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Amazing Selects No. 4

Amazing Selects: Edmond Hamilton’s Captain Future in 1,500 Light Years from Home

Amazing Selects: Edmond Hamilton’s Captain Future in 1,500 Light Years from Home [#4 March 2021] (Experimenter Publishing, $8.99, 219pp, tpb)
Table of Contents
1 • Author’s Note • Allen Steele •
5 • Interlude: Beneath Tycho • Allen Steele •
17 • 1,500 Light Years from Home • Allen Steele • n
168 • Capt. Future Meets Gilbert & Sullivan • S. and V. Schultheis, edited by Allen M. Steele • pl
203 • About the Author • Allen M. Steele • bg
206 • About the Artist (cover) • Jon Eno • bg
207 • About the Artist (interior) • M.D. • bg

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Amazing Selects: Edmond Hamilton’s Captain Future in 1,500 Light Years from Home

The Manhunt Companion

The Manhunt Companion

The Manhunt Companion [March 2021] (Stark House Press, $19.95, 410pp, tp, Caliente Design)
Table of Contents
7 • Preface • Jeff Vorzimmer • pr
9 • The History of Manhunt • Jeff Vorzimmer • es
17 • Manhunt Story Reviews 1953–1967 • Peter Enfantino • sz
295 • Stories and Articles by Issue • Anon • ix
333 • Alphabetical Index by Story • Anon • ix
365 • Alphabetical Index by Author • Anon • ix
405 • Alphabetical Index by Series • Anon • ix
409 • TV Episodes based on Manhunt Stories • Anon • ix

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Rock and a Hard Place No. 5

Rock and a Hard Place No. 5

Rock and a Hard Place [v1 #5, Winter/Spring 2021] eic. Roger Nokes, mgn ed. Jay Butkowski (Rock and a Hard Place Press, $12.95, 190pp, digest, $2.99 ebook, cover by Ron Santee)
Foreward: Looking Straight at Bleakness • Roger Nokes • ed
1 • A Son Needs His Mother • Deb Merino • ss
15 • Downtown Rises • J. Rohr • pt
17 • Falling and Catching • Claude LaLumière • ss
23 • A Bad-Hearted Man • Travis Wade Beary • ss
37 • Sea, Grass, Sky • Jerry Bloomfield • pt
39 • From the Dark Ages • C.A. Cole • ss
51 • Quarrels from All Sides • John Joseph Ryan • ss
63 • From the Rock, Looking Toward the Hard Place or Hudson River Sunset • B.J. Rozan • pt
65 • Beautiful Jena • R.D. • ss
75 • The Waiting Room • Richard Risemberg • ss
81 • Saddest Recipe Cookbook • S.J. Rozan, Lindsey Heatherly, J.B. Stevens, Paul J. Garth • ms
89 • Bring Me a Pint of Cherry Garcia • Thomas Pluck • ff
93 • The Value of a Dollar • Adrian Ludens • ss
103 • Nursery • Jeff Maschi • ff
105 • Nursery • Jeff Maschi • pt
107 • Drying Out at the Shelter • Braxton Younts • mm
121 • Gone • Don Stoll • ss
129 • A Lone Light • J. Rohr • pt
131 • The Bust Out at Tomato Farm No. 7-1 • Tim P. Walker • ss
141 • The Ocean at Their Shoulders • James D.F. Hannah • ss
153 • How to Love • Michael J. Moore • ss
157 • Requiescat En Pace • Jerry Bloomfield • pt
159 • Mrs. Gotobed • Bill Davidson • ss
170 • Contributors’ Biographies • bi

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Nostalgia Digest Spring 2021

Nostalgia Digest Spring 2021

Nostalgia Digest [Book 47, Chap. 2, Spring 2021, April-May-June 2021] ed. Steve Darnall (Funny Valentine Press, $4.50, 64pp, digest) Cover: Gracie Allen
1 • Hello, Out There in Radioland! • Steve Darnall • ed
4 • The People’s Choice [Gracie Allen] • Denise Noe • ar
10 • Necrology for 2020 • Anon • ar
18 • Sweet Dreams [Soda Fountains] • Dorothy Rieke • ar
22 • Father (usually) Knew Best • Dan McGuire • ar
26 • Fantastic Voyage [Fantastic Four] • Jordan Elliott • ar
32 • Those Were the Days [program guide April-May-June] • Anon • schedule
40 • Unforgettable… [Nat “King” Cole] • Phil Marsh • ar
46 • Bring on the Heavies [Sydney Greenstreet, Conrad Veidt, Laird Cregar, Lionel Atwill, George Zucco, George Macready, Hope Emerson] Walter Scannell • ar
54 • From Underwater to Outer Space [Lloyd Bridges] • Deborah • ar
60 • Mail Call • lc

