Analog Sep/Oct 2018

Analog Sep/Oct 2018Analog Science Fiction and Fact (Astounding) Vol. 138 #9 & 10 Sep/Oct 2018
Richard A. Lovett’s Guest Editorial: Colliding Icebergs
Bill Johnson “Go Random, My Love”
Jay Werkheiser: Alien Biochemistry: Embracing the Carbon Chauvinist (Science Fact)
In Times to Come (Nov/Dec preview)
Effie Seiberg “Optimizing the Verified Good” art by Tomislav Tikulin
Josh Pearce “Three-Body” (verse)
Gregory Benford “A Surprise Beginning”
Ron Collins “When the Rain Comes”
Adam-Troy Castro “The Unnecessary Parts of the Story”
Bruce Boston “Intuitive Leaps” (verse)
Sean McMullen “The Pendant Lens”
Christopher L. Bennett “…And He Built a Crooked Hub” art by Josh Meehan
Premee Mohamed “Shepherd Moon”
Martin L. Shoemaker “It Came from the Coffee Maker”
John G. Cramer: The Alternate View: Vacuum Birefringence and Neutron Stars
Elizabeth Rubio “Nevertheless”
Larry Hodges’ Probability Zero: The Plaything on the Tesseract Wall
Harry Lang “Off-Road”
Tony Ballantyne “Trapezium”
Biolog: Tony Ballantyne by Richard L. Lovett
Darren Speegle “Black Shores”
Shane Landry “Impetus” art by Josh Meehan
Edward M. Lerner “Harry and the Lewises”
Don Sakers: The Reference Library
Classified Marketplace
Brass Tacks (Letters)
Anthony Lewis: Upcoming Events

Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Trevor Quachri
Associate Editor: Emily Hockaday
Editorial Assistant: Deanna McLafferty
Senior Art Director: Victoria Green
Cover: Joel Iskowitz
208 pages, $7.99 on newsstands until October 23, 2018
Analog website

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The Pulpster No. 27

The Pulpster No. 27Bookseller Mike Chomko is a major supporter of the pulp and digest magazine community. He serves on the PulpFest convention committee and publishes The Pulpster magazine for that annual show in Pittsburgh.

William Lampkin
: From the Editor
Michael Chomko: From the Publisher
William Lampkin “Fatty’s Friend” (Rosco “Fatty” Arbuckle)
Tom Krabacher “Mr. Hoffman’s Wartime ‘Adventure’” (Arthur Hoffman)
Arthur Sullivant Hoffman “That Earlier American Legion”
George Evans & Michael Chomko “With ‘Wings’ I Soared”
Philip José Farmer “A Fimbulwinter Introduction”
Joe R. Lansdale “The Man with the Electric Brain”
Irene Cumming Kleeberg “A Peek Inside Popular Publications”
David W. Smith “The Original Suicide Squad”
Tony Davis: Final Chapters

Download catalogs from the Mike Chomko Books website

The Pulpster No. 27
Editor: William Lampkin
Assistant Editor: Peter Chomko
Publisher: Mike Chomko
8.5” x 11” 48 pages
A few copies of the The Pulpster are still available within the U.S.:
No. 26 and 27 $13.00 each postage-paid or order both for $24.00 postage-paid
Email Mike Chomko for further ordering instructions.

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Sep/Oct 2018

AHMM 9/10 2018Contents
Linda Landrigan: All in the Family (introduction)
The Lineup
R.T. Lawton “The Chinese Box” art by Eric Fisher
Dennis McFadden “Coolbrook TWP”
James Lincoln Warren “Casting Call”
Mark Lagasse: Mixed-Up Grandmasters (puzzle)
Kristine Kathryn Rusch “Unity Con: A Spade/Paladin Conundrum” art by Hank Blaustein
John H. Dirckx “Counterpoint”
Brendan DuBois “The Wildest One”
Solution to Jul/Aug “Dying Words”
Arlene Fisher: Dying Words acrostic puzzle
Loren D. Estleman “Scrap Drive” A Four Horsemen Story art by Tim Foley
Tom Savage “Rats”
Mark Thielman “Buried Past”
Robert C. Hahn: Booked & Printed
Matthew Wilson “The Cook Off”
Janice Law “Good Girl”
Mysterious Photograph $25 fiction contest “Of Mice and Murder”
Tom Larsen “En Agua Caliente” A Wilson Salinas Mystery of Ecuador
Louisa May Alcott “Betrayed By a Buckle” Mystery Classic selected and introduced by Marianne Wilski Strong
The Story That Won (May/Jun) “Whistle While You Kill” by Michael J. Ciaraldi
Coming in AHMM Nov/Dec
Directory of Services/Indicia
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Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Vol. 63 No. 9 & 10 Sep/Oct 2018
Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Linda Landrigan
Associate Editor: Jackie Sherbow
Senior Director of Art & Production: Porter C. McKinnon
Senior AD: Victoria Green
Cover: CSA Images
192 pages
$7.99 on newsstands until October 23, 2018
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Pulp Horror No. 7: The Mummy Lives!

Pulp Horror No. 7Contents
Justin Marriott: The Pulpit of Horror
Four-Colour Mummies
A Short Order of Mummies
A Checklist of The Mummy in Short Fiction
Novel Mummies
A Checklist of The Mummy in Novel 1940 to 1990
Andreas Decker and Justin Marriott: Die Mummien Komen
Ditko and Ellison: Pre-Code Horror and the Year’s Best

Pulp Horror #7 The Mummy Lives! August 2017
68 pages, ~6” x 8” (A5-size) perfect bound, full color throughout
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Copy Editor: Jim O’Brien
Pulp Horror No. 7 back coverContributors: Andreas Decker, Kev Demant Tom Tesarek, and Brian Emrich
Front cover: Rik Rawling
POD $10.00
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Mystery Weekly Magazine August 2018

Mystery Weekly Magazine August 2018Contents
Joseph S. Walker “After We Lost Her”
Jerry Cronin “It’s All Relative”
Darren O. Godfrey “Family Matters”
Ken Brosky “The Cold Hunt”
D.V. Bennett “Bernal Heights”
Leland Neville “Temptation Square”
Laird Long “Petty Thief” (A You-Solve-It)
Solution to July You-Solve-It “The Sound of Silence” by Laird Long

Mystery Weekly Magazine August 2018
Publisher: Chuck Carter
Editor: Kerry Carter
Cover: Juliusz Martwy
7.5” x 10” 76 pages
POD $6.99, Kindle $2.99
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Down & Out: The Magazine No. 4 Aug. 2018

Down & Out: The Magazine No. 4Contents
Rick Ollerman: A Few Clues From the Editor
Arthur Klepchukov “A Damn Fine Town”
John Shepphird “Headhunter”
Brian Silverman “Scotch Bonnet”
J. Kingston Pierce: Placed in Evidence (book reviews)
Michael Stanley “Shoot to Kill” (feature story)
Rick Ollerman: A Few Cents a Word
Frederick C. Davis “Blood on the Block” (Dime Detective Magazine Dec. 15, 1933)
Robb T. White “Inside Man”
Lissa Marie Redmond “We Don’t Talk About Lester Anymore”

Down & Out: The Magazine No. 4 back coverEditor: Rick Ollerman
Cover design: Lance Wright, Cover photo: Peter Rozovsky
5.5” x 8.5”, 178 pages
POD $12.99, Kindle $5.99
Down & Out: The Magazine website (subscriptions available)

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)

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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)

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Broadswords and Blasters No. 6 back cover