Brian Aldiss’ Hothouse No. 5

F&SF Dec. 1961The fifth and final episode of Brian Aldiss’ Hothouse saga appeared in Fantasy and Science Fiction (Dec. 1961).

Claude Veillot “The First Days of May” Translated from the French by Damon Knight (“Les Premiers Jours de Mai”, Fiction May ’60).
Herbert Gold “The Mirror and Mr. Sneeves” Story #3, ed. Whit & Hallie Burnett, A.A. Wyn 1953
Anne Walker “The Oversight of Dirty-Jets Ryan”
Will Stanton “You Are with It!”
John Anthony West “The Fiesta at Managuay” Call Out the Malicia, Heinemann 1961
Grendel Briarton “Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: XLVI”
Isaac Asimov’s Science: The Trojan Hearse
Hal Draper “Ms Fnd in a Lbry or The Day Civilization Collapsed”
Brian W. Aldiss “Evergreen” (Hothouse No. 5)
Index to Volume 21

Cover by Ed Emshwiller

Contents from Galactic Central

An excerpt from Joe Wehrle, Jr.’s review of the Hothouse series, from The Digest Enthusiast book six:

[In “Evergreen”] Yattmur and Gren have a child. Gren has become more and more distant and inhuman under the influence of the morel. The morel is soon to sporulate, and it wants to transfer itself to the young, strong child, which can carry it back to the sunlit world for seeding.

Story Title

Hugo Correa’s skyscraping robot

From International Science Fiction No. 2 (June 1968): From Chile, “Meccano” by Hugo Correa is about a robot, a gargantuan guardian, tall as an eighty-story skyscraper, that protects the precious ore on a mysterious planet from…

Fate masthead

Fate Vol. 23 No. 5 (No. 242) May 1970

Excerpt from Tom Brinkmann’s article, “Sharon Tate’s Fate,” from The Digest Enthusiast book six: Fate’s May 1970 issue ran one of the earlier post-murder “weirdness” articles titled, “Sharon Tate’s Tragic Preview of Murder!” by Dick Kleiner.…

Cover detail

Hard Case Crime

In mid-October Charles Ardai sent out an interesting promotional request to his Hard Case Crime email list: Post a review of one of his books on and he’d send you one of his latest releases.…


Mystery Weekly Magazine November 2018

Contents Adele Gardner “Bonnie Parker Sings the Blues” Dennis E. Hensley “70 X 7” E.F. Schraeder “Tree Dweller” Steve Toase “Split Chain Stitch” M.B. Manteufel “In Case of Emergency” Nicole Fratrich “The Key” Elizabeth Zelvin “A…


Switchblade: Issue Seven

William R. Soldan “The Bastard Girl of Tampa Ray” (verse) Contents Scotch Rutherford: Editor’s Corner Sharp & Deadly Fiction Bryce Wilson “Dogfight” R. Daniel Lester “Nowhere to Go but Dead” Jon Zelazny “Jackass Junction” Jack Bates…

PL20 masthead

Pulp Literature No. 20 Autumn 2018

Contents From the Pulp Lit Pulpit: A Score for Cross-Genre Fiction Kristene Perron “Flavour of the Forsaken” Feature Interview: Kristene Perron The Magpie Award for Poetry Kelli Allen “Leather Wraps Both Our Shoulders, and I Will…