Fanatic HQ Update

Men of Violence No. 11 (draft)Justin Marriott’s update on The Paperback Fanatic’s fall schedule:

Issue 7 of Pulp Horror is now available through Amazon UK, Europe and US.

Articles for issue 40 of The Paperback Fanatic are just back from being proof-read, so expect that in October.  A real eclectic mix, with something (I hope) for everyone.

And the first draft cover for issue 11 of Men of Violence (shown here) – I hate the phrase bad-ass, but that is exactly what it is.  It will be a historical fiction special which will out before Xmas.

Issue 8 of Pulp Horror is just about in place and Sleazy Reader 8 is also coming together.  So it’s a busy time here at Fanatic HQ.

Switchblade Sixx

Switchbalde SixxThe wait is over. The print edition of Switchblade Sixx is now available, so what’re you waiting for?

William R. Soldan “Seattle” (verse)
Scotch Rutherford: Editor’s Corner

Quick & Dirty Flash
George Garnet “Down Payment”
Aidan Thorn “Hooked”
Rex Weiner “On the Way Home”

Sharp & Deadly Fiction
John Bosworth “Cold Comfort”
Mike Payne “The Vice Aisle”
Jim Thomsen “Dead Men Tell Tales”
E.F. Sweetman “The Usher”
Travis Richardson “Chowda”
Rusty Barnes “Implement of Destruction”
Scot Carpenter “Lost Girl”
Danny Sophabmisay “Road Rage”
Tom Barlow “The Bargain”
Tais Teng “The Magician’s Left Hand”
Evelyn Deshane “Violet”

Author Bios/Acknowledgments

Switchblade Sixx backSwitchblade: An Anthology of Noir
Caledonia Press
Editor: Scotch Rutherford
Demi Cobar cover photos: Scotch Rutherford
5” x 8”, 170 pages
POD $7.99 Kindle $2.99 (free with print version)

Switchblade Magazine website
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Dikomania No. 96

Ditkomania No. 96The first issue of Ditkomania since its namesake’s passing in June 2018, opens with Editor Rob Imes Editkorial. “Despite the chatter about Ditko that goes on these days on the internet, I find that the pages of a zine like this can contain more thoughtful and knowledgeable insights.”

Rob Imes: Editkorial
Sam Gafford: Steve Ditko Owed You Nothing
Bryan Stroud: Ditko in Space: The 1980’s Starman Series, art by Fred Grivaud
Jason Sacks: Uneasy Lies the Crown: Steve Ditko on Starman
Rob Imes: Questar Warriors, Cosage the Cosmic Agent
Rob Imes: “Doctor Who” and Ditko
Larry Johnson: Ditko’s Horror Hosts
Joshua Warren: Ditko’s The Grey Negotiator (comic)
Letters: Dave Sim, Nick Caputo, Bob Jennings

Diktomania No. 96 July 2018
Editor/Publisher: Rob Imes
Cover: Darren Goodhart
Back cover & inside front cover: Jim McPherson
Inside back cover: Tom Ahearn
40 pages (w/covers), $3.00 postage paid from Rob Imes
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Broadswords and Blasters No. 6 Summer 2018

Broadswords and Blasters No. 6The pulp magazine with modern sensibilities.

From the Editors
Robert Walton “The Ogre’s Secret”
Rie Sheridan Rose “Marshal Marshal Meets the Mechanical Marauder”
Adam S. Furman “Collateral Damage”
Marcus Hansson “A Scent of Blood and Salt”
Catherine J. Cole “Royal Stowaway”
J.D. Graves “Her Coffin’s Colder than the Mink Glove”
Jared Mason “Pigsty”
David VonAllmen “Tomorrow’s Eyes”

Editors: Matthew X. Gomez, Cameron Mount
Cover: Luke Spooner
6” x 9”, 108 pages
POD $6.99, Kindle $2.99 (free with print version)

Broadswords and Blasters website

Broadswords and Blasters No. 6 back cover

Fantasy and Science Fiction Jul/Aug 2018

F&SF Jul/Aug 2018Fantasy and Science Fiction Vol. 135 No. 1 and 2, #738, Jul/Aug 2018
Mary Robinette Kowal “The Phobos Experience”
Matthew Hughes “The Prevaricator”
Corey Flintoff “The Queen of the Peri Takes Her Time”
Charles de Lint: Books to Look For
Michelle West: Musings on Books
L.X. Beckett “Freezing Rain, a Chance of Falling”
Mary Soon Lee “Red Rising” (verse)
Cassandra Rose Clarke “The Adjunct”
Rachel Pollack “Visible Cities”
James Sallis “Bedtime Story”
Jerry Oltion: Science: Why Do Kites Fly?
David J. Skal: Films: In the Queue
R.S. Benedict “Morbier”
Ashley Blooms “Hainted”
William Ledbetter “Broken Wings”
Coming Attractions
Market Place
Paul Di Filippo: Curiosities: The Wreck of the Titan, or Futility, by Morgan Robertson (1912)

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: Bob Eggleton “Big Mars”
Cartoons: Nick Downes, Bill Long, Danny Shanahan
258 pages, $8.99 on newsstands until Sep. 3, 2018
Fantasy & Science Fiction website


ForbiddenCartoonist/illustrator Michael Neno’s Lovey Dovey is back in a new mini comic where he encounters one road block after another to his normally lovey-dovey ways. Find out how he handles the stress and strain of this nightmare in Forbidden!

