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

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

Mission: Tomorrow, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

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Mission: Tomorrow


edited by


Bryan Thomas Schmidt


(Baen, November 2015, 336 pp., Tpb)


Tombaugh Station” by Robin Wayne Bailey
Excalibur” by Jack McDevitt
The Race For Arcadia” by Alex Shvartsman
A Walkabout Amongst The Stars” by Lezli Robyn
Sunrise On Mercury” by Robert Silverberg (reprint not reviewed)
In Panic Town, On The Backward Moon” by Michael F. Flynn
The Ultimate Space Race” by Jaleta Clegg
Orpheus' Engines” by Christopher McKitterick
Around The Neo In 80 Days” by Jay Werkheiser
Iron Pegasus” by Brenda Cooper
Airtight” by Michael Capobianco
Windshear” by Angus McIntyre
On Edge” by Sarah A. Hoyt
Tartaros” by Mike Resnick
MALF” by David D. Levine
Ten Days Up” by Curtis C. Chen
The Rabbit Hole” by James Gunn (reprint not reviewed)
Rare (Off) Earth Elements” by Ben Bova
Tribute” by Jack Skillingstead

Onward, Drake! edited by Mark L. Van Name

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Onward, Drake!

edited by

Mark L. Van Name

(Baen, October 2015, 272 pp., hc)

The Great Wizard, Cabbage” by David Drake
Incubator” by Gene Wolfe
A Flat Affect” by Eric Flint
SUM” by Cecelia Holland
The Crate Warrior, the Doppelgänger, and the Idea Woman” by Mur Lafferty
Hell Hounds” by Tony Daniel
Technical Advantage” by John Lambshead
Saracens” by T. C. McCarthy
The One That Got Away” by Eric S. Brown
Swimming from Joe” by Barry N. Malzberg
The Village of Yesteryear” by Sarah Van Name
The Trouble with Telepaths” by Hank Davis
A Cog In Time” by Sarah A. Hoyt
All That's Left” by Mark L. Van Name
The Losing Side” by Larry Correia
Save What You Can” by David Drake

Unidentified Funny Objects 4, ed. Alex Shvartsman

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Unidentified Funny Objects 4


edited by

Alex Shvartsman


(UFO Publishing, October 2015)


The Time-Traveling Ghost Machine of Professor Jaime Pelligrosa” by Andrew Kaye
Please Approve the Dissertation Research of Angtor” by Caroline M. Yoachim
Match Game” by Esther Friesner
The Transformation of Prince Humphrey” by Brent C. Smith
In the End, You Get Clarity” by Laura Pearlman
Project Disaster” by Tim Pratt
Hello Hotel” by Piers Anthony
Bob’s No-Kill Monster Shelter” by Ian Creasey
Board Meeting Minutes” by Oliver Buckram
Armed for You” by Anaea Lay
The Unfortunate Problem of Grandmother’s Head” by Karen Haber
My Mother Loves Her Robot More Than Me and I Feel Bad” by Eric Kaplan
The Worm that Turned” by Jody Lynn Nye
Department of Death Predictions, Final Notice” by Tina Gower
Champions of Breakfast” by Zach Shepard
Keeping Ahead” by Mike Resnick
So You’ve Metamorphosed Into a Giant Insect. Now What?” by James Aquilone
Confessions of an Interplanetary Fraud” by Michael J. Martinez
Texts from my Mother About the Alien Invasion” by Tina Connolly
Support Your Local Alien” by Gini Koch
Conversation Topics to Avoid on a First Date With Yourself” by Jonathan Ems

Triangulation: Lost Voices, edited by Jamie Lackey

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Triangulation: Lost Voices

The 2015 Edition of Parsec Ink’s

Annual Confluence of Speculative Fiction anthology

(July 2015, tpb, 160 pp.)

Edited by Jamie Lackey

Loss of a Second” by B.C. Matthews
Passing Through” by Alexandra Grunberg
A School Report on My Great-Grandad, a Retired Superhero” by Karl El-Koura
The First and Second Offerings” by H.L. Fullerton
The Bear-Woman of the North” by Rebecca Harwell
Sea Queen, Sailor Queen” by Melissa Mead
Wandering Swallows” by Jennifer Crow
Moving Metal” by Joann Oh
Not All Their Own” by Erin Cole
Pacific Standard” by Anita Dolman
The Dragoon of the Order of Montesa, or the Proper Assessment of History” by Sue Burke
By Way of Answer” by Sean Jones
The Frykstadbanan” by Michael Nayak
Matryoshka” by J.J. Roth
Empty Reception” by Vincent Baverso
The Ghost of Arriscado Basin” by Jon Michael Kelley
Nature Could Not With His Art Compare” by Leigh Harlen
Aurora Borealis” by John Walters
Opportune” by Paul Abbamondi
Love at the End of the World” by Frank Oreto

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