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Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 9

Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 9

Black Cat Mystery Magazine [v3 #1, whole #9, July 2021] ex. ed. John Gregory Betancourt, ed. Michael Bracken (Wildside Press, $13.00, 129pp, tp)
1 • Contents Page
2 • From the Cat’s Perch • Michael Bracken • ed
3 • Last Rites • Stacy Woodson • ss
11 • The Jericho Train • John M. Floyd • ss
22 • Coral Cove • B.A. Paul • ss
31 • The Alley • Ann Aptaker • ss
35 • Sonny’s Encore • Michael Bracken • ss
48 Switch and Bait • Cynthia Ward • ss
51 • Becoming Zero • James A. Hearn • ss
64 • The Murder of Jonathan Greystone • Barry Fulton • ss
77 • You Gotta Be In It! • Elliott Capon • ss
84 • The You-Don’t-Know-the-Half-of-It-Dearie-Blues • Michael Kurland • ss
110 • A Fighter By His Trade • Graham Powell • ss
123 • Smelling Like a Rose * Gil Brewer • ss Mr. Magazine July 1957

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The Dark City July 2021

The Dark City July 2021

The Dark City Crime & Mystery Magazine [Vol. 6 No. 4 July 2021] ed. Steve Oliver (Dark City Books, $6.99 POD, $2.99 Kindle, 132p, digest)
1 • Out on Bail • Darin Krogh • ss
27 • Daddy Ryder • Natalie Harris-Spencer • ss
57 • Car Trouble • Paul Vivari • ss
81 • What Goes Around • Brandon Barrows • ss
97 • In the Details • Felix Imonti • ss

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Asimov’s Jul/Aug 2021

Asimov’s Jul/Aug 2021

Asimov’s Science Fiction [v45 #7 & 8, #546 & 547 Jul/Aug 2021] ed. Sheila Williams, mng ed. Emily Hockaday (Dell Magazines, $7.99, 208pp, digest) Cover by Shutterstock.com
2 • Contents Pages
4 • Editorial: The 2021 Dell Magazine Awards • Shelia Williams • ed
6 • Reflections: Memories of the Space Age • Robert Silverberg • cl
10 • On the Net: The Tech that SF Made • James Patrick Kelly • cl
14 • The Prisoner’s Cinema • Gregory Norman Bossert • nv
37 • Alien Ball • Kristine Kathryn Rusch • ss
47 • Recipe for Time Travel in Case We Lose Each Other • Kristian Macaron • pm
48 Philly Killed His Car • Will McIntosh • nv
63 • Failed Space Colonists • Herb Kauderer • pm
64 • Seed Star • Fran Wilde • ss
74 • The Hazmat Sisters • L.X. Beckett • nv
91 • Giving Up the Ghost • Megan Lindholm • nv
103 • Holding Destiny • Jane Yolen • pm
104 • The Children of the Wind • Gregory Feeley • nv
120 • Huginn and Muninn—And What Came After • Michael Swanwick • ss
130 • Fibonacci’s Humors • Rudy Rucker & Brace Sterling • nv
151 • Ansibles • Ursula Whitcher • pm
152 • Tweak • Taimur Ahmad • ss
160 • Out of the Box • Jay O’Connell • na
199 • Next Issue • Anon • pv
200 • On Books • Peter Heck • rc
_200 • Dead Lies Dreaming, Charles Stross, Tordotcom, $29.99, hc • br
_201 • A Deadly Education, Naomi Novik, Del Rey, 28.00, hc • br
_201 • City Under the Stars, Gardner Dozois & Michael Swanwick, Todotcom, $14.99, tpb • br
_202 • Persephone Station, Stina Leicht, Saga, $27.00, hc • br
_202 • Damned Pretty Things, Holly Matter, Aqueduct Press, $19.00, tpb • br
_203 • The Hierarchies, Ros Anderson, Dutton, $26.00, hc • br
_204 • The Collapsium, Wil McCarthy, Baen, $16.00, tpb • br
_205 • The Shaman of Karres, Eric Flint & Dave Freer, Baen, $25.00, hc • br
_206 • Raven Nothing, Som Paris, Aqueduct Press, $20.00, tpb • br
_206 • Genesys X, B.J. Graf, Fairwood, $17.99, tpb • br
_207 • Nice Bar Blues, Sheree Renée Thomas, Third Man Books, $16.95, tpb • br
208 • SF Conventional Calendar • Erwin S. Strauss • cl

