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News Digest May 15, 2020

F&SF May/June 2020

May Digests
Fantasy & Science Fiction May/June 2020
Contents Page
Tom Cool and Bruce Sterling “Hornet and Butterfly”
Leah Cypess “Stepsister”
Ray Nayler “Eyes of the Forest”
Jane Yolen “Mab’s Wedding” (verse)
Charles de Lint: Books to Look For
—Carbon by Andrew Vachas
In Restless Dreams by Wren Handman
Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
Well of Magic by BR Kingsolver
Stray Bats by Margo Lanagan and Kathleen Jennings
James Sallis’ Books
Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker
All Worlds are Real by Susan Palwick
Meet Me in the Future by Kameron Hurley
Paul Di Filippo’s Plumage from Pegasus: Faster, Publisher! Binge! Binge!
Holly Messinger “Byzantine”
Rich Larson “Warm Math”
Joseph Bruchac “An Indian Love Call”
Rebecca Zahabi “Birds Without Wings”
Mary Soon Lee “First Contact” (verse)
Marc Laidlaw’s Games
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
A Plague Tale: Innocence
Karin Lowachee’s Films: The Disease of Class Divisions
Jerry Oltion’s Science: Starlink, Star Junk
F&SF Competition No. 99 “Ignorance is Bliss”
F&SF Competition No. 100 “The Lowest Form of Humor”
Richard Bowes “In the Eyes of Jack Saul”
Robert Reed “Who Carries the World”
M. Rickert “Another F*cken Fairy Tale”
Coming Attractions
F&SF Market Place
Paul Di Filippo’s Curiosities: Hackenfeller’s Ape by Brigid Brophy

Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 138 No. 5 and 6, No. 749, May/June 2020
Publisher: Gordon Van Gelder
Editor: C.C. Finlay
Assistant Publishers: Barbara J. Norton, Keith Kahla
Assistant Editors: Robin O’Connor, Stephen L. Mazur, Lisa Rogers
Contests Editor: Carol Pinchefsky
Cover: Maurizio Manzieri “Who Carries the World”
Cartoons: Kendra Allenby, Bill Long, Arthur Masear
258 pages, $8.99 on newsstands until July 6, 2020
Fantasy & Science Fiction website

The Dark April 2020

The Dark City April 2020
Contents Page
James Blakey “How to Become a Successful 21st Century Cybercriminal (In Five Easy Steps)”
Nicky Johnson “The Darkest of Games”
Michael Chandos “The Happy Ending”
Roger Leatherwood “Green is the Only Color”
Stef Donati “Only a Mother”

The Dark City Crime and Mystery Magazine Vol. 5 No. 3 April 2020
Editor & Publisher: Steve Oliver
Contributing Editors: Barbara Curtis, Darin Krogh
5.5” x 8.5” 120 pages $6.99
The Dark City Mystery Magazine website

2020 Dell Mystery Magazines
Virtual Awards Celebration and Presentation of the EQMM Readers Award

Storytime
The new online issue is out at Flash Bang Mysteries. (Thanks, Kevin Tipple.)

John M. Floyd’s “Flue Sesaon” at Shotgun Honey. (Thanks, Kevin Tipple.)

Rob McClure’s “Against the Grain” at Rusty Barnes’ Tough Crime.

Four Digests

Digest Reviews
Gideon Marcus
reviews Galaxy June 1965 at Galactic Journey.

Robert Lopresti reviews “Noble Rot” by Richard Helms (EQMM May/Jun 2020) at Little Big Crimes.

James Reasoner reviews Commando: J-for-Judas at Rough Edges.

John Boston reviews Amazing June 1965 at Galactic Journey.

Victoria Silverwolf reviews Worlds of Tomorrow July 1965 at Galactic Journey.

TDE Contributors’ Corner
Uncle Jack and Cousin Peter review Creepy No. 43, Vampi No. 15, and Eerie No. 37 at bare•bones e-zine.

Peter Enfantino reviews Strange Tales No. 19, Spellbound No. 15, Mystery Tales No. 12, Menace No. 4, and Men’s Adventures No. 22 at bare•bones e-zine.

May/Jun 2020Digests

Digest Magazine Blogs
Tom Cool
and Bruce Sterling on their story “Hornet and Butterfly” from F&SF May/Jun 20202 at Fantasy & Science Fiction.

