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Fantastical Fish 2019 CalendarIf you’e looking for fab gift ideas, try Hiss. Buzz. Hum. Artist/Designer C.C. has created a wonderful collection of calendars, prints, sculptures, cards, jewelry, etc. I’ve been enjoying her desktop calendars for years. The 2019 edition featuring Fantastical Fish just arrived at Larque Press world HQ.

The American Bystander No. 8

The American Bystander No. 8Apparently I didn’t get my change of address in quick enough, but the eighth issue of Michael Gerber’s excellent The American Bystander has arrived at last.

Departments
Frontispiece: “Mechanical Sex” by Tom Hachtman
Publisher’s Letter by Michael Gerber
News and Notes
Classifieds
Index to This Issue by Steve Young
Crossword: “Alternative Musicals” by Matera & Goldberg

Gallimaufry
J. Keohane, J. Zeller, D. Lancaster, B. McConnachie, P. Barr, R. McGee, L. Gardner, T. Chitty, L. Kenseth, J. F. Garner, D. & M. Reiss, A. Schmidt, M. Balmain, B. Katchor, E. Waite

Short Stuff
Evidence of Russian Medaling by Ron Hauge
American Bystanders #5 by Drew Friedman
Pursued by Wasps by John Jonik
An Oral History by Simon Rich
Alien Notes on the Voyager Space Probe Golden Record by Steve Young
After Breakfast by Emily Flake
All the Scenes in Meet Cute by Jonathan Zeller
#Whynotmetoo? by Laurie Rosenwald
Comparing Things to Jazz is Like… Jazz by Rob Kutner
New Offerings From Your Alumni Educational Travel by Chris Marcil & Sam Johnson

Features
Your Future Home by Tom Chitty
Comic Character Cursing Dictionary by Ed Subitzky
Piano Lessons by Brian McConnachie
A History of the Freline Notebook by Ostow & Reddy
Just Worried by M.K. Brown
Originalism…For Your Life! by Lars Kenseth
Enjoy Your Stay by Ryan Nyburg
Son of Twisted Cross by Sam Gross
Works by Dylan Brody
Welcome to Scarfolk by Richard Littler
Generation WHAAH?! by Dan Vebber

Marvy
Cover by Bill Lee
Quiet, Billy, There’s No Time For That by Randall Enos
Free Love With Jan & Stan by Persoff & Marshall
Dog Show by Ted Jouflas
The Basic Overview by Howard Cruse
Mom and Me by Rick Geary
My Extraordinary Dream by Michael Sloan
Trots & Bonnie by Shary Flenniken
Gertrude’s Follies by Tom Hachtman & Sam Gross
Kama Sutra for Cats by Seymour Chwast

Our Back Pages
What Am I Doing Here?: Nepal by Mike Reiss
P.S. Mueller Thinks Like This by P.S. Mueller
Chunk-Style Nuggets by Steve Young
Know Your Bystanders by Laurie Rosenwald

Editor/Publisher: Michael Gerber
Head Writer: Brian McConnachie
Senior Editor: Alan Goldberg
Deputy Editors: Michael Thornton, Ben Orlin
Cover: Barry Blitt
8.5” x 11” 98 pages
Subscribe: www.patreon.com/bystander
Website: www.americanbystander.org

Mystery Weekly Magazine November 2018

Mystery Weekly Magazine Nov. 2018Contents
Adele Gardner “Bonnie Parker Sings the Blues”
Dennis E. Hensley “70 X 7”
E.F. Schraeder “Tree Dweller”
Steve Toase “Split Chain Stitch”
M.B. Manteufel “In Case of Emergency”
Nicole Fratrich “The Key”
Elizabeth Zelvin “A Shift at the Bluebird”
Laird Long “A Likely Prospect” (A You-Solve-It)
Solution to Oct. You-Solve-It “Treasure Cave” by Peter DiCellis

Mystery Weekly Magazine November 2018
Publisher: Chuck Carter
Editor: Kerry Carter
Cover: Mark Harchar
7.5” x 10” 75 pages
POD $6.99, Kindle $2.99
Mystery Weekly Magazine website

Switchblade: Issue Seven

Switchblade No. 7William R. Soldan “The Bastard Girl of Tampa Ray” (verse)
Contents
Scotch Rutherford: Editor’s Corner

