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Fantasy & Science Fiction Sep/Oct 2017

f&sf-9-2017Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 133 No. 3 and 4, aka #733, Sep/Oct 2017
“Evil Opposite” by Naomi Kritzer
“We Are Born” by Dare Segun Falowo
“Leash on a Man” by Robert Reed
“Tasting Notes on the Varietals of the Southern Coast” by Gwendolyn Clare
“The Care of House Plants” by Jeremy Minton
Book to Look For by Charles de Lint
Books by James Sallis
“The Hermit of Houston” by Samuel R. Delany
“On Highway 18” by Rebecca Campbell
“Hollywood Squid” by Oliver Buckram
“Still Tomorrow’s Going to Be Another Working Day” by Amy Griswold
“Bodythoughts” by Rahul Kanakia
Science: Vanishing Act by Pat Murphy & Paul Doherty
Films by Kathi Maio
“Riddle” by Lisa Mason
“Children of Xanadu” by Juan Paulo Rafols
“The Two-Choice Foxtrot of Chapham County” by Tina Connolly
“Starlight Express” by Michael Swanwick
Coming Attractions
Market Place
Curiosities by Robert Eldridge

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: Maurizio Manzieri (Starlight Express)
Cartoons: Nick Downes, S. Harris, Arthur Mascar, Danny Shanahan
258 pages, $8.99 on newsstands until Oct. 30, 2017
Fantasy & Science Fiction website

Publisher Gordon Van Gelder was recently interviewed on Gil Roth’s The Virtual Memories Show (#232)

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Sep/Oct 2017

eqmm_9_2017Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine Sep/Oct 2017
“A Woman’s Place” by Josh Pachter* & René Appel, art by Laurie Harden
“e-Golem” by S.J. Rozan
The Jury Box by Steve Steinbock
“Crazy Margaret” by Jack Fredrickson
“Bank Holiday Murder” by Christianna Brand
“Fool’s Gold” by Marilyn Todd
“How She Got Even” by Peter Hochstein
“Come Back Paddy Reilly” by Con Lehane (Black Mask)
“Therapy Dog” by Laura Pigott (Dept. of First Stories)
“Making It” by Michael Wiley
“Missing Person” by Richard Helms
Blog Bytes by Bill Crider
“Bunker Hill Blues” by Paul D. Marks
“Matti” by Iris Leister (Pastport to Crime) Translated from the German by Mary Tannert
“Fishtown Lockup” by Philip Lowery
“Parson Pennywick Talks to the Bees” by Amy Myers, art by Jason C. Eckhardt
“Femme Fatale” by Robert Rivers (Dept. of First Stories)
“The Hidden Agenda” by Peter Turnbull
“Murder Between the Pages” by K.D. Hart (verse)
“A Watched Pot” by Aoife Clifford
Classified Marketplace
“Phantomwise: 1972” by Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Janet Hutchings
Associate Editor: Jackie Sherbow
VP Design & Production: Susan Mangan
Senior AD: Victoria Green
Cover: Christine Marie Larson
192 pages
$7.99 on newsstands until Oct. 24, 2017
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine website (new URL)

Collector’s Note: The indicia lists this issue as Vol. 151 #2 & 3, whole #910 & 911, Sep/Oct 2017, but if the Jul/Aug indicia is correct, this issue is actually Vol. 151 #3 & 4, whole #911 & 912, Sep/Oct 2017

*Josh Pachter’s “I Spy: A Writer Remembers Espionage Magazine” will appear in The Digest Enthusiast book seven in Dec. 2017

