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Straight Outta Deadwood, edited by David Boop

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Straight Outta Deadwood

 

edited

by

David Boop

 

(Baen, October 2019, 288 pp., tpb)

 

"Cookie" by Shane Lacy Hensley
"A Talk with My Mother" by Charlaine Harris
"The Greatest Horse Thief in History" by D.J. Butler
"The Doctor and the Spectre" by Mike Resnick
"Doth Make Thee Mad" by Jane Lindskold
"Sunlight and Silver" by Jeffrey J. Mariotte
"Pinkerton’s Prey" by Frog and Esther Jones
"The Relay Station at Wrigley’s Pass" by Derrick Ferguson
"Not Fade Away" by Cliff Winnig
"The Spinners" by Jennifer Campbell-Hicks
"The Stoker and the Plague Doctor" by Alex Acks
"Bigger than Life" by Steve Rasnic Tem
"Dreamcatcher" by Marsheila Rockwell
"El Jefe de la Comancheria" by Mario Acevedo
"The Petrified Man" by Betsy Dornbusch
"Stands Twice and the Magpie Man" by Stephen Graham Jones
"Blood Lust and Gold Dust" by Travis Heermann
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Freehold: Resistance, edited by Michael Z. Williamson

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Freehold: Resistance

 

edited

by

 

Michael Z. Williamson

 

(Baen, December 2019, 593 pp, hardcover)

 

Prologue: Invasion” uncredited
Spider’s Web” by Jessica Schlenker
Force Majeure” by Michael Z. Williamson
Excerpts from General Jacob Huff’s Journal” by Christopher DiNote and Jaime DiNote
A Time to Fight” by J.F. Holmes
The Danegeld” by Marisa Wolf
The Prayer Wheel” by Jason Cordova
Star Crossed” by Kacey Ezell and Robert E. Hampson
Dear Diary” by Rob Reed
Proxy War” by Larry Correia
Soft Casualty” by Michael Z. Williamson
FNG” by Kacey Ezell
Codger Command” by Mike Massa
Buffalo Fifteen” by Brad R. Torgersen
Starhome” by Michael Z. Williamson
Survival” by Justin Watson
Is That A Fire?” by Philip Wohlrab
What It’s Worth” by Christopher L. Smith and A.C. Haskins
Cry Havoc” by Jamie Ibson
Epilogue: Post Action Review” uncredited
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Fiction River #32: Superstitious, ed. Mark Leslie

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Fiction River #32: Superstitious

 

Edited

by

Mark Leslie

 

(WMG Publishing, October 2019, tpb, 311 pp.)

 

Thirteen” by Mark Leslie (poem, not reviewed)
Salvage” by David Bruns
The Worry Trap” by Kari Kilgore (not genre, not reviewed)
8 Seconds” by C.A. Rowland (not genre, not reviewed)
Rough Musick” by Joslyn Chase
Knuckleheads” by Jonathan Kort
Umberto Scolari and the Ill-Fated Marriage” by Dayle A. Dermatis (not genre, not reviewed)
Grave Decisions” by Sharon Kae Reamer
Sweet Tooth” by M.L. Buchman (not genre, not reviewed)
The Robin Club” by Ron Collins
Offerings” by Jamie Aldis
Sweet Sixteen” by Ryan M. Williams
Three Breaths” by Lisa Silverthorne
The Perils of Taking Table Selfies at a Con” by Annie Reed
Unsavory” by Michael D. Britton
Rosemary” by Michael Kowal (not genre, not reviewed)
Shattered Canvas” by Michael Warren Lucas (not genre, not reviewed)
Puckish Behavior” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
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Parallel Worlds: The Heroes Within, ed. by L. J. Hachmeister & R. R. Virdi

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Parallel Worlds: The Heroes Within

 

 

Edited

 

by

 

 

L. J. Hachmeister & R. R. Virdi

 

 

(Source 7 Productions, October 2019, pb, 408 pp.)

 

Dead End Rhodes” by Sarah A. Hoyt
Look Me in the Stars” by Christopher Husberg
The Dead Who Care” by D.J. Butler
Myth Deeds” by Jody Nye
The Shadow of Markhan” by R.R. Virdi
Davy Crockett vs. The Saucer Men” by David Afsharirad
Dead Run” by Aaron Michael Ritchey
Unnamed” by Gama Ray Martinez
Prisoner” by L. J. Hachmeister
Valentine Blues” by James A. Hunter
The Tragedy of John Metcalf” by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne
Effigies in Bronze” by Colton Hehr
Daily Bread” by E.A. Copen
The Demons of Arae” by Christopher Ruocchio
A Tale of Red Riding: Seduction of The Werepire” by Neo Edmund
Threshold” by Todd Fahnestock
The Last Death of Oscar Hernandez” by Russell Nohelty
The Magpie and the Mosquito” by Josh Vogt
Monsters” by Jim Butcher
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Infinite Lives: Short Tales of Longevity, ed. Juliana Rew

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Infinite Lives: Short Tales of Longevity

 

Edited

by

 

Juliana Rew

 

(Third Flatiron Publishing, Fall/Winter 2019, pb, 276 pp.)