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F&SF Jan/Feb 2021

F&SF Jan/Feb 2021

I’m late recording the contents on this one, but was able to snag a copy still on the stand at my local Barnes & Noble. This is C.C. Finlay’s final issue as editor. By next week I expect the March/April issue will be on display—the first under Sheree Renée Thomas’ tutelage.

Fantasy & Science Fiction [v140 #1 & 2, whole #753] ed. C.C. Finlay, assistant eds. Stephen L. Mazur, Robin O’Connor (Spilogale, Inc., $9.99, 258pp, digest) Cover by Kent Bash
1 • Content Pages
3 • Integral Nothings • Robert Reed • ss
24 • The Diamond Family GLitters • H. Pueyo • ss
35 • Interludes with the Gunwright • Jonathan L. Howard • nv
63 • Books to Look For • Charles De Lint • rc
_63 • Ink & Sigil, Kevin Hearne, Del Rey, $28.00, hc • br
_64 • The Girl Who Could Move Sht with Her Mind, Jackson Ford, Orbit Books, $16.99, tp • br
_65 • Random Sht Flying Through the Air, Jackson Ford, Orbit Books, $16.99, tp • br
_66 • Madrenga, Dead Foster, Wordfire Press, $15.99, tp • br
_67 • Storybound, Emily McKay, Entangled, $17.99, hc • br
_68 • Titan, François Vigneault, Oni Press, #19.99, tp • br
_70 • Surface Attack, Cory Doctorow, Tor Books, $26.99, hc & Cordoc-Co LLC, $32.44 audiobook • br
_70 • How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism, Cory Doctorow, OneZero, $0.00, website • br
73 • Books • Elizabeth Hand • rc
_73 • Flyaway, Kathleen Jennings, Tor Books, $19.99, hc • br
_77 • Unbecoming, Lesley Wheeler, Aqueduct Press, $17.49, tp • br
_79 Midnight Doorways: Fables from Pakistan, Usman Malik, Kitaab, $25, hc • br
82 • Games • Marc Laidlaw • rc
_82 • Yakuza! • rv
88 • The Dark Ride • John Kessel • na
149 • A Little Knife Music • Jenn Reese • ss
160 • Annabel Digs Her Own Grave • Gretchen Tessmer • pm
162 • N-raptured • Justin C. Key • ss
177 • Hard! • Van Aaron Hughes • ss
184 • Litter Witch • Susan Palwick • ss
196 • Films • Karin Lowachee • rc
201 • Science: How Fast are We Going? • Jerry Oltion • cl
205 • Plumage From Pegasus: You Make the Best of What’s Still Around • Paul Di Filippo • cl
210 • Wild Geese • Lavie Tidhar • ss
222 • Bible Stories for Adults No. 51: The Great Fish • James Morrow • nv
248 • Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation • Gordon Van Gelder • ms
249 • The Piper • Karen Joy Fowler • ss
256 • Coming Attractions • C.C. Finlay • cl
257 • F&SF Market Place • classifieds
258 • Curiosities: Murdercon, by Richard Purtill (1982) • Thomas Kaufsek • cl