Analog Sep/Oct 2017

analog_9_2017Analog Science Fiction and Fact Vol. 137 #9 & 10 Sep/Oct 2017 contents:
Guest Editorial: Sci-Fi and Science Fiction by James Gunn
“My Fifth and Most Exotic Voyage” by Edward M. Lerner
The Quest for the 2:00 Marathon by Richard A. Lovett (Science Fact)
“I Know My Own & My Own Know Me” by Tracy Canfield, art by Kurl Huggins
“Ghostmail” by Eric Del Carlo
“The First Trebuchet on Mars” by Marie Vibbert
In Times to Come
“Climbing Olympus” by Simon Kewin
Biolog: Lettie Prell by Richard A. Lovett
“Emergency Protocol” by Lettie Prell
“A Tinker’s Damnation” by Jerry Oltion, art by Eldar Zakirov
“Free Fall Hunt” by Mack Hassler (verse)
“The Old Man” by Rich Larson, art by Josh Meehan
“Colony on the Fifth Planet” by Bruce McAllister (verse)
“Orphans” by Craig DeLancey
“The Absence” by Robert R. Chase
“Arp! Arp!” by Christine De La Rocha
The Alternate View by John G. Cramer
Viktor Frankenstein’s Bar and Grill and Twenty-Four-Hour Roadside Emporium by Michael F. Flynn
“The Mathematician” by Tom Jolly
“Coyote Moon” by James Van Pelt
“Abductive Reasoning” by Christopher L. Bennett, art by Josh Meehan
“Invaders” by Stanley Schmidt
“The Sword of Damocles” by Norman Spinrad
“Heaven’s Covenant” by Bud Sparhawk
The Reference Library by Don Sakers
Classified Marketplace
Brass Tacks—Readers’ Letters
Upcoming Events by Anthony Lewis

Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Trevor Quachri
Associate Editor: Emily Hockaday
Editorial Assistant: Deanna McLafferty
Senior Art Director: Victoria Green
Cover: Eldar Zakirov illustrating “My Fifth and Most Exotic Voyage”
208 pages, $7.99 on newsstands until Oct. 24, 2017
Analog website

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Sep/Oct 2017

ahmm_9_2017If you haven’t visited the AHMM website lately, it’s been revamped, complete with a new URL: All four Dell digests’ sites now have a similar look and organization. The current issue of AHMM is arriving on newsstands this week.

The Lineup
“Night Flight to Bali” by Jane K. Cleland, art by Ally Hodges
“The Trophy” by Charles Todd
“i” by Steve Hockensmith
“Cabin Fever” by David Edgerley Gates
Booked & Printed by Robert C. Hahn
“How Lon Pruitt Was Found Murdered in an Open Field With No Footprints Around” by Mike Culpepper
Mysterious Photograph $25 fiction contest “Carried Away”
“The Front Man” by Janice Law, art by Kelly Denato
“Self-Portrait” by Max Gersh
“The Vampire of Edinburgh” (Doctor Watson) by James Tipton
The Mysterious Cipher by Willie Rose
“Aramis and the Worm” by Michael Mallory
“Electric Boogaloo” by John Shepphird, art by Tim Foley
Dying Words acrostic puzzle by Arlene Fisher
“Happy Families” by Eve Fisher
“The Smuggler of Samarkand” by Martin Limón
“Tough Guy” by Leslie T. White (Mystery Classic selected/introduced by Jim Doherty)
Solution to the Jul/Aug Dying Words
The Story That Won (May/Jun) “The Final Course” by Drew A. Logan
Classified Marketplace

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Vol. 62 #9 & 10 Sep/Oct 2017
Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Linda Landrigan
Associate Editor: Jackie Sherbow
VP Design & Production: Susan Mangan
Senior AD: Victoria Green
Cover: Empato/
192 pages
$7.99 on newsstands until Oct. 24, 2017
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine website

Men of Violence #8

Editor’s Notes
A Pair of Claws
Machine Gun Preacher
The Good, the Bad, and the Very Bad by Paul Bishop
John Benteen Series Checklists
· Fargo
· Sundance
· Cutler
· Ranch Bravo
“Walter Kaylin, come back!” by Bob Deis
Lyle Kenyon Engel
The Fantastic Novel Factory Paperback Impresario: Cranking Out Books, Raking in the Money by Joseph McLellan (Washington Post Feb. 12, 1979)
A Working Checklist for the Books Packaged by Lyle Kenyon Engel by Joe Kenney

