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Asimov’s Nov/Dec 2019

Asimov’s Nov/Dec 2019

Contents Page
Sheila Williams’ Editorial: A Sadder and a Wiser Woman—tributes to Janet Jappson Asimov and Carol Emshwiller
Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: California Secedes!
Peter Payack “Do Not Despair” (verse)
James Patrick Kelly’s On the Net: Where are the CRISPR Cops?
Rudy Rucker & Marc Laidlaw “Surfers at the End of Time”
Harry Turtledove “Christmas Truce”
Mary Soon Lee “How to Curve Spacetime” (verse)
Siobhan Carroll “The Airwalker Comes to the City in Green”
Brittany Hause “Billets-Doux” (verse)
Michael Swanwick “Clouds”
Ray Nayler “The Disintegration Loops”
R. Garcia y Robertson “Commander Amanda”
Octavia Cade “Inside the Body of Relatives”
James Patrick Kelly “Selfless”
Kali Wallace “The River of Blood and Wine”
James Van Pelt “SeeApp”
Mary Soon Lee “Not for Sale” (verse)
James Gunn “Quantum Theory”
Allen M. Steele “Escape from Sanctuary”
Next Issue
Norman Spinrad: On Books
Nebula Awards Showcase 2018 by Janet Yolen
Astounding by Alec Nevala-Lee
Red Moon by Kim Stanley Robinson
Classified Marketplace
Erwin Strauss: SF Conventional Calendar

Asimov’s Science Fiction Vol. 43 No. 11 & 12, whole No. 526 & 527, Nov/Dec 2019
Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Sheila Williams
Managing Editor: Emily Hockaday
Editorial Assistant: Deanna McLafferty
Senior Director of Art & Production: Porter C. McKinnon
Senior Art Director: Victoria Green
Cover: Donato Giancola
208 pages, $7.99 on newsstands until Dec. 17, 2019
Asimov’s website
Asimov’s/Analog Value Pack-8
Asimov’s/Analog Value Pack-16

Down & Out: The Magazine Vol. 2 No. 1

Down & Out: The Magazine Vol. 2 No. 1

Contents Page
Rick Ollerman: A Few Clues From the Editor
April Kelly “Rolling Gormay”
Brendan DuBois “The Good That Men Do”
Ray Daniel & Kellye Garrett “Code Switch”
J. Kingston Pierce: Placed in Evidence
Walter Satterthwait “The Death of Mr. Jayacody”
Sylvia Maultash Warsh “The Veiled Heart”
Benjamin Boulden “121”
Dane F. Baylis “Debts”
Robb T. White “Hansel Alone in the Deep Dark Woods”
Richard Prosch “Capitol Offense”
Richard Risemberg “The Last Word”

Down & Out: The Magazine Vol. 2 No. 1 (Book 5)
Editor: Rick Ollerman
Cover design: Lance Wright, Cover photo: Peter Rozovsky
5.5” x 8.5”, 180 pages
Print $12.99, (Kindle $5.99 coming soon)
Down & Out: The Magazine website (subscriptions available)

