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Broadswords and Blasters #2

B&B2The pulp magazine with modern sensibilities is back with its second edition!

Contents
From the Editors
“Kauahoa vs the Mu” by Patrick S. Baker
“A Western Promise” by Calvin Demmer
“Feathered Death” by Steve Cook
“The Soul Plantation” by Sara Codair
“Island of Skulls” (part two) by Matt Spencer
“Kane and Grable” by Michael T. Best
“The Oath Breaker” by Grey Harlowe
“The Deep Well” by C.R. Langille
“The Eye of the Sun” by D.J. Tyrer

Broadswords and Blasters #2 Summer 2017
Editors: Matthew X. Gomez, Cameron Mount
Cover: Luke Spooner
6” x 9”, 102 pages
POD $6.99, Kindle $2.99 (free with print version)

Broadswords and Blasters website

Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine Sept. 1981

Mike-Shayne-9-1981

Browsing a digest that arrived yesterday, I was delighted to find a short, short by Robert Lopresti called “Stumped.” Even at just over a page Rob manages to entertain and amuse in his send-up of the live and loves of a hardboiled dick.

Contents
Mike Shayne Mystery Makers
“Killer’s Cruise” by Brett Halliday (Mike Shayne short novel)
“Bucknell’s Law” by Clayton Matthews
“Going to Pot” by Patty Matthews
“Uncle Max was Bleeding” by Arthur Moore
“Dear Stranger” by Gary Brandner
“The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend” by Dan J. Marlowe
“Blarney” by Richard Laymon
“Counselor at Law” by Carl Panzran
The Phantom Detective by Michael Avallone, art by Frank Hamilton
“The Brass Ring” by Jack Matcha
“Night Run” by William L. Story
Mike Shamus by Fred Fredericks (comic strip)
Stiff Competition by John Ball (book reviews)
“Stumped” by Robert Lopresti
Mike’s Mail (LOCs)

Robert Lopresti was interviewed in The Digest Enthusiast book two.

Asimov’s Science Fiction Jul/Aug 2017

asimovs_7_20172017 is Asimov’s Fortieth Anniversary Year

Contents
Editorial: The 2017 Dell Magazine Award by Sheila Williams
Reflections: Sharing Worlds by Robert Silverberg
“Wheelwork” by Jane Yolen (verse)
On the Net: Hold the Phones! by James Patrick Kelly
“How Sere Picked Up Her Laundry” by Alexander Jablokov
“Annabelle, Annie” by Lisa Goldstein
“Titan’s Magic Islands” by Geoffrey A. Landis (verse)
“Other Worlds and This One” by Cadwell Turnbull
“An Evening with Severyn Grimes” by Rich Larson
“Transcendental Mission: Riley’s Story” by James Gunn
“Weighty Matters: Tordor’s Story” by James Gunn
“Vacation Checklist” by Salik Shah (verse)
“@lantis” by Rudy Rucker & Marc Laidlaw
“Grandfather Paradox” by John Richard Trtek (verse)
“The Patient Dragon” by David Gerrold
“Dead Star Reckoning” by Robert Borski (verse)
“Field Studies” by Sheila Finch
“Invasion” by Bruce McAllister (verse)
“Gale Strang” by Michael Bishop
“Challenger: A Sedoka” by Jane Yolen (verse)
“The Girl Who Stole Herself” by R. Garcia y Robertson
Next Issue
On Books by Paul Di Filippo
Classified Marketplace
SF Conventional Calendar by Erwin S. Strauss

Asimov’s Science Fiction Vol. 41 #7 & 8, whole #498 & 499, Jul/Aug 2017
Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Sheila Williams
Assistant Editor: Emily Hockaday
Editorial Assistant: Deanna McLafferty
Senior Art Director: Victoria Green
Cover: Bob Eggleton
208 pages, $7.99 on newsstands until August 22, 2017
Asimov’s website

Fantasy & Science Fiction Jul/Aug 2017

f-sf_7_2017Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 133 No. 1 and 2, aka #732, Jul/Aug 2017

Contents
“In a Wide Sky, Hidden” by William Ledbetter
“The Masochist’s Assistant” by Auston Habershaw
“The Bride in Sea-Green Velvet” by Robin Furth
Book to Look For by Charles de Lint
Musing on Books by Michelle West
“There Was a Crooked Man, He Flipped a Crooked House” by David Erik Nelson
“A Dog’s Story” by Gardner Dozois
“I Am Not I” by G.V. Anderson
Science: With the Best of Intentions by Pat Murphy & Paul Doherty
Films” Ghoulies, Ghosties, Beasties by David J. Skal
“Afiya’s Song” by Justin C. Key
“Northwest Cruise” by Sophie M. White (verse)
“An Obstruction to Delivery” by Sean Adams
“Unearthed Death” by Marissa Lingen
Coming Attractions
Market Place
Curiosities by Paul Di Filippo

Publisher: Gordon Van Gelder
Editor: C.C. Finlay
Assistant Publishers: Barbara J. Norton, Keith Kahla
Assistant Editors: Robin O’Connor, Stephen L. Mazur, Lisa Rogers
Contests Editor: Carol Pinchefsky
Film Editor: Harlan Ellison
Cover: Nicholas Grunas (Crooked Man, Crooked House)
Cartoons: Nick Downes
258 pages, $8.99 on newsstands until Sept. 4, 2017
Fantasy & Science Fiction website

Spaceway #1

spaceway_12_1953The first issue of Spaceway, Stories of the Future, debuted in December 1953. It did not yet include an article by Criswell, but when the noted prognosticator began writing for the magazine his presence would extend to the cover on more than one occasion.

Contents
“The Osilans” by Arthur J. Burks (serial), art by Arnold Walter
“Slaves of the System” by J.T. Oliver, art by Arnold Walter
“Re-Entrant” by Clyde Beck
“Spaceways to Venus” by Charles Eric Maine, art by Mel Hunter
“Frederick” by Atlantis Hallam
“Dominant Species” by E. Everett Evans, art by Arnold Walter
“The Revolt of the Scarlet Lunes” by Stanton A. Coblentz, art uncredited, but likely Arnold Walter
“Now You See Them—” by Gregory Francis
“The Glad Season” by Gene Hunter, art by Morris Scott Dollens

The introduction to Maine’s “Spaceways to Venus” was “Our feature novelet, by the author of the original ’Spaceways’ movie script, returns to first principles. Much modern science fiction has become so complicated that the new reader often has difficulty understanding it. But the plot of ’Spaceways to Venus’ is refreshingly fundamental: the romance of the conquest of space realistically portrayed.”

For more about Criswell in Spaceway, and his appearances in Fate magazine, and the Spaceways movie see Tom Brinkmann’s article, “Criswell Predicts,” in The Digest Enthusiast book four.

Spaceway Vol. 1 No. 1, December 1953
Fantasy Publishing Co. Inc.
Editor/Publisher: William L. Crawford
Associate Editor: Garret Ford
Cover: Mel Hunter