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A Fistful of Credits: Stories from the Four Horseman Universe, ed. Chris Kennedy & Mark Wandrey

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A Fistful of Credits:

Stories from the Four Horseman Universe


Edited by

Chris Kennedy and Mark Wandrey


(Seventh Seal Press, June 2017, 497pp., pb)

The Last Alpha” by Mark Wandrey
Breach Of Contract” by Terry Mixon
Paint The Sky” by Jason Cordova
Surf And Turf” by Jon R. Osborne
Stand On It” by Kevin Ikenberry
Lost And Found” by Jon Arroz
Gilded Cage” by Kacey Ezell
Legends” by Christopher Woods
With The Eagles” by Doug Dandridge
Dead Or Alive” by PP Corcoran
Hide And Seek” by Christopher Nuttall
Information Overload” by Charity Ayres
Enough” by Chris Kennedy
CASPer’s Ghost” by Brad R. Torgersen

Strange Beasties, edited by Juliana Rew

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Strange Beasties



Edited by

Juliana Rew



(Third Flatiron Publishing, Fall 2017, pb, 186 pp.)


"In the Days of Mister Cuddles" by Bruce Arthurs
"Valediction" by John Sunseri
"The Wraith's Child" by Philip John Schweitzer
"Besta Branco" by Tim Jeffreys
"How Not to Eat People" by Sarah Tchernev
"To Riddle the Lake" by Lucy Harlow
"The Black Horse" by Philip Brian Hall
"Glass" by Jean Graham
"Creatures" by Marc E. Fitch
"Thirsty Creatures" by Christa Carmen
"Harry on the Farm" by Isobel Horsburgh
"Sailors' Hearts Taste Better" by Paulo Da Silva
"The Passenger" by Jeff Hewitt
"Beast of the Month" by Wulf Moon
"The Spark That Starts the Flame" by Daniel Rosen
"Niagwahe" by Brenton Clark
"Looking for Lusca" by John J. Kennedy
"Project Sargasso Findings on Global Nightmare Epidemic" by Brian Trent

Fiction River #25: Feel the Fear, ed. by Mark Leslie

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Fiction River #25: Feel the Fear



Edited by

Mark Leslie



(WMG Publishing, September 29, 2017, pb, 288 pp.)


"Murmuration of a Darkening Sea" by Lee Allred
"Swimming on the Grass" by David Stier
"Get Inside" by Dayle A. Dermatis
"The Dark Queen" by J. F. Penn
"Fear in Black and White" by Dory Crowe
"A Fall of Life and Death" by Michael Kowal
"High Places" by Laura Ware
"Legs" by Steven Mohan, Jr.
"Power Outage" by Bonnie Elizabeth
"The Taste of Red" by T. Thorn Coyle
"The Playground of Lost Children" by Erik Lynd
"Tin Can Man" by Annie Reed
"Piggyback" by Robert T. Jeschonek
"The Well" by Lauryn Christopher
"Mechanical Advantage" by Eric Kent Edstrom
"The Visit" by Anthea Lawson

The Monster Hunter Files, ed. by Larry Correia & Bryan Thomas Schmidt

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The Monster Hunter Files



Edited by


Larry Correia & Bryan Thomas Schmidt



(Baen, October 2017, hc, 336 pp.)


Thistle” by Larry Correia
Small Problems” by Jim Butcher
Darkness Under the Mountain” by Mike Kupari
A Knight of the Enchanted Forest” by Jessica Day George
The Manticore Sanction” by John C. Wright
The Dead Yard” by Maurice Broaddus
The Bride” by Brad R. Torgersen
She Bitch, Killer of Kits” (a Skinwalker Crossover Tale) by Faith Hunter
Mr. Natural” by Jody Lynn Nye
Sons of the Father” by Quincy J. Allen
The Troll Factory” by Alex Shvartsman
Keep Kaiju Weird” by Kim May
The Gift” by Steve Diamond
The Case of the Ghastly Specter” by John Ringo
Huffman Strikes Back” by Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Julie Frost
Hunter Born” by Sarah A. Hoyt
Hitler’s Dog” by Jonathan Maberry

Where the Stars Rise: Asian SF & Fantasy, ed. Lucas K. Law & Derwin Mak

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Where the Stars Rise:

Asian Science Fiction & Fantasy



Edited by

Lucas K. Law & Derwin Mak



(Laksa Anthology Series, October 2017, hc & pb, 346 pp.)


Spirit of Wine” by Tony Pi
The dataSultan of Streets and Stars” by Jeremy Szal
Weaving Silk” by Amanda Sun
Vanilla Rice” by Angela Yuriko Smith
Looking Up” by S. B. Divya
A Star is Born” by Miki Dare
My Left Hand” by Ruhan Zhao
DNR” by Gabriela Lee
A Visitation for the Spirit Festival” by Diana Xin
Rose’s Arm” by Calvin D. Jim
Back to Myan” by Regina Kanyu Wang
Meridian” by Karin Lowachee
Joseon Fringe” by Pamela Q. Fernandes
Wintry Hearts of Those Who Rise” by Minsoo Kang (non-genre, not reviewed)
Udatta Sloka” by Deepak Bharathan
Crash” by Melissa Yuan-Innes
Memoriam” by Priya Sridar
The Observer Effect” by E. C. Myers
Decision” by Joyce Chng
Moon Halves” by Anne Carly Abad
The Bridge of Dangerous Longings” by Rati Mehrotra
Old Souls” by Fonda Lee
The orphans of Nilaveli” by Naru Dames Sundar

Unidentified Funny Objects #6, ed. by Alex Shvartsman

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Unidentified Funny Objects #6




Edited by

Alex Shvartsman



(UFO Publishing, October 2017, pb, 383 pp.)