Alfred Hitchcock Nov/Dec 2019

Alfred Hitchcock Nov/Dec 2019

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Nov/Dec 2019
Contents Page
Linda Landrigan: Trust Me! (introduction)
The Lineup
Leslie Budewitz “Miss Starr’s Good-Bye”
James L. Ross “Last Night in Malibu” art by Ron Chironna
Mark Lagasse: Scrambled George (puzzle, solution on page 70)
Mark Thielman “Thanksgiving Eve”
Janice Law “The Stop-In Motel”
R.T. Lawton “A Loaf of Bread”
Black Orchid Novella Award Contest
Susan Oleksiw “Just Another Runaway”
James Tipton “Candy Box” art by Noah Bailey
John H. Dirckx “Tragedy at Daybreak”
Laurel Flores Fantauzzo: Booked and Printed
The Bone Fire by S.D. Sykes
Without a Prayer by Susan Ashline
Party: A Mystery by Jamaica Kincaid
Dave Zeltserman “Terrible Thoughts”
Deborah Lacy “The Sky’s the Limit” art by Ally Hodges
Mysterious Photograph $25 fiction contest “The Words of the Prophets”
Melissa Yi “Dueling Dojos”
Peter Colt “The Hippie”
Arlene Fisher: Dying Words (acrostic puzzle, solution on page 192)
O’Neil De Noux “A Meanness in Me”
S.L. Franklin “Seal of the Confessional”
Gary Phillips: The Case File Crime in Sequences
The Story That Won (Jul/Aug) “The Angel Tree” by Craig M. Hanson
Index Vol. 64 2019
Coming in AHMM Jan/Feb 2020
Directory of Services/Indicia
Classified Marketplace

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Vol. 64 No. 11 & 12 Nov/Dec 2019
Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Linda Landrigan
Managing Editor: Jackie Sherbow
Senior Director of Art & Production: Porter C. McKinnon
Senior AD: Victoria Green
Cover: Maggie Ivy
192 pages
$7.99 on newsstands until Dec. 17, 2019
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine website

AHMM and EQMM Mystery Value Pack-8 $7.95
AHMM and EQMM Mystery Value Pack-16 $12.95
Mystery Double Issue Value Pack-12 $15.95

Squint 7

Squint 7
Squint 7

Tom Brinkmann writes about unusual off-the-beaten-path magazines, digests, and tabloids. A regular contributor to The Digest Enthusiast, his latest article, “The Creature from the Black Lagoon with The Seven Year Itch,” appears in issue ten. Tom is also an illustrator and publisher. His latest artzine, Squint 7, features 16 pages of his amorphic images and portraits presented in classic mini-comics’ format. Send inquiries to Tom at vaioduct at aol dot com.

Two volumes of Tom’s book, Bad Mags, were published in 2008 (Vol. 1) and 2009 (Vol. 2). Now out of print, copies are still available in secondary markets.

Squint 7
Squint 7 back cover

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Western Magazine Sept.1955

“He felt the anxiety that smothered the fort move into his throat where his yellow kerchief was knotted, and down into his middle where his service belt held a holstered Colt and field kit.”
“The Fight at Lost Horse Springs” by Gardner F. Fox Western Magazine September 1955

Fantastic May 1976

Fantastic May 1976

Among other topics, Ted White discusses two spoken-word record albums in this editorial this issue— Robert E. Howard: From the Hells Beneath the Hells (Alternate World Recordings) and Robert E. Howard’s Conan (Moondance Production). After his comments about the albums themselves he contemplates their future:

“Still, I wonder how great the market is for spoken-word recordings in our field. Such records cannot be used as “background music,” they demand one’s total attention. In this day and age, is anyone ready to give up half and hour or more of his or her time in order to listen to spoken recordings? How many times can one play and enjoy such records before tiring of them?”

The problem was the media. Vinyl isn’t portable. Now that spoken word recording have gone digital, their popularity has soared. A perfect accompaniment to driving or exercise or a slew of other tasks.

Contents Page
Ted White: Editorial
Randall Garrett “The Sixteen Keys” art by Richard Olsen
Best By Mail
Robert Thurston “One Magic Ring, Used” art by Joel Pollack
George R.R. Martin
“The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr” art by Steve Fabian
Karl Edward Wagner
“Two Suns Setting” art by Jeff Jones
Michael F.X. Milhaus
“In a Pig’s Eye” art by Steve Fabian
J.J. Russ
“Pinnoke” art by Roy Comiskey
Jack Haldeman & Jack Dann
“Limits” art by Tony Gleeson
Kendall Evans
“The Day I Lost It”
Fritz Leiber: Fantasy Books
A Midsummer Tempest by Poul Andersson
The Not-World by Thomas Burnett Swann
Xelucha by M.P. Shiel
From Evil’s Pillow by Basil Copper
Stories of Darkness and Dread by Joseph Payne Brennan
Dreams from R’Lyeh by Lin Carter
Citadels of Mystery by L. Sprague and Catherine C de Camp
Fantasy Collector’s Annual 1974, 1975, and The Fire-Fiend and the Raven edited by Gerry de la Ree
The Bradbury Companion by William F. Nolan
According to You (Letters)
Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
Classified Advertisements