Sharp & Deadly Fiction
Bryce Wilson “Dogfight”
R. Daniel Lester “Nowhere to Go but Dead”
Jon Zelazny “Jackass Junction”
Jack Bates “Kettle’s Wake”
Michael R. Colangelo “Tick Tock”
J.L. Boekestein “Sleep Tight Hannibal”
Mark Slade “The Last Savior”
C.W. Blackwell “Kiss for Karma”
Arthur Evans “Dead Drop”
Bill Davidson “Sister”
Nick Kolakowski “My Worst Morning Ever”

Switchblade No. 7 back coverQuick & Dirty Flash
Stephen D. Rogers “Last Day of Summer”
David Rachels “A Serial Killer Buys a Watermelon”
Scott Hallam “Choices”
Matthew X. Gomez “Queen of Vice City”

Author Bios/Acknowledgments

Switchblade: An Anthology of Noir
Caledonia Press
Editor: Scotch Rutherford
Cover photos: Scotch Rutherford
5” x 8”, 189 pages
Kindle $2.99

Switchblade Magazine website
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Pulp Literature No. 20 Autumn 2018

Pulp Literature No. 20Contents
From the Pulp Lit Pulpit: A Score for Cross-Genre Fiction
Kristene Perron “Flavour of the Forsaken”
Feature Interview: Kristene Perron
The Magpie Award for Poetry
Kelli Allen “Leather Wraps Both Our Shoulders, and I Will Call You My Lungs, My Falconer, Guidepost” (verse)
Christine Leviczky Riek “All I Need is a Chair, My Red Piano, and” (verse)
Angela Caravan “My Desk” (verse)
Mitchell Towes “Away Game”
Sara Mang “Gross Motor”
Dave Beynon “Small Town Superhero”
Epiphany Ferrell “Every Town Has One”
Susan Pieters “Waking Up Black”
Summer Jewel Keown “Indebted”
Alex Reece Abbott “Alphabet Soup”
Erin Evans “The Hub”
Mel Anastasiou “Meat” (comic)
JM Landels “Allaigna’s Song: Aria”
The Artists (bios)
Hall of Fame (Patreon supporters)
Marketplace
Contests

Pulp Literature No. 20 back coverPublisher: Pulp Literature Press
Managing Editor: Jennifer Landels
Acquisitions Editor: Melanie Anastasiou
Story Editor: Sue Pieters
Assistant Editor: Jessica Fabrizius
Poetry Editor: Daniel Cowper, Emily Osborne
Copy Editor/Designer: Amanda Bidnall
Proofreader: Mary Rykov
Graphic Designer: Kris Sayer
Cover: Ben Baldwin
Interior artwork: Melanie Anastasiou, John Henry Friesen
207 pages
$4.99 Kindle
Pulp Literature website

Men of Violence No. 11

Men of Violence No. 11 (draft)The fanzine of vintage men’s adventure paperbacks.

Contents
Richard Toogood: Guest Editorial
Forgotten Artists One: Jack Hayes
Song of the South: Stuart Cloete
The Swordsman: Martin Holmes studies the historical novels of Gardner F. Fox
Forgotten Artists Two: Bill Francis Phillips
Paul Bishop “Talbot Mundy the Mystic Adventurer”
The Eternal Champion: A review of the first Casca book
“Casca the Immortal” interview with Tony Roberts
The Curse of Casca
Richard Toogood “Family of Fighting Eagles” The Aquila stories of Rosemary Sutcliff
Forgotten Artists Three: Richard Clifton-Dey
Jim O’Brien “The Viking Paperback Bloke” Henry Treece
Love Like Blood: Rafael Sabatini

Men of Violence No. 11 back coverMen of Violence No. 11 November 2018
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Copy Editor: Jim O’Brien
Cover: Rik Rawling
76 pages, 6” x 9” (A5-size) perfect bound
POD only $10.99
The Paperback Fanatic website