"A Game of Goblins" by Jim C. Hines
"The Breakdown of the Parasite/Host Relationship" by Paul R. Hardy
"From This She Makes a Living?" by Esther Friesner
"Twenty-nine Responses to Inquiries about My Craigslist Post: Alien Spaceship for Sale. $200, You Haul" by Tina Connolly
"Tyler the Snot Elemental Scours the Newspaper, Searching for Change" by Zach Shephard
"Agent of Chaos" by Jack Campbell
"Display of Affection" by P. J. Sambeaux
"The Great Manhattan Eat-Off" by Mike Resnick
"An Evil Opportunity Employer" by Lawrence Watt-Evans
"Common Scents" by Jody Lynn Nye
"A Mountain Man and a Cat Walk into a Bar" by Alan Dean Foster
"Lost and Found" by Laura Resnick
"A Crawlspace Full of Prizes" by Bill Ferris
"Return to Sender" by Melissa Mead
"The Friendly Necromancer" by Rod M. Santos
"An Open Letter to the Sentient AI who has Announced its Intention to Take Over the Earth" by Ken Liu
"Approved Expense" by David Vierling
"Alexander Outland: Space Jockey" by Gini Koch writing as G.J. Koch
"Dear Joyce" by Langley Hyde
"Impress me, then We’ll Talk about the Money" by Tatiana Ivanova / translated by Alex Shvartsman

Forged in Blood, ed. by Michael Z. Williamson

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Forged in Blood



Edited by

Michael Z. Williamson



(Baen, September 2017, 390 pp., hc)



The Tachi” by Zachary Hill
Musings of a Hermit” by Larry Correia
Stronger than Steel” by Michael Massa
He Who Lives Wins” by John F. Holmes
Souvenirs” by Rob Reed
Broken Spirit” by Michael Z. Williamson and Dale C. Flowers
Okoyyūki” Tom Kratman
The Day the Tide Rolled In” by Michael Z. Williamson and Leo Chapman
Ripper” by Peter Grant
Case Hardened” by Christopher L. Smith
Magnum Opus” by Jason Cordova
Lovers” by Tony Daniel
The Reluctant Heroine” by Michael Z. Williamson
The Thin Green Line” by Michael Z. Williamson
Family Over Blood” by Kacey Ezell
Choices and Consequences” by Michael Z. Williamson

Infinity Wars, edited by Jonathan Strahan

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Infinity Wars



edited by

Jonathan Strahan



(Solaris, September 2017, pb, 364 pp.)

"The Evening of Their Span of Days" by Carrie Vaughn
"The Last Broadcasts" by An Owomoyela
"Faceless Soldiers, Patchwork Ship" by Caroline M. Yoachim
"Dear Sarah" by Nancy Kress
"The Moon is Not a Battlefield" by Indrapramit Das
"Perfect Gun" by Elizabeth Bear
"Oracle" by Dominica Phetteplace
"In Everlasting Wisdom" by Aliette de Bodard
"Command and Control" by David D. Levine
"Conversations with an Armory" by Garth Nix
"Heavies" by Rich Larson
"Overburden" by Genevieve Valentine
"Weather Girl" by E. J. Swift
"Mines" by Eleanor Arnason
"ZeroS" by Peter Watts

Straight Outta Tombstone, edited by David Boop

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Straight Outta Tombstone



Edited by David Boop



(Baen, July 2017, 272 pp., tpb)



Bubba Shackleford’s Professional Monster Killers” by Larry Correia
Trouble in an Hourglass” by Jody Lynn Nye
The Buffalo Hunters” by Sam Knight
The Sixth World” by Robert E. Vardeman
Easy Money” by Phil Foglio
The Wicked Wild” by Nicole Givens Kurtz
Chance Corrigan and the Lord of the Underworld” by Michael A. Stackpole
The Greatest Guns in the Galaxy” by Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Ken Scholes
Dance of Bones” by Maurice Broaddus
Dry Gulch Dragon” by Sarah A. Hoyt
The Treefold Problem” by Alan Dean Foster
Fountains of Blood” by David Lee Summers
High Midnight” by Kevin J. Anderson
Coyote” by Naomi Brett Rourke
The Key” by Peter J. Wacks
A Fistful of Warlocks” by Jim Butcher

Fiction River #24: Pulse Pounders: Adrenaline, ed. by Kevin J. Anderson

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Fiction River #24

Pulse Pounders: Adrenaline



Edited by

Kevin J. Anderson



(WMG Publishing, August 2017, pb, 284 pp.)


"The Wrong Side of the Tracks" by Kelly Washington
"The Ex" by Michael Kowal
"A Demon from Hell Walks into a Speakeasy" by Ron Collins
"Blood Storm" by Bob Sojka
"So Many Ways to Die" by Dayle A. Dermatis
"Egg Thief" by Debbie Mumford
"Dust to Dust" by Annie Reed
"O'Casey's War" by Patrick O'Sullivan
"Looting Dirt" by David Stier
"The Mark of Blackfriar Street" by Scott T. Barnes
"Death in the Serengeti" by David H. Hendrickson
"Rude Awakening" by Kevin J. Anderson
"Cleaning Up the Neighborhood" by Daemon Crowe
"Redline" by Travis Heermann
"L.I.V.E." by Eric Kent Edstrom

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