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

Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Authors, ed. Bills & McCormick

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Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Authors

edited by

E. R. Bills & Bret McCormick

(Eakin Press, Oct. 2016, 227 pp.)


Shrine” by David Bowles
Not from Detroit” by Joe R. Lansdale (reprint)
Ten Digit PIN” by Anna L. Davis
Sad Potatoes” by E. R. Bills
The False Face of Donovan O’Grady” by Stephen Patrick
Daniel’s Dilemma” by Carmen Gray
Crepuscular” by Bret McCormick
Pretty Deaths” by Russell C. Connor
The Interrogation of Horace Chatham, Esq.” by Michael H. Price
Redstick” by Tom Bont
Minor Details” by Ernie Lee
Taquache Nights” by David Robledo
Bamfires” by Alan Beauvais
Winging It” by Michael Baldwin
The Burned Boys” by Glen Coburn
Sky of Brass, Land of Iron” by Joe McKinney
Substitute Player” by Tom Alexander

Mysterion, ed. Donald S. Crankshaw & Kristin Janz

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(Rediscovering the Mysteries of the Christian Faith)

Edited by

Donald S. Crankshaw and Kristin Janz

(Enigmatic Mirror Press, July 20, 2016)


The Monastic” by Daniel Southwell
When I was Dead” by Stephen Case
Forlorn” by Bret Carter
Too Poor to Sin” by H. L. Fullerton
Golgotha” by David Tallerman
Of Thine Impenetrable Spirit” by Robert B. Finegold, MD
A Good Hoard” by Pauline J. Alama
Yuri Gagarin Sees God” by J. S. Bangs
The Angel Hunters” by Christian Leithart
Cutio” by F. R. Michaels
Yuki and the Seven Oni” by S. Q. Eries
This Far Gethsemane” by G. Scott Huggins
Ascension” by Laurel Amberdine
Cracked Reflections” by Joanna Michal Hoyt
The Physics of Faith” by Mike Barretta
Horologium” by Sarah Ellen Rogers

The Grimm Future, ed. by Erin Underwood

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The Grimm Future


edited by

Erin Underwood


(NESFA Press, Feb. 2016, hc, 276 pp.)


Pair of Ugly Stepsisters, Three of a Kind” by Garth Nix
The Iron Man” by Max Gladstone
Zel and Grets” by Maura McHugh
For Want of a NAIL” by Sandra McDonald & Stephen D. Covey
The Shroud” by Dan Wells
Long Term Employment” by Mike Resnick
Swan Dive” by Nancy Holder
The White Rat” by Dana Cameron
Origins” by Carlos Hernandez
Angie Taylor in: Peril Beneath the Earth’s Crust” by John Langan
The Three Snake-Leaves” by Jeffrey Ford
The Madman’s Ungrateful Child” by Peadar Ó Guilín
Stories of Trees, Stories of Birds, Stories of Bones” by Kat Howard
Be Still, and Listen” by Seanan McGuire

Humanity 2.0, ed. by Alex Shvartsman

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Humanity 2.0

edited by Alex Shvartsman

(Phoenix Pick, October 2016, 272 pages)


"The Waves" by Ken Liu (reprint; not reviewed)
"Justice and Shadow" by Angus McIntyre
"Nexus" by Nancy Fulda
"A Lack of Congenial Solutions" by Kenneth Schneyer
"Green Girl Blues" by Martin L. Shoemaker
"Mindjack" by Jody Lynn Nye
"Picnic on Nearside" by John Varley (reprint; not reviewed)
"An Endless Series of Doors" by David Walton
"Angry Rose's Lament" by Cat Rambo (reprint; not reviewed)
"The Right Place to Start a Family" by Caroline M. Yoachim
"The Iron Star" by Robert Silverberg (reprint; not reviewed)
"EH" by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
"The Hand on the Cradle" by Brenda Cooper
"The Homecoming" by Mike Resnick (reprint; not reviewed)
"Star Light, Star Bright" by Robert J. Sawyer (reprint; not reviewed)

Black Tide Rising, ed. John Ringo & Gary Poole

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Black Tide Rising

edited by John Ringo & Gary Poole

(Baen, June 6, 2016, 304 pp, Hardcover)


Never Been Kissed” by John Ringo
Up on the Roof” by Eric Flint
Staying Human” by Jody Lynn Nye
On the Wall” by John Scalzi & Dave Klecha
Do No Harm” by Sarah A. Hoyt
Not in Vain” by Kacey Ezell
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Grandpa?” by Michael Z. Williamson
Battle of the BERTs “by Mike Massa
The Road to Good Intentions” by Tedd Roberts
200 Miles to Huntsville” by Christopher Smith
Best Laid Plans” by Jason Cordova & Eric S. Brown
The Meaning of Freedom” by John Ringo

