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the genre's premiere review magazine for short SF & Fantasy since 1993

Noir Fatale, edited by Larry Correia & Kacey Ezell

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Noir Fatale







Larry Correia & Kacey Ezell


(Baen, May 2019, hc, 336 pp.)


Ain’t No Sunshine” by Christopher L. Smith and Michael J. Ferguson
Recruiting Exercise” by David Weber
Spoils of War” by Kacey Ezell
The Privileges of Violence” by Steve Diamond
A Goddess in Red” by Griffin Barber
Kuro” by Hinkley Correia
Sweet Seduction” by Laurell K. Hamilton
A String of Pearls” by Alistair Kimble
Honey Fall” by Sarah A. Hoyt
Three Kates” by Mike Massa
Worth the Scars of Dying” by Patrick M. Tracy
The Frost Queen” by Robert Buettner
Bombshell” by Larry Correia

Hidden Histories, edited by Juliana Rew

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Hidden Histories




Juliana Rew


(Third Flatiron Anthologies, Spring/Summer 2019)


"The Fairy's Bell" by Bruce Golden
"Fire, Steel, and Flaming Pearls" by Kai Hudson
"Losing Face" by Matthew Reardon
"Indian Uprising" by Brenda Kezar
"Carbon-Nitrogen-Oxygen" by Sarah Hinlicky Wilson
"Behind the Purple Haze" by John A. Frochio
"Freudian Slips" by Dennis Maulsby
"The Oracle's Dilemma" by Michael Robertson
"The Secret History of the Space Shuttle" by Mike Barretta
"Best Possible of Worlds" by Simon Lee-Price
"MH370" by Ricardo Maia
"The Ghost Train" by J. D. Blackrose
"Man Overboard" by James Chmura
"Running on Empty" by Arthur Carey
"Proving Pictures" by Tony Genova
"Against the Roaring of the Fire" by Edwina Shaw
"Yes, Yes, Yes, We Remember" by Elizabeth Beechwood
"Specimen 1842" by Sandra Ulbrich Almazan
"The Homebringing" by Robert Dawson
"The Thunderbird Photo" by Jennifer Lee Rossman
"The Fulcrum" by Shannon McDermott
"The Sixth-Gun Conspiracy Letters" by Evan A. Davis
"Defender of the Realm" by H. J. Monroe
"Cry the Thousand Sentinels" by Brian Trent
"Red Reckoning" by Jonathan Shipley
"Them Tourists" by A. Humphrey Lanham
"Date Attire" by Tyler Paterson
"Fairy Godmothering" by Dantzel Cherry

Fiction River #31: Feel the Love, edited by Mark Leslie

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Fiction River #31: Feel the Love






Mark Leslie


(WMG Publishing, January 2019, tpb, 318 pp.)


Thief” by Michael Kowal (not genre, not reviewed)
Death’s Other Cousin” by Lisa Silverthorne
Making Amends” by David Stier (not genre, not reviewed)
Frostwitch vs. the Ravages of Time” by Dayle A. Dermatis
The Goddess Killer” by Lauryn Christopher (not genre, not reviewed)
Love Locks” by Dale Hartley (not genre, not reviewed)
Love Bots” by Daemon Crowe
Loving Abby” by Angela Penrose
Foiled” by Brigid Collins (not genre, not reviewed)
A Love to Remember” Tonya D. Price (not genre, not reviewed)
The Refurbished Companion” by Kelly Washington
The Secret of Catnip” by Stefon Mears
Lifeblood” by Alexandra Brandt
Who Loves the Unloved” by Laura Ware (not genre, not reviewed)
Henry and Beth at the Funeral Home” by Joe Cron (not genre, not reviewed)
Truth and Lies” by David H. Hendrickson (not genre, not reviewed)
With Love in Their Hearts” by Robert Jeschonek
Every Day New, Bright and Beautiful” by Annie Reed (not genre, not reviewed)

Writers of the Future #35, edited by David Farland

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Writers of the Future, Vol. 35



edited by



David Farland



(Galaxy Press, April 2019, pb, 450 pp.)



Untrained Luck” by Elise Stephens
The First Warden” by Kai Wolden
The Damned Voyage” by John Haas
Thanatos Drive” by Andrew Dykstal
A Harvest of Astronauts” by Kyle Kirrin
Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler” by Wulf Moon
Lost Robot” by Dean Wesley Smith
Are You The Life of the Party” by Mica Scotti Kole
Release from Service” by Ruston Lovewell
Dark Equations of the Heart” by David Cleden
An Itch” by Christopher Baker
Dirt Road Magic” by Carrie Callahan
A Certain Slant of Light” by Preston Dennett

Man-Kzin Wars XV, created by Larry Niven

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Man-Kzin Wars XV









Larry Niven



(Baen, February 2019, tpb, 335 pp.)