Fantasy and Science Fiction Nov/Dec 2018

F&SF Nov/Dec 2018Fantasy and Science Fiction Vol. 135 No. 5 and 6, #740, Nov/Dec 2018
Contents
Jeffrey Ford “Thanksgiving”
Y.M. Pang “The Lady of Butterflies”
Sean McMullen “Extreme”
Charles de Lint: Books to Look For
James Sallis: Books
Hanuš Seiner “The Iconoclasma” translated by Julie Novakova
Abra Staffin-Wiebe “Overwintering Habits of the North American River Mermaid”
Robert Reed “Every Color of Invisible”
Ruth Berman “Escaping the Ogre” (verse)
Geoff Ryman “This Constant Narrowing”
Nina Kiriki Hoffman “Other People’s Dreams”
Jerry Oltion’s Science: Space Drives Real and Imaginary
David J. Skal’s Films: Strange Invaders
Gordon Van Gelder: Publisher’s Note
F&SF Competition #96 “Crime Blotter”
F&SF Competition #97 “Watered Down”
Nick DiChario “The Baron and His Floating Daughter”
J.R. Dawson “When We Flew Together Through the Ice”
Bo Balder “The Island and Its Boy”
Coming Attractions
Market Place
Index to Volumes 134 & 135, January–December 2018
David Langford’s Curiosities: The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough (1917)

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
Cover: Alan M. Clark “The Iconoclasma”
Cartoons: Nick Downes, Danny Shanahan
258 pages, $8.99 on newsstands until Dec. 31, 2018
Fantasy & Science Fiction website

Asimov’s Science Fiction Nov/Dec 2018

Asimov’s Science Fiction Nov/Dec 2018Contents
Shelia Williams & Michael Swanwick’s Editorial: Never Say “Rather Unlikely” Again
Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: Do Androids Dream of Electric Cats?
Robert Frazier “Your Clone Hones Telepathy” (verse)
James Patrick Kelly’s On the Net: We Are the Cat People
Allen M. Steele’s Thought Experiment: The History of Science Fiction, and Why it Matters
Derek Künsken “Water and Diamond”
Jane Yolen “The Language of Water” (verse)
Nick Wolven “Stormdiver”
Julie Novakova “The Gift”
Next Issue
Ray Nayler “Incident at San Juan Bautista”
Kristine Kathryn Rusch “Joyride”
David Ebenbach “Pregnancy as a Location in Space-Time”
Linda Nagata “Theories of Flight”
In Memoriam: Harlan Ellison (1934–2018)
Tom Purdom “Parallel Military Cultural Evolution in a Non-Human Society”
Suzanne Palmer “This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” (verse)
William Ledbetter “What I Am”
R. Garcia y Robertson “Girl With a Curl”
Megan Engelhardt “Echoes of Light from Orbit” (verse)
Peter Heck: On Books
Classified Marketplace
Erwin S. Strauss: The SF Conventional Calendar

Asimov’s Science Fiction Vol. 42 #11 & 12, whole #514 & 515, Nov/Dec 2018
Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Sheila Williams
Associate Editor: Emily Hockaday
Editorial Assistant: Deanna McLafferty
Senior Art Director: Victoria Green
Cover: Donato Giancola
208 pages, $7.99 on newsstands until December 18, 2018
Asimov’s website
Asimov’s/Analog Value Pack-8
Asimov’s/Analog Value Pack-16

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Nov/Dec 2018

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Nov/Dec 2018Contents
Linda Landrigan: Meditations on Murder (introduction)
The Lineup
Max Gersh “The Week Before November”
Mark Lagasse: Scrambled Grafton (puzzle—solution on page 62))
Susan Thibadeau “The Furious Cat”
Sharon Hunt “The Keepers of All Sins”
Mysterious Photograph $25 fiction contest “An Apple a Day”
Elaine Viets “Mistress of the Mickey Finn” art by Ron Chironna
Michael Bracken “Going-Away Money”
Robert C. Hahn: Booked & Printed
S.L. Franklin “Manitoba Postmortem”
Julie Tollefson “Leah”
Robert Lopresti “A Bad Day for Algebra Tests” art by Kelly Denato
Martin Limón “Bite of the Dragon”
Arlene Fisher: Dying Words (acrostic puzzle)
Mitch Alderman “Fear of the Secular”
Albert Ashforth “Death of an Oligarch”
R.T. Lawton “Vet’s Day”
Joseph Goodrich’s The Case File: Killer Tunes (Music for Mystery Writers)
The Story That Won (Jul/Aug) “Branchin’ Out” by Clare Lamparter
Index: Volume 63
Coming in AHMM Jan/Feb 2019
Directory of Services/Indicia
Classified Marketplace

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Vol. 63 No. 11 & 12 Nov/Dec 2018
Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Linda Landrigan
Associate Editor: Jackie Sherbow
Senior Director of Art & Production: Porter C. McKinnon
Senior AD: Victoria Green
Cover: Maggie Ivy
192 pages
$7.99 on newsstands until December 18, 2018
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine website

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Mystery Double Issue Value Pack-12 $15.95