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

Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realm of H. G. Wells

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Sherlock Holmes:

Adventures in the Realms of H. G. Wells

Volume 2


Edited by

Derrick Belanger & C. Edward Davis



(Belanger Books, December 6, 2017, pb, 276 pp.)


"The Adventure of the Red Planet" by Steve Poling
"The Clash of the Miracle Men" by Rohit Sawant
"The First Selenites on the Earth" by Derek Nason
"The Martian Spy-glass" by Jaap Boekestein
"The Adventure of the Beastly Excisions" by Benjamin Langley
"The Adventure of the Disintegrated Man" by Michael T. Wells
"Sherlock Holmes and the New Accelerator" by Mark Levy, BSI
"A Trap to Catch the Sun" by Andrew Lane
"The Misplaced Mystery Writer" by Richard Paolinelli
"The Beast Within" by Katie Magnusson
"Dr. Watson and the Martians" by C. Edward Davis
"Dr. Watson's Neglected Fragments: The Shape of Deductions to Come" (uncredited)

Monstrosities, edited by Juliana Rew

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Edited by Juliana Rew



(Third Flatiron Publishing, Spring 2018, pb, 174 pp.)


"Chicken Monster Motel" by Keyan Bowes
"Five Billion Pounds of Soul" by Larry Hodges
"Sacrifice Needed, Alcohol Provided" by Carl R. Jennings
"#NotAllTigers" by Mark Pantoja
"The Doomsday Machine Retires" by Ray Daley
"Alien TV Shows Are Bad for Your Eyes" by Brian Trent
"Got Them Wash Day Blues" by James Dorr
"This Tyrant Crown" by Liam Hogan
"The Great Mall" by Salinda Tyson
"Skywalker" by Jennifer R. Povey
"Eaten" by Ville Meriläinen
"Into Xibalba" by Sita C. Romero
"The Emerald Mirage" by Martin M. Clark
"TidBits" by Sharon Diane King
"The Catacombs of Constitutional History" by Julia August
"New Shoes" by Robert Bagnall
"Kismet" by Barry Charman
"They Saw Me Coming" by Russell Hemmell
"Bigger and Better Things" by Joseph Sidari

Star Destroyers, ed. Tony Daniel & Christopher Ruocchio

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Star Destroyers


Edited by

Tony Daniel & Christopher Ruocchio


(Baen, March 6, 2018, 336 pp., Paperback and Kindle)


Superweapon” by David Drake
A Sudden Stop” by Steve White
Another Solution” by Mark L. Van Name
The Magnolia Incident” by Mike Kupari
A Helping Hand” by Jody Lynn Nye
Boomers” by J. R. Dunn
Hate In the Darkness” by Michael Z. Williamson
The Stars Are Silent” by Gray Rinehart
Excerpts From Two Lives” by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Icebreaker” by Dave Bara
Try Not To Kill Us All” by Joelle Presby
Skipjack” by Susan R. Matthews
Homecoming” by Robert Buettner
Not Made For Us” by Christopher Ruocchio
A Tale Of The Great Trek War Aboard The Starship Persistence” by Brendan DuBois

Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers, ed. by Sarena Ulibarri

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Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers


Edited by

Sarena Ulibarri


(World Weaver Press, June 5, 2018, pb, 283 pp.)

"Caught Root" by Julia K. Patt
"The Spider and the Stars" by D. K. Mok
"Riot of the Wind and Sun" by Jennifer Lee Rossman
"Fyrewall" by Stefani Cox
"Watch Out, Red Crusher!" by Shel Graves
"The Call of the Wold" by Holly Schofield
"Camping With City Boy" by Jerri Jerreat
"A Field of Sapphires and Sunshine" by Jaymee Goh
"Midsummer Night's Heist" by Commando Jugendstil and Tales from the EV Studio
"The Heavenly Dreams of Mechanical Trees" by Wendy Nikel
"New Siberia" by Blake Jessop
"Grover: Case #C09 920, 'The Most Dangerous Blend'" by Edward Edmonds
"Amber Waves" by Sam S. Kepfield
"Grow, Give, Repeat" by Gregory Scheckler
"Cable Town Delivery" by M. Lopes da Silva
"Women of White Water" by Helen Kenwright
"Under the Northern Lights" by Charlotte M. Ray

The Cackle of Cthulhu, edited by Alex Shvarstman

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The Cackle of Cthulhu



Edited by


Alex Shvartsman




(Baen, January 2018, tpb, 265 pp.)



The Shunned Trailer” by Esther Friesner (reprint)
The Captain in Yellow” by David Vaughan
My Little Old One” by Jody Lyn Nye
Tales of a Fourth Grade Shoggoth” by Kevin Wetmore (reprint)
Friday Night at Brazee’s” by Mike Resnick
To Whatever” by Shaenon K. Garrity (reprint)
The Doom that came to Providence” by Brian Trent
Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma” by Alex Shvartsman (reprint)
The Call of the Pancake Factory” by Ken Liu (reprint)
The Innsmouth of the South” by Rachael K. Jones (reprint)
WWRD” by Yvonne Navarro
In the Employee Manual of Madness” by G. Scott Huggins
Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar” by Neil Gaiman (reprint)
H. P. and Me” by Gini Koch
The Greatest Leader” by Aidan Doyle
But Someone’s Got To Do It” by Konstantine Paradias (reprint)
The Call of Uncopyrighted Intellectual Property” by Amanda Helms
Cthulhu, P.I.” by Laura Resnick
A Stiff Bargain” by Matt Mikalatos (reprint)
The Shadow Over My Dorm Room” by Laura Pearlman
The Tingling Madness” by Lucy A. Snyder
The Girl Who Loved Cthulhu” by Nick Mamatas

[Editor’s note: Reprints are not reviewed.]