Sarah Gallien discusses the origins of her poem “The New Planet” from Analog May/Jun 2020 at The Astounding Analog Companion.

R.T. Raichev examines Agatha Christie’s first and last short stories at EQMM’s Something is Going to Happen.

Rick Wilber and Brad Aiken on “Ithaca” from Asimov’s May/Jun 2020 at From Earth to the Stars.

Two Names for Death by E.P. Fenwick

TDE Advertiser Spotlight
Fans of nail-biting, genre fiction and reference works about same, should sign up for Stark House Press’s newsletter and browse the Stark House Press website. Check out their $5 warehouse sale now, bargain abound.

Digest Magazine Podcasts
ECR Podclash episode one “Recompense” by William R. Soldan.

Pulp Lit Newsletter
The May 2020 edition of the Pulp Literature e-news is out.

Readin’ and Writin’
Paul D. Marks (TDE11 interview) writes about the L.A. locations in his new novel The Blues Don’t Care at SleuthSayers.

Chris Rhatigan offers One Approach to Writing Short Stories at Do Some Damage. (Thanks, David Nemeth.)

Top of the Heap by Erle Stanley Gardner

Read the Hard Case Crime edition of Top of the Heap by Erle Stanley Gardner this week. Originally written as by A.A. Fair in 1952, this is No. 13 of his Donald Lam/Bertha Cool series. Lam somehow manages a driving narrative while methodically untangling an intricate plot. Fortunately, the weakest link, his partner Cool, intended to add comic relief, is a minor part of the action. Beginning, middle, and end, a fully satisfying murder mystery. More about Lam and Cool at Thrilling Detective.

Artist Ran Scott delivered four illustrations this week, which were added to the latest rev of Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 5. Booked (InDesign function) all of the individual articles for The Digest Enthusiast No. 12 and created the first digital proof. Laid out its cover that features an illustration Tony Gleeson painted on spec for Sol Cohen for Amazing Science Fiction back in the mid-1970s. Rick McCollum completed the art for Rick Ollerman’s story. Sent ads to Switchblade and EconoClash Review for PM5 and TDE12—and another one for TDE12 for The Pulpster. A productive week for Larque Press.

The Saint Oct/Nov 1953

Vintage Crime Digest
The Saint Detective Magazine Oct.-Nov. 1953
Contents Page
Leslie Charteris “The Spanish Cow”
Octavus Roy Cohen “Let Me Kill You Sweetheart”
Clarence Budington Kelland “Case of the Rival Familiars”
William Campbell Gault “Sweet Rolls and Murder”
Arthur Conan Doyle “The Professor Had a Key”
Morris Cooper “A Murder of No Importance”
Edgar Wallace “The Magic of Fear”
Rufus King “The Wreath From the Sky”
Cornell Woolrich “It Had to Be Murder”
Hayden Howard “Murder on San Afet”
Ben Hecht “The Doting Burglar”

The Saint Detective Magazine Vol. 1 No. 4 Oct.-Nov. 1953
President: H.L. Herbert
Publisher: Leo Margulies
Editor: Sam Merwin, Jr.
Supervising Editor: Leslie Charteris
192 pages, cover price 50¢

News Digest March 13, 2020

The Beat of Black Wings editor: Josh Pachter

The Beat of Black Wings, an anthology of crime fiction stories inspired by the music of Joni Mitchell, launches on April 7, 2020. Many of Mitchell’s classics are represented: “Both Sides, Now” by Art Taylor and Tara Laskowski, “Big Yellow Taxi” by Kathryn O’Sullivan, “River” by Stacy Woodson, “Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire” by Donna Andrews, “The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines” by Amber Sparks, “Ray’s Dad’s Cadillac” by Michael Bracken, etc. The collection was edited by Josh Pachter. The book will be released on April 7, 2020. Preorders are available in Hardcover $29.75, Softcover $19.55, and Kindle $5.99.

Steve Davidson reviews the premier episode of the new Amazing Stories series on AppleTV+ on, what else, the Amazing Stories blog.

Gideon Marcus examines Galaxy April 1965 at Galactic Journey.

Galaxy Apr 1965 & Amazing Apr 1965

John Boston does likewise for Amazing April 1965 also at Galactic Journey.