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Asimov’s Mar/Apr 2021

Asimov's Mar/Apr 2021

Asimov’s Science Fiction [v45 #3 & 4, #542 & 543] ed. Sheila Williams, mng ed. Emily Hockaday (Dell Magazines, $7.99, 208pp, digest) Cover by NASA
2 • Contents Pages
4 • Editorial: Pandemic Editing • Shelia Williams • ed
6 • Reflections: Betelgeuse, We Hardly Knew Ye • Robert Silverberg • cl
10 • On the Net: The Game’s Afoot! • James Patrick Kelly • cl
14 • Glitch • Alex Irvine • na
50 • Time Traveler at the Grocery Store circa 1992 • Kristian Macaron • pm
52 • Somebody’s Child • Felicity Shoulders • nv
71 • The Destroyer Is in Doubt About Net Neutrality • Martin Ott • pm
72 • The Same Old Story • Anya Ow • ss
78 • Mrs. Piper Between the Sea and the Sky • Kali Wallace • ss
88 • Grandma +5° C • James Patrick Kelly • ss
99 • Sometimes a Poem • Jane Yolen • pm
100 • RE: Bubble 476 • A.T. Greenblatt • ss
112 • Mary Mary • Rudy Rucker • nv
138 • Flowers Like Needles • Derek Künsken • ss
149 • I Get a Call from My Estranged Father and Let It Go to Voicemail • Aaron Sandberg • pm
150 • Sentient Being Blues • Christopher Mark Rose • ss
163 • Next Issue • Anon • pv
164 • Dream Atlas • Michael Swanwick • ss
168 • Light Up the Clouds • Greg Egan • na
199 • We Chose Titan Together • Lauren McBride • pm
200 • On Books • Norman Spinrod • rc
_200 • Coucil of Fire, Eric Flint & Walter H. Hunt, Baen, $25.00, hc, ISBN: 978-1-9821-2415-1• Norman Spinrod • br
_200 • The Last Human, Zack Jordan, Del Rey, $27.00, hc, ISBN: 987-0-451-49981-3• Norman Spinrod • br
_201 • Penric’s Travels, Lois McMaster Bujold, Baen, $25.00, hc, ISBN: 978-1-9821-2457-1• Norman Spinrod • br
_201 • The Unspoken Name, A.K. Larkwood, Tor, $25.99, hc, ISBN: 978-1-250-23890-0• Norman Spinrod • br
_202 • The Eleventh Gate, Nancy Kress, Baen, $16.00, hc, ISBN: 978-1-9821-2458-8• Norman Spinrod • br
_203 • Shorefall, Robert Jackson Bennett, Del Rey, $28.00, hc, ISBN: 978-1-5247-6038-0• Norman Spinrod • br
_204 • Unbecoming, Lesley Wheeler, Aqueduct Press, $18.00, tp, ISBN: 978-1-61976-167-4• Norman Spinrod • br
_204 • Cyber Shogun Revolution, Peter Tieryas, Ace, $16.00, tp, ISBN: 978-0-451-49101-5• Norman Spinrod • br
_205 • The Ghosts of Sherwood, Carrie Vaughn, Tor.com, $3.99, ebook, ISBN: 978-1-250-75210-9• Norman Spinrod • br
_205 • New Light Through Old Windows: Exploring Contemporary Science THrough 12 Classic Science FIction Tales, Stephen Webb, Springer, $19.95, ebook, ISBN: 978-3-030-03195-4• Norman Spinrod • br
_206 • If This Goes On, edited by Cat Rambo, Parvus, $19.99, tp, ISBN: 978-0-997842-1-1• Norman Spinrod • br
207 • The Appeal of Time Travel • Kimberly Jones • pm
208 • SF Conventional Calendar • Erwin S. Strauss • cl

