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Adrian Cole’s Mirrorman

Story page 1From Weirdbook No. 34:

“A Kiss for the Mirrorman” by Adrian Cole is a terrific fast-paced battle of wits and advanced weaponry. Set in the gritty streets of a future metropolis, an unnamed assassin tracks the Mirrorman and plunges him into a deadly trap. One for the issue’s best adventures.

Bret McCormick’s Demon

Weirdbook No. 34 coverWeirdbook began life as a fantasy and horror fanzine in 1968. The creation of Paul Ganley, it ran for 30 issues, ending in 1997. In 2015, Doug Draa asked Paul for permission to relaunch the title. With publishing help from John Betancourt, Weirdbook was reborn in September 2015. With issue 34 the magazine went quarterly.

Bret McCormick opens Weirdbook No. 34 with a light-hearted look at reality, and triggers a more serious question about belief in “The Demon in the Doughnut Shop.” Is seeing believing? The lead character is left with doubts, even after a shape-shifting demon from hell gives him a personal demonstration. The facts are indisputable, but emotion and past experience still imprint his perceived reality.

Weirdbook #38

Weirdbook #38 coverContents
Doug Draa: From the Editor’s Tower
Michael Bracken “Harlot Road”
John C. Hocking “With a Poet’s Eyes”
Robert Graves “The Wishing Well”
Darrell Schweitzer “O King of Pain and Splendor!”
Adrian Cole “You’d Do It for Diamonds” (Nick Nightmare)
Franklyn Searight “Dreadful Appetite”
R.C. Mulhare “The Handmaid of the Key”
Russ Parkhurst “The Old Rock” (verse)
Allen Mark Price “Blue Moon”
C.I. Kemp “She Who Gives Life”
W.H. Pugmire “An Implement of Ice”
Sharon Cullars “Night of the Circus”
Tim Jeffreys “Wolvers Hill”
Lorenzo Crescentini “Rafts” translation by Lisa Kramer Taruschio
Edward Ahern “Clean Sweep”
Frederick J. Mayer “Sleeping with Mad Shadows” (verse)
Cynthia Ward “Leaving Malaga”
Greg Chamberlain “Cattle Call”
Jeff Barnes “The Liquid Professor” (verse)
J.N. Cameron “Abomination is Her Name”
Kenneth Bykerk “Kachina” (Bajazid)
David J. Gibbs “Flat is Flat and That is That”
Chad Hensley “The Toad Stool People” (verse)
Scott Harper “Death is Not My Master”
Clay F. Johnson “The Promise of a Polidori Sore Throat” (verse)
Andrew Ivey “This Hungry Earth” (verse)

Weirdbook Vol. 2 No. 8, #38 March 2018
Publisher/Executive Editor: John Gregory Betancourt
Editor: Doug Draa
Consulting Editor: W. Paul Ganley
Cover: Alexandra Petruk
Interior Artwork: Allen Koszowski
190 pages, 6” x 9”
$12.00 POD, $3.99 Kindle
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