Tough Crime: “Walker’s Hollow” by John Floyd.

Q&A with Derek Kunsken at The Astounding Analog Companion.

Ian Tregillis on “Come the Revolution” (F&SF Mar/Apr 2020) at Fantasy & Science Fiction blog.

Jack Bunker writes about his debut with “Active Shooter” in the Mar/Apr 2020 issue of EQMM at Something is Going to Happen.

Read J.D. (EconoClash Review) Graves’ latest Flash Fiction “Trojan H” at Shotgun Honey.

Nostalgia Digest Spring 2020

March 2020 Digests
Nostalgia Digest Spring 2020
Contents
Steve Darnall “Hello, Out There in Radioland!”
A Few Moments with . . . Chuck Schaden
Chuck Schaden “Those Were the (Early) Days” (cover story)
“Those Were the Dates” Ten pivotal moments from the 50-year history of Those Were the Days.
Necrology for 2019
Laura Milbraith Stewart “All in the Families” (Tina Cole)
Dan McGuire “At This Theatre Next Week” Chapter Two
Stone Wallace “Everybody Loves Raymond” (Raymond Burr)
Greg Kreinberg “The Daly News”
Wayne Klatt “A Free Soul” (Jean Arthur)
Mail Call

Plus, the Radio Program Guide for Those Were the Days and WGN Radio Theatre

Nostalgia Digest Book 46 Chapter 2 Spring 2020
Editor: Steve Darnall
5.5” x 8.5” 64 pages, b&w interior
$4.50 on newsstands
Four-issue subscription $17
Eight-issue subscription $30
Nostalgia Digest website

Readin’ and Writin’
Finished the audio book of The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells. First published in 1896, Moreau is a science fiction classic. Its concept isn’t as revolutionary in 2020 as 1896, but for its era it must have been horrific and shocking. Even today, the prose is terrific, my favorite parts were Wells’ fastidious descriptions of his animal hybrids.

Weirdbook No. 42

Also immensely enjoyed the print edition of Weirdbook No. 42, a special all John Shirley issue, edited by Doug Draa. A triumphant collection of short stories and poetry capped by a sword and sorcery epic that wraps the volume with an enthralling finale.

I completed reading and making notes on the first issue of Fotocrime this week. Still lots to do but it feels good to get this article for TDE12 started.

Rick McCollum sent the cover art for the next issue of Pulp Modern which should see release sometime this Spring. I loved Rick’s artwork for the last PM and the current TDE, but I gotta say, I think this is the best one yet. It’s based on a story called “Ghost Town.”

PM editor, Alec Cizak, has selected another two stories for the issue, so I’ll be working on layout for those over the next few days.

Verdict June 1953

Vintage Crime Digest
Verdict Vol. 1 No. 1 June 1953
Contents Page
Rex Stout “Fer-De-Lance” (Part 1 of 5)
Craig Rice “His Heart Could Break” (John J. Malone) art by R. Cossette
Dan Stoup’s
Tricks of the Trade: Fingerprints
Henry Kane “A Glass of Milk”
Steve Fisher “Goodbye Hannah”
Chester B. Himes “Marihuana and a Pistol” art by R. Cossette
Fredric Brown
“Don’t Look Behind You”
Edward Clark’s Crime Firsts: The La Rosa Case
Raymond Chandler “Trouble Is My Business”

Verdict Vol. 1 No. 1 June 1953
Published monthly by Flying Eagle Publications, Inc.
Editor: John McCloud
Managing Editor: E.A. Tulman
Art Director: Chas. W. Adams
Business Magager: R.E. Decker
5.5” x 7.75” 144 pages 35¢

Galaxy Dec. 1970

Galaxy Dec. 1970

Contents Page
Ejler Jakobsson’s Editor’s Page: 43° N, 154° E (location of the moon crater named for Willy Ley)
James Blish “Darkside Crossing”
Ernest Hill “The Stenth Dimension”
Robert Silverberg “We Are Well Organized”
Grahame Leman “2001 Hours’ Solo”
Stephen Tall “The Mad Scientist and the FBI”
Algis Budrys: Galaxy Bookshelf
Robert A. Heinlein “I Will Fear No Evil” Part IV
Keith Laumer’s Science Feature: The Limiting Velocity of Orthodoxy