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Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine J/A 2021

Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine J/A 2021

Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine [v66 #7/8 July/August 2021] ed. Linda Landrigan, mng. ed. Jackie Sherbow (Dell Magazines, $7.99, 192pp, digest, cover by Shutterstock.com)
2 • Contents Page
3 • Triggers/The Lineup • Linda Landrigan • ed
4 • The Rabbi • Albert Tucher • ss
14 • The Waiting Game • Dana Haynes • ss; illustration by Tim Foley
29 • Mysterious Photograph: Sold Out! • Anon • cn; $25 given to best short-short to explain the photograph • cn
30 • The Regular Nobody Knew • Bob Tippee • ss
35 • Scrambled Francis II • Mark Lagasse • pz
36 • The Paris Manuscript • Joseph Goodrich • ss
50 • How I Solved a Blind Pig Murder • Mike Culpepper • ss
66 • Death Makes a Dinner Date • Joslyn Chase • ss; illustration by Kelly Denato
73 • The Sweet Life • Eve Fisher • ss
84 • Choas Theory • Mary Taugher • ss
92 • The Candidate • Tom Ziegler • ss
108 • Until You’ve Seen Their Shadows • Emily Devenport • ss; illustration by Kimberly Cho
120 • Dying Words Acrostic Puzzle • Arlene Fisher • pz
122 • The Jericho Incantation • Brian Cox • ss
138 • Stingers • LaToya Jovena • ss
144 • Nicky and the Darkness • Jason Half • ss
152 • El Cuerpo en el Barril [Black Orchid Novella Award] • Tom Larsen • na
189 • The Story That Won: Briefcasde Closed • John Wallace Teahan • ff; winner of the March/April 2021 “Mysterious Photograph” contest.
190 • Comming in Sep/Oct 2021

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Mystery Weekly Magazine July 2021

Mystery Weekly Magazine July 2021

Mystery Weekly Magazine [July 2021] ed. Kerry Carter (AM Marketing Strategies, Print $7.99, Kindle $3.99, 84pp, digest, cover by Robin Grenville Evans)
Note: contents taken from Kindle edition
Night Without End • Veronica Leigh • ss
Down the Well • Martin Hill Ortiz • ss
Beer the Roses • Bob Tippee • ss
Tom Terrific • Sharyn Kolberg • ss
A Meeting at the Dew Drop Inn • J.B. Stevens • ss
Some Days You Beat the Dead Horse • Adam Breckenridge • ss
A Bedtime Detective Story • John H. Dromey • vi; a “You-Solve-It Mystery”

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Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine Jul/Aug 2021

Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine Jul/Aug 2021

Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine [v158 #1/2, #958/959 July/August 2021] ed. Janet Hutchings, mng. ed. Jackie Sherbow (Dell Magazines, $7.99, 192pp, digest, cover by Bradley Clark)
2 • The Locked Room Library • Gig Pandian • ss; illustration by Laurie Harden
18 • The Jury Box • Steve Steinbock • rc
_18 • Love & Other Crimes, Sara Paretsky, Morrow, $17.99, tpb • br
_18 • Funeral in the Fog: The Strange Mysteries of Simon Ark, Edward D. Hoch, Crippen & Landru, $22, tpb * br
_18 • The Island of Coffins and Other Mysteries From the Casebook of Cabin B-13, Tony Medawar & Douglas G. Greene (eds), Crippen & Landru, 22, tpb • br
_51 • Hot Cash, Cold Clews: The Adventures of Lester Leith, Erle Stanley Gardner, Crippen & Landru, $22, tpb • br
_51 • Inspector Ghote: His Life and Times, H.R.F. Keating, Severn House, $10.99, ebook • br
_51 • The Dead of Winter: The THree Giodano Bruno Novellas, S.J. Parris, Pegasus, $25.95 • br
_128 • Killer, Come Back to Me: The Crime Stories of Ray Bradbury, Ray Bradbury, Hard Case Crime, $39.99 • br
_128 • Prefecture D: Four Novellas, Hideo Yokoyama translated from the Japanese by Jonathan Lloyd-Davies, Farrar, Straus, Giroux, $17 • br
19 • Bone Marrow Donor • Joyca Carol Oates • ss
22 • Fox’s Wedding • Awasaka Tsumao; translated by Steve Steinbock • ss; EQMM’s “Passport to Crime” translated from the Janpanese
38 • Stranger Than Fiction: Detective-Fever • Dean Jobb • tc
39 • Bad Chemistry • John G. Wimer • ss
53 • Not So Fast, Dr. Quick • Elvie Simons • ss
68 • The Concert • Ragnar Jónasson & Vikingur Ólafsson • ss
70 • Family Love • Brendan DuBois • ss; EQMM’s “Black Mask”
79 • The White Star • G.M. Malliet • ss
92 • A Trunk Full of Illegal Fireworks • Michael Grimala • ss; EQMM’s “Department of First Stories”
97 • Julius Katz and the Two Cousins [Julius Katz & Archie] • Dave Zeltserman • ss
113 • The Fraud of Dionysus • Smita Harish Jain • ss
122 • When the Dust Settles • Tehra Peace • ss; EQMM’s “Department of First Stories”
129 • What’s Wrong With Harley Quinn? • Barbara Allan • ss
138 • Sweeps Week • Richard Helms • ss; illustration by Eli Bischof
151 • The Last Man in Lafarge • Joseph S. Walker • ss
158 • Blog Bytes • Kristopher Zgorski • cl
159 • Next Door • Kate Ellis • ss
166 • Homecoming • Janice Law • ss
171 • Sycamore Acres • Richard Dooling • ss
184 • The Body in the Bee Library • Jon L. Breen • ss

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Analog Jul/Aug 2021

Analog Jul/Aug 2021

Analog Science Fiction & Fact [v141 #7 & 8, July/August 2021] ed. Trevor Quachi, mng ed. Emily Hockaday (Dell Magazines, $7.99, 208pp, digest, cover by Tomislav Tikulin)
2 • Contents pages
4 • The Analytical Laboratory: 2020 Results • Anon • ms
6 • Guest Editorial: Hello to Maturity • John J. Vester • ed
9 • The Unlikely Heroines of Callisto Station • Marie Vibbert • na
58 • Science Fact: Return to the Golden Age: Why Venus Might Actually Once Have Been Habitable • Richard A. Lovett • cl
64 • The Next Frontier • Rosemary Claire Smith • nv; illustrated by Eldar Zakirov
80 • The Heroes of the Nation • Brenda Kalt • ss
87 • A Daguerreotype of the Moon • Jennifer Crow • pm
88 • Mandatory Arbitration • Leonard Richardson • ss; illustred by Soo Lee
94 • Siliconisis • Tom Jolly • ss
98 • Seed Bombs • Juliet Kemp • ff (Flash Fiction)
100 • The Alternate View: Pulsars, Super-Massive Black Holes, and the Gravitational Wave Background • John G. Cramer • cl
103 • Special Feature: Taming the Serpent • Edward M. Wysocki, Jr. • es
110 • Tin Man • Edd Vick & Manny Frishberg • ss
116 • Humility • James C. Glass • ss
126 • Sample Return • C. Stuart Hardwick • nv
138 • Special Feature: Like School, But There’s No Recess: An Interview with Katie Mack • Alvaro Zinos-Amaro • iv
144 • The First Martian World War • Herb Kauderer • ff (Flash Fiction)
146 • The Last Farewell • Alan K. Baker • ss
149 • When I Think of My Father • Bruce McAllister • pm
150 • Rocket • Frank Wu • ss
154 • Reassembly • Audrey Ference • ss
162 • In Times to Come • Anon • ms
163 • Minnie and the Trekker • Raymund Eich • ss
174 • Long Day Lake • Joe McDermott • nv; illustrated by Tomislav Tikulin
198 • The Reference Library • Don Sakers • rc
_199 • The Godel Operation, James L. Cambias, Baen, 288pp, $16.00, tpb • br
_200 • Speculative Los Angeles, Denize Hamilton (ed), Akhasic, 272pp, $25.95, hc • br
_200 • Screams From the Void, Anne Tibbets, Flame Tree Press, 231pp, $24.95, hc • br
_202 • Creatures of Passage, Morowa Yejidé, Akhasic, 304pp, $25.00, hc • br
_202 • A River Called Time, Courttia Newland, Akhasic, 464pp, $28.95, hc • br
_203 • Arachne’s Exile, Christopher L. Bennett, eSpec, 238pp, $14.95 tpb • br
_203 • Dragons, Ty Drago, eSpec, 386pp, $18.95, tpb • br
_204 • The 18th Race Omnibus, David Sherman & Keith R.A. DeCandido, eSpec, 554pp, $34.95, tpb • br
206 • Brass Tacks • [The Readers] • lc
_206 • [letter] • Richard M. Boothe • lt
_206 • [letter] • Ken Gilbert • lt
_207 • [letter] • Ken Winkes • lt
_207 • [letter] • Daniel Pitterman • lt
208 • Upcoming Events • Anthony Lewis • cl