 

Tunnels” by Brian Trent
A Billion Bodies More” by Sloane Leong
Del Boy Falling Through the Bar, Forever” by Matt Thompson
Left of Eden” by J.B. Toner
A Last Word” by Larry C. Kay
Dry Bones” by David F. Shultz
Only the Poor Die Young” by D.A. Campisi
Long Stretches” by Russell Dorn
Professional Envy” by Samson Stormcrow Hayes
At the Precipice of Eternity” by Ingrid Garcia
Frost on the Fields” by Maureen Bowden
Secrets from the Land Without Fear” by Brandon Butler
When They Damned the Name of Oma Rekkai from Memory, I Danced” by Caias Ward
Thoughts of a Divergent Ephemeron” by Leah Miller
The Scarecrow’s Question” by Megan Branning
Abe in Yosemite” by Robert Walton
Wishbone” by K.G. Anderson
The Reinvention of Death” by Louis Evans
President Redux” by John Paul Davies
Sweet Release” by David Cleden
Chosen” by Tom Pappalardo
Like a Seagull, Hurling Itself into the Mist” by Philip John Schweitzer
Found Wanting” by Martin M Clark
Cold Iron” by Wolf Moon
The Last Son of Geppetto” by Mack Moyer
Find Her” by Konstantine Paradias
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The Chronicles of Davids, ed. by David Afsharirad

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The Chronicles of Davids

 

Edited by

 

David Afsharirad

 

(Baen Books, September 3, 2019, pb, 304 pp.)

 

The Savage” by David Drake
I Could’ve Done Better” by Gregory Benford & David Brin (reprint, not reviewed)
The Seven Nipples of Molly Kitchen” by D.J. Butler
DeMille and Me” by D.L. Young
A Servant of the Protector” by David Hardy
Long Nights Moon” by David B. Coe (reprint, not reviewed)
Creation Unforgivable” by David H. Keller (reprint, not reviewed)
As It Began” by Dave Bara
Full Chicken Richness” by Avram Davidson (reprint, not reviewed)
Four Days” by David Carrico
The Tyranny of Distance” by Dave Freer
Lyman Gilmore Jr.’s Impossible Dream” by David Boop
Too Many Gods” by Hank Davis
The Traitor” by David Weber (reprint, not reviewed)
An Epilogue: The House of David” by Barry N. Malzberg
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Stellaris: People of the Stars, ed. by Les Johnson & Robert E. Hampson

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Stellaris: People of the Stars


 


 

Edited


 

by


 


 

Les Johnson & Robert E. Hampson


 

(Baen, September 2019, pb, 193 pp.)


 

Burn the Boats” by Sarah A. Hoyt
Bridging” by William Ledbetter
Stella Infantes” by Kacey Ezell and Philip Wohlrab
At the Bottom of the White” by Todd McCaffrey
Pageants of Humanity” by Brent Roeder
Time Flies” by Kevin J. Anderson
Nanny” by Les Johnson
Those Left Behind” by Robert E. Hampson
The Smallest of Things” by Catherine L. Smith
Exodus” by Daniel M. Hoyt
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Terra Nova: The Wars of Liberation, ed. Tom Kratman

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Terra Nova: The Wars of Liberation

 

 

Edited

by

Tom Kratman

 

 

(Baen, August 2019, pb, 493 pp.)

 

The Long, Dark Goodnight” by Vivienne Raper
The Raiders” by Mike Massa
Sacrifice” by Peter Grant
Doing Well by Doing Good” by Chris Nuttall
No Hypocritical Oath” by Rob Hampson
Bellona’s Gift” by Monalisa Foster
The Panther Men” by Justin Watson
Desertion” by Kacey Ezell
Blood, Sweat, and Tears” by Chris Smith
Wellington” by Alexander Macris
Huánuco” by Lawrence Railey
The Redeemer” by Tom Kratman
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In Harm’s Way: Defending the Future, ed. by Mike McPhail

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In Harm’s Way: Defending the Future

 

Edited

by

Mike McPhail

 

(eSpec Books, October 1, 2019, pb, 183 pp.)

 

A Beach on Nellus” by James Chambers
Children of the Last Battle” by Brenda Cooper
Contained Vacuum” by David Sherman (reprint, not reviewed)
The Oath” by Robert Greenberger
Hope’s Children” by Lisanne Norman
Comrades in Arms” by Bud Sparhawk (reprint, not reviewed)
Medicine Man” by Robert E. Waters
Sympathetic” by Eric V. Hardenbrook
No Man Left Behind” by Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Bucket Brigade” by Jeff Young
Slingshot” by Aaron Rosenberg
Something to Live For” by Christopher M. Hiles
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Grim, Grit, and Gasoline: Dieselpunk & Decopunk Fairytales, ed. Rhonda Parrish

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Grimm, Grit, and Gasoline:

Dieselpunk and Decopunk Fairy Tales

 

Edited

by

Rhonda Parrish

 

(World Weaver Press, Sept. 3, 2019, 300 pp., pb)

 

Circles and Salt” by Sara Cleto

Salvage” by A. A. Medina
The Loch” by Zannier Alejandra
Evening Chorus” by Liz Donnelly
To Go West” by Laura VanArendonk Baugh
Bonne Chance Confidential” by Jack Bates
늑대 – The Neugdae” by Juliet Harper
The Rescue of Tresses Malone” by Alena VanArendonk
The Daughters of Earth and Air” by Robert E. Vardeman
Easy as Eating Pie” by Amanda C. Davis
Accidents are Not Possible” by Sarah Van Goethem
A Princess, a Spy, and a Dwarf Walked into a Bar Full of Nazis” by Patrick Bollivar
Steel Dragons of a Luminous Sky” by Brian Trent
Ramps and Rocket” by Alicia K. Henderson
As The Spindle Burns” by Nellie K. Neves
Make This Water No Deeper” by Blake Jessop
One Hundred Years” by Jennifer R. Donohue
Things Forgotten on the Cliffs of Avevig” by Wendy Nickel

Reviewed by C.D. Lewis

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