Browse over to the NenoWorld minicomics page for ordering info.

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Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 3

Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 3Contents
John Gregory Betancourt and Carla Coupe: From the Cat’s Perch
Michael Bracken “Suburbia”
Eve Fisher “The Sorority House”
J.M. Taylor “Tourist Season”
John M. Floyd “Diversions”
Charlie Drees “The List”
Peter W. J. Hayes “Something Certain”
Robb T. White “The Moment of Righting”
Ashley Lynch-Harris “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt”
Charlie Hughes “The Target”
Charles Roland “Whale Watch”
James Michael Ullman “Road Hog” (Classic Reprint from EQMM Nov. 1957)

Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 3 Summer 2018
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Editors: John Gregory Betancourt and Carla Coupe
Cover: Malchev/Fotolia
6” x 9” 124 pages
POD $10.00 Kindle (coming soon)
Wildside Press website

Pulp Literature #19 Summer 2018

Pulp Literature No. 19Contents
From the Pulp Lit Pulpit: Advent’s Arrival
Michael Kamakana “Advent” (stand-alone excerpt from the novel)
Feature Interview: Michael Kamakana
Mel Anastasiou “The Seven Swans: The Machineries of Progress”
Maria Pascualy “First Date” (verse)
Richard J O’Brien “The Slade Transmutation”
Alex Reece Abbott “My Brother Paulie: A Domestic Space Odyssey”
Sylvia Stopforth “Ordinary”
James Norcliffe “He Had This Thing” (verse)
Susan Pieters “Guardian”
Jasmin Nyack “Five Minutes”
Charity Tahmaseb “The Potato Bug War”
Keltie Zubko “Towing the Mustang”
RS Wynn: The Bumblebee Flash Fiction Contest
Joseph Stilwell & Hugh Henderson “Blue Skies Over Nine Isles” (comic)
JM Landels “Allaigna’s Song: Aria”
The Artists (bios)
Hall of Fame (Patreon supporters)

Pulp Literatuer No. 19 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
Copy Editor: Amanda Bidnall
Proofreader: Mary Rykov
Graphic Designer: Kris Sayer
Cover: Tais Teng
Interior artwork: Melanie Anastasiou, Jennifer Landels
5.25” x 8” 216 pages
$14.99 POD
$1.99 ebook

Pulp Literature website

Weirdbook No. 39

Weirdbook No. 39Contents
Doug Draa: From the Editor’s Tower
Franklyn Searight “Horror Around the Bend”
Frank Coffman “En Carpre Noctis” (verse)
Samson Stormcrow Hayes “A Tiny Cut”
Marlane Quade Cook “Posthumous”
Darrell Schweitzer “Pages from an Invisible Book”
Lorenzo Crescentini “That Name was Evoc” translated by Clara Nowlan
Julio Toro San Martin & Hank Simmons “The Cursed” (verse)
Jackie Bee “Misdiagnosed”
Frederick J. Mayer “Dog Drool”
Teege Braune “The Venusian Mantis”
Denny E. Marshall “Great Time Machine” (verse)
Ken Heuler “The Colors of the Gods”
Hannah Lackoff “Spawning Ground”
Lily Luchesi “Curse of the Dark Queen”
Rebecca House “Monika Unraveling”
Jason A. Zwiker “Crawling with Them”
James Machin “Seven Sisters”
Michael Washburn “The House in the Mountains”
Thomas Vaughn “Eyes Without a Face”
Richie Brown “Chartley Chowder”
Richard J. O’Brien “Dominion Over Abbadon”
Frank Schildiner “Divine Wind of the Dark”
Bekki Pate “Skrik”
Ed Burkley “The Ferryman’s Journal”
Mark A. Fitch “Demiurge”
Kyla Lee Ward “And in Her Eyes the City Drowned”
John R. Fultz “Clouds Like Memories, Words Like Stones”
Adrian Cole “Up the Lazy River”
Lucy Snyder “Bad Night” (verse)
Jessica Amanda Salmonson “Songs of the Quail” (verse)
Chad Hensley “Sylvan Simalcrum”
Russ Parkhurst “Mister Dorton’s Cats”
James P. Roberts “Miskatonic Etudes” (verse)
Kurt Newton “The Autumn People”

Weirdbook No. 39 back coverWeirdbook Vol. 2 No. 9, No. 39 July 2018
Publisher/Executive Editor: John Gregory Betancourt
Editor: Doug Draa
Consulting Editor: W. Paul Ganley
Cover: Vukkostic
Interior Artwork: Allen Koszowski
252 pages, 6” x 9”
$12.00 POD, $3.99 Kindle*
Wildside Press website

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Mystery Weekly Magazine July 2018

Mystery Weekly Magazine July 2018Contents
Jim Doherty “Cap Device”
Rosemary McCracken “Black Bear Country”
Caroline Misner “Fader’s Crates”
Leslie Elman “No Quarters”
Lance Dean “Rock on the Rocks”
Peter DiChellis “Locked Tight”
Laird Long “The Sound of Silence” (A You-Solve-It)
Solution to May You-Solve-It “In the Crosshairs” by Laird Long

Mystery Weekly Magazine July 2018
Publisher: Chuck Carter
Editor: Kerry Carter
Cover: Andreas Larsson
7.5” x 10” 77 pages
POD $5.99, Kindle $2.99
Mystery Weekly Magazine websiteMWM July 2018 back cover