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

Science Fiction by Scientists, edited by Michael Brotherton

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Science Fiction by Scientists


edited by

Michael Brotherton


(Springer, January 2017, 214 pages)

"Down and Out" by Ken Wharton
"The Tree of Life" by Jennifer Rohn
"Supernova Rhythm" by Andrew Fraknoi
"Turing de Force" by Edward M. Lerner
"Neural Alchemist" by Tedd Roberts
"Hidden Variables" by Jed Brody
"Upside the Head" by Marissa Lingen
"Betelgeuse" by J. Craig Wheeler
"Sticks and Stones" by Stephanie Osborn
"One for the Conspiracy Theorists" by Jon Richards
"The Schroedinger Brat Paradox" by Carl(ton) Frederick
"Fixer Upper" by Eric Choi
"Spreading the Seed" by Les Johnson
"The Gatherer of Sorrows" by J. M. Sidorova

Tales of Krampus, edited by Kate Wolford

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He Sees You When He’s Creepin’ – Tales of Krampus




edited by Kate Wolford




(World Weaver Press, October 2016)




Villainess Ascending” by Stephen Grimm
He Sees You When You’re Sleeping” by Lisa Marie Redmond
Santa’s Little Helper” by Beth Mann
The Business of Christmas” by Anya J. Davis
Schadenfreude” by EJ Hagadorn
Family Tradition” by S.E. Foley
Krampus: The Summoning” by Brad P. Christy
The Outfit” by Ross Baxter
Family Night” by Nancy Brewka-Clark
A Winter Scourge” by Tamsin Showbrook
Bad Parents” by E.M. Eastick
Memo From Santa” by Jude Tulli

Unidentified Funny Objects 5, ed. by Alex Shvartsman

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Unidentified Funny Objects 5



Edited by


Alex Shvartsman



(UFO Publishing, Oct. 2016)

My Enemy, the Unicorn” by Bill Ferris
The Trouble With Hairy” by David Gerrold
B.U.M.P. in the Knight” by Esther Friesner
If I Could Give This Time Machine Zero Stars, I Would” by James Wesley Rogers
The ∏ Files” by Laura Resnick
Prophet Margins” by Zach Shephard
The Deliverable” by Shaenon K. Garrity
The Mayoral Stakes” by Mike Resnick
Rude Mechanicals” by Jody Lynn Nye
Kaylee the Huntress” by Tim Pratt
Best Chef Season Three: Tau Ceti E” by Caroline M. Yoachim
Won’t You Please Give One of These Species-Planets a Second Chance?” by Nathan Hillstrom
Fantastic Coverage” by Mitchell Shanklin
Mistaken Identity” by Daniel J. Davis
Customer Service Hobgoblin” by Paul R . Hardy
The Lesser of Two Evils” by Shane Halbach
Appointment at Titlanitza” by Fred Stesney
The Problem With Poofs” by Gini Koch

Bridging Infinity, ed. by Jonathan Strahan

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Bridging Infinity


edited by

Jonathan Strahan


(Solaris, November 2016, 356 pages)


"Sixteen Questions for Kamala Chatterjee" by Alastair Reynolds
"Six Degrees of Separation Freedom" by Pat Cadigan
"The Venus Generations" by Stephen Baxter
"Rager in Space" by Charlie Jane Anders
"The Mighty Slinger" by Tobias S. Buckell & Karen Lord
"Ozymandias" by Karin Lowachee
"The City's Edge" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
"Mice Among Elephants" by Gregory Benford & Larry Niven
"Parables of Infinity" by Robert Reed
"Monuments" by Pamela Sargent
"Apache Charley and the Pentagons of Hex" by Allen M. Steele
"Cold Comfort" by Pat Murphy & Paul Doherty
"Travelling into Nothing" by An Owomoyela
"Induction" by Thoraiya Dyer
"Seven Birthdays" by Ken Liu

Hyperpowers, edited by Bascomb James

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Edited by


Bascomb James




(Third Flatiron Publishing, Summer 2016)




Grid Drop” by William Huggins
Between Two Heartbeats” by Jonathan Shipley
"Dirt Moon” by Dan Koboldt
The Silicates” by John M. Campbell
Dreaming Empire” by Mark Rookyard
Symphony in First Contact, Hostile” by Sam Bellotto, Jr.
Duck and Cover” by Erik B. Scott
Outer Patrol” by E. J. Shumak
Child of Soss” by Brandon L. Summers
The Mytilenian Delay” by Neil James Hudson
Kill the Coffee Boilers!” by Robert Walton
Alien Dreams” by K. S. Dearsley
Yesterday's Weapon” by Noel Ayers
Claim Jumpers” by Elliotte Rusty Harold
Pre-emptive Survivors” by Martin Clark
I've Got the Horse Right Here” (flash humor) by Art Lasky

Writers of the Future 32, ed. David Farland

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L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 32



edited by David Farland



(Galaxy Press, May 2016, 496 pp.)


The Star Tree” by Jon Lasser
Images Across a Shattered Sea” by Stewart C Baker
Möbius” by Christoph Weber
The Jack of Souls” by Stephen Merlino
Swords Like Lightning, Hooves Like Thunder” by K. D. Julicher
Squalor and Sympathy” by Matt Dovey
Dinosaur Dreams in Infinite Measure” by Rachael K. Jones
Cry Havoc” by Julie Frost
A Glamour in the Black” by Sylvia Anna Hivén
The Broad Sky Was Mine, And the Road” by Ryan Row
Freebot” by R. M. Graves
Last Sunset for the World Weary” by H. L. Fullerton
The Sun Falls Apart” by J. W. Alden

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)

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