Galaxy Magazine Vol. 31 No. 1 Dec. 1970
Publisher: Arnold E. Abramson
Assoc. Publisher: Bernard Williams
Editor: Ejler Jakobsson
Science Editor: Donald H. Menzel
Feature Editor: Lester del Rey
Managing Editor: Judy-Lynn Benjamin
Art Director: Franc L. Roggeri
Assoc. Art Director: Jack Gaughan
Cover and interior art: Jack Gaughan
5.25” x 7.75” 192 pages 75¢

Galaxy Oct/Nov 1970

Galaxy Oct/Nov 1970

Contents Page
Letters (with Editor Ejler Jakobsson’s responses)
Robert Silverberg “The World Outside”
Harold Kraus “A New Life”
William T. Powers “Readout Time”
Galaxy Stars: Algis Budrys
William Earls “Traffic Problem”
Michael Bishop “Piñon Fall”
Robert A. Heinlein “I Will Fear No Evil” Part III

Galaxy Magazine Vol. 30 No. 6 Oct/Nov 1970
Publisher: Arnold E. Abramson
Assoc. Publisher: Bernard Williams
Editor: Ejler Jakobsson
Science Editor: Donald H. Menzel
Feature Editor: Lester del Rey
Managing Editor: Judy-Lynn Benjamin
Art Director: Franc L. Roggeri
Assoc. Art Director: Jack Gaughan
Cover and interior art: Jack Gaughan
5.25” x 7.75” 192 pages 75¢

Galaxy Aug/Sep 1970

This issue expands to 192 pages (from 160) for 75¢ (from 60¢) and contracts to a bimonthly schedule.

Galaxy Aug/Sep 1970

Contents Page
Ejler Jakobsson: The Raries
James Blish “The Day After Judgment”
R.A. Lafferty “About a Secret Crocodile”
Sonya Dorman “Coordinates” (verse)
Dannie Plachta “Power Play”
Ernest Taves “Moon Heat”
Robert A. Heinlein “I Will Fear No Evil” Part II
Algis Budrys: Galaxy Bookshelf
14 Great Tales of ESP edited by Idella Purnell Stone
Infinity One edited by Robert Hoskins

Galaxy Magazine Vol. 30 No. 5 Aug/Sep 1970
Publisher: Arnold E. Abramson
Assoc. Publisher: Bernard Williams
Editor: Ejler Jakobsson
Science Editor: Donald H. Menzel
Feature Editor: Lester del Rey
Managing Editor: Judy-Lynn Benjamin
Art Director: Franc L. Roggeri
Assoc. Art Director: Jack Gaughan
Cover and interior art: Jack Gaughan
5.25” x 7.75” 192 pages 75¢

Galaxy July 1970

Galaxy July 1970

Contents Page
Ejler Jakobsson: Asbestos, Too
Robert A. Heinlein “I Will Fear No Evil” Part I art by Jack Gaughan
Robert Silverberg “The Throwbacks” (Urban Monad) art by Jack Gaughan
Lauri Virta’s Containers for the Condition of Man with photos by Leroy Woodson
Wilma Shore “Goodbye Amanda Jean” art by Jack Gaughan
Galaxy Stars: Anne McCaffrey
R.A. Lafferty “The All-At-Once Man” art by Jack Gaughan
Dannie Plachta “The Hookup” art by Jack Gaughan
Andrew J. Offutt “Ask a Silly Question” art by Jack Gaughan
Anne McCaffrey “Sittik” art by Jack Gaughan
Algis Budrys: Galaxy Bookshelf
— Anne McCaffrey The Ship Who Sang
— C.L Moore Jirel of Joiry

Galaxy Magazine Vol. 30 No. 4 July 1970
Publisher: Arnold E. Abramson
Assoc. Publisher: Bernard Williams
Editor: Ejler Jakobsson
Science Editor: Donald H. Menzel
Feature Editor: Lester del Rey
Managing Editor: Judy-Lynn Benjamin
Art Director: Franc L. Roggeri
Assoc. Art Director: Jack Gaughan
Cover: Jack Gaughan
5.25” x 7.75” 160 pages 60¢

