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
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 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
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.
“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. FoxWestern Magazine September 1955
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
“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¢
“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.
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¢