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
Contents Paul D. Marks “The Box” Rob Nisbet “Sergeant Spinge and the Locked-Room Mystery” Jeffery Scott Sims “The Search for Doctor Vane Dennis Palumbo “Evidence” David Rachels “Gold, Jewels, Art, My Father” Thomas Millstead “Hi! I’m Heather” Eric Cline “Storey” Tatiana Claudy “For the Love of Wine” (A You-Solve-It) Solution to April You-Solve-It “Imperceptible” by Susan Sundwall
Analog Science Fiction and Fact (Astounding) Vol. 134 No. 5 & 6 May/June 2019 Contents Stanley Schmidt’s Editorial: John and Me: An Alternate View of the Late John Campbell Harry Turtledove “Bonehunters” John J. Vester’s Science Fact: The Venus Sweet Spot: Floating Home Stanley Schmidt “The Methuselah Generation” art by Kurt Huggins Liam Hogan “Galena” In Times to Come (July/Aug. Preview) Frank Smith “Cactus Season” Wendy Nikel “12:20 Bus from the Basics” Bruce McAllister “A Former Planetary Ruler Speaks” John G. Cramer’s The Alternate View: Opus 200: How Big is the Proton? Joe M. McDermott “Full Metal Mother” Biolog: Joe M. McDermott by Richard L. Lovett Mary E. Lowd “The Three Laws of Social Robotics” Bud Sparhawk “Mulligan” J.T. Sharrah “Forgetfulness” Edward M. Lerner “The Gates of Paradise” Dave Creek “The Dominant Heart Begins to Race” art by Josh Meehan Phoebe Barton “Midway on the Waves” Eric Cline “Paradigm Shift” Cynthia Ward “On Stony Ground” art by Tomislav Tikulin Mary Soon Lee “How to Time Travel” (verse) Alex Shvartsman “Repairs at the Beijing West Space Elevator” David Ebenbach “Welcome to Your Machines” Marissa Lingen “Painting the Massive Planet” Guy Stewrt’s Probability Zone: Robotic Space Killers; Autonomous. Broke. Josh Pearce “Leave Your Iron at the Door” Bruce Boston “At the Natural History Museum” (verse) Alec Nevala-Lee “At the Fall” art by Eldar Zakirov Don Sakers: The Reference Library Brass Tacks (Letters) Classified Marketplace Anthony Lewis: Upcoming Events
Publisher: Peter Kanter Editor: Trevor Quachri Associate Editor: Emily Hockaday Editorial Assistant: Deanna McLafferty Senior Art Director: Victoria Green Cover: Tomislav Tikulin 208 pages, $7.99 on newsstands until June 18, 2018 Analog website
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine May/June 2019 Contents Linda Landrigan: Called to Crime (introduction) The Lineup Joseph S. Walker “Bonus Round” Chris Muessig “Finite Jest” art by Noah Bailey Steven Gore “Private Justice” Mark Lagasse: Scrambled Marple (puzzle, solution on page 163) Mysterious Photograph $25 fiction contest “Off the Trail” Catherine Dilts “Real Cowgirls Don’t Cry” Parker Littlewood “Buck and Wiley Make Their Own Luck” art by Hank Blaustein Laurel Flores Fantauzzo: Booked and Printed Terrie Farley Moran “Flamingo Bingo” Mark Joslyn “Bonded” Joe Helgerson “The Case of the Thirteen Beard” Arlene Fisher: Dying Words (acrostic puzzle, solution on page 139) Melissa Fall “Photo Finished” Gigi Vernon “Thick as Thieves” art by Maggie Ivy Elizabeth Zelvin “A Work in Progress” Mark Thielman “Blind Spot” Anna Katharine Green “The Thief” (Mystery Classic) introduction by Linda Landrigan The Story That Won (Jan/Feb) “After the Party’s Over” by Charlotte Stacey Coming in AHMM July/Aug 2019 Directory of Services/Indicia Classified Marketplace
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Vol. 64 No. 5 & 6 May/June 2019 Publisher: Peter Kanter Editor: Linda Landrigan Associate Editor: Jackie Sherbow Senior Director of Art & Production: Porter C. McKinnon Senior AD: Victoria Green Cover: Shutterstock, design by Vicki Green 192 pages $7.99 on newsstands until June 18, 2019 Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine website
Jen Conley explores her series’ character, Andrea Vogel’s tangled relationships with her man, his affair, her dog, and herself, in “Trash.” Vogel’s a cop whose inner circle of pals rank barely a notch above her day job’s perps and perjurers. By the time Vogel rises from her self-made bed a bittersweet new day dawns on her doorstep.
The many bees from the preceding story “I Am Not I” segue into Pat Murphy and Paul Doherty’s Science column “With the Best of Intentions,” which reports on the decline of bees, threats to their existence, and the repercussions of their dwindling populations.
David J. Skal gives us a twofer in his column on Films, “Ghoulies, Ghosties, Beasties,” reviewing Beauty and the Beast from both 1991 and 2017—comparing and contrasting, with plenty of “bonus” material on the director of the 2017 version, Bill Condon.
Advertising in digest magazines often feature other publications, books, and pamphlets that may be of interest to their readers. Tom Brinkmann’s article on The Occult Digest from The Digest Enthusiast book seven includes several ads from the magazine. Two of them are shown below.
A regular contributor to TDE, Tom Brinkmann writes about unusual, off-the-beaten-path magazines, digests, and tabloids. His Bad Mags website was active from June 2004–July 2017. His books, Bad Mags Volume 1 (2008) and Volume 2 (2009) are available from secondary outlets, including amazon.com
Science Fiction Adventures Vol. 2 No. 2 March 1954 (Cover: March, Contents Page: February) Contents Harry Harrison’s Editorial: What is a Magazine? Ken Crossen “Plague” art by Alex Ebel Thomas N. Scortia “The Prodigy” art by Roy G. Krenkel Walter L. Kleine “The Ride” art by H.R. Smith Bill Venable’s Fanmag: Fansoc William Tenn’s The Fiction in Science Fiction, art by Mendenhall Damon Knight’s The Dissecting Table (book reviews) C.M. Kornbluth “The Syndic” part 2 of 2 art by Art Sussman The Chart Room (letters)
Editor: Harry Harrison Assoc. Editor: M. Machlin, John Vincent Book Editor: Damon Knight Art Director: Milton Berwin Cover: Mel Hunter 160 pages, 35¢
Bob Thurber, the judge of the Bumblebee Flash Fiction Contest, selected Ingrid Jendrzejewski’s “Crushed Velvet” as the winner. It’s a dazzling display of Flash. The runner-up, “Kiss, Kiss, Bang Bang” by Jay Allisan, is also included. Another excellent example of short, short storytelling.
Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine Vol. 9 No. 2 Feb. 1964 Alfred Hitchcock: Dear Readers Contents Henry Slesar “Second Verdict” Duane Yarnell “The Bent Frame” Arthur Porges “Blood Will Tell” Robert Edmond Alter “A Habit for the Voyage” Thomasina Weber “The Handiest Man Around” Wenzell Brown “The Lure” Hilda Cushing “She Loved Funerals” Clark Howard “Four and Twenty Blackbirds” Jonathan Craig “The Baby” Gene Pollock “The Time of His Life” Miranda Wallace “A Touch of Magic” Edward Wellen “Siege Perilous” Richard Deming “The Sensitive Juror” Carroll Mayers “The Big Grab” Bernice Balfour “The Vision of Mrs. Hardy”