Galaxy June 1970

Galaxy June 1970

Contents
Ejler Jakobsson: I Will Fear No Evil
Carl Jacobi “The Player at Yellow Silence” art by Jack Gaughan
John Brunner “Out of Mindshot” art by Jack Gaughan
William Rotsler “Ship Me Tomorrow” art by Jack Gaughan
Algis Budrys: Galaxy Bookshelf
— T.L. Sherred Alien Island
— David Guy Compton The Steel Crocodile
— Philip José Farmer Lord Tyger
Hayden Howard “Oil-Mad Bug-Eyed Monsters” art by Jack Gaughan
Duncan Lunan “The Moon of Thin Reality” art by Jack Gaughan
Robert Silverberg “The Tower of Glass”* Part III art by Jack Gaughan
Lawrence Mayer “Children’s Crusade”
Galaxy Stars: William Rotsler art by William Rotsler

Galaxy Magazine Vol. 30 No. 3 June 1970
Publisher: Arnold E. Abramson
Associ. Publisher: Bernard Williams
Editor: Ejler Jakobsson
Editor Emeritus: Frederik Pohl
Science Editor: Donald H. Menzel
Feature Editor: Lester del Rey
Managing Editor: Judy-Lynn Benjamin
Art Director: Franc L. Roggeri
Assoc. Art Director: Jack Gaughan
Cover: Jack Gaughan

Galaxy May 1970

Galaxy May 1970

Contents
Ejler Jakobsson: The DDTs
James Blish “A Style in Treason”
David Gerrold “The God Machine”
Arthur C. Clarke “Neutron Tide”
Robert Silverberg “The Tower of Glass”* Part II
Avram Davidson “Timeserver”
Algis Budrys: Galaxy Bookshelf
Michael G. Coney “Whatever Became of the McGowans?”
Vaughn Bodé “Sunpot” (comic)
Frederik Pohl’s Editorial View: Overkill
Galaxy Stars: Robert Silverberg

Galaxy Magazine Vol. 30 No. 2 May 1970
Publisher: Arnold E. Abramson
Associ. Publisher: Bernard Williams
Editor: Ejler Jakobsson
Editor Emeritus: Frederik Pohl
Science Editor: Donald H. Menzel
Feature Editor: Lester del Rey
Managing Editor: Judy-Lynn Benjamin
Art Director: Franc L. Roggeri
Assoc. Art Director: Jack Gaughan
Cover and interior art: Jack Gaughan

Galaxy April 1970

Galaxy April 1970

Contents
Ejler Jakobsson: On Genetics and Consensus
Stephen Tall “Allison, Carmichael and Tattersall”*
Michael G. Coney “Discover a Latent Moses”*
Robert Silverberg “The Tower of Glass”* Part I
Ray Bradbury “Darwin in the Fields” (verse)
A. Bertram Chandler “The Rub”*
Vaughn Bodé “Sunpot” (comic)
Algis Budrys: Galaxy Bookshelf
Robert Conquest “No Planet Like Home”*
James E. Gunn “Kindergarten”*

Galaxy Magazine Vol. 30 No. 1 April 1970
Publisher: Arnold E. Abramson
Associ. Publisher: Bernard Williams
Editor: Ejler Jakobsson
Editor Emeritus: Frederik Pohl
Science Editor: Donald H. Menzel
Feature Editor: Lester del Rey
Managing Editor: Judy-Lynn Benjamin
Art Director: Franc L. Roggeri
Assoc. Art Director: Jack Gaughan
*Cover and interior art: Jack Gaughan

Galaxy March 1970

Galaxy March 1970

Contents
Ejler Jakobsson: Man in Eternity
Algis Budrys: Galaxy Bookshelf
Harlan Ellison “The Region Between”
Leo P. Kelley “The Propheteer”
George C. Willick “A Place of Strange”
Robert Silverberg “Downward to the Earth” Part IV conclusion
Vaughn Bodé “Sunpot” (comic)
Robert F. Young “Reflections”

Galaxy Magazine Vol. 29 No. 6 March 1970
Publisher: Arnold E. Abramson
Associ. Publisher: Bernard Williams
Editor: Ejler Jakobsson
Editor Emeritus: Frederik Pohl
Science Editor: Donald H. Menzel
Feature Editor: Lester del Rey
Managing Editor: Judy-Lynn Benjamin
Art Director: Franc L. Roggeri
Assoc. Art Director: Jack Gaughan
Cover and interior art: Jack Gaughan