Sales Pitch” by Hal Colebatch

Singer-of-Truth” by Martin L. Schoemaker

The Third Kzin” by Jason Fregeau

Excitement” by Hal Colebatch and Jessica Q. Fox

Justice” by Jessica Q. Fox

Saga” by Brendan DuBois

Scrith” by Brad R. Torgersen


Weirdbook Annual #2: The Cthulhu Mythos, ed. Douglas Draa

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Weirdbook Annual #2:


The Third Cthulhu Mythos Megapack


Edited by Douglas Draa


(Wildside Press, February 2019, tpb, 148 pp.)


The Shining Trapezohedron” by Robert M. Price
A Noble Endeavor” by Lucy A. Snyder
Ancient Astronauts” by Cynthia Ward
The Thing in the Pond” by John R. Fultz
Enter the Cobweb Queen” by Adrian Cole
Tricks No Treats” by Paul Dale Anderson
Ronnie and the River” by Christian Riley
Cellar Dweller” by Franklyn Searight
Yellow Labeled VHS Tape” by R.C. Mulhare
Tuama” by L.F. Falconer
Mercy Holds No Measure” by Kenneth Bykerk
Treacherous Memory” by Glynn Owen Barrass
The Hutchison Boy” by Darrell Schweitzer

Voices of the Fall, edited by John Ringo & Gary Poole

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Voices of the Fall



Edited by



John Ringo and Gary Poole




(Baen, March 2019, hardcover, 336 pp.)


Starry, Starry Night” by John Ringo
Spectrum” by Mike Massa
Storming the Tower of Babel” by Sarah Hoyt
Return to Mayberry” by Rob Hampson
It Just Might Matter in the End” by Travis S. Taylor
Inhale to the King, Baby!” by Michael Z. Williamson
Ham Sandwich” by Jody Lynn Nye
The Downeasters” by Brendan DuBois
The Species as Big as the Ritz” by Robert Buettner
The Cat Hunters” by Dave Freer
Alpha Gamers” by Griffin Barber
True Faith and Allegiance” by Michael Gants
The Killer Awoke” by John Birmingham

Skull & Pestle: New Tales of Baba Yaga, ed. Kate Wolford

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Skull & Pestle: New Tales of Baba Yaga





Kate Wolford


(World Weaver Press, January 22, 2019, pb, 195 pp.)


"Vasilisa the Wise" by Kate Forsyth (reprint, not reviewed)
"A Tale Soon Told" by Lissa Sloan
"Baba Yaga: Her Story" by Jill Marie Ross
"The Partisan and the Witch" by Charlotte Honigman
"The Swamp Hag's Apprentice" by Szmeralda Shanel
"Boy Meets Witch" by Rebecca A. Coates
"Teeth" by Jessamy Corob Cook

Fiction River #30: Hard Choices, ed. Dean Wesley Smith

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Fiction River #30: Hard Choices


Edited by

Dean Wesley Smith


(WMG Publishing, December 28, 2018, pb, 328 pp.)


"Equal Justice" by Annie Reed (non-genre, not reviewed)
"Payback" by Tonya D. Price (non-genre, not reviewed)
"Eric the Monkey" by Dan C. Duval (non-genre, not reviewed)
"Prospecting" by Ron Collins (non-genre, not reviewed)
"Toots" by Michael Kowal (non-genre, not reviewed)
"The Devil's Muse" by Laura Ware
"Clean and Godly in Denmark" by Diana Deverell
"Killshot" by Annie Reed (non-genre, not reviewed)
"Four Hundred Yards" by Dale Hartley Emery (non-genre, not reviewed)
"A Life with Meaning" by David Stier (non-genre, not reviewed)
"Nightmare Scenario" by Chuck Heintzelman
"Echo" by Leslie Claire Walker
"Haunted" by Jamie Ferguson
"Skinwalker" by Valerie Brook
"Missiles of October" by Dan C. Duval (non-genre, not reviewed)
"Girl with a Mission" by Dayle A. Dermatis (non-genre, not reviewed)
"A New Day" by Kendall Heintzelman (non-genre, not reviewed)
"They Taught Us Wrong" by M. L. Buchman
"Tendrils" by Leigh Saunders
"Little Byte and Big Pieces" by Valerie Brook

Cities of Dust, Planes of Light, ed. by Todd Sanders

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Cities of Dust, Planes of Light


edited by

Todd Sanders


(Air and Nothingness Press, January 2019, pb, 108 pp.)


"Lot 814: A Series of Letters – Dated Before the Lunar Defection, Recently Discovered Amongst the Possessions of the Late Princess Alicia III" by Jamie Lackey
"This Is Not Mars" by Sarah Daly
"A Hand Extended" by Cat Rambo
"The Outposts" by Samantha L. Barrett
"The World's More Full of Weeping" by Diane Morrison
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