 • Mars Rover, Curiosity • Jan Yolen • pm
10 • On the Net: Get it? • James Patrick Kelly • cl
14 • A Rocket for Dimitrios • Ray Nayler • na
43 • The Fear of Missing Out • Robert H. Cloake • ss
49 • In Memoriam: Mike Resnick (1942–2020) • Sheila Williams • ob
50 • No Stone Unturned • Nick Wolven • nv
66 • The Three-Day Hunt • Robert R. Chase • ss
73 • The Papier-Mȃché Girl • Jane Yolen • pm
74 • Table Etiquette for Diplomatic Personnel, in Seventeen Scenes • Suzanne Palmer • nv
99 • The Pig, Wilber, to His Grandsons • Leslie J. Anderson • pm
100 • Hunches * Kristine Kathryn Rusch • nv
113 • Humans and Other People • Sean William Swanick • ss
122 • Shy Sarah and the Draft Pick Lottery • Ted Kosmatka • nv
139 • Within You and Without You • Robert Frazier • pm
140 • Mayor for Today • Fran Wilde • nv
156 • I Didn’t Buy It • Naomi Kanakia • ss
161 • When I’m Thirty I Receive a Box Full of Your Steel Bones • Avra Margariti • pm
162 • The Realms of Water • Robert Reed • na
195 • Next Issue • Anon • pv
196 • On Books • Norman Spinrod • rc
Relic, by Alan Dean Foster; Random House, $7.99
Transformation, by James Gunn; ReAnimusPress.com, $3.99
The Death of the Universe, by Brandon Q. Morris; $14.99
201 • Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation • Peter Kanter • ms
203 • Thirty-Fifth Annual Readers’ Award Ballot • Anon • ms
205 • 2020 Index • Anon • ix
208 • SF Conventional Calendar • Erwin S. Strauss • cl

Asimov’s Website

bare•bones No. 4

Bare•Bones No. 4

bare•bones [#4, Fall 2020] eds. Peter Enfantino & John Scoleri (Cimarron Street Books, $9.95, 138pp, digest)
1 • Contents Page
2 • Dueling Editorials • Peter Enfantino & John Scoleri • ed
3 • The Overlooked Library • Don D’Ammassa • ar
11 • Running to Death: The Horror Films of Val Lewton • Derek Hill • ar
33 • Digging into Crime Digests: Verdict June–September 1953 • Richard Krauss • ar
47 • Gorgo: Godzilla’s British Cousin • William Schoell • ar
51 • Konga: I was a Teenage Gorilla • Matthew R. Bradley • ar
55 • Reptilicus: The Monster (Movie) with No Legs • William Schoell • ar
60 • Gorgo: The Crown Prince of the Monsters! • pi
73 • Gorgo, Reptilicus and Konga: The Monarch Movie Tie-Ins • Peter Enfantino • ar
79 • When Giants Walked the Comic World • Peter Enfantino • ar
117 • Harry Stephen Keeler • S. Craig Zahler • br
120 • Sleazy Alley • Peter Enfantino • ar
127 • R&D: Take Back the Zone! • David J. Schow • ar
132 • About the Contributors • bg
138 • Caroline Munro • pt

Bare•Bones No. 4 back cover

Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine J/F 2021

Below is the content of the current issue, formatted to align with entries in Phil Stephensen-Payne’s Galactic Central reference website.