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Analog Mar/Apr 2021

Analog Mar/Apr 2021

Analog Science Fiction & Fact [v141 #3 & 4, March/April 2021] ed. Trevor Quachi, mng ed. Emily Hockaday (Dell Magazines, $7.99, 208pp, digest, cover by Maurizio Manzieri)
2 • Contents pages
4 • Guest Editorial: Better Than Being Fossilized! • Ian Watson • ed
9 • Flash Mob • Meg Pontecorvo • nv
23 • Mostly Hydrogen • Jack Martin • pm
24 • Science Fact: From Atmospheric Rivers to Super Typhoons • Christina De La Rocha • cl
32 • The Trashpusher of Planet 4 • Brenda Kalt • ss; illustration by Soo Lee
42 • It’s Cold on Europa • Filip Wiltgren • ss
49 • Tail Call Optimization • Tony Ballantyne • nv
60 • The Acheulean Gift • Matthew Claxton • ss
69 • If a Tree Doesn’t Fall • Jerry Oltion • ss
75 • The Alternate View: Rejuvenation and the DNA Methylation Clock • John G. Cramer • cl
78 • Thhshthh • Aimee Ogden • ss
80 • John Henry Was a Steel Driving Man • Shane Halbach • ss
88 • Damocles • Sean McMullen • nv
100 • Recollection • Elise Stephens • ss; illustration by Tomislav Tikulin
110 • The Burning Lands • Tom Jolly • ss
120 • Hillman, Charles Dallas, Age : 35, No Partner, Parents: Deceased • Ron Collins • ss
129 • I Have Loved the Stars too Fondly • James Van Pelt • ss
132 • The Pond Who Sang • Charles Hand • ss
136 • The Alternate View: Planet or Not? • John J. Vester • cl
138 • First Scientist (?-?) • Jessy Randall • pm
139 • Second Hand Destinies • Marie Vibbert • ss
145 • In Times to Come • Anon • ms
146 • The Shadow of His Wings • Ray Nayler • ss; illustration by Kurt Huggins
156 • Problem Landing • Sean Monaghan • nv
170 • Invasive Species • Catherine Wells • na
199 • The Reference Library • Don Sakers • rc
_200 • Domesticating Dragons, Dan Koboldt, Baen, 352pp, $16.00, tp, ISBN: 978-1-9821-2511-0 • Don Sakers • br
_200 • Screens, Christopher Laine, Garden Path, 336pp, $14.95, ebook • Don Sakers • br
_201 • Tyger Bright, T.C. McCarthy, Baen, 272pp, $16.00, tp, ISBN: 978-1-9821-2517-2 • Don Sakers • br
–202 • Candidate Spectrum, Brian Cato, BC Studio, 342pp, $14.39, tp, ISBN: 979-8-6436-4955-7 • Don Sakers • br
_202 • The Founder Effect, edited by Robert E. Hampton & Sandra L. Medlock, Baen, 400pp, $16.00, tp, ISBN: 978-1-9821-2509-7 • Don Sakers • br
_203 • Agent of the Imperium, Marc Miller, Baen, 368pp, $16.00, tp, ISBN: 9-78-1-9821-2507-3 • Don Sakers • br
–204 • Busted Synapses, Erica L. Satifka, Brocken Eye Books, 104 pp, $14.99, tp, ISBN: 978-1-9403-7258-7 • Don Sakers • br
_204 • The Golden Age of Science Fiction: A Journey into Space with 1950s Radio, TV Films, Comics and Books, John Wade, Pen and Sword, 240pp, $42.95, hc, ISBN: 978-1-5267-2925-5 • Don Sakers • br
205 • Brass Tacks • [The Readers] • lc
_205 • [letter] • Raymond Carlson Jr. • lt
_205 • [letter] • Thad Ware • lt
_205 • [letter] • Mark Davis • lt
_206 • [letter] •Tom Schneider • lt
_206 • [letter] • Anonymous • lt
_206 • [letter] • Mark Warner • lt
_206 • [letter] • Steve Briggs • lt
_206 • [letter] • Scott T. Meissner • lt
_207 • [letter] • DJ Aland • lt
_208 • [letter] • Leonard Pallats • lt
_208 • [letter] • Joe W. Haldeman • lt
209 • Upcoming Events • Anthony Lewis • cl

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Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine M/A 2021

AHMM Mar/Apr 2021

Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine [v66 #3/4. March/April 2021] ed. Linda Landrigan, mng. ed. Jackie Sherbow (Dell Magazines, $7.99, 192pp, digest, cover by Tim Foley)
2 • Contents Page
5 • Gateway Crime/The Lineup • Linda Landrigan • ed
6 • The Soul of Peg O’Dwyer • Michael Nethercott • ss; illustration by Ron Chironna
42 • Shank’s Locked Room [Leopold Longshanks] • Robert Lopresti • ss
50 • The Beast of Easedale Tarn • James Tipton • ss
67 • Mysterious Photograph: Bon Voyage • Anon • cn; $25 given to best short-short to explain the photograph.
68 • Friends and Neighbors • John M. Flyod • ss
75 • The Girl with the Gibson Girl Look • O’Neil De Noux • ss
89 • Scrambled Alleyn II • Mark Lagasse • pz
90 • A Night of Lies, Thieves, and Thunder, Long Ago • William Burton McCormick • ss; illustration by Daniel Zalkus
101 • Booked & Printed • Laurel Flores Fantauzzo • rc
_101 • We Hear Voices, Evie Green, Berkley
_102 • Sabrina, Nick Drnaso, Drawn and Quarterly
104 • Thank You For Your Service • Matthew Wilson • ss
124 • Dying Words Acrostic Puzzle • Arlene Fisher • pz
126 • Dead Man’s Hand • Melissa Yi • ss
136 • Saint Paddy’s Day • R.T. Lawton • ss; illustration by Kelly Denato
148 • Business as Usual • Wayne J. Gardiner • ss
156 • The Thrifty Way • Brendan DuBois • ss
169 • What the Doctor Ordered • John H. Dirckx • ss
175 • La Dueña [Captain Guillén] • Tom Larsen • ss
183 • Case Files: Moving in Bad Company (Part II) • Lee Lofland • cl
189 • The Story That Won: Black Friday • Rudy S. Uribe, Jr. • ff; winner of the November/December 2020 “Mysterious Photograph” contest.

