“The Ghayrog city of Dulorn was an architectural marvel, a city of frosty brilliance that extended for two hundred miles up and down the heart of the great Dulorn Rift.” “Lord Valentine’s Castle” part two by Robert SilverbergFantasy and Science Fiction Dec. 1979
A PI decides an unforgettable bank teller is better left forgotten in Jack Halliday’s “Don’t Bank on It.” Trouble is, she’s a person of interest in more ways than one. Nice set-up, but at just three pages, the payoff is more plot point than climax.
Manhunt Detective Story Monthly Vol. 1 No. 7 July 1953 Contents Fredric Brown “The Wench is Dead” Craig Rice “Quiet Day in the County Jail” art by J.Q. Farris Fletcher Flora “I’ll Kill for You” Jonathan Lord “Day’s Work” Evan Hunter “Good and Dead” (Matt Cordell) art by R. Cossette Bruno Fischer “Say Goodby to Janie” art by Rus Anderson Hunt Collins “The Follower” art by R. Cossette Vincent H. Gaddis’ Crime Cavalcade Elliot West “I’m Getting Out” art by J.Q. Farris Frank Kane “Evidence” (Johnny Liddell) Dan Sontup’s Portrait of a Killer No. 2: Charles Henry Schwartz Richard S. Prather “The Double Take” (Shell Scott) Arnold Marmor “Heirloom” Mugged and Printed: Fredric Brown, Bruno Fischer, Frank Kane, Craig Rice
Flying Eagle Publications, Inc, Editor: John McCloud Managing Editor: E.A. Tulman Art Director: Chas. W. Adams Business Manager: R.E. Decker 144 pages, 35¢
Nigel Taylor’sWorlds of StrangeneSS No. 3: The Monster Issue Contents The Stranger Speaks (Editorial) Ferrell Rosser “Black Lagoon” Maharg Swerdna “The Mummy from Blood’s Tomb” Mister Gorgue’s It’s a Strange, Strange, Strange, Strange World The Stranger Presents: Borderland Graham Andrews “Shell Suit” Micronicles No. 7 “Through Others’ Eyes” “Doc” Clancy “Cult of the Shark God” Book Review: The Stopgap Spaceman by Graham Andrews The Stranger’s Homage to Harryhausen Micronicles No. 8 “This Bender Earth” The Stranger Investigates: The Invisible Made Visible Strange Mails Micronicles No. 9 “Golem II”
Contents Tom Simon: Adult Western Super Friends Justin Marriott: The Sleazy Riders Paul Bishop: Sex and Six Guns Adult Western Series List Justin Marriott: Bloodied Spurs Andreas Decker: Four a Few Issues More Steve Myall: The Trailsman Justin Marriott: Frontier Poet Ian Millsted: Draw! A Top Ten of Comic Book Westerns
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“Sourdough” by Angela Post was the runner-up for the 2016 Surrey International Writer’s Conference (SiWC) Storyteller’s Award. Post is a psychologist by day and transforms her knowledge of the human heart into the story of “Sourdough’s” emotional journey from tragedy backto the land of the living. A powerful story, more literary than pulp.
“The ruin crumbled around Kiefer, hunks of concrete dropping away to litter the ragged piles of rubble below. Inside the fractured shell of the embassy, in the days after the bombs finally stopped falling, and before the stench of the fallen became unbearable, he bore witness to the destruction. Camera crews swarmed over the twisted jungle of rebar, shutters snapping, and journalistic fever roaring. He and a handful of other soldiers stood watch, scanning the devastation for aggressive response. The others, also like him, bit the insides of their cheeks raw, chewing the words down to crumbs so they couldn’t escape. Instead, they spat them out, brief splatters of saliva coagulating in the ash and dust until the rapacious summer air sucked away the tiny oases of moisture.”
Glory Day (Analog June 1971). Telzey and Trigger are stunned, kid- napped, and wind up on Askanam, a day before the annual Glory Day tournaments in a political scheme that involves other telepaths. Telzey’s psionic abilities are more highly developed than the others’ and she helps Trigger develop a mind- shield. Still, they have a tough time working their way out of a danger- ous situation. Reprinted in T’nT: Telzey and Trigger (Baen, 2000).
Contents Shelia Williams’ Editorial: Anthology News! Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: Our Shaggy Cousins Bruce Boston “Failing Masterpiece” (verse) James Patrick Kelly’s On the Net: Fire the Canon! James Gunn’s Thought Experiment: Science Fiction Considers the Post-Human Bill Johnson “Unfinished Business” E. Lily Yu “The Doing and Undoing of Jacob E. Mwangi” James Sallis “Mother’s Day” (verse) Ian R. MacLeod “The Memory Artist” Ted Kosmatka “Sacrificial Iron” Jane Yolen “Crane Wife” (verse) Peter Wood “Never the Twain Shall Meet” G.O. Clark “Distracted While Gardening” (verse) Sean Monaghan “Chasing Oumuamua” Fred D. White “Terra Incognita” (verse) John Richard Trtek “Recrossing Brooklyn Ferry” David Barber “The Other SETI” (verse) Jay O’Connell “Not Only Who You Know” Peter Payack “Timeless Graffiti” (verse) Rahul Kanakia “The Intertidal Zone” Next Issue Carrie Vaughn “Gremlin” Jenny Blackford “Quantum String” (verse) Norman Spinrad: On Books Classified Marketplace Erwin Strauss: SF Conventional Calendar
Asimov’s Science Fiction Vol. 43 No. 5 & 6, whole No. 520 & 521, May/June 2019 Publisher: Peter Kanter Editor: Sheila Williams Associate Editor: Emily Hockaday Editorial Assistant: Deanna McLafferty Senior Director of Art & Production: Porter C. McKinnon Senior Art Director: Victoria Green Cover: NASA/Shutterstock 208 pages, $7.99 on newsstands until June 18, 2018 Asimov’s website Asimov’s/Analog Value Pack-8 Asimov’s/Analog Value Pack-16
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine May/June 2019 Vol. 153 No. 5 & 6, Whole No. 932 & 933 Contents T.J. MacGregor “Hurricane Jonah” art by Evan Walker Kristopher Zgorski: Blog Bytes David Dean “The Duelist” Steve Steinbock: The Jury Box Mark Stevens “A Bitter Thing” Martin Edwards “The Girl on the Bandwagon” Dave Zeltserman “Brother’s Keeper” (Black Mask) J.L. Orchard “A Question of Rabbits” (Dept. of First Stories) Josh Pachter “A Study in Scarlett!” Pat Black “The First Day of the School Holidays” Bill Pronzini “The Shrew” Chad Baker “The Smoking Bandit of Lakeside Terrace” Carlos Orsi “Hatred in the House of Prayer” Janice Law “My Companion” James Sallis “Dear Interrogator” (verse) Jyotirmoyee Devi Sen “The Queen and the Concubine” (Passport to Crime) Translated from the Bengali by Apala G. Egan Art Taylor “Better Days” William Burton McCormick “Murder With a Flick of the Wrist” 2018 EQMM Readers Award Anna Scotti “From Deep Within the Earth, She Smiled” Dean Jobb: Stranger Than Fiction (preview) Adrian McKinty “From Hell” art by Jason C. Eckhardt Classified Marketplace Brendan DuBois “The Workout” Sheila Kohler “The Darling” Marilyn Todd “Boys Will Be Boys” Indicia
Publisher: Peter Kanter Editor: Janet Hutchings Associate Editor: Jackie Sherbow Senior Director Art & Production: Porter C. McKinnon Senior AD: Victoria Green Cover: Robert McGinnis