Sirens, edited by Rhonda Parrish

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(Rhonda Parrish's Magical Menageries Book 4)


edited by

Rhonda Parrish


(World Weaver Press, July 2016)

Siren Seeking” by Kelly Sandoval
"The Fisherman and the Golem" by Amanda Kespohl
"We Are Sirens” by L. S. Johnson
Moth to an Old Flame” by Pat Flewwelling
The Bounty” by Gabriel F. Cuellar
The Dolphin Riders” by Randall G Arnold
Is This Seat Taken?” by Michael Leonberger
Nautilus” by V. F. LeSann
Siren's Odyssey” by Tamsin Showbrook
Safe Waters" by Simon Kewin
Notefisher” by Cat McDonald
Experience” by Sandra Wickham
Threshold” by K. T. Ivanrest
The Fisherman’s Catch” by Adam L. Bealby
One More Song” by Eliza Chan
Homecoming” by Tabitha Lord

It's Come to Our Attention, edited by Juliana Rew

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It's Come to Our Attention

edited by Juliana Rew

(Third Flatiron Anthologies, Spring 2016, 130 pages)


Surplus Army” by Pauline J. Alama
Agents of the Volurian Empire, Help Is on the Way!” by James H. Zorn
Midnight on Addison Street” by Wendy Nikel
Time's Winged Chariot” by Philip Brian Hall
Spirit Cat” by Hunter Liguore
Ice-Cold” by Nyki Blatchley
Chocolat” by James Dorr
The Thing Is, the Basement” by Greg Beatty
The Wishing Well” by Terri Bruce
The Argentine Radio” by Joel Richards
All True” by Marie DesJardin
The Translator” by Arthur M. Doweyko
Something in Forever” by E. M. Eastick
Déjà Vu” by Lisa Timpf

Conspiracy! ed. by Judith K. Dial & Thomas A. Easton

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An Anthology of Original Science Fiction Stories

edited by Judith K. Dial and Thomas A. Easton

(NESFA Press, February 2016, 176 pages)


"Ashlines" by David L. Clements
"Postcards from Lemuria" by Jeff Hecht
"Heavy Weather" by Rev DiCerto
"A Dog in the Weather" by Sarah Smith
"Antikhthon" by Paul Di Filippo
"QM" by Allen M. Steele
"The Mermaid Club" by Cat Rambo & Mike Resnick
"The Great SETI Cover-Up of 1947" by H. Paul Shuch
"A Right Jolly Old..." by James L. Cambias
"Geronimo's Skull" by Shariann Lewitt
"One Night in Bavaria" by Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald
"Every Little Bit" by Steven Popkes

2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush, ed. Kevin J. Anderson & John McFetridge

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2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush

edited by

Kevin J. Anderson & John McFetridge

(ECW Press, April 2016)


On the Fringes of the Fractal” by Greg Van Eekhout
A Patch of Blue” by Ron Collins
The Burning Times v2.0” by Brian Hodge
The Digital Kid” by Michael Z. Williamson
A Nice Morning Drive” by Richard S. Foster
Players” by David Farland
Some Are Born to Save the World” by Mark Leslie
Random Access Memory” by John McFetridge
Race Human” by Larry Dixon
Hollywood Dreams of Death” by Tim Lasiuta
A Prayer for 0443” by David Niall Wilson
Gonna Roll the Bones” by Fritz Leiber
Spirits with Visions” by Brad R. Torgersen
Into the Night” by Mercedes Lackey
Day to Day” by Dayton Ward
Our Possible Pasts” by David Mack
Last Light” by Steven Savile
2113” by Kevin J. Anderson

Clockwork Phoenix 5, edited by Mike Allen

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Clockwork Phoenix 5

edited by

Mike Allen

(Mythic Delirium Books, April 2016, 271 pp., tpb)


The Wind at His Back” by Jason Kimble
The Fall Shall Further the Flight in Me” by Rachael K. Jones
The Perfect Happy Family” by Patricia Russo
The Mirror-City” by Mary Brennan
Finch’s Wedding and the Hive that Sings” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
Squeeze” by Rob Cameron
A Guide to Birds by Song (After Death)” by A. C. Wise
The Sorcerer of Etah” by Gray Rinehart
The Prime Importance of a Happy Number” by Sam Fleming
Social Visiting” by Sunil Patel
The Book of May” by C. S. E. Cooney and Carlos Hernandez
The Tiger’s Silent Roar” by Holly Heisey
Sabbath Wine” by Barbara Krasnoff
The Trinitite Golem” by Sonya Taaffe
Two Bright Venuses” by Alex Dally MacFarlane
By Thread of Night and Starlight Needle” by Shveta Thakrar
The Games We Play” by Cassandra Khaw
The Road, and the Valley, and the Beasts” by Keffy R. M. Kehrli
Innumerable Glimmering Lights” by Rich Larson
"The Souls of Horses" by Beth Cato

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