AHMM Jan/Feb 2021

Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine [v66 #1/2. January/February 2021] ed. Linda Landrigan, mng. ed. Emily Hockaday (Dell Magazines, $7.99, 192pp, digest, cover by Shutterstock.com)
3 • Contents Page
5 • Fatal Resolutions/The Lineup • Linda Landrigan • ed
6 • Hard Money • Kevin Egan • ss; illustration by Daniel Zalkus
17 • Scrambled Alleyn I • Mark Lagasse • pz
18 • A Helping Hand • R.T. Lawton • ss
28 • Fake News • Larry Light • ss
47 • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus • Rebecca Cantrell • ss
52 • Backwords • John H. Dirckx • ss
71 • Mysterious Photograph: It’s All Down From Here • Anon • cn; $25 given to best short-short to explain the photograph.
72 • There’s Nothing Funny About Murder • Michael Mallory • ss
91 • Reader, I Killed Him • Meredith Anthony • ss
96 • Ticking of the Big Clock • O’Neil De Noux • ss; illustration by Ron Chionna
122 • Booked & Printed • Laurel Flores Fantauzzo • rc
126 • The Underneath • Stephen Ross • ss
132 • Piper at the Back Door of Dawn • Dan Crawford • ss
138 • Dying Words Acrostic Puzzle • Arlene Fisher • pz
140 • Coming Clean • Leslie Budewitz • ss
152 • Mr. Jolly Gets His Jollies • Time Burke • ss; illustration by Kelly Denato
160 • Accusing Agnes • Marianne Wilski Strong • ss
170 • A Family Matter • Barb Goffman • ss
179 • The Masque of the Red Death • Edgar Allan Poe • AHMM’s “Mystery Classic.”
184 • Case Files: Moving in Bad Company (Part I) • Lee Lofland • cl
188 • The Story That Won: Don’t Call Me Peanut • Elaine Taylor • ss; winner of the September/October 2020 “Mysterious Photograph” contest.
189 • Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation • Peter Kanter • ms

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine J/F 2021

EQMM Jan/Feb 2021

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine [v157 #1 & 2, whole numbers 952 & 953, Jan/Feb 2021] ed. Janet Hutchings (Dell Magazines, $7.99, 192pp, digest, cover by Olga Popover?Shutterstock.com)
1 • Contents Page
2 • The Gloria Scott • Terrence Faherty • ss • illustrated by Jason C. Eckhardt
11 • The Dark Oblivion • Cornell Woolrich • ss
17 • No Legacy So Rich • Anna Scotti • ss
30 • The Jury Box • Steve Steinbock • rc
31 • Dangerous Encounter • Tom Tolnay • ss
37 Blog Bytes • Christopher Zgorski • cl
38 • Stranger Than Fiction • Dean Jobb • cl
39 • The Touffard Affair • Marcel Aymé • ss; in EQMM’s “Passport to Crime;” translated by Anne Bru
49 • Pink Squirrel • Nick Mamatas • ss
57 • The Five Orange Pips • Josh Pachter • ss
63 • The Changing Room • Sheila Kohler • ss
72 • Stray • Ken Linn • ss; in EQMM’s “Department of First Stories”
82 • The Interpreter and the Killer • Jeff Soloway • ss; in EQMM’s Black Mask
91 • That Poor Woman • Barb Goffman • ss
93 • Pick Up Sticks • Bill Pronzini • ss
105 • The Two Gentleman Guests • Susan Dunlap • ss
112 • Analogue • Rob Osler • ss; in EQMM’s “Department of First Stories”
119 • Bo Radley College Prep • Karen Harrington • ss
133 • The Lemonade Stand • Scott Loring Sanders • ss
153 • The Shadow of the New • Mike Adamson • ss
167 • Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
168 • Curious Incidents • Steve Hockensmith • ss • illustrated by Mark Evan Walker
191 • Watson’s Plane • Ruth Berman • pm
192 • Masthead

EQMM Website

The Digest Enthusiast No. 13

The Digest Enthusiast No. 13

The Digest Enthusiast No. 13 is now available in print, kindle and Magzter editions—all in full color.

Emily Hockaday

Interview
• Behind the scenes at Analog and Asimov’s with writer, poet, and managing editor Emily Hockaday.

Manhunt 1955 part one

Articles
• A brand new installment of Peter Enfantino’s popular series on Manhunt—1955 part one.

Looking for Leo Marr


Jack Seabrook investigates the mysterious true crime reports of Leo Marr for Mystery Book Magazine.

Falcon Books


Gary Lovisi reveals the highly collectible digest paperbacks from Falcon Books.

Digest S&SF Classics


Steve Carper uncovers the genre giants of Digest Fantasy & Science Fiction Classics.

Robert A.W. Lowndes


Vince Nowell, Sr. shines the spotlight on Robert A.W. Lowndes’ reign of digests.

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Industry News
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Reviews
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Rock and a Hard Place No. 3

Robert Snashall's Gaslight Unrolling of the Stars

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Richard Krauss “The Village of the Wraith” art by Rick McCollum
Robert Snashall “Gaslight Unrolling of the Stars” art by Marc Myers
Joe Wehrle, Jr. “A Young Guitarist’s Dream”

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