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Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine M/A 2021

EQMM Mar/Apr 2021

Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine [v157 #3/4, #954/955 March/April 2021] ed. Janet Hutchings, mng. ed. Jackie Sherbow (Dell Magazines, $7.99, 192pp, digest, cover by Ryan Garcia)
1 • Contents Page
2 • Killer’s Alley [Mike Hammer] • Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins • ss; EQMM’s “Black Mask”
8 • The Jury Box • Steve Steinbock • rc
_8 • A Private Cathedral, James Lee Burke, Simon & Shuster, $28.00
_8 • Murder in Old Bombay, Nev March, Minotaur, $26.99
_53 • Moonflower Murders, Anthony Horowitz, Harper Books, $28.99
_91 • Watch Her, Edwin Hill, Kensington, $26.00
_91 • The Lost Village, Camilla Sten, Minotaur, $26.99
_110 • Apartment Five Is Alive, Russell Atwood, $19.99
9 • Cold Hard Facts • Chad Baker • ss
19 • Stranger Than Fiction: A Death in Provence [Olive Branson] • Dean Jobb • tc
20 • Stone Coat • David Dead • ss; illustrated by Eli Bischof
30 • Blog Bytes • Kristopher Zgorski • cl
31 • A Bit of Bling • Wendy Hornsby • ss
43 • A Winter Night’s Dream [Sam Kelson] • Michael Wiley • ss
55 • An Eye for Detail • Nancy Novick • ss
65 • The Phone Message • Robert Cummins • ss; EQMM’s “Department of First Stories”
81 • Black Swallowtail • Hollis Seamon • ss
92 • Mother • Ray Bazowski • ss; EQMM’s “Department of First Stories”
99 • A Bucharest Arrest • Bogdan Hrib; translated by Josh Pachter • ss; EQMM’s “Passport to Crime” translated from the Romanian
111 • Pressure • Cath Staincliffe • ss
113 • The Eyes of the Alcalde • William Dylan Powell • ss
126 • Escape Velocity • Kevin Egan • ss
135 • Yeah, I Meant to Do That • Mat Coward • ss
150 • The City of Light • Josh Pachter • ss
159 • The Best is Yet to Come • Chris Knopf • ss
163 • The Dark Underbelly of Commerce [Hennessey and Yellich] • Peter Turnbull • ss
172 • Spring Fever • Charlaine Harris • ss; illustration by Jason C. Eckhardt
184 • Who Stole the Afikomen? • Elizabeth • ss

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Weird Tales No. 364

Weird Tales No. 364

Weird Tales [Vol. 68 No. 2 aka No. 364 March 2021] ed. Jonathan Maberry (Weird Tales, Inc. $12.99, 84pp, full color magazine) Cover by Lynne Hansen
1 • Contents Page
2 • The Eyrie • Jonathan Maberry • ed
4 • Too Lare Now • Seanan McGuire • ss
15 • Ellende • Gregory Frost • ss
22 • The Legend of Lighting Lizzie • Marie Whittaker • ff
24 • The Beguiled Grave • Marguerite Reed • ss
34 • To the Marrow • Rena Mason • ss
47 • Feathers • Tim Waggoner • ff
49 • The Last War • Linda Addison • pm
50 • Last Days • Dacre Stoker and Leverett Butts • ss
65 • No One Survives the Beach • Weston Ochse
71 • Hats • Joe R. Lansdale • ff
75 • Trailer Park Nightmare • Gabrielle Faust • ff
77 • The Good Wife • Lee Murray • ss
84 • The Canal • Alessandro Manzetti • pm

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