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Vanguard Science Fiction June 1958

Vanguard Science Fiction June 1958

Vince Nowell, Sr. delves into Vanguard Science Fiction, a one-shot digest from 1958 in the current issue (No. 14) of The Digest Enthusiast. Here’s a preview:

Vanguard kicked off with two interplanetary novelettes, one by A. Bertram Chandler (“SOS: Planet Unknown”), and the other by Cyril Kornbluth (“Reap the Dark Tide”). Chandler (b. 1912 in England. d. 1984 in Australia) was a merchant-marine officer who traveled worldwide until he decided to become a (prolific) writer of science fiction. He is a good representative, like Blish, of the carryover of authors from the pulp era.”

Vince’s eight-page article includes an overview of the issue, a healthy serving of background information on its contributors, and a bibliography of its editor, James Blish.

Guilty Crime Story Magazine No. 1

Guilty Crime Story Magazine No. 1

It’s always wonderful to see the debut of a new crime digest—and this one looks very promising. Love the title nod to 1950’s digest Guilty Detective Story Magazine that alternated with Trapped Detective Story Magazine.

Guilty Crime Story Magazine [#1 Summer 2021] ed. Brandon Barrows (Full Speed Publishing, $7.99 print, $3.99 Kindle, 106pp, digest, cover by Jon Grell)
1 • Contents
2 • Midnight at the Oasis • Robb T. White • ss
26 • French Twist • Joe Giordano • ss
34 • Unprincipaled • Stephen Sottong • ss
53 • Give Me a Reason • Brandon Barrows • ss
73 • Bridal Wreath • Jill Hand • ss
81 • Cymbaline • Alec Cizak • ss
95 • Chasing 61 • Bruce Harris • ss
102 • The Famous Last Words of Mickey Spillane • Mike McHone • ar

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After That! No. 62

After That! No. 62

Micah Liesenfeld has released After That! No. 62 featuring an interview with Delaine Derry Green of My Small Diary and Not My Small Diary fame. The conversation is a compilation of an interview with Micah and an earlier exchange with M. Jacob Alvarez. The piece is illustrated with a sampling of Green’s comics and artwork. And after that, several All Art! pages with the participation of M. Jacob Alvarez, Danny Houk, Mike Hill, Bob X, Adam Yeater, Peter Bangs, and Billy McKay.

For your copy contact Micah via pfminimart.com/blog/

After That! No. 62 back cover