Fantastic Sword & Sorcery and Fantasy Stories Vol. 25 No. 3 May 1976
Publisher: Sol Cohen
Assoc. Publisher: Arthur Bernhard
Editor: Ted White
Assoc. Editor, Emeritus: Grant Carrington
Assist. Editors: Lou Stathis, Terry Hughes
Art Director: J. Edwards
Cover: Steve Hickman
5.25” x 7.75” 130 pages $1.00

True Crime Detective Winter 1942

True Crime Detective Winter 1942

“Here he [J. Edgar Hoover] tells the almost unknown story of Kathryn Kelly, under whose evil guidance her husband, Machine-gun Kelly, rose to eminence in the criminal world. Mr. Hoover omits one interesting detail. It was while Machine-gun Kelly was seeking to escape the noose being closed about him by Hoover, that he coined the phrase by FBI Agents have since been known—G-Men.”

True Crime Detective Vol. 2 No. 1 Winter 1952
Contents Page
Irving Gitlin “Mr. Big and the Waterfront”
J. Edgar Hoover “Woman Behind the Crime”
Edward D. Radin “The Killer Who Wasn’t There”
Patrick Quentin “Last of Mrs. Maybrick”
Dorothy D. Doyle “Portrait of the Monster as a Young Man”
Jackson Hite “The Invisible Cord”
Richard W. Fredericks “Body Under the Couch”
Arthur Train “The ‘Due de Nevers’”
Rex Ainsworth’s Here’s the Answer: “Case of the Severed Hand”

Publisher: Lawrence E. Spivak
Editor: Edward D. Radin
Managing Editor: Robert P. Mills
General Manager: Joseph W. Ferman
Art Director: George Salter
Cover: Dirone Photography
5.5” x 7.75” 128 pages 35¢

Cartoon Trader

Cartoon Trader

Excerpt from my tribute, “The Creative Works of Joe Wehrle, Jr.” from The Digest Enthusiast No. 8, June 2018:

“In 1989, my wife Karen and I came up with the idea of producing a monthly Cartoon Trader, which would focus on the buying and selling of newspaper comic strips, the way the Comics Buyer’s Guide mainly concerns itself with comic books. Unfortunately, we were never able to get enough ads to make it a really substantial-looking monthly or to make it the self-supporting venture we’d hoped for, so we had to discontinue it after just a few issues. We did create several continuing features for the magazine, though—classic cartoonist trading cards, retrospectives, paper dolls (Trina Robbins sent us some outfits!) and a monthly page of original comic strips.”

Today, Cartoon Trader’s ads offer only a passing glance at yesterday’s prices, but Joe and Karen loaded each Trader with such charming original content it’s still fun to read today.

Joe’s bibliography appears on the Larque Press website.

Western Magazine Oct. 1956

Western Magazine Oct. 1956

Contents Page
L.L. Foreman “Gunslingers of the Cibola” art by Carl Burgos
Joseph Chadwick “Trouble with the Tough Tollivers” art by Matt Baker
Todhunter Ballard “Dark Kill” art by Carl Burgos

Western Magazine Vol. 2 No. 3 October 1956
Publisher: Martin Goodman
Editor: Harry Widmer
Business Manager: Monroe Froehlich, Jr.
Art Director: Mel Blum
Art Editor: Carl Burgos
~5.5” x 7.75” 160 pages 35¢

Western Magazine Oct. 1956 back

Read Peter Enfantino’s story-by-story recap of Western Magazine in The Digest Enthusiast No. 8.