Men of Violence #8 July 2017
56 pages, ~6” x 8” (A5-size) saddle-stitch binding
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Copy Editor: Jim O’Brien
The Paperback Fanatic website

Pulp Horror #6 Wrightson Tribute

The Postbag of Horror
The Axeman Cometh: A Visual guide to the art of the late Bernie Wrightson
1977; Year of the Mad Dogs: Jim O’Brien looks at the trio of rabid dog books that terrorised the UK in 1977
Rumour, Fear and the Madness of Crowds: Tom Tesarek reviews Shirley Jackson’s classic The Haunting of Hill House
Peter Saxon; The Disorientated Man: An overview of the horror books carrying the Press Editorial pseudonym of Peter Saxon
A Saxon Horde: Kev Demant’s review of select Saxon titles, including Scream and Scream Again
The Pack: More devil dogs, but this time the US pack that followed the success of Jaws

Pulp Horror #6 Bernie Wrightson Tribute August 2017
128 pages, ~6” x 8” (A5-size) perfect bound, full color throughout
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Copy Editor: Jim O’Brien
Contributors and Scanners: Andreas Decker, Jim O’Brien, Kev Demant and Tom Tesarek
Front cover: Rik Rawling
The Paperback Fanatic website

Men of Violence! #7

mov_7A trio of zines from Justin Marriott arrived yesterday, two issues of Men of Violence! and Pulp Horror #6. More on the content of the others in the days ahead, but let’s begin with MOV! #7:

Mailbag of Violence: LOCs from John Gallagher, Andy Boot, and Art Black
James Leasor Update
A Dirty Way to Die: Peter Enfantino’s recap of The Sharpshooter paperback series by Bruno Rossi
Flying High: Gavin Tudor Lyall paperbacks
The Sheriff of Rockabye County: J.T. Edson’s paperback series
In the Interrogation Room: Stephen Mertz—An interview by Paul Bishop

48 pages, ~6” x 8” (A5-size) saddle-stitch binding
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Copy Editor: Jim O’Brien
Cover: Image from The Sharpshooter #11 Triggerman
The Paperback Fanatic website

Mystery Weekly Magazine August 2017

“Memento Mori” by R.R. Scott
“The Cardinal’s Blade” by Joseph D’Agnese
“Shut Your Eyes and You’ll Be Fine” by Diana Deverell
“So the Bible Says” by Michael T. Coolen
“Minnie’s Mincemeat Pie” by Dale T. Phillips
“Wolf’s Eye Magic” by Don Herald
“Otherwise Known As . . .” by Eugene H. Davis
“Tourniquet” by Liam Hogan
“Cropped” A You-Solve-It by Laird Long

Mystery Weekly Magazine August 2017
Publisher: Chuck Carter
Editor: Kerry Carter
7.5” x 10” 62 pages
POD $5.99, Kindle $2.99, Magzter $1.99
Mystery Weekly Magazine website

Down & Out: The Magazine #1

DandO_Magazine_1_500Backed by crime fiction powerhouse Down & Out Books, “The Magazine” is now available in print and ePub. (For the background on this new magazine and much more be sure to check out our interview with editor Rick Ollerman in The Digest Enthusiast #7, coming in December 2017.)

A Few Clues from the Editor: Rick Ollerman
“Dress Blues” by Michael A. Black
“Hit Me” by Rick Ollerman
“The Solitary Man” by Terrence McCauley
Placed in Evidence by J. Kingston Pierce
“On the Job Interview” by Eric Beetner
“Breakage” by Reed Farrel Coleman (Feature Story)
“Trash” by Jen Conley
“Rough Justice” by Frederick Nebel (Black Mask Nov. 1930)
“Deadbeat” by Thomas Pluck

Editor: Rick Ollerman
Cover design: Lance Wright
5.5” x 8.5”, 166 pages
POD $11.99, Kindle $5.99 ($1.99 with the print version)

Down & Out: The Magazine website