Writers of the Future #34, edited by David Farland

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Writers of the Future #34


Edited by

David Farland


(Galaxy Press, April 10, 2018, pb, 468 pp.)


"Turnabout" by Erik Bundy

"A Smokeless and Scorching Fire" by Erin Cairns

"The Howler on the Sales Floor" by Jonathan Ficke

"The Minarets of An-Zabat" by Jeremy TeGrotenhuis

"Odd and Ugly" by Vida Cruz

"Mara's Shadow" by Darci Stone

"What Lies Beneath" by Cole Hehr

"The Face in the Box" by Janey Bell

"Flee, My Pretty One" by Eneasz Brodski

"Illusion" by Jody Lynn Nye

"A Bitter Thing" by N. R. M. Roshak

"Miss Smokey" by Diana Hart

"All Light and Darkness" by Amy Henrie Gillett


Fiction River: Superpowers, edited by Rebecca Moesta

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Fiction River: Superpowers



Edited by

Rebecca Moesta



(WGM Publishing, November 30, 2017, pb, 288 pp.)


Villainous Aspirations” by Stefon Mears
A Kiss Too Sweet” by Eric Kent Edstrom
The Clunkety” by Brenda Carre
Power Trip” by Lee Allred
Pocket Full of Ashes” by Anthea Sharp
The Ordinary” by Valerie Brook
Dawn” by Jody Lynn Nye & Rebecca Moesta
Fatty Boombalatty” by Kerrie L. Hughes
Passion for the Game” Brigid Collins
Just Stop It!” David H. Hendrickson
Normal Boy” by Rebecca M. Senese
Sophie Rosenblatt, Hero at Large” by Annie Reed
Flowers in Winter” by Kelly Washington
Hidden Talents” by Dayle A. Dermatis
A Ballad of Osmosis McGuire” by Travis Heermann

Mrs. Claus: Not the Fairy Tale They Say, ed. Rhonda Parrish

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Mrs. Claus: Not the Fairy Tale They Say



edited by

Rhonda Parrish



(World Weaver Press, October 20, 2017, tpb, 215 pp.)


"Wight Christmas" by Laura VanArendonk Baugh
"The Asylum Musicale" by C.B. Calsing
"Desperately Seeking Santa" by DJ Tyrer
"Christmas Magic" by Jennifer Lee Rossman
"Good Morning" by Kristen Lee
"Moves Like Jagger" by Randi Perrin
"Miss 'Lil Toe Head" by Michael Leonberger
"Unexpected Guests" by Andrew Wilson
"The True Story of Christina and Kristopher Kringle" by Ross Van Dusen
"Shouldering the Burden" by MLD Curelas
"You'd Better Watch Out" by Maren Matthias
"Captain Lizzy and the Stranger in the Fog" by Anne Luebke
"Agatha Sings to the Scorpions" by Jeff Kuykendall
"Red to Hide the Blood" by Hayley Stone

Tales from the Lake #4: The Horror Anthology, ed. by Ben Eads

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Tales from the Lake Volume 4:

The Horror Anthology



Edited by Ben Eads



(Crystal Lake Publishing, October 7, 2017, pb, 372 pp.)

"When the Dead Come Home" by Jennifer Loring
"The Folding Man" by Joe R. Lansdale (reprint, not reviewed)
"Go Warily After Dark" by Kealan Patrick Burke
"To the Hills" by T. E. Grau
"Everything Hurts, Until it Doesn't" by Damien Angelica Walters
"Drowning in Sorrow" by Sheldon Higdon
"Whenever You Exhale, I Inhale" by Max Booth III
"The Withering" by Bruce Golden
"Grave Secrets" by JG Faherty
"End of the Hall" by Hunter Liguore
"Snowmen" by David Dunwoody
"Pieces of Me" by T. G. Arsenault
"Neighborhood Watchers" by Maria Alexander
"The Story of Jessie and Me" by Timothy Johnson
"I will be the Reflection Until the End" by Michael Bailey
"The Honeymoon's Over" by E. E. King
"Song in a Sundress" by Darren Speegle
"Weighing In" by Cynthia Ward
"Reliving the Past" by Michael Haynes
"The Long Haul" by Leigh M. Lane
"Dust Devils" by Mark Cassell
"Liminality" by Del Howison (reprint, not reviewed)
"The Gardener" by Gene O'Neill
"Condo by the Lake" by Jeff Cercone

Weirdbook Annual #1: Witches, edited by Douglas Draa

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Weirdbook Annual #1: Witches


Edited by

Douglas Draa


(Wildside Press, October 2017, tpb, 243 pp.)


Thou Shalt Not Suffer” by Matt Neil Hill
No Holds Bard” by Adrian Cole
Laying the Hairy Book” by Josh Reynolds
Here is Where Your Proud Waves Halt” by Erica Ruppert
Vicious Circles” by Paul Dale Anderson
Assorted Shades of Red” by Franklyn Searight
Strange Days in Old Yandrissa” by John R. Fultz
Fertility Rites” by Glynn Owen Barrass
The Witch’s Heart” by Rachel Bolton
Hag Race” by Andre E. Harewood
Best Friend Becky” by Wayne Faust
The Rat in the Rabbit Cage” by Ashley Dioses
Two Spells” by Neva Bryan
Pulled Over” by Paul Spears
The Witch of Skur” by L.F. Falconer
Cat and Mouse” by Duane Pesice
Last of the Ashiptu” by Paul Lubaczewski
Firestorm” by Richard H. Durisen
The Witch of Pender” by John Linwood Grant
The Nora Witch” by Brandon Jimison
The Broken Witch” by Scott Hutchison

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