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Broadswords and Blasters #2

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

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

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Jul/Aug 2017

eqmm_7_2017Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine Vol. 151 #1 & 2, whole #909 & 910, Jul/Aug 2017
“Hard to Get” by Jeffery Deaver, art by Jason C. Eckhardt
The Jury Box by Jon L. Breen
“Peter and the Wolfe” by Loren D. Estleman
“Tonic” by Susan Koefod
“The Short Answer” by James Lincoln Warren (Black Mask)
“The Egyptian Cat” by Christine Poulson
“Banana Triangle Six” by Louis Bayard
Blog Bytes by Bill Crider
“The Home Exchange” by Parker Bilal
“Platina and the Green Children” by Richard Stout (Dept. of First Stories)
“Learning to Drive” by Judith Cutler
“Harry Potter and the Shadow of the Forger’s Throne” by Paul Charles
“The Fast and the Furriest” by Pat H. Broeske (Dept. of First Stories)
“Galway Lake” by Dennis McFadden
“Night Crossing” by Marilyn Todd
“Julius Katz and the Terminated Agent” by Dave Zeltserman
“The Yellow Book” by Paul Halter (Passport to Crime) Translated from the French by John Pugmire
“What Could Possibly Go Boing?” by Mat Coward, art by Mark Evan Walker
“The Things We Do for Love” by Sharon Hunt
Classified Marketplace
“Poison Pen” by Graydon Miller

Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Janet Hutchings
Associate Editor: Jackie Sherbow
VP Design & Production: Susan Mangan
Senior AD: Victoria Green
Cover: Philcold/
192 pages
$7.99 on newsstands until August 22, 2017
The Mystery Place: Ellery Queen website

Pulp Literature #15 Summer 2017

PL-15-cPulp Literature #15 Summer 2017
Table of Contents
From the Pulp Lit Pulpit: Sensual Summer Reading
“Gret” by Brenda Carre
Feature Interview: Brenda Carre
“The Seven Swans: The Highwayman’s Deception” by Mel Anastasiou
“A Wassail in Ink” by Nicholas Christian
“Pack Up your Troubles” by A.M. Soto
“A Knight at the Royal Arms” by Charity Tahmaseb
“The Hair in the Bag” by Jenny Blackford
“Cannery Row” by Susan Pieters
“The Pool Guy” by Adam Golub
“Inglewood Courts, Edmonton” by Benjamin Hertwig
The Bumblebee Flash Fiction Contest: Ingrid Jendrzejewski, Jay Allisan
The SiWC Storyteller’s Award: Angela Post
“Gruff” by Kris Sayer (comic)
“Allaigna’s Song: Aria” by J.M. Landels
The Artists: S. Ross Browne (cover), Kris Sayer (comic), Mel Anastasiou and J.M. Landels (interior)
Hall of Fame Kickstarter campaign backers

Publisher: Pulp Literature Press
Managing Editor: Jennifer Landels
Acquisitions Editor: Melanie Anastasiou
Assistant Editors: Katherine Howard, Janet Eastwood, Wendy Christensen
Poetry Editor: Daniel Cowper
Copy Editor: Amanda Bidnall
Proofreader: Mary Rykov
Graphic Designer: Kris Sayer
Advertising Co-ordinator: Rachel Kuo
Consulting Editor: Susan Pieters
5.25” x 8” 220 pages
$14.99 print
$3.99 ebook

Pulp Literature website

Switchblade #2

Switchblade-2_500Great to see the second edition of Switchblade on the virtual newsstand.

A Word from the editor
Sharp & Deadly Fiction
“Salsa Verde” by Renee Asher Pickup
“Profski Gets It” by Charles Roland
“The Long Arm” by Carmen Jaramillo
“Next Stop Hell” by Paul Greenberg
“My Brother’s Keeper” by Rob T. White
“A Talent for Killing” by S.E. Bailey
“A Death in Deep Ellum” by William Dylan Powell
“Mayhem and Motherfuckery” by Ashley Erwin
Quick & Dirty Flash
“Years of Paper and Steel” by J.L. Boekestein
“Bookie Boyz” by Scotch Rutherford
“Meeting the Demand” by Stephen D. Rogers
“Hostile Plans” by Peter Dichellis
Author Bios/Acknowledgements

Editor: Scotch Rutherford
Cover: Johanna Baquero, Back: Sam Lee
5” x 8”, 114 pages
POD $6.96 (assume the Kindle version is coming)

Switchblade Magazine website

Asimov’s Science Fiction Jul/Aug 2017

asimovs_7_20172017 is Asimov’s Fortieth Anniversary Year

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

Mystery Weekly Magazine July 2017

Mystery-Weekly-7-2017_500Extra Fat Humour Issue!

“A Gastleigh Curse” by Melanie Atherton Allen
“Uncle Charlie and the Passport” by Thom Bennett
“Gun Control” by Tom Tolnay
“Smiling Gnome” by J. Michael Major
“Landscaping” by Tapanga Koe
“Publish or Perish” by Kevin Z. Garvey
“The Date” by Bruce Harris
“Darkness, Darkness” by Peter DiChellis
“The Red Herring” A You-Solve-It by Rhonda Howard

Mystery Weekly Magazine July 2017
Publisher: Chuck Carter
Editor: Kerry Carter
7.5” x 10” 94 pages
POD $5.82, Kindle $3.99, Magzter $1.99
Mystery Weekly Magazine website

Fate #731

Fate-731_500It’s been six months since the last issue of Fate, so I was delighted to find the new issue in the mail yesterday. Editor-in-Chief Phyllis Galde is moving Fate headquarters from Minnesota to North Carolina, so logistics may be the root of the current publishing challenges. Fortunately, she reports in her editorial notes, “Fate will have a full crew again, and we will be back on a regular schedule.” And to prove the point, the back cover displays cover thumbnails of #732 (Josephine Baker), #733 (Top 10 Haunted Castles in the US), and #734 (Mermaids).

Fate #731 Contents:
I See By the Papers by Fate Staff
From Your Editor by Phyllis Galde
“Ayahuasca and World Transformation” by Michael Peter Langevin
“Stray Dogs Capture Attempted Murder Suspect” uncredited
“Terror at the Window” by Robert Townshend
“The Devil’s Gate in Pasadena” by Robert H. Smith
“Rules for Being Human” anonymous
“Evil Clowns” by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
“Dues Ex Machina” by M. Christian
“Kiantone, New York, and John Murray Spear” by Ron Nagy
“The Living Head that Returned from the Dead” by Barbara Arnstein
“Dog Awful Truth Behind Cryptid Creatures from Dark Domains” by Sean Casteel
“Ghost Ships” by Chuck Lyons
“Glitches in the Matrix” by Cyndie Lepori
“I Heard the Banshee” by Richard Senate
“My Psychic Surgery” by Natalie Fowler
“Tragedy at Box Canyon” by Richard Senate
“The Indiana Panthers” by Jeffrey Goddin
“Beyond the Known Part II” by Micah Hanks
“Many Paths to Spiritual Connection” by Sofia Karen Axelsson
“How I Became a Medium” by Michael Bouissou (from Fate Nov. 1963)
“Entire Village Cut Off by Badgers” uncredited
“Strange New Sciences” by Richard Senate
My Proof of Survival
True Mystic Experiences
“Astrologer Marcia Moore” by M. Christian
“Ghost Dogs” by Richard Senate
“Sheep Killing Menace of Ohio” by Colin Schneider
“Lochness Monster ‘Gone Missing’” uncredited
“Vilcabamba” uncredited
“Saved By An Angel” by Stuart Byrne
Classified Advertising
The Amazing Godwin from Spirit as told by Janice Carlson

Editor-in-Chief: Phyllis Galde
Executive Editor: Rosemary Ellen Guiley
Editor: Jamie Anderson
Editor: Jessica Freeburg
Editor: Natalie Fowler
Contributing Editor: Micah Hanks
Contributing Editor: Jerome Clark
Art Director: Stephanie Kraft
Social Media: Jamie Anderson
Fate Radio Host: Vance Pollock
Cover image courtesy LoveFound

Approximately 5.25” x 7.75” 120 pages

Fantasy & Science Fiction Jul/Aug 2017

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

“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

Analog Jul/Aug 2017

analog_7_2017_500Analog Science Fiction and Fact Vol. 137 #7 & 8 Jul/Aug 2017 contents:
Guest Editorial by Rosemary Claire Smith
The Analytical Laboratory (readers’ ratings)
“Not Far Enough” by Martin L. Shoemaker
The Science Behind “The Final Nail” by H.G. Stratmann, MD (Science Fact)
“The Fool’s Stone” by Aubry Kae Andersen, art by Josh Meehan
“The First Rule is, You Don’t Eat Your Friends” by Robert R. Chase
“Alouette, Gentille Alouette” by Andrew Barton
“Fat Bubble” by Tom Easton
“Perspective” by Kyle Kirkland
“A Theory of Gravity” by Josh Pearce (verse)
“For All Mankind” by C. Stuart Hardwick, art by Vincent DiFate
“Clarity of Signal” by Holly Schofield, art by Kurt Huggins
“Space Junk” by Bruce Boston (verse)
“Belly Up” by Maggie Clark
“A Little Spooky Action” by Howard V. Hendrix
“Pitch” by Bruce McAllister & Patrick Smith
The Alternate View by John G. Cramer
“Phuquiang: A History” by Uncle River
“Blinking Noon and Midnight” by Tim McDaniel
In Times to Come (preview)
“Teamwork” by Eve Warren
“Often and Silently We Come” by Ron Collins
“Galleon” by Brian Trent
“Across the Steaming Sea” by Rob Chilson, art by Joel Iskowitz
The Reference Library by Don Sakers
Classified Marketplace
Brass Tacks—Readers’ Letters
Upcoming Events by Anthony Lewis

Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Trevor Quachri
Assistant Editor: Emily Hockaday
Senior Art Director: Victoria Green
Cover: Rado Javor
208 pages, $7.99 on newsstands until August 22, 2017
Analog website

Note: Indicia mistakenly lists this issue as Vol. 137 # 3 & 4 Mar/Apr 2017

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Jul/Aug 2017

The Lineup
“Let it Burn” by Robert Mangeot, art by AJ Frena
“Trail’s End” by John M. Ford
The Mysterious Cipher by Willie Rose
“The Making of Velveteen Dream” by Chris Muessig
Mysterious Photograph $25 fiction contest “The Honey Trap”
“Pain-Man” by Bev Vincent, art by Ally Hodges
Booked & Printed by Robert C. Hahn
“We Frequent the Moon Bar” by Jay Carey
“The Countess of Warsaw” by Susan Breen
“Merit Making” by R.T. Lawton
“A Respectable Lady” by Joseph D’Agnese, art by Tim Foley
“The Magnolia Murders” by O’Neil De Noux
“Serious Damage” by Cathryn Grant
Dying Words acrostic puzzle by Arlene Fisher
“Blood Debt” by Eric Rutter
Black Orchid Novella Award: Steve Liskow “Look What They’ve Done to My Song, Ma”
The Story That Won (Mar/Apr) “Five Secrets to Success” by Michael Penkas
Classified Marketplace

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Vol. 62 #7 & 8 Jul/Aug 2017
Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Linda Landrigan
Senior Assistant Editor: Jackie Sherbow
VP Design & Production: Susan Mangan
Senior AD: Victoria Green
Cover: RaStudio/
192 pages
$7.99 on newsstands until August 22, 2017
The Mystery Place